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Hotel El Silencio del Campo - La Fortuna - Building
1
9.5 Excellent (327 reviews)
C$ 272+
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.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The food was very good and of highest quality. The location was just amazing, it didn’t feel like a hotel but more like a jungle resort with private hot springs and great cocktails at the bar. Great value for money in general.
Cons: We loved everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Hot Springs, drinks.
Cons: Little too pricey in my opinion for what you are getting.
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: Great location in La Fortuna and loved the privacy of the individual bungalows. Loved the thermal pools to relax in the morning and evening. Loved this place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Basically Everything
Cons: There was no gym facility!!! Hopefully on my return there will be one
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Exquisite grounds - like a private botanical garden. The hot spring pools were amazing. The cabinas were lovely and comfortable. The staff was beyond attentive and friendly and all went out of their way to make our stay memorable.
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff was incredible. They were attentive, helpful, and went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. They even provided a surprise birthday cake for a birthday celebration. The spa was fantastic and well worth the additional cost.
Cons: Nothing at all.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Overall, this is an awesome property. The facilities are great, especially the on-site hot springs. It's nice to have separate cabins, as there is no noise from your neighbors. The staff is professional and friendly, and the grounds are beautifully landscaped.
Cons: The breakfast is a little limited, and whoever was cooking the eggs while we were there did not do a good job.
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.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, cleanliness, location, premises.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, beautiful, well kept property and awesome staff
The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal - La Fortuna - Building
2
9.5 Excellent (283 reviews)
C$ 750+
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.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The room was unbelievable, very spacious and with great views of the volcano. The hotel offered a very complete set of facilities, including some nice hot springs. Overall, a great choice for Arenal.
Cons: Not for someone looking for a boutique-style hotel. Breakfast was a bit overpriced.
9.5 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: One of the best hotels I’ve ever booked. The staff was amazing and was extremely helpful. This property has it all!
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: The property is stunning and has incredible views. Definitely felt very exclusive. We had a huge balcony with jacuzzi tub overlooking the volcano. The whole feel of the room and the resort is very rustic and lush. There are springs of all temperatures, sure to please everyone. The staff is very friendly and very helpful which greatly adds to the exclusiveness of the hotel. Even the drive up to the hotel is very scenic. A lot of activities available for kids and for adults. Very relaxing place.
Cons: The food could have been better. My partner and I felt it to have been mediocre even though the service was excellent.
7.5 Good
Pros: Comfortable room amazing view and pool and springs are awesome
Cons: Got violent food poisoning on the last night from the burger. Threw up all night...really ruined end of my trip. When we told staff they did very little. Restaurants are ok food isn’t that great and service overall is not 5 stars. Had better service at nearby eco lodge. Was told no more then yes and they were not accommodating.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Exceeded all expectations
Cons: No
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.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great layout of the hot springs. The rooms were awesome. Very relaxing place to stay
Cons: The resort pretty much shuts down at 10, seems a little too early when check in is 4pm.
Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens - La Fortuna - Bedroom
3
9.5 Excellent (264 reviews)
C$ 742+
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.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The grounds of Nyara are beautiful. There are many pools and beautiful gardens, but I was doing a lot of site-seeing, so we didn't really use the grounds. The restaurants had incredible food.
Cons: The room was not as nice as expected. I expected a king size bed, not two doubles. The room was a garden room which was very dark.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The property was beautiful. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The wildlife on the property was really cool.
Cons: The family pool was small and crowded with children whose parents had left them unsupervised to go to the adults only pool at Nayara Springs. As a result, it is extremely noisy in the casitas anywhere near the pool and the pool and pool bar were unbearably loud. A no-unattended children policy would help.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our villa was in the middle of the rain forest. Enjoyed siting in the terrace and listening to the sound of the river and watching arenal volcano. What a peaceful and relaxing experience. We woke up every morning to the sound of birds and monkeys. Delicious breakfast. Great service. Very good location. Everything was just perfect.
Cons: Imposible to think about anything negative.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: So MANY Things. First off, Wine Lovers worried about finding quality wine in Costa Rica, fear not! There is a wine bar on site, with a great selection of wines (also the restaurants on site have a good selection as well). Second, the staff here is incredible. There are not enough kind words to say about how great they are. The cocktail selection is great, and the breakfast at Nayara Springs (connected to Arenal Nayara, effectively if you stay on one side of the property, you have free range access of both sides of the property), is AMAZING, and you get free mimosas, and have an unlimited choice of what and how much you want to eat for breakfast (for free!). The pools are lovely, there are stations with umbrellas, bug spray, and sunscreen around the property. The hotel left us a dinner in our room because we arrived after all of the restaurants closed. It was the perfect hotel experience in the rainforest. Could not have asked for a better, more restful trip.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing experience! The hotel was breathtaking and the staff went above and beyond to always make sure we were happy!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hotel and most of all the staff. Every one went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy the entire time. The food was EXCELLENT, we had fresh towels in our room twice a day, the front staff addressed me by first name from the second we pulled up, and the private tours are absolutely worth the extra cost (request seyres!!!!) Every area of this hotel looked beautiful, lush and impeccably clean.
Cons: The lighting in the bathroom was dark, and the pool on the family side left much to be desired, but we spent most of our time out in the rainforest anyway.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The food was amazing, wine bar was to die for. The rooms were amazing with private pool. Very clean. One phone call and the golf cart was there to pick you up. Good activities in the night all at the resort. Being immersed in nature and an all around good experience.
Cons: Noting it was all good.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nayara is a great place to stay! The room was amazing - featuring jacuzzi on the terrace secluded by the dense plants/trees as well as nice outside shower. The hotel area is pretty big, so everyone is using karts for transportation. There are several restaurants for lunch/dinner, so you have a nice variety of options (and cuisines) to choose from. Pool areas are very chilled and not crowded at all - really enjoyable! You can also get a nice massage or do a morning yoga class being surrounded by nature, which I loveeeed :)
Cons: Nothing at all :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The entire staff was extraordinary. The food exceeded our expectations. The facilities were beyond beautiful. Simple put, the BEST vacation stay of our entire lives!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Love the choice of restaurants
Cons: Reception staff
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa - La Fortuna - Building
4
9.4 Excellent (1,555 reviews)
C$ 463+
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Rooms, food, Staff, everything
Cons: The valet gave my car to another guest!!, Do not know who this happens, luckily I new the guest. I was never told the reason why this happen or apologies too about this situation. They just sweep it under the rug!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is beautiful, the staff is excellent, the hot springs and shangrila are unbelievable. The water is so amazing in its natural setting. The water is very healing
Cons: I liked everything!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful springs, beautiful restaurant (Toucanes). Spa was incredible!
Cons: The bar pool needs an update. It’s the first thing you see when you enter the springs and it’s an eye sore - doesn’t go with the decor.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is beautiful but what’s out of the ordinary is the hot springs, they are really unique, a must do in Costa Rica
Cons: Breakfast, it’s all the same everyday
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you've never experienced the rainforest, then I would highly advise booking a few nights at this resort. Honestly, the pictures on the website and social media do not capture the magic of this place. Once you arrive you'll be impressed by the staff and the hotel's attention to detail and their willingness to cater to every guest and their needs. This place is a true oasis in the middle of Costa Rica that everyone should experience at least one time in their lives. I highly recommend booking the Tabacon Resort and Spa for a luxurious and restful vacation.
Cons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Yes
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Incredible hot springs and thievery member of staff went above and beyond to help us out
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean, friendly , and beautiful
9.5 Excellent
Pros: A great experience, and a amazing place.
Cons: Dinner, food and drinks are very expensive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Attention to detail. Extra loving care. ..nice creativity on the bed, sheets pulled back and curtains drawn at night..preperation for bed. Outside spa...whosoever came up with the spa bungalows outside...genius idea!!! High five
Cons: Jets working in the spa
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: From the moment I arrived the staff welcomed me and made me feel like my satisfaction was their priority. I was provided with a review of the property and amenities. One of the staff members brought out a tray with a fresh towel, two beverages, a candy and a flower on it. What a great way to arrive in La Fortuna! Jimmy arranged my excursions and called taxis for me when I wanted to explore the city. The staff answered all of my questions and provided suggestions. The level of personal service was top notch. Each evening a staff member would bring a sweet cake to your room - compliments of the house. That was a pleasant surprise. The breakfast that was included in the rate was amazing and there were plenty of options. Of course the coffee was terrific. I loved sitting on the dining room patio and taking in the beautiful ornamentals and the fresh air. The property is beautifully landscaped and you can see Arenal from almost every angle. In the evenings I enjoyed the thermal pools. The hotel has a variety of pools with varying temperature ranges. I am so glad that I stayed here! I will most definitely be back.
Cons: I wish I could have stayed at The Royal Corin longer. I did not want to leave.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were excellent. Welcome drinks waiting on arrival, a welcome treat sent up to the room, and staff couldn't have been more helpful throughout stay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place for my stay in the Arenal area . This hotel has beautiful gardens, and all the rooms have a spectacular view of the Arenal volcano. The hot pools , sauna are awesome. I actually see the staff clean the pools at night. I felt safe and rest assured of good night rest, the room and the bed so comfortable. It's actually luxuriously furnished. They have an awesome breakfast buffet, I've enjoyed this hotel a lot and i highly recommend it. There's an awesome spa and wellness area, although i didn't use it because of time element, i could tell they provide a great experience. Last but not the least, the Staff are so friendly and accommodating . Le Miz , Jeff at the reception desk, Naomi at the restaurant and Estella at the omelet section and the wonderful waiters and waitresses who served , and i cannot miss the housekeeping who created towel animals on our room to welcome us from our day trips... Thanks to all for helping us celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary in Costa Rica.l
Cons: None to mention
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable and luxury rooms, great volcano views.
Cons: Food at rhe bar a little pricey
7.5 Good
Pros: The location
Cons: The price is too high for what it is
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything is very nice, clean, comfortable. Very nice breakfest, and the hot springs pools area in the evening is very fun!
Cons: The stuff in the reception is over nice, sometimes you want to ask a simple question and you get so much talking that you forgot what you wanted to ask. It was annoying at some point.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were extremely clean and in good order when we arrived. breakfast buffet service and food was exceptional, The staff was very cordial and friendly throughout our stay. Whenever we needed something they were there to assist and make it happen. The views from our room were outstanding and the pool area was a real treat. Thanks so much for a wonderful time and memories. We will be back!.
Cons: Everything was excellent!!
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
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The room was very clean and not moist as in other hotels in the area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel grounds and views were stunning. Excellent thermal pools. Breakfast with huge variety
Cons: $7 for a bottle of water
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The spa is amazing. The staff are extremely polite.
Cons: The pool towels were too small. One of them was dirty. No drinking water in the room. No menu for room service on the room. The water in the main pool was dirty. And tiles were loose.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Loved the rooms, pool facilities and the breakfast was excellent
Cons: It’s a little far from town and doesn’t have its own shop.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Truly a five star as indicated. The staff was magnificent in every way. The mineral springs as promised. Will likely recommend and visit at a later date as well.
Cons: Can’t think of one thing.
Arenal Springs Resort - La Fortuna - Building
6
9.4 Excellent (747 reviews)
C$ 385+
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, express check-in, and express check-out. Free self parking is available onsite.
6.8 Good
Pros: The omlette station for breakfast was very good. Staff were generally very pleasant and helpful. Gardens and hot springs were well maintained.
Cons: I had the chicken nachos at the wet bar, the food was terrible. And the staff took ages to serve me even though it was a quiet evening. For breakfast , the hot food self serve station wasn't very good. The empanadas were rubbery and very oily. Staff were hard to get hold of for coffee / water. Did not like the wrist bands we had to wear.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, excellent facilities and great staff!!
9.5 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.
9.3 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: Good breakfast. Excellent facilities
Cons: Noice around the pool
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was awesome!!!!!! Food overall was excellent. Rooms were spacious. Yoga room was spectacular. Great Spa
Cons: I wish the place was a bit more secluded or the property surrounded by mor nature and hiking paths...
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Yoga in the morning. It is great to celebrate a kid's birthday there - a lot of special attention. Our youngest sun loved the gulf carts driving us around ;-)
Cons: We were in a bungalow at the edge of the plot and had a side view on ... the fence - they have a beautiful garden so would be great to put some plants next to the fence.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Wonderful hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hot springs were amazing with great views of the volcano, my boys enjoyed the swim up bar and the rooms were absolutely fantastic, especially the outdoor shower. The location is great if you want to visit Arenal and La Fortuna.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thermal water pool and morning yoga were excellent
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We loved the views, the hot springs, swim up bar and the food. We ate dinner in the restaurant (not the Italian one) and it was the best meal on our trip. It was a local CR dish and had so much flavor, presentation and it was a memorable meal. The breakfast choices were plentiful, too. This is a great resort and very peaceful.
Cons: The reason the resort doesn't get the highest of marks is the beds. With all the other luxuries - bathrobes, views, etc., the beds were not as comfortable as we had hoped. It was a rough night's sleep and we only had one night at the resort, so in that sense, it's a good thing it was only one night.
Hotel Roca Negra Del Arenal - La Fortuna - Bedroom
7
9.3 Excellent (680 reviews)
C$ 101+
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.
6.3 Good
Pros: Pool was nice, location was good.
Cons: Wi-Fi was horrible, sheets were blood stained, yuck. Plants over grown on walkways
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful gardens, very tidy and clean and comfortable rooms.
Cons: Credit card payment is not allowed. No breakfast on-site possible
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Communal kitchen with fresh eggs - fabulous idea for times when there is no breakfast offered by the hotel! Beautiful garden, really fabulous
5.5 Okay
Pros: Friendly staff, Big comfy beds and maybe breakfast is included but I missed it.
Cons: No blanket for the bed, and confusion over payment (was asked for cash only and spent much time trying to organize that, finding later it was not necessary), and wasn’t informed of local shuttle only told to use Uber which left me stranded and paying double. Very close to highway and no privacy from neighbors. Not bad, but not secluded oasis I was expecting based on other reviews.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious and clean bungalows, big bathroom, very comfortable beds, cozy verandah with wonderful views. Situated in a paradise garden with lots of plants, trees, flowers and birds. Very nice pool and jacuzzi. And wonderful people. Our daughter got ill during our stay and they made everything they could to ease our situation.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very good atmosphere, friendly owner who helped all along the stay. Very clean and good location
Cons: Everything was good
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We really liked the small house for ourself. The shared kitchen was also awesome, just as the swimmingpool.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff were great and really helpful from the moment we arrived. Helped us organise our activities. Room was really nice and the grounds were really picturesque. Beautiful well kept garden! Swimming pool, jacuzzi, pool table, kitchen area available to use.
Cons: Location might be a little tricky if you don't have a car.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kitchen available near the reception to cook. They had fresh eggs from their chickens that we can use.
Volcano Lodge Hotel & Thermal Experience - La Fortuna - Pool
8
9.2 Excellent (2,133 reviews)
C$ 186+
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: It was great, enjoyed the activities around the property and the nature park around the corner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the staff, the grounds, the view, our private backyard mineral hot tub, the restaurant, in short everything. Everyone was helpful whenever we needed them.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Gardens are super nice. Good breakfast
Cons: Children were allowed in every pool area, even the one with bar. There should at least be one pool off limit. Front desk staff gave wrong info regarding bus schedules back to our home that caused major delays. Tour booked thru front desk over prices compared to tours in town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast and service were great. Pools were clean; loved the one with the bar. I would come back. Massage was wonderful. Food prices were reasonable.
Cons: Nothing.
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: Really nice location with a nice view at the volcano, clean and comfortable rooms. Nice staff who will go a long way for you!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed staying here. Personnel was very friendly, and everything was very clean. Breakfast was great. The pool and the hot springs were a hit. Sipping on a Cuba Libre at the pool bar, or just enjoying the jacuzzi thinking of nothing was great. We would definitely stay here again! Perfect location.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful grounds! Thermal experience is romantic and lovely. The hotel is close to many adventure and hiking tours. There is a nature walkway around the property too where you can see many birds.
Cons: Couldn’t see volcano form our volcano view room because of fog, but still absolutely beautiful view of the vegetation.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The room was amazing and the view of the volcano was breathtaking. The gardens and the hot springs are just perfect. Stay here in your own private bungalow. Loved it!!!
Cons: The only negative the wait staff needs to be more attentive to the guests. They all acted like you were bothering them. However, the food was amazing. Just service was lacking for a resort of this caliber.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were in a suit. The private thermal pool was gorgious! Beautiful flowers and plenty of hummingbirds were around it. At the background we could see the vulcano. The privacy was perfect. The room is large and beautiful. Very good value for money.
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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The pools the private room with own thermal spa. Food!
Cons: Would have liked access to shuttle to local area. If the shuttle was available it cost more than a taxi.
Secreto La Fortuna - La Fortuna - Bedroom
9
9.2 Excellent (1,257 reviews)
C$ 98+
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.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great in Hotel Secreto. We complained about some noise in our family room. The owner immediately came to check - asked someone to inspect the roof - it turned out to be the a/c from the room next door making some vibrations and upgraded us to a bigger room for the rest of our stay - even if the issue was fixed a couple of hours later. Small size well run hotel - you can go there blindly !
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
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The other time I stayed here everything was really good....no complaints. Many of the things we liked the first time were still the same.
Cons: However, the room we were in this time......we could not take a shower. The water was either scalding hot or too cold. A good hot shower is an important item for us after a long humid day outdoors.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast, beautiful garden with lots.of humming birds. Clean rooms and friendly staff. Good.parking area and view on volcano from garden.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Staff was super friendly and helpful! Great place in a perfect location.
Cons: Nothing much really, great stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was amazing and how close to town was great too. The staff was friendly and helpful for booking adventures.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, huge (and comfy) bed and room, very clean, fridge in the room, drinks available at reception, quite neighborhood, but just a street away from the center. Small, but nice swimming pool in a lovely garden. Parking lot with enough space. Good breakfast. You can book tours, if you would like to. Close to several parks.
Cons: Nothing. We enjoyed our stay a lot!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We loved searchhing for the little sloth family living in the tree beside the hotel each morning.
Cons: We hear they will be increasing the size of the pool which would be excellent!
9.3 Excellent
Cons: Hot water that stayed on.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is very spacious, as the king size bed! Gardens are really beautiful and the swimming pool is appreciated! People from the hotel are very nice and helpful! We recommend this hotel
Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa - La Fortuna - Bedroom
10
9.2 Excellent (904 reviews)
C$ 197+
Overview Reviews
Located in La Fortuna, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is in a national park, within a 15-minute drive of Lake Arenal and Costa Rica Sky Adventures. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator (lift). A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The food was excellent the service was excellent The view was magical we loved the property.
Cons: The bed was not very comfortable but everything else was great
7.5 Good
Pros: It is a beautiful setting
Cons: Bugs
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: It is set in an amazing location, with amazing trails, beautiful grounds, stunning views, lots of wildlife. The swimming pool and jacuzzi are an added bonus. The frog pond and the Nest are must visits. The food is great and there is a well stocked bar. The service is excellent with friendly and happy to help out staff.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Black beans and rice. Plantains and plenty of fruit. Every sever was enthusiastic about there job.
Cons: No refrigerator no ice in room. Would also like a small microwave.
7.5 Good
Pros: The breakfast was good with a nice selection. The carrot cake was excellent. My view of the overall facility was favorable for the areas I visited.
Cons: Internet was spoty at my room. Also the ceiling fan was a little nosey maybe its getting time for maintenance.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was fantastic and the monkeys were fun to watch.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The free breakfast was perfect to fuel us for our daily hikes and excursions. It usually consisted of eggs, sausage, fruit, cheese, plantains, cereals, yogurt, and different types of pastry/bread items. Coffee, juices, water, and hot tea were also available. The observation deck located right outside of the restaurant offers amazing views of the volcano and many different types of birds. We were able to observe both spider and Capuchin monkeys swinging in the trees right from our patio which faced the forest. The free morning hike to the waterfall is a must-do! A visit to the frog pond at night is incredible, though you must bring a flashlight and watch for snakes. All of the staff members are helpful and pleasant, and the souveniers are 1/2 what you'd pay for in La Fortuna,
Cons: Nothing--this was my 3rd summer in a row staying at AOL, and I continue to visit for the reasons mentioned above.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The trails in the hotel are good! They allowed us to explore, to be adventures and to see different wild animals. The spa was also very good. Margiri made us to feel relaxed. Happy hour was priceless! It was a very good hotel indeed.
Cons: We missed the TV but it was ok to take a break from the outside world.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, amenities, staff
Cons: No WiFi in rooms... only I’m common areas
8.0 Excellent
Pros: the breakfast was great, the coffee excellent, assorted fruits and fruit drinks, fresh rolls, yogurt-great assortment of food
Cons: A little bit off the beaten track, but the view of the volcano is amazing!
Hotel Bijagua - La Fortuna - Bedroom
11
9.2 Excellent (589 reviews)
C$ 93+
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!!
7.0 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.
7.5 Good
Pros: They had great service and they had everything clean. They were friendly and exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this spot to everyone.
9.3 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: Excellent!
Cons: Mother Nature did not cooperate. It was raining all the time!!!
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.
7.0 Good
Pros: Good location outside of town but La Fortuna was a cheap taxi ride or walking distance away if you don't have mobility issues. The room was clean and there was good quality bed linen. Breakfast was great. There were some things which I didn't want to eat and the staff were willing to be flexible with my choices. The staff also had some great advice about the trips/tours which I could fit in and were incredibly helpful with booking them.
Cons: There were a few families with kids during my stay, which made it difficult to relax in and enjoy the pool. But that isn't the hotel's fault I suppose. If you are booking during school holidays in USA, Europe and Canada bear this in mind.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice apartment close to town.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Scenery, quiet and clean
Cons: Nothing
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs Resort - La Fortuna - Bedroom
12
9.2 Excellent (569 reviews)
C$ 228+
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
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing: staff, facilities, views of Arenal, pool, thermal pool with swim-up bar, and restaurant. Top notch property. Highly recommend!
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.
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!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was amazing, the bedroom had a lot of space, we were 4 in one bedroom. The bathroom had a lot of space as well. Love the wet bars on the pools. Staff was always good a great attitude. Breakfast is a buffet, the food was pretty good and there was a lot of variety for everyone's taste. Happy hour on the wet bar is good.
Cons: The pool with the hot springs was a little bit small.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was beautiful and the service was amazing! Rodrigo and the other staff members were very helpful and nice.
Cons: Na
9.3 Excellent
Pros: My junior suite had a wonderful view of the volcano and was located right across from the swim up bar, where I grab some excellent fish tacos and spent the better part of an evening. After heavy rains overnight, I spent the morning in a rocking chair with a view of the volcano, drinking coffee before walking down to get some excellent breakfast. Beds are comfy, walk-in shower was an unexpected luxury. All in all, I definitely feel like I got my moneys worth and more at this place.
Cons: I hesitate to say this, but the front desk seemed a bit off put by the fact that I booked the same day. He had to make a couple of extra calls and didn’t do a very good job communicating with me about what he was doing. Everyone has their off days I suppose, but rarely have I felt like I was inconveniencing someone at a hotel, and this was one of those times. An inauspicious start but a great experience overall.
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: We stayed for 4 nights and loved this hotel. The views of the volcano are amazing on a clear day. Breakfast was great with different choices every day. So many activities in the area. La Fortuna is a 10 minute taxi ride. The hot spring pool is a bonus. We sat on the veranda at the front of the bungalow with binoculars in hand and watched the birds and squirrels with the volcano backdrop. We had lunch by the pool which was good but didn't try the restaurant in the evening as we ate in La Fortuna. The walk from the reception to the bungalow at night is a little dark so a torch is an idea. Watch out for the crocodiles in the lake which can be seen warming up in the sun at breakfast time from the restaurant. Be warned to expect rain in the green season.
Cons: Umbrellas in the rooms would be useful in the green season.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location , stunning views of the volcano. Breakfast and dinner were fantastic. Grounds were gorgeous , Luisa and exceptionally clean. Staff was very accommodating. Definitely would return !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were a group of 53 people traveling together and the staff was amazing and very friendly. We will definitely return. Thanks for all the smiles and attentiveness ... PURA VIDA!!!
Hotel Lomas del Volcán - La Fortuna - Bedroom
13
9.2 Excellent (546 reviews)
C$ 129+
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.
7.0 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: 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: Perfect location, great service from all the staff and beautiful view! Would love to come back any time!! Very accommodating and helpful to our needs of transportation or questions about attractions sites.
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view from our balcony with jacuzzi, the pancakes and the pool area was amazing. Location was just out the way for peace and quiet, short taxi to town and to other trip locations.
Cons: Squeaky bed! Very noisy! Only thing I can comment negatively on
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The price, location, and view of the volcano cant be beat!
Cons: Internet was very spotty in our room and we never had a strong, consistent signal the whole time we were there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place ! View on volcano! We saw animals on our backyard . Love love love the place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff super friendly and answered any questions we had. The property is super clean and well kept as well as the rooms. Food was also great!
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
Arenal Volcano Inn - La Fortuna - Building
14
9.2 Excellent (229 reviews)
C$ 171+
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.
6.3 Good
Pros: Located nearby the tabacon thermal place and others , clean room and very friendly staff
Cons: Updated room with old furniture , very basic, Cheap breakfast , no fresh bread and marmalade , just heavy food very difficult to eat in the morning, wry bad coffee
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The landscape, the views, the breakfast buffet, and the friendly staff made this an easy 10 out of 10!
Cons: N/A
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Best breakfast we had on our whole vacation.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The view from our room was beautiful. Even though the weather wasn't great for us to see the top of the volcano, everything else was lovely. We loved hanging out on the front porch of our room just shooting the breeze. The rooms were good sized. We were a group of four girls and the room was fine for us four. Having a fridge was nice to keep our store bought beers nice and chilled. The shower was great with large shampoo and soap dispensers. Note that there is no conditioner for the long haired folks. The premises has a little walking trail that goes into some of the lush that is Costa Rica. We saw a lot of bugs and birds. The complimentary breakfast was a nice to have to grab some coffee and the usual Costa Rica eats. Sometimes certain dishes run out before the supposedly end of breakfast time. The restaurant on the premise is a nice to have. We ate there a few times, lunch and dinner. They say they have gluten free options but it wasn't always available. It wasn't our favorite place, but for convenience, it was good enough. The bar has a TV. We never hung out there but saw a few people that did and it looked chill. They actually have 2 restaurants on the premise but never saw the other one open. The hotel is located in between La Fortuna and Tabacon hot springs, which was great for us as we went to both places and never felt like we were too far from activities when driving around.
Cons: While the pool and jacuzzi were great to have, more lounge chairs would have been nice. There were a few wall cracks in our room which introduced ants into the place even though we didn't have food exposed.
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
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing view off the volcano
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.
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
15
9.1 Excellent (3,347 reviews)
C$ 126+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort in La Fortuna, you'll be a 1-minute drive from Arenal Volcano National Park and 8 minutes from Arenal Volcano. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: breakfast and large nice rooms
Cons: room 116 and 117, de bulldozer in front of our room till 6pm while sitting on our terrace was not agreable. work in progress !! rooms are noissy
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Thermal pools - restaurant staff - onsite transportation - buffet breakfast.
Cons: The only slight problem was the inconsistency of provisions in the room. Coffee packet on first day only. No wash cloths on first or third day - only on the second day. Also no hot water in the shower morning of the second day.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Pools and slides, plus the amazing volcano view!
Cons: Rooms were simple - could have been slightly updated. But very comfortable.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Location ,breakfast , hot Springs
Cons: Room was bare with no chairs or coffee table
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The spa and pool set up was fabulous, we spent hours in and out of the hot spring pools and swimming pools. Breakfast was interesting with great salad and fruits. Our room was big and well located, near to everything. Staff were nice.
Cons: The room didn’t have much furniture or surface space, even though it was big. Quite far out from la fortuna but was easy to get taxis in and out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: If you want a busy resort hotel with great pools then this is the place.
Cons: No wifi in the rams, in fact only at reception. Lots of coach tours and so breakfast was a riot - food did come and was good but not an intimate place at all
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Pools, breakfast, tours
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Overall I like this hotel. The location was spot on and the kids loved the pools. The rooms were huge. The staff at the pool bar were great.
Cons: The front reception staff were unfriendly. One lady was lovely but the other three I met never smiled. It is not a cheap place to stay and I felt that for the price it did not always deliver. Only having WiFi in the common areas in this day and age seems a bit poor.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and commodities
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We liked the swimming pool the most. And the location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great amenities, several pools, shop, restaurants - close to the park and volcano
Cons: .
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul - La Fortuna - Building
16
9.3 Excellent (99 reviews)
C$ 126+
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: Everything about this place gave us a wonderful introduction to the Arenal area of Costa Rica. The staff was friendly and welcoming, the rooms were spacious, comfortable dnd super clean, the balconies made us feel like we were in a tree house in the rain forest offering the BEST and most soothing natural white noise at night and the breakfasts each morning for $7/person was good and filling. The air conditioning went out in one of our rooms so by the time we got back from a day of adventure we'd already been relocated to another room, even more spacious. Location is perfect for driving to all things LaFortuna, sloth tours, volcano hikes, waterfalls and hot springs. You also get 10% discount here for paying cash on anything booked through the hotel. We loved it and would highly recommend to anyone.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We had a great welcome and were given lots of information and help on booking activities - which were brilliant! Two balconies front and back so you can always find shade. Amazing gardens giving privacy. Many staff were part of the family and very friendly
Cons: The location was a bit out of town and away from the main hotel area. Facilities close by were really limited. Bathroom area was very tired. Restaurant was disappointing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was great
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff was wonderful. We loved the small balcony with hammock. The property has a short walking trail that leads to the river through the jungle and would be a great place for kids to play, and we were escorted by the hotel dog, which added to the fun.
Cons: La Fortuna is overall very expensive and there are few places to hike without paying over a hundred dollars (family of 4) per visit. The adventure parks feel like Disneyland.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely loved our stay. The hotel does a great job preserving the nature surrounding it. There was a small path leading down to the river and it was magical. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was unbelievably good! Really enjoyed the little cabins, very cozy with a nice private balcony. Booked some great tours with reception, including the volcano hike. Thank you Rancho Cerro Azul!!!
9.5 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.
6.3 Good
Pros: Location was close to restaurants and they had a river a short walk away on the hotel grounds. There was a nice hammock on the small terrace
Cons: Breakfast was uninspiring and $10 a person and the room was quite small for 3 people. The curtains were also quite cheap
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Accommodations and food were great. Very friendly staff. Great location.
Cons: It was exactly as we expected.
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!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was great. Just a bit out of town though so it is helpful to have a car. Breakfast was not included, but is only $7 per person and was delicious.
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa - La Fortuna - Building
17
9.1 Excellent (1,249 reviews)
C$ 117+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Casa Luna Hotel & Spa in La Fortuna, you'll be in a national park, 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel. Very nice jacuzzi area with 4 "private" jacuzzi surrounded by vegetations making it feel like you're in the middel of the jungle. Excellent restaurant.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff that speak perfect English. Accommodation has a nice facilities, restaurant is good although bit pricey. Pool is everything you need, jacuzzis are big bonus. Room itself is very nice and clean. Bed is very comfortable.
Cons: Location is a bit away from the city center. Due to the terrain quite a walking distance. As every accommodation in La Fortuna the price is on the high side.
7.5 Good
Pros: Space and surroundings
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole complex is beautiful, the pools are incredible and the hot tubs too! I stayed with two girlfriends and we got massages which were perfect in an open-side spa in the rainforest. Good location not in the centre of La Fortuna but walking distance. Breakfast was delicious and in a really nice setting. Would definitely stay here again.
Cons: nothing
5.8 Okay
Cons: Our room was smelly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great rooms and facilities. Good food and location. Great staff.
7.0 Good
Pros: The property grounds are well maintained and aesthetically pleasing. Beds are also comfortable. All staff members were accommodating and willing to meet all of your needs. Breakfast provided was decent, with a variety of fruit.
Cons: Being in Costa Rica, you must expect to encounter bugs—especially if you’re room is situated on the first floor. Be aware that for rooms, at least the one I stayed in, windows and doors have a small space, which gives more opportunity for bugs to enter.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Such a beautiful place! Surrounded by trees, plants, flowers, birds, and a wonderful view of the volcano (when it is not too cloudy). The hot tubs nestled in the trees were really cool! And they also have a path on the hotel property that goes through the trees and along a river! Very peaceful! The breakfast and food from the restaurant (especially the pizza) were really good and the staff was friendly and helpful! The room was spacious and comfortable. Loved the balcony and volcano view. Great value for the money, too! Highly recommended!
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.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice lush green garden Always fresh fish from own Tilapia farm Close to the Waterfall View on the Arenal Nice room with lots of light Excellent hotel restaurant The bird ballet at the feeding station next to the restaurant table
Cons: Missing wifi in all the rooms, only in public areas like pool, reception... 4G network is also bad in the area to make the matter worse.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing breakfast and staff service, the buffet was very complete, they have happy hours at the restaurant and at the pool bar, the bartender is very friendly, if you want to relax and be pampered this is the place!
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa - La Fortuna - Lounge
18
9.1 Excellent (874 reviews)
C$ 254+
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
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place, friendly staff, in the heart of nature and great view to the volcano:)
Cons: I loved it and no complaining at all
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great location!
5.8 Okay
Pros: Amazing view from the room, delicious breakfast
Cons: The bed was uncomfortable, we had a leak in the room the first night, as well as a huge spider roaming around (we realize this is the tropical forest, but that didn't occur in our other stays). Facilities looked ok but we didn't or (no one else we saw) use it. For us it was just probably not necessary, and we should have tried to go for a cheaper place, but to be honest it's probably similar everywhere in La Fortuna, which is a real tourist trap.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a gorgeous place to stay and the staff is extraordinary. Beautiful flowers, animals, views and the food was excellent.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property was lush with wildlife and beautiful plants and the views of Arenal were beautiful! The staff was so friendly and very responsive to anything we needed. The breakfast each morning was delicious and the onsite restaurant was great! Our kids loved the swim-up bar and pool.
Cons: Nothing!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location is amazing, food is delicious and the spa it's awesome
Cons: It was difficult to get to without a car. By that i mean, a shuttle from la fortuna to the hotel would be great.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service and beautiful rooms with beautiful views. The welcoming was amazing, the grounds were beautiful, the pools were amazing and all the staff were extremely polite and helpful.
Cons: A little far from the main town of La Fortuna, but we didn’t have a car.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The Rooms: the renovated rooms are top notch in terms of comfort and views (Volcano). Rooms offer a de-humidifier to keep indoor humidity at manageable levels. Love the porch jacuzzi The property: many things to do even on the property—pool and hikes! The people: helpful and friendly.
Cons: Location has advantages and disadvantages—it is near attractions (Hanging Bridges and National Park) but a bit away from the commercial center (La Fortuna).
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The place was amazing, bedrooms, garden, restaurant etc. Beautiful buildings in bamboo and gorgeus plants everywhere.
Cons: It took a long time to warm up the sauna.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful property. Loved the view and all the room amenities. Very quiet location. Beautiful pool and friendly staff. Would have stayed longer if we had the time
Cons: A lot of walking to the pool and restaurant.
Hotel Tangara Arenal - La Fortuna - Building
19
9.1 Excellent (741 reviews)
C$ 110+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was exceptionally helpful and accommodating!! It was very cute and a close, short walk to town!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I left some usd in the safe and the hotel staff were soooo nice to inform me and help me arrange to send that back to San Jose
9.5 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.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Shower was big and had hard beam with warm water. Beds were really nice.and pool was lovely not big but nice. Personal was also very kind!
Cons: Nothing.
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: 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...
9.3 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was fantastic. We stayed there for 2 days. Clean room with AC. Delicious breakfast, super nice people! Great value too!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very helpful and kind. Location is fine.
Cons: We had some heavy rains and it starter to leak a little bit. Nothing to worry about though. WiFi was not working in the last cabina.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was delicious and the staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms are cute :)
San Bosco Inn - La Fortuna - Building
20
9.1 Excellent (502 reviews)
C$ 84+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at San Bosco Inn, you'll be centrally located in La Fortuna, within a 10-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Excellent value for money this hotel with the plus entry to volcano lodge.
Cons: Great place and breakfast.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Everything was as expected. Location & breakfast were good. Staff were very attentive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and inexpensive. Free entrance to the hot springs at Volcano Lodge!! And breakfast is included. Grounds are super well kept and the pool area is legit. A must stay when at Arenal
Cons: Everything was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The views, the place and the staff. I will repeat!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed the option to visit the beautiful Vulcano Lodge, where we've had a nice lunch, swim and read by the pool.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very welcoming, pleasant and friendly. The room was very comfortable, air conditioning worked beautifully and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast was great. Great variety of food, fresh and natural juices. Local tastes. We arrived late for breakfast as they were closes down and one of the cooks was nice enough to come over and ask us if we wanted fresh eggs and she prepared them for us. We had 2 rooms with 2 double/queen beds. We would stay again!
Cons: I really can't say anything bad. The only thing that was a little different was we didn't have hand towels for the shower. But I understand that I am just use to using hand towels in the shower being from the US and many other countries may not use them. This is more of a personal preference, than anything, and I personally would not hold it against the property. Sometimes it's nice to break away from the norm. :)
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location in downtown, good view of volcano
Cons: Little rooms (Expected bigger from the photos)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: San Bosco is lovely - it may be fairly basic but it's clean, well-kept and in a great location right in the town of La Fortuna. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly with suggestions and tours and arranging cabs when needed. The value of having the pass for Volcano Lodge is a definite bonus - had a great evening there and even took advantage of the spa specials. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at San Bosco again.
Cons: The pool area could use a little maintenance but it was still lovely enough to relax in the sun and to cool off when needed.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed the facilties such as the pool and also the ability to visit the hot springs on a different hotel (free of charge, this is part of the package). The hot springs are 7 km away and one can enjoy a cocktail in 38-39 C water whilst having a clear view of the volcano. The breakfast has a good variety of options and it is self catering.
Cons: Wifi connection in the rooms was not strong
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful staff crew! The location is perfect just in the downtown of La Fortuna! Restaurants and supermarkets near to the hotel. Very peaceful!
Cons: Improve the breakfast, put more options in the menu.