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Hotel El Silencio del Campo - La Fortuna - Bedroom
1
9.5 Excellent (340 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel El Silencio del Campo in La Fortuna, you'll be in the mountains, a 1-minute drive from Arenal Volcano National Park and 7 minutes from Arenal Volcano. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds, the Spa and the hotspot get were gorgeous. The food at the hotel was delicious and they staff were amazing!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The property was beautiful. It felt so private! The hot springs were amazing. The staff is incredible!
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You really get your money’s worth at this property. The landscaping is gorgeous, the accommodations are comfortable, and the staff is very welcoming. Every morning, we enjoyed views of Arenal Volcano from our porch and ended the evening in the hot springs with a drink in hand. We will definitely stay at this property again if we return to Costa Rica.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super clean and the hot springs were perfect to come back to without the touristy crowds
Cons: Limited but delicious breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The termal pools were a piece of heaven on Earth. The level of services and sympathy of the staff are remarkable. The place is beautiful nature-wise and very calm and relaxing.
Cons: Honestly there was nothing that I didn't like.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff and their help in exploring the area
10.0 Excellent
Pros: They made every effort to make us feel comfortable and even upgraded our room/bungalow. The thermal waters felt great and our bartender made every effort to please us. Breakfast was simple, but appetizing. I wished we had stayed here more time. Thank you!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything! Beautiful, quiet, the staff is amazing, the service is 5 starts. I will definitely be coming back. The kids also loved the farm.
Cons: I loved everything about this property. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Basically Everything
Cons: There was no gym facility!!! Hopefully on my return there will be one
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is the most beautiful property I have ever stayed at in any location in the world. The gardens were beautiful and so many different plants! The hot springs were nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful every encounter. The breakfast was awesome and we ate lunch at the bar every day. Even with our kids, it was very quiet and relaxing. The farm was a hit with the kids, they rode horses and helped gather eggs.
Cons: Nothing, it was above expectations!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hot springs were awesome, as was our bungalow. Very clean, comfortable with A/C, quiet, and a gorgeous setting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing. The free breakfast was very nice with both typical American and Tico fare. They gave us a free facial for staying 2 nights. I also got a great massage. The Spa is beautiful and tranquil. The hot springs were fantastic and unbelievably uncrowded. The staff were super friendly and helpful.
Cons: Nothing.
Overview Reviews
Voted one of the seven resorts in the world with the most spectacular views by CNN Travel, this luxury 5-star Virtuoso resort offers the best that Costa Rica has to offer. The 165-acre tropical paradise features 28 thermal spring pools with the highest quality mineral content in the Arenal area. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the Laguna Swim-up Bar, rush down the famous Monkey Slide at Perdidos Springs, or relax in the natural hot springs riverside at the Club Rio Outdoor Center, the on-site Adventure Center and Wildlife Sanctuary.
7.0 Good
Pros: The place is lovely The staff is very kind and nice Stunning views from the room and from anywhere in the hotel Great room - very spacious and well equipped
Cons: The bed in the room was a little squeaky. The food was a little disappointing - on the second day I had a stomach upset from breakfast. I understand it can happen anywhere and I still didn't expect it at this hotel. - The la ventana restaurant which is supposed to be the best restaurant in the hotel - offers a limited menu and is not suitable for children at all. The restaurant is much more expensive - almost twice the price. and really not worth the money. In general, I felt that the level of food was inconsistent with the level of the hotel. The natural drinks offered at the bar are also incredibly sweet. - There are wonderful fresh fruits in Costa Rica. There is no reason to use sweetened fruit concentrates.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: This is a swanky American style resort hotel. The hot springs are fantastic and great fun. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. The night walk, led by Jonathan, was a real highlight of our stay and we saw red eyed tree frogs, marine toads, Mexican tree frogs, iguanas and more.
Cons: For such a high end hotel the food was very average and over priced for what it was. Most of the staff were excellent, but a couple of the bar staff had clearly not been to the charm school and insisted on trying to sell us exorbitantly expensive drinks we had not asked for and did not want. Also, there was a mix up getting the bags from the room which meant we were sitting for an hour in reception waiting for the bags, while various staff blamed each other for failure in communication.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very clean. Updated
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was amazing. Staff were friendly and helpful. The spa was also great.
Cons: The food was really expensive and bland. Needs significant improvement
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Simply outstanding. Terrific in every respect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Up class facility , thermal springs awesome , views , rooms , what an experience
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay beautiful room and great view. Staff were very friendly. 20 minutes into town.
Cons: Drinks were over priced.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Homey, family environment. Lovely staff.
Cons: I couldn’t stay longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was nice
Cons: Loved everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about this place was outstanding from the second we arrived it was pure serenity
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel has it all. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. There’s more swimming pools / hot springs than you can count. There are numerous restaurants on site. The views on a clear day are second to none. The hotel also offers a wide range of activities.
Cons: The only thing I’d change is the weather. As we have come during rainy season the weather can vary a lot and change quickly. Nothing can be done about that.
Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens - La Fortuna - Bedroom
3
9.5 Excellent (270 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in La Fortuna, Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens is in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Ecotermales Fortuna and Arenal Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful staff. Great breakfast buffet. Very romantic atmosphere and private rooms with outdoor showers and private outdoor jacuzzis. Unique and special place.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa - La Fortuna - Building
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9.4 Excellent (1,561 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano this luxury resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure & relaxation. A member of Small Luxury Hotels, Tabacon provides fabulous accommodations, services and amenities in a picture-perfect natural setting. The unique thermal mineral springs emerge from the volcano, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds. Visit Shangri-La Gardens, a hotel guests and adults-only hideaway. Delight your senses with world-class cuisine inspired by local fares and indulge at The Spa where treatments are rendered in open air bungalows.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms, facilities
Cons: Price of breakfast
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Had a wonderful stay. Great location to explore the rain forest of Costa Rica. Had a wonderful room with beautiful views. Fabulous bathroom with huge Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great to come back to the resort after hiking, zip-lining and ATV-ing and relax at the hot springs. Will definitely return.
Cons: Breakfast was very expensive. Buffet was $25++. The bill was $125.00 for our family of 4. We shopped in town and had breakfast in the room. Was still enjoyable. There was a fridge, coffee. Would be nice to have options for breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent welcome and high service consciousness
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything . The staff was great. Edison was our tour advisor. He was the best. And the receptionist was amazing I forgot her name. She was pregnant. Her name starts with K. She was so sweet, patient and kind with us. Rafael was amazing welcoming us and assisting us with everything we needed. Overall this place it is just a dream but beside the luxury, what makes the place stand up about the rest is the customer services. Housekeeping staff, gardeners were all very kind and say Good morning to us every day with a honest smile in their faces. What a lovely place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was too the best of qualities and expressed great car for the customer and it showed. They were always ready to help and smiling.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The resort is in an idyllic location. The grounds are gorgeous and very well maintained. The rooms are modern and luxurious. It was so easy to book an excursion, a spa visit, or order room service with the in-room tablets. The pool at the hotel was gorgeous, and the breakfast was amazing! Omelet station, fresh coffee, all types of bread, meat, fruit and yogurt. Excellent!!
Cons: Be prepared to spend a LOT of money! The dinner buffet is $40 per person. Although the food was delicious, it got a little pricey for a family of 6. Go into La Fortuna for some more affordable options.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: The hot springs make it worth the price. We stayed for one night, but enjoyed two days on the hot springs and pools. We absolutely loved it and recommend it.
Cons: Do not expect great food. Both breakfast and dinner were highly overpriced for the quality. Dinner was so disappointing, we spent about $100 for two entrees, one appetizer and two beers, but the ribeye was could barely edible, and the special nothing to brag about. They also offer a buffet by the pool for $39/person, which we didn't try. Breakfast for $25/person was also a rip off considering I only enjoyed the fruits and yogurt. The rest of the buffet was not great, so I barely touched it. They need to invest in better food in my opinion...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: everything looks so natural, it felt like paradise! the spa is amazing, quite expensive through... stuff is really friendly and roomservice super quick. for the first night they will bring you a “pillow refresher” which really smells good and helps you sleep. The whole hot spring area is huge, so you will always find a quiet place, latest at the shangrila part which is for hotel members only.
Cons: The hotsprings are open until 10pm which is super! but there are almost no light so it is pretty dangerous. there are also NO lifeguards and many children are playing on their own without someone looking after them. drinks are also expensive especially for the hotel guest who already pay a lot of money they could have at least add a “free water station” or something like that.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Superb service. Amazing hot springs.
Cons: Nothing. It was all great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The surroundings were beautiful with the volcano as the backdrop. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Shuttle service to spa and springs was very timely.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Ultra luxury accommodations if u choose the Rainforest room. What makes this place extra special is the Shangri-La, the exclusive hotel guests only portion of the thermal spa. Can't wait to go there again!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was gorgeous and extremely comfortable, with the right feel of isolation. The private hot springs right next to the hotel were more than amazing!
Cons: The hotel's restaurant was quite awful for dinner, but breakfast was a delight
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort in La Fortuna, you'll be in the mountains, just a 4-minute walk from Ecotermales Fortuna and a 2-minute drive from Ecoglide Arenal Park. Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What an amazing trip made all the more special by the professional, helpful staff who we can now call friends. The hotel was perfectly located, had everything we could wish for and served as the perfect base to explore Costa Rica from.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It had its own thermal water pools for the guest
Cons: The spa had foot and bed jacuzzis. Never seen them before
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable and luxury rooms, great volcano views.
Cons: Food at rhe bar a little pricey
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff, lovely premises, delicious food, overall i loved my stay
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This is the best hotel that I stayed in Costa Rica. The manager was extremely friendly and always on top of everything. The hot tub was really really nice. The breakfast tasted really good. The room was extremely high quality. The location is amazing. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Cons: The room service options weren't that amazing. I wish the restaurant would expand that menu a bit more. Also, there are a bunch of smaller mineral pool areas behind the bar. That seemed a bit dirty to me.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful property, great location, beautiful place and wonderful people and staff.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location, very customer-centric, convenient to fun activities, interesting tours, and good restaurants
Cons: Breakfast and coffee not available until 6:30. Activities have early start times so breakfast at least by 6 would be better
10.0 Excellent
Pros: SPA with external swimmingpools, kindness of the staff, position, rooms.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Pretty much everything. Restaurant and tours might be a little pricey but that’s the norm in this kind of hotels in Costa Rica I guess. Excellent service. Nice pool area with bar in the real hot thermal pool.
Cons: I can’t find anything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. The staff is really friendly and efficient. Excellent breakfast. Incredible thermal pools with volcano views. Pool bar is reasonably priced and serves good food.
Cons: The only complaint would be that they could not accommodate us an hour before check in time although the hotel was almost empty.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Facilities were excellent, service was prompt and the local white water rafting a highlight of our Holiday. Highly recommended.
Cons: As three families traveling together the ONLY negative of our stay was the two hour long delay at check-out due to a complete failing of the Hotel to charge each family for their room and associated charges on three separate credit cards (that we had provided at check-in). The result of which led to a 10 day wait for the total charge (for all three families) to be credited to my credit card (after we finally managed to split the bill and pay seperately on leaving). What should have been a simple transaction of any Hotel, delayed our onward journey by two hours and ended what should have and could have been a faultless stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Literally did not want to leave. I highly recommend this place!
Arenal Springs Resort - La Fortuna - Bedroom
6
9.4 Excellent (739 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in La Fortuna, Arenal Springs Resort is in the mountains, a 4-minute drive from Ecotermales Fortuna and 5 minutes from Ecoglide Arenal Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in La Fortuna? This hotel has 969 square feet (90 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
4.6 Okay
Pros: Great swim up bar and good views of arenal volcano
Cons: Being fenced in and being issued wristbands. Drab interiors and shabby fabrics made the place feel dirty
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything: very efficient and nice staff, fantastic pools, clean and spacious rooms, super yummy breakfast, beautiful garden...
Cons: Nothing, Nada!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, excellent facilities and great staff!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved the quiet atmosphere and peaceful surroundings of the rainforest. Each Villa has 2 rooms in each building and is set apart from the other villas, so it feels very private. The rooms were very clean and have a beautiful view of Arenal Volcano, the shower walls are tiled with volcanic rock which is very lovely - there is a slight openness between the wall and roof of the shower allowing fresh air in, but that also means that a few bugs and humidity can get in - not necessarily a big deal, in fact kind of charming and a nice natural element to the ambiance, but it did take some getting used to for "city folks" from the States. :) The 3 restaurants were very nice. Had a good variety of options: Costa Rican food, Italian food, Sushi and Japanese food. The hot springs were great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The shuttles came at requests not on a cycle. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and well labeled. Great view of Arenal
Cons: Not much to dislike at all. I didn’t have time to try the spa. Next time I guess.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff is amazing and will do anything for you and the hot springs were wonderful!
Cons: The beds were hard and the food was good but not great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Friendly staff always smiling and catering to your needs. Rooms cleaned everyday and made welcoming. Conveniently located to nearby attractions.
Cons: Few coffee choices in room. Ants raided our food one time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location for Arenal Springs is incredible, we had the perfect view of the volcano from our apartment. The springs are so good and the whole resort is perfectly relaxing. The standout element though are the staff, from the time we arrived to the moment we left everyone was amazing. Adam in the restaurant is a perfect example of the kindness and hospitality that you can expect from Costa Ricans, a true gentleman.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thermal water pool and morning yoga were excellent
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast, super friendly staff. The sushi and cocktails at the pool were excellent. Amazing stay!
Cons: Resturants were on the expansive side.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent / sushi restaurant was good / pizza in Italian restaurant was great/
Cons: Concierge wasn’t truthful on outings... very vague. Bed was super noisy and creaky (needs to be fixed) w
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The experience in the family suite was perfect and the location was ideal. The pool area is a lot of fun and the kids enjoyed it immensely The staff was very friendly and we had a great room
Cons: Nothing
Overview Reviews
Located in La Fortuna, Volcano Lodge Hotel & Thermal Experience is in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Ecotermales Fortuna and Arenal Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I cannot say enough about our stay at the Volcano Lodge and Springs. We booked it because the rainy season rates were hard to pass up and because 95% of previous guests rated it Excellent. The room rates were so low that I wondered if the ratings could be true...but I have never had more good things to share about a hotel experience! We stayed in a superior room with an amazing view of Arenal from our porch. The property is designed so that the view from your patio makes you feel like you are at a private villa. All we saw before us was Arenal and lush vegetation. There were people next to us but we never saw or heard them. You couldn't even see where the cars were parked. It was almost total solitude. The room was attractive and clean. The beds were comfortable. The shower was always warm. Our room was only a short walk from the main pool and mineral springs which was a pleasant surprise. Others will have to walk further but the grounds are so nice that the walk is like a stroll in a garden. I read some reviews that the breakfast was adequate but nothing special. I have no idea what they were talking about! To me it was a wonderful daily brunch. We stayed 4 nights and looked forward to each morning. Most food items stayed the same but how can you complain about having fresh bananas, pineapple, papaya, and watermelon, three different breads for toasting, pancakes, scrambled eggs, rice and beans, sweet plantains, lunch meat and cheese, a waffle station and made to order egg station with 6 toppings for omelets, OJ and Mango / Banana juice, and coffee to pick from? There were also two breakfast breads each day that varied and one or two different Costa Rican hot items each day that included small sausages, chicken or sausages in a creamy tomato sauce, and several types of what they called "hash"…potato based one time and green bean based another. To top it off, the restaurant has a great view of Arenal and the pool / mineral springs area and an attentive and cheerful staff. They even attached their old bananas to a nearby tree each morning to attract birds! The pool was clean and the mineral springs area very relaxing. They just added a second hot springs and bar. The grounds are filled with beautiful plants and fruit trees with a running / walking nature trail that they are just getting going. It was a bit confusing but we loved it…especially watching the intricate world of leaf cutting ants! Bottom line...you will love this place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hotel, nice view of the volcano, great staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great thermal experience, great location and great breakfast!
Cons: Pricy restaurant, compared to others in the area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location, the staff was super nice and very knowledgeable. Great value.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was incredible. Thermal room was fantastic with a thermal pool in the most picturesque setting.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: great hotel with rooms very clean and everything well organized. Various Breakfast.
Cons: Hotel asked us a deposit on credit card for any breakage in the room. I strongly disagree these rules.....everyone asking for deposits....the customer who has already paid (not little) seems to be considered as one who can break something in the room .... it seems you do not trust .... I expect more trust considered I have already paid a considerable amount. should remove this unnecessary nuisance ... everyone asks for deposits .... for hotels and cars and tourists then can not spend!!!!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful property and fantastic thermal pools. Food was great and staff was very friendly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotsprings, rooms and food was amazing! Best location to travel around Arsenal.
Cons: Honestly I can’t come up with anything that needed improvement. Fantastic!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the hot pools and beautiful gardens. Also the breakfast and restaurant.
Cons: Nothing!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The personal thermal pool, restaurant onsite, and staff was very friendly.
Cons: No where to buy snacks onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow, What an amazing hotel. Very high class, everything is spotless, the hotel facilities are amazing, especially the Thermal pools, which are open until 3am(!!). Excellent breakfast, great parking in front of the room, kind staff, just amazing. We decided to stay one more night after the first two. Your can't go wrong with this hotel..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is set in stunning scenery and the grounds are fantastic it has been very well thought through. Very friendly helpful staff and easy to find. They served some delicious cocktails and they were always made to perfection! I'd recommend this hotel to anyone.
Cons: The only thing that let it down was That the food wasn't really that great. We had different steaks both nights and both times they were over cooked and tough. The breakfast is a buffet and again could just use a bit more attention.
Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa - La Fortuna - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (881 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in La Fortuna, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Lake Arenal. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff in the restaurant. Great views on the surroundings. We really liked the trails they have set out on their own property, as well as the museum containing interesting info about volcanoes. The jacuzzi was also a big plus.
Cons: The room has a coffee machine but they do not refill the coffee on second day. As the nearest shop is nowhere near, this is not very practical. We would recommend this location only if you have your own rental car.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds were amazing and we loved that we had access to the National Park trails. The Jacuzzi was a nice treat after a long day of hiking. The views were breath-taking! Access to other activities was relatively easy but the roads are not great. Town was about a 30 minute drive away. Nice breakfast buffet provided free of charge!
Cons: It would be nice to have screens on the front doors as well so you could have both the patio door (which had a screen) and front door open to allow a cross-breeze. The room became a bit stuffy and buggy during the day without this. Also it would be good if t pool was heated to allow swimming year round. The prices for food at the restaurant were expensive. The Happy Hour (2 for 1) would be better if they allowed for 2 different drinks vs. 2 of the same kind of drink. Finally a shuttle to town that ran even just 3 times a day would be a great perk!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved having so many hikes/walks to do right on the property and a very good restaurant as well. It was so nice having nature and animals outside our door each day. The staff was warm, welcoming, helpful and friendly. There were plenty of activities to do on the grounds for all ages: pool, foosball/game room, checkers, books, TVs in the main buildings and a hot tub.
Cons: Be aware that the Lodge is a 20-25 minute drive from La Fortuna up a somewhat rough dirt road. If you have your own vehicle it's easy to get to and from, but without a bit more challenging. There are taxis that cost $30 each way or a shuttle 3x/day from the lodge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very beautiful and well taken care of. The staff are so welcoming and wonderful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was quiet and hidden away in paradise! The landscape, accommodations, food and guest service was incredible! Wildlife and hiking trails fantastic! Outstanding swimming pool and hot tub where we stared at the stars!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Perhaps another restaurant to choose from.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the location, it was right on the beach, nestled between Mal Pais and Santa Theresa-a 10-15 minute walk on the beach or a few minutes drive. Because it was off season, we enjoyed the place to ourselves, but can imagine that it would still be nice at capacity- with only a few other rooms it’s more Like a villa. Our room was nicely designed, very spacious- similar to the main areas, full of rich dark wood furnishings and colorful tiles. The breakfast was simple, which was fine for us- we loved the fresh fruit every morning. Laura was a gracious host and made sure we were comfortable. Everything was spotless every day. I would recommend a 4wd car to arrive and get around or renting an ATV.
Cons: The beds were on the form side, but we found this to be typical on our stay in Costa Rica.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We booked this as the conclusion to our Costa Rica trip and we were not disappointed! The location has the best views of Arenal, and is where other tours come as well. We appreciated staying there so we could get early morning and sunset views. Outside of the location for viewing, we appreciated all of the easy trails that were located within the private park. The morning walk with Christian was amazing. We were able to see lots of wildlife and the waterfall. The bird’s nest is an amazing experience not to be skipped! At the front desk Marta was so helpful guiding us through options of activities. We appreciated that there were lots of options outside or just lounging around the pool/hot tub and enjoying the sights, and being unplugged! (There are no TVs in the rooms and internet is only available in the main areas.) I thoroughly enjoyed the spa, which had jungle views and had an amazing massage by Mirigina. The restaurant was convenient and had a nice selection. We appreciated Yarljng’s service after dinner and then making sure we didn’t go hungry even with a very early departure. This place lives up to everything it says it is.
Cons: The roads getting there aren’t paved-having a proper vehicle and driving during the day make things much easier.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - Large, spacious and clean rooms - Beautiful view from room - Awesome sunset view over lake from the restaurant deck and bar - Excellent birding opportunities - Great breakfast - Lots of nature trails - Colorful frogs at the frog pond - Highly recommend for nature lovers
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. They helped us organize tours and transportation. One staff member went above and beyond to make sure we were able to join our tour after a miscommunication. The grounds are beautiful! There are trails on the property that make for an amazing independent hike. I really enjoyed my stay here!
Cons: Our stay was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our guide Christian was amazing. We did 2 trips with him. The view of the volcano and the animals was amazing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Epic view from the restaurant to see the volcano!
Cons: The breakfast could have included more green vegetables.
Hotel Roca Negra Del Arenal - La Fortuna - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (709 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering outdoor pool and a hot tub, Hotel Roca Negra Del Arenal is located in the suburbs of Fortuna. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms here will provide you with cable TV, air conditioning and a terrace. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has a coffee machine. Private bathrooms also come with a shower. Guests will be able to find several restaurants available within 100 metres, like Vagabundo and La Pradera. At Hotel Roca Negra Del Arenal you will find a garden and a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking, visiting a bird sanctuary, or enjoy the tropical gardens. Juan Santamaría International Airport is 73 km away, while Arenal Volcano National Park is 15.4 km away. The property offers free parking.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: lovely place,very kind staff, nice swimming pool and hot tub
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was comfortable with cozy rocking chairs on the porch and a great view of Arenal volcano. It was pleasant to take a dip in the pool after a long hike. The property is surrounded by lush flora and colorful birds.
Cons: There was no hot water faucet in kitchen sink for washing dishes. The kitchen could use some clean sponges and dish towels for washing and drying.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely place - the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Fortuna yet within walking distance too. The staff have been incredibly helpful and we loved the fresh eggs! Couldn’t recommend more for a peaceful base to explore the area.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: nice surroundings, well kept garden with lots of birds and flowers
Cons: at times a bit noisy - close to the main road to Arenal Volcano
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was amazing, the gardens were beautiful! We loved it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the location, the design, the atmosphere, the kitchen, the pool, the garden, the eggs from the chickens next door.
Cons: All was great except that they expect you to pay in CASH ONLY.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great host! Very nice with attentions like providing fresh eggs for breakfast
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, very nice venue with lots of nature and nice views on the volcano. Really appreciate the pool table and the jacuzzi, they are perfect after hiking for a full day. The hotel is a bit outside La Fortuna, but the neighbourhood has restaurants and shops, which is pretty handy. The room is modern and very comfortable overall.
Cons: The only flip side, we could not pay by card on the premises, only cash.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The place is located a bit outside but perfect if you travel by car. There are still many restaurants in walking distance. The Pool and hot Spa is very nice. They have a nice kitchen and provide fresh eggs (from their own chicks) and coffee etc for breakfast. There are four dogs, one of them doesn't like Kids, our youngest (age 5) got bitten before they could even tell us, which was a bit annoying as we also went there because of the pool and hot spa, but we could treat the wound without further complications.
Hotel Lomas del Volcán - La Fortuna - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (587 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Lomas del Volcn Hotel is a warm mountain hotel that maintains it's rustic style with wood cabins, each one with 2 decks that invites you to enjoy nature, one with a view to the Arenal Volcano and the other with a view to the tropical forest. The hotel has 52 bungalows, spacious parking, Wi-Fi internet in all areas of the hotel. It offers a swimming pool, jacuzzi, local tour sales, a natural trail of 1.5 kms. There is a restaurant with a capacity for 80 people.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location, nice volcano view, exotic and romantic place! Nice and pleasant staff members.
Cons: There was a renovation/reconstruction on one of the buildings and it was making a lot of terrible noise from very early in the morning. They started at 7 am every morning Very uncomfortable pillows.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: The breakfast was decent.
Cons: The place is a dump!!! Roof is leaking, the hall access areas were wet and slippery, the hot tub didn't was, the casino advertised on your site was closed and boarded up, the pool area pavers were covered in dirt, wet, and so slick you could barely walk across them to get the the breakfast area. I've traveled every year for 3-4 months a year since 1979, and this is one of the most poorly operated and maintained hotel I've ever stayed. In addition; I paid in full non refundable thru priceline.com and showed my receipt and confirmation number, but when I checked out the following day, the manager insisted I pay again because they had not been paid by priceline.
7.1 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good and a lovely setting.
Cons: The room we had was very small for the price we paid.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a great stay! We have been upgraded for free as the hotel was not fully booked during low season! It was awesome. Charismatic and modern hotel with nice staff, beautiful, clean and comfortable bungalows, tropical gardens across the whole property and a fantastic location with great view of the volcano. The staff also took care of all tour bookings for us. It definitely deserves more than 3 stars!! We had an fantastic time and would always prefer this hotel in case of coming back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is good, close to both La Fortuna center and hot springs/natural parks area. The short unpaved access to the hotel is not a trouble at all. Rooms are single units, so very quite and silent. It is completely immersed in the nature with nice animals living close to you. Beds are very comfortable and the private balcony very cosy. Bathrooms are very spacy and clean. Breafast is meeting any taste, great variety of fresh food. Personell is friendly and helpful.
Cons: Swimming pool is a bit small, but more than enough if you plan to spend your time in the tipical local activities like hiking and hot springs attending.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is great, near a lot of attractions. The staff are professional,helpful and friendly. We had a private bangalow with a volcano view and a private patio, it was beautiful and calm.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location away from the town with an excellent view of Arenal Volcano. Lots of wildlife around the hotel too, plus private trails to walk. The restaurant was good.
Cons: We found the room a little dark.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place ! View on volcano! We saw animals on our backyard . Love love love the place.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was extremely nice!
Cons: The room was smaller and did not match up to the photos posted in the site
Hotel Bijagua - La Fortuna - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (583 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Bijagua in La Fortuna, you'll be a 3-minute drive from Arenal Volcano National Park and 7 minutes from La Fortuna Waterfall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is great, breakfast included, place is adorable!!
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice showers. The wifi is better than most places weve been.
Cons: Room lighting was difficult to operate in. Breakfast was poor with little choice either. The roof is metal - we had big amounts of rain while there which kept us both awake as it sounded like continuous thunder. There are cockerel next door, so when the rain stops, you will be woken again. Nobody present when we arrived so we were stuck outside for some time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: David and his family were great hosts. The hotel is well maintained. The rooms are clean and the pool is serviced regularly. It's a good location, about 1 mi out of the city center, but with multiple restaurants and a super market nearby. The Red Frog Coffee shop (little yellow building next door) is a great place; try the empanada. They also offer use of a communal kitchen that has the necessary cooking tools. David can also help you book taxis, tours and transfers.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: wifi could be faster!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay here, the staff were very nice, friendly and helpful, the hotel is small-scale and atmospheric, and the location is fine for tours and travel. There is a fitness area, you can use bikes to get around, and staff are always willing to help and offer ideas. Great value!
Cons: No negative comments here, all good.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast options and the pool was really nice. Everyone on staff was really friendly and helpful. The casa was perfect for us - two rooms and the kitchen was exactly what we needed.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Gabby, the owner was great, very friendly and always helpful. the 2 cafes in the front were excellent and we ate there everyday. It's an easy walk to the beach and restaurants. Bank with ATM is across the street. So, all in all, very convenient and good value for the money.
Cons: there is a club on the other side of the the street that played very loud music on friday and saturday until at least 3pm. Sounded like it was in the hotel! Not good!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were able to check in a little early and were greeted by the very friendly and helpful chap on reception. Breakfast was really nice and the free bike hire was a bonus. The red frog restaurant next door is also highly recommended for food!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel Bijagua is a sweet little spot on the outskirts of La Fortuna. It was a perfect place to land after a long travel day. Breakfast and coffee were delicious. The pool was a great spot to rest in between adventures. Hotel Bijagua is safe, clean and I would recommend it for anyone.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice apartment close to town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place with a great pool and access to a kitchen and laundry. Perfect for a family.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Scenery, quiet and clean
Cons: Nothing
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs Resort - La Fortuna - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (548 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful place to rest, relax and enjoy the marvelous view of Arenal Volcano. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals, our rooms have been designed so that each one offers you a panoramic view of the volcano. Our visitors can take advantage of ourspacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The area and the food were amazing. The pool was perfect. Super quiet.
Cons: In room amenities
5.8 Okay
Cons: Too Expensive for low season. And didnt offer reasonable rates and not flexible early check out. I paid $700 for 4 days. Ridiculous
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the pool of hot springs overlooking the Arenal Volcano. I also liked the variety of cocktails at the pool bar.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is located perfectly, in the middle of the main attractions. We loved that basically each room was completely private, surrounded by luxurious vegetation. Everything in the room and on the property is natural, very little plastic and nothing looks cheap. The hot springs are awesome and one could relax there after a day of exploration. The property is maintained extremely well, it is spot clean, staff is extremely friendly. We got complememtary fresh fruits platter 2 days in a row. The coffee in the room is awesome. If you need something and you call front desk they will send what you need in less than 5 minutes. The restaurant is really great, fine dining in the area. Fresh food for all meals with basically everything natural. Another reviewer called this property "a hidden gen" and I completely agree. The pictures on most of the websites don't do real justice to the place.
Cons: They did not have a gym.
7.9 Good
Pros: Nice property with large room
Cons: Leaks in the room from the roof and then from the air conditioning system
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice stuff and amazing breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful property, nice hot springs, excellent massage. We had two cabins across from each other. They had a shuttle that would take you around the grounds. Great parking.
Cons: Everything was awesome!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location is good, the environment and gardens are really nice.. the room itself is a bit simple and without any inspiring decoration.. the breakfast is good and the pools and the spa are great!!
Cons: The beds It is simple and without small details that can make you feel great in your vacation..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful resort. Tranquil setting. spacious room with wonderful view of Arenal volcano. Attentive staff. Very good food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What was not to like. The breakfast is amazing. They were kind enough to make some other items not served for buffet. The food wss typical Tico style breakfast. No complaints in food.
Cons: Pool closed slightly early at 6p. Not much besides that.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfadt was excellent
Cons: Internet wifi was not good in room no which was initially allocated, report to reception , sent technician he told us he will come but didnt sppear again. Request them to change room but answer no vacant room. At last after two night manage to change room with good internet.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were clean and personnel were nice and respectful
Cons: Pools were not very clean in some areas.
Arenal Volcano Inn - La Fortuna - Building
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9.2 Excellent (233 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano Inn is in a rural location, within a 5-minute drive of Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Ecotermales Fortuna. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was our first stop in Costa Rica and we were looking for something with a view of the volcano which they provided. We had a double deluxe room that was extremely spacious with an excellent bathroom. The pool are was an added bonus in the heat. A buffet style Costa Rican breakfast was provided each morning which was great for filling up before hiking or other activities. The staff were very helpful. We arrived early on check in day and they allowed us to use the facilities until our room was ready. Location was great for access to La Fortuna and for activities in the surrounding area. We used Uber taxis for the majority of our stay which were excellent.
Cons: More loungers by the pool for the number of guests.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Quiet, clean
Cons: Everything looks good
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff here is what really makes this place amazing. Friendly, helpful, and go out of their way to help their guests. The rooms although dated are SUPER CLEAN. Margarita at the front desk was amazing.
Cons: The wifi was non existent for our stay. We have to work remotely during the week, and the spotty wifi made this nearly impossible. It had a high wifi review, so we booked this place. Unfortunately it may have worked for an hour a day if that. The restaurant is highly priced for sub par food. It was definitely quantity over quality. Be advised to check the weather forecast. We got a room with a view of the volcano, yet the weather was so foggy , we were never actually able to see it. Not the hotels fault, but if you pay extra to have a view of it, you might just opt for something cheaper with out a view.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great!!! Staff was friendly and courteous!! The hotel was really great, and the view of the volcano and the vegetation on the premises were very beautiful!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Views to the volcano from our room. Very clean and spacious. Friendly staff and good breakfast.
Cons: Rooms / bathroom had a little hospital atmosphere.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect view on the Vulcano and the nicest staff I’ve ever met
Cons: Pool is much smaller than it looks like on the pictures
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It is an eco-friendly place. You have to insert your room key into the wall for the electricity to work. When you leave you take your key meaning no lights or fans will be on while you’re gone!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable beds, the restaurant was really good. Great wildlife, especially birds right there on the grounds. We would definitely stay there again.
Cons: There really was nothing not to like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the little huts for the room. The showers had wonderful water pressure and were hot and steamy. Room service was on point.
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very good breakfast for free! Our waiter, Jose was especially friendly and helpful. He learned and remembered all of our names. Impressive!
Cons: Very shallow pool. great for little kids, but not so much for adults. Bugs in the bathroom, but, hey, this is Costa Rica: we have more at home!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pool and hot tub were nice. Beautiful volcano views. Lots of privacy. Nice attention to detail. Great restaurant on property. Close to all attractions. Great free breakfast!
Cons: There was nothing to dislike.
Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort - La Fortuna - Building
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9.1 Excellent (3,482 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in La Fortuna, Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort is in a rural location, within a 15-minute walk of Arenal Volcano National Park and Ecotermales Fortuna. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Planning an event in La Fortuna? This hotel has facilities measuring 5382 square feet (500 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent. Location great! Even though out of town, convenient five minute drive to to town.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Spring, Gardens, layout
Cons: Kids who think the small pools are swimming pools. There are several large pools for swimming yet children were repeatedly coming to smaller, tranquil pools, shouting, splashing and raising hell. Just being kids, but upper, smaller pools should be designated adults only.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Pools and slides, plus the amazing volcano view!
Cons: Rooms were simple - could have been slightly updated. But very comfortable.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Pools, breakfast, tours
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I like the beautiful view from any room. The volcano making us the day at the morning and the most importante thing the restaurant, the pools and there’s some kind of zoo were you can see very beautifuls animals.
Cons: I don’t have anything to say because this hotel is wonderful!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is an amazing place to take a rest and enjoy family time. I be back soon.
Cons: Full of nature and peace.
4.0 Okay
Pros: The great view of the volcano. Grounds were kept in good condition.
Cons: Rooms need to be upgraded. No as clean as they should be for the price charged per night. The hot spring pools need a major over haul. This resort is not a good value for ones money. Rooms were booked 4 persons in each but made service each day only set up a two queen bed room for 1 person ( 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 wash cloth ) each day including check in had to call to get extra supplies for all persons in the room. Then wait 2-3 hours for supplies to arrive
7.9 Good
Pros: Location and overall concept.
Cons: No WiFi in the rooms, poor organization of towel allocation, thin walls.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Clean and confortable rooms. Great facilities and location.
Cons: There is no WiFi in the rooms. One of the water slides (the biggest) was closed.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: View of volcano was beautiful. The thermal springs were relaxing. We had a good time.
Cons: Some of the prices were hiked up. They made a mistake with our billing, so pay attention when checking out.
7.1 Good
Pros: Good place to relax, nice food. Excellent breakfast with a big variety.
Cons: No wifi on the rooms, sad in 2019! Furnishing rather old. Lobby staff could be friendlier. We would stay somewhere else next time and visit the pools with a day-pass. The whole place is for sure made for wealthy tourists.
7.5 Good
Pros: The price was good. The room had a refrigerator. They have trails for walking.
Cons: For the rooms that are far from the restaurant and the pools, nobody tells you there is transportation and what are the schedules. The chance mi charge to Colones without asking.
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul - La Fortuna - Building
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9.3 Excellent (99 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul in La Fortuna, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cabins are beautiful clean and very comfortable beds.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice and quiet location and the gardens around the individual huts were fantastic - full of hummingbirds just hovering around you as you sat outside or walked to your hut. Plenty of room for a family of four in the hut and a nice hammock on the outdoor seating area again in the middle of the beautiful gardens. Nice walk down to the river (although in the rainy seasons it was quite fast flowing but doesn't stop you paddling). Short drive into La Fortuna or down to La Salta for the rope swing into the river (fantastic and your could walk to the latter). Plenty of parking for rental cars. Great base for exploring La Fortuna and beyond. You're given a nice print out of the tours on offered by the accommodation too for you to peruse in your own time - and they aren't pushy about them either.
Cons: Bathrooms could have been better decorated - half an effort by someone to paint above the shower with yellow paint but left patchy and thin. Took away from the professional finish of the rest of the place. No real interaction with the staff after we checked in either as the huts don't require you to talk through reception or the bar which is a shame as you don't really get to know the staff (probably my fault for not dining there or using their tours). I do think at the price you pay for this accommodation that breakfast should be included - adds to the overall experience, interaction and getting to know the staff. Another chair or two outside would have been useful for a family of four!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Highly recommend this local family run place. The cute cabins are located right on nature trails down by a river. Food is excellent! We ate dinner here several times. Also, highly recommend the night tour with Bernie...so many amazing insects and frogs! Alejandra, the receptionist, is amazing and so helpful. Thank you!!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location about 5 minutes from downtown La Fortuna. We really enjoyed being close but not in the busier part of town. This hotel is family-owned and it was palpable. Alonso, the owner, was our host, waiter and travel planner, all at different times. His brother, Roy, our bartender and travel planner. We met their parents, spouses, children and extended family. It literally felt like vacationing with the part of your family that you really like. That said, we had all the privacy we wanted and needed. All cabins are a very short walk from the reception desk and you feel like you are in a secluded and romantic getaway. The breakfasts and dinners were surprisingly delicious. It was like a local gourmet restaurant built into a quaint and beautiful boutique hotel. They even had a trail for a night tour where we saw plenty of wild animals. And they helped us schedule an in-cabin massage/facial/body-wrap that was arguably one of the best spa-like treatments we have ever experienced. I would stay here again 100%!
Cons: Nothing to dislike at all.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We thought the cabins were gorgeous, surrounded by lovely gardens including birds (hummingbirds!) and wildlife. Can't recommend this place enough, we would definitely return, a highlight of our trip.
7.5 Good
Pros: Breakfast good
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The family who works here is incredibly friendly. We felt super welcome and there passion for their beautiful hotel and garden is amazing. We had a beautiful spacious room, that was decorated beautifully as it was our honeymoon. The bungalows are surrounded by their beautiful garden and you have the feeling like you are the only one and in the middle of real nature. Go to this place whenever you are in La Fortuna, it is really worth it!
Cons: For us it was no problem, but good to know that theie restaurant is very basic.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds have beautiful ornamental gardens. The food was excellent and the location was perfect. Just a short taxi ride from the central town of La Fortuna.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: The cabin was awesome.
Cons: More air conditioning needed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I would definitely stay here again! Minutes from town and minutes from la Fortuna waterfall. The staff was amazing and so helpful! Needless to say we rented the villa and it was amazing!!
7.0 Good
Pros: The room is nice and cozy, every room is a cabin with a cute balcony and lots of plants outside.
Cons: The smell in the room is not good. Smells very old and no fresh air. even if you want to open the windows it’s not really possible (I couldn’t open the window... also there are no nets, and you don’t want to take the chance that animals or insects will get in the room).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very friendly, gardens were beautiful, breakfast was delicious and the cabins were really cute.
Cons: Bed was squeaky but not uncomfortable.
Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa - La Fortuna - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (1,794 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa in La Fortuna, you'll be near the airport, just steps from Ecotermales Fortuna and a 2-minute drive from Ecoglide Arenal Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, ATM/banking services, and an elevator. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Too many kids and no section for adults only, overall is a good place to relax.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The included buffet was amazing! Excellent food; probably the best I’ve had in a long time at a hotel in Costa Rica over my travels across the Costa Rica pacific, northern and Caribbean coast! The many spa pools and even the slides were incredible!!!
Cons: Only if the hotel room had a view of the volcano, I would have scored it a 10.5 out of a 10!
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa - La Fortuna - Building
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9.1 Excellent (1,297 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Casa Luna Hotel & Spa places you in the heart of La Fortuna, within a 5-minute drive of La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano National Park. Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice and clean room, great pool with 4 little pools that have different temperatures. Check out is only at noon so we spent a few hours in the sunny morning by the pool. Breakfast was ok, nothing special. Too bad the arenal vulcano was not visible from our room (or from most other rooms and areas). Seemed like they could make it visible quite easily!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was lovely, particularly the Luna Junior Suite which was very large and had it's own little private terrace and back garden where you could view an amazing array of birds and butterflies. The bathroom was also very large with soft cosy robes, close to the pool and the selection of jacuzzis of different temperatures. The restaurant was very nice with excellent service and a great view of lots of different birds who were attracted to the nearby bird feeder. I don't think there was anywhere to eat close to the hotel but we had a car so it was not a problem. We also enjoyed an excellent double massage and treated to a glass of bubbly at the end of it.
Cons: We had an excellent dinner the first night and enjoyed it so much that we went back for a second dinner which was not nearly as good. However, overall the food, service and attention to detail was very good.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beds and room itself were great. The pools were just fun and relaxing at the same time. Breakfast and dinner were good though breakfast was missing some refill at certain times and you had to ask for coffee several times. They have an own little trail where I saw the first sloth without hiring a guide. Some basiliks and quite some birds around. The hotel is close to the waterfalls and easy to reach by car.
Cons: At breakfast times it was busy and personnel was a little bit understaffed. They remained very friendly and helpful at the same time.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I loved everything about this hotel. We previously had a bad experience at a hotel we were due to stay at and booked this hotel last minute. From the minute we arrived I loved it, staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms are huge with dressing room and walk in shower. Has aircon, hot water and a lovely veranda which came in handy on a rainy day. Views from the bedrooms were lovely. Beds were comfortable and room was tastefully decorated. Loved the pool and hot tubs which we spent a lot of time in when not out on tours. The cocktails were made with fresh ingredients and the food was lovely I can highly recommend the fish and cordon bleh, very big portions and decent prices. The housekeeper cleans daily and created lovely animals out of towels. The local trail was lovely.
Cons: Absolutely nothing !!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The restaurant is amazing, reasonable price but very good presentation and taste!
Cons: There is no WiFi in the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place! all is clean, gardens are amazing, The warm pools are beautiful and so nice to be there! Recommended! The restaurant is also very good!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The small hot pools were great after a day trekking the jungle and the cocktails were a treat after surviving white water rafting and zip lining! The staff were lovely and the hotel gardens beautiful so all I all a fabulous place to stay.
Cons: We had a room with 2 double beds and it was quite small for 4 of us but it was adequate.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel grounds are stunning with a trail down to a river! We had a beautiful room with balcony where we were able to bird watch and see the volcano. The pool and jacuzzi are fantastic and very relaxing. Its also very close to the town. We loved it so much we extended our stay.
Cons: We liked almost everything at the hotel except for the restaurant food. Breakfast was average, however they did assist in catering to my dietary requirements. You also aren't able to take your own drinks to the pool area and it was quite noisy as our room backed on to the main road.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Jacuzzis were amazing, super relaxing and great setting in the lush grounds. Room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Nice breakfast (enjoyed the egg/omelette station).
Cons: Room had noise from apartment above and some noise from restaurant live music (although was Saturday night). Wifi didnt work in rooms. No tea making facilities in room.
7.5 Good
Pros: The Ressort is nicely located outside of La Fortuna, only a 5min UBER ride (1500 - 2000 CRC) away! So you can easily have dinner in the town! The room was nice! A clean and very spacious room with a good view of the volcano! :) The pool area, the hot spring tubs and the Spa was nice as well. It’s a bigger resort, so very different to smaller facilities which are run by the owner - probably good to know upfront!
Cons: - the rooms are poorly soundproofed, 2/3 days there where 3 small children and their mothers in the room next to us...it was almost like they where running, screaming and playing in our room - one day at 9h AM the staff started to clean the roof with a high pressure cleaner...SERIOUSLY?? You can imagine how relaxing this is! That was close to torture! Why not doing this over noon, when guests are on trips or at the pool area? - the restaurant wasn’t offering the regular breakfast buffet, since there where not many guests beside us! It was ok but not as promoted. Quality wise, it was more on the lower end of breakfasts during our 14days in Costa Rica, ok‘ish but not a single thing which stand-out positively! - the room is spacious, but also quite empty. There are not much options to put your stuff! Also we only had one nightstand for a large bed (after us finding alternative solutions like putting the luggage tray next to the bed to place books, mobiles etc. on it, they finally gave us a second nightstand for our last night - so we had one left and one right from the bed..as you would expect it)! - The room (Luna Junior Suite) was quite dark insight and to bring some light into it, you needed to push 8 different light switches! Every single one might sound picky but all together, it just wasn’t the relaxing experience we were looking for when booking a Junior Suite at a „Hotel & SPA“ resort! Disappointing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The resort was a beautiful setting lots of greenery and a very friendly and accommodating staff. Had a plumbing problem first day but it was quickly resolved. Food was good and location was close to town but still tucked away.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: The place is beautiful. The pool and hot tubs are great. When we checked in we took advantage of the special at the spa. The spa is amazing the massage was fine but the location is unbelievable, the room was open on one side facing the jungle and river I have never been to a spa before where the nature sounds were real and not played through speakers.
Cons: It's the jungle do you have to expect some bugs. There were tiny ants everywhere at the resort they did not bother anything but seeing ants crawl through the room lowers the cleanliness score to 4 stars. That being said I would stay here again in a heartbeat even with the ants.
Secreto La Fortuna - La Fortuna - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (1,279 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Secreto La Fortuna in La Fortuna, you'll be connected to a shopping center, within a 10-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Featured amenities include microwave in a common area and a vending machine. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It is a beautiful setting, nice garden, clean and super friendly staff. Breakfast buffet is yummie.
Cons: For the price we paid i expected maybe little things like a bittle if whater in the room, uce shower and shampoo treats and a poon where u can at least do a short swim Construction work in off season is understandable but pls lower the prices then
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome place to stay with great views! The place is very new and super clean and comfortable. The staff and owner were very friendly and helpful. It is also a great location right in town.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location was good, staff were good, the breakfast was decent, the rooms were large and comfortable and the beds were also comfortable.
Cons: The shower was very temperamental. I don't mind having a shower in cold water but when it suddenly turns to hot or vice versa, it's not great...
7.9 Good
Pros: A great stay in la Fortuna
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable beds, nice and clean. Lovely garden with lots of wildlife around. Pleasant staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds were very nice. Room was spacious and comfortable bed. Perfect distance to town yet tucked away from crowds and noise.
Cons: Have to be careful with leaving food out in the room, ants will find immediately.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was incredibly helpful and offered to call my shuttle company when they saw me waiting for my ride to arrive. Breakfast was also delicious.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfy beds. Simple and elegant decoration. Stunning views for the volcano.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location Price Cleanliness Friendly
7.5 Good
Pros: Amazing view of the volcano
Cons: Pool was out of order for repairs when we arrived but the staff were great as we cancelled the rest of our stay to move. The town itself is not great, would advise staying outside the town.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was right in front of the vulcano, so - if it's not foggy you can enjoy the view in the garden (which is beautiful). The room was comfortable, the bathroom pretty clean. The staff was very nice and helpful, they booked for us an enjoying tour on the vulcano, with a well trained guide. Breakfast is also nice, not much of a choice but it was good! I recommend this place.
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa - La Fortuna - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (916 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Lost Iguana Resort and Spa in La Fortuna, you'll be just steps from Arenal Volcano National Park and 9 minutes by foot from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and express check-in. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Good needs work
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location as well as great staff. Very friendly. Beautiful grounds.
Cons: Can’t think of a thing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: This place is just magic if you looking for peace,honeymoon or just enjoyed the Costa Rica jungles,I love the view to the volcano. Definely the food is not good and over price.
Cons: Better chef.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large room, beautiful views, delicious breakfast
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff were amazing. Very friendly and go out of their way to help you. Food in restaurant was excellent. Perfectly cooked. Best cheesecake I have ever tasted. The sauna facilities were beautiful and the volcano views from the rooms was spectacular.
Cons: Was a little far from town. Quite expensive in a taxi. Would be good to have a shuttle from hotel on offer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view of our room was incredible to the vulcano Staff super nice Great breakfast Shuttle free for all places inside the hotel Hot pool and happy hour
Cons: There was no Wi-Fi in the first day but the staff solved the problem after. We also asked for a package of romantic spa and dinner both at the room, dinner was amazing however the massage not so great. Besides that all perfect
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely grounds, great staff, the restaurant options are a little limited and the food is fine if a little basic, but tasted good and decent portions. They do charge extra if you want a cappuccino at breakfast which was irritating.
Cons: The place is a little dated and the bathrooms esp are quite old but you have to be mindful of where you are. Fine in that respect but obv very different from a city hotel. Good breakfast too. Lots of options.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds and is right in the rainforest. Amazing staff. Delicious food. Very helpful at booking tours and transportation
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views and trails through the rainforest.
Cons: Beautiful location, set in and surrounded by beautiful rainforest. Hummingbirds aplenty and woke to a stunning view of the volcano. Pools were lovely, one of which was heated, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast included was great. Additional food and drink weren't cheap but the quality was ok. We got a deal for around $90 per night including breakfast and it was well worth it. Would definitely stay again if in the area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - Location - super helpful and friendly staff - hot Pool (24 hour Open!) - mountain view from the room amazing (Arenal) - hotel Trail! - Red eyed tree frog just in front of the room!
Cons: - one day there was no buffet, although it was booked, but the staff prepared good a la carte breakfast and when asked for additional Pancakes we were not disappointed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views from the room balcony, very nice decor, everything in style, beautiful gardens with a wet bar. Delicious breakfast.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were great, the Restaurant was perfect, the whole surrounding was awesome. The bathrooms was unbelievable.
Cons: Nothing
Hotel Tangara Arenal - La Fortuna - Building
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9.1 Excellent (748 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in La Fortuna, Hotel Tangara Arenal is in the suburbs, within a 15-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room is large and spacious, was clean and well decorated. The bed was very comfortable. Free parking & Beautiful garden The staff was amazing, pleasant and welcoming. Helped us with everything we needed. Took care of every request, even a vegan breakfast. We left with a very good taste after staying there and we are hoping to return. To sum up this hotel is excellent and highly recommended!
Cons: The water in the shower was lukewarm, which turned out to be a problem in Costa Rica later on, with locals claiming that the weather is hot and no hot water is needed. At breakfast there is a menu from which you must choose one dish. If you want more, you'll have to pay extra money.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was incredible. The staff are amazing, they are always being available to help you with everything. The place is beautiful and their location is the best.
Cons: I like everything.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were lovely - thanks so much! They make you feel like part of the family. A hidden little quiet paradise just out of La Fortuna. Very clean, very comfortable and very homely. The breakfast was delicious and by far the best we had during our journeys. I enjoyed watching the birds and even the odd agouti with my morning coffee. Perfect.
Cons: The only thing worth knowing, which didn't bother us, is that it is a little out of the centre - we think this is a good thing. When we wanted to go to the centre it was a safe comfortable 15-20m walk. Taxi of course also possible.
7.5 Good
Pros: The breakfast and the staff were very nice!
Cons: The rooms are far from the gardens, so you don’t get to enjoy the nature. The bathroom is very small!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s nice and quiet. You feel like you are in the rainforest because of the wild life. Staff are nice and accommodating. Breakfast is a good value. Comfortable and clean.
Cons: Bathroom left something to be desired. Just a small bar of soap for toiletries. Internet in the rooms was slow and spotty
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff gave us great tips of trips and thermal spa. Also the breakfast staff are been very nice. Garden with beautiful pool and many colorful birds around.
Cons: Nothing...
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was amazing! We arrived very late (after midnight) due to flight delays and Heriberto waited for us. Melany and Sonia were very sweet and helped arrange our activities, ensuring we get a good price. They called our taxis and shuttles, and always greeted us with a smile. Location is located off beaten road but very close to downtown and restaurants.
Cons: There were very small ant like bugs around the sink and around the windows. They were harmless but we ended up taking some of them in our suitcase on our clothes.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice room. Yummy breakfast. Pool refreshing after morning tours! Lots of interesting birds seen in the garden. About a 10 min. walk into center of town. Local soda and mini-market 2-3 minutes away. They will call for a cab, only a couple minutes before it arrives.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fresh food cooked on demand. Three kinds of breakfast : traditional, American, pancakes.