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Hotels Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna

Costa Rica hotels: Arenal Volcano / La Fortuna

Arenal has been a dormant strato-volcano. Young deposits were of the slopes of the volcano but it had not erupted in historic time. Arenal's status changed dramatically in July of 1968. An explosive eruption produced hot avalanches and ejected blocks that devastated the west flank of the volcano and killed 78 people. Arenal has been continuously active since 1968. It rises 1,633 meters above sea level and casts an almost flawless silhouette on the land below it. Arenal's last explosion was in 1969 but this volcano is far from dormant. Its constant rumblings are Arenal's most popular characteristics. Often spewing ash and smoke, the volcano provides a striking backdrop for photographs and video. There are several excellent look out points along the highway and several resorts and spas that have developed in the area. Starting point for all excursions is the picturesque town of La Fortuna, located about 8 km east of the volcano.

Most of the hotels and lodges are situated along the road between La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano National Park.

Costa Rica hotels: Arenal Volcano / La Fortuna

Hotel Arenal Kioro ****Costa Rica hotels: Arenal Kioro, Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Arenal Kioro hotel is located 10 minutes North West from La Fortuna, in a exceptional location to observe the spectacular Arenal Volcano. The hotel offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 11 hectares of undulating land, surrounded by two streams ( La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. It has two paths where plant species are identified. Besides, 3 kilometers away there is a property with private thermal springs for our customer’s delight.
Arenal Kioro offers 42 suites with 2 queen beds and sofa bed, 11 Suites with king bed and sofa- bed and Suites with connection system available. All suites have: Two terraces with the best panoramic volcano and mountain view, hydro-massage, air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, coffee maker, hot water, direct dialing telephone, satellite television, hair dryer, key card safety locks.
Facilities: International food restaurant, Lobby bar, Private hot springs with transportation service (Eco Termales), Temperate pool, Spa (new building), Conference rooms facilities, Game room (ping-pong, pool, board games), Beauty salon (Coming Soon), Gift shop (Coming Soon), Internet room, Private parking, Tennis court (Coming Soon), Mini gym, Laundry service, Bell boy service and Room service.

Arenal Springs Resort ****Costa Rica hotels: Arenal Springs Resort, Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The Arenal Springs Resort is located about 5 km outside of La Fortuna in the direction of Arenal Volcano and set back about 750m from the main road, offering a perfect combination between relaxation, comfort, and exuberant tropical scenery, as well as excellent views of the Arenal Volcano. The hotel features 65 spacious colonial style rooms; 6 rooms are especially designed for the handicapped. Each room can accommodate up to five people, and they feature their own terrace with view to the volcano, one king or two queen size beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, telephone, wireless Internet, safety box, private bathroom, and hair dryer, surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
The hotel offers a restaurant with magnificent view of the Arenal Volcano, featuring an exquisite variety of national and international dishes in a completely natural ambiance and welcoming atmosphere. A swimming pool for adults with wet bar and a small one extra for children - as well as a Jacuzzi offer a perfect possibility to relax after day of adventures in the Arenal area. Both swimming pools have handicapped accessibility.
The hotel also offers a Spa facility for massages y therapeutic treatments. If the client wishes, the massage or treatment can be done in the extensive gardens or even in their own rooms.  Hotel facilities also include a souvenir store, laundry service, Internet service, lush gardens and trails.

Arenal Nayara ****

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel located 6 km from the town of Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano National Park. Its central location allows guests to visit the main attractions of the region in less than 20 minutes, such as the hot springs, waterfalls and the Arenal Volcano National Park. It disposes of 24 deluxe casitas with beautiful views of the volcano all day long. Facilities: Swimming pool with wet bar, a Jacuzzi, a spa. Secure, convenient parking, wireless internet, ‘Altamira’ restaurant open all day. Rooms: All rooms feature plasma TV and DVD / CD player, IPod Stand, wireless Internet, safety deposit box (laptop capacity), air conditioning, spacious and modern bathroom and shower with all amenities, mini bar and coffee maker.
Casita Suite: These are free-standing, private casitas which include a private backyard garden with an outdoor shower. The Casita Deluxe also includes a private balcony with Jacuzzi overlooking the volcano - king or two full size beds.
Casita Deluxe: These are free-standing, private casitas which include a private backyard garden with an outdoor shower. The Casita Deluxe also includes a private balcony with Jacuzzi overlooking the volcano, a king or two full size beds and a plasma 27" cable TV and expansive views of the Arenal volcano.
Premium Suite: Each Premium Suite contains an adjoining, spacious living room and a private balcony with Jacuzzi overlooking the volcano. The Premium Suite luxurious bathroom has his-and-her vanities clad in marble and stone, and dual overhead rainfall showers with views to the suite’s private garden. Amenities include towel warmers, top-of-the-line bath-robes, European spa toiletries and shower products. All premium suites are furnished with hand-crafted, carved furniture and a king size bed and a plasma 32" cable TV.
Nayara Suite: The luxurious Nayara Suite is our top-of-the-line accommodation set in a unique architectural octagonal design which provides natural lighting and spaciousness throughout. Each Nayara Suite provides the ultimate in privacy including a private balcony with Jacuzzi overlooking the volcano. The Nayara Suite bathroom takes luxury to a whole new level with separate his-and-her vanities clad in marble and stone, dual overhead rainfall showers with full views of the suite’s private garden. Amenities include towel warmers, top-of-the-line bath-robes, and European spa toiletries
Nayara Villa: The Nayara Villa, the largest suite, is a self-contained duplex villa ideal for families. The entire villa offers unobstructed and expansive views of the Arenal volcano. Each Nayara Villa contains two rooms, one of them with an adjoining, spacious living room. Both rooms have their own private balcony with respective Jacuzzis overlooking the volcano. Each room also has a luxurious bathroom with his-and-her vanities clad in marble and stone, and dual overhead rainfall showers with views of the suite’s private garden. Amenities in both rooms include towel warmers, top-of-the-line bathrobes, European spa toiletries and shower products.

Arenal Paraiso ***Costa Rica hotels: Arenal Paraiso, Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Hotel Arenal Paraíso is located 7 km west of La Fortuna. The hotel offers 116 rooms with view to the Arenal Volcano, surrounded by exuberant gardens, green zones, footpaths, great amount of species of birds. The standard bungalows are equipped with private bathroom, hot water, ceiling fan, a small refrigerator and a small terrace. The Deluxe bungalows are more spacious and feature A/C, cable TV and a glazed terrace with view of the volcano. The hotel offers 3 swimming pools, Jacuzzi, restaurant, laundry service and private parking.

Arenal Volcano Inn ***Costa Rica hotels Arenal Volcano: Arenal Volcano Inn

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Arenal Volcano Inn is a new hotel located 6.5 kilometer north of La Fortuna Town. It offers 11 rooms with view to the Arenal Volcano. Each room is equipped with two Queen size beds, mini split air condition, mini refrigerator, a small breakfast counter and terrace. There is one Jacuzzi Suite, with two Queen size beds; mini split air condition, mini refrigerator, breakfast counter, Microwave oven, and coffee maker. Hotel facilities include 2 swimming pools, one for adults and one for children, a Jacuzzi with regulated temperate water and a breakfast restaurant.

Tabacón Resort & Spa ****Costa Rica hotels: Tabacon Resort & Spa, Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Tabacón Resort located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, 3 hours driving from San José, offers 95 spacious standard rooms and 11 Jr. Suites, all with furnishings handcrafted by local artisans. All guest rooms features a private balcony or terrace overlooking the resorts impeccably landscaped tropical gardens. Some also include direct view of the impressive Arenal Volcano and others feature a lovely view of the property’s rainforest. Jr. Suites features a cozy Jacuzzi on a private balcony or patio. Most of them boast an incredible view of the majestic volcano and the exotic gardens. Amenities include a fully stocked mini-bar and luxury cotton bathrobes. Our guests can enjoy such in-room amenities as air-conditioning, cable TV, hair dryer, safety box, coffeemaker and Room Service. One rollaway or crib in king-bedded rooms is available for guests on advance notice. Offering exceptional views for relaxation and romantic moments.
Facilities: Swimming pool, 2 restaurants, bar and Tabacón Hot Springs famous Spa.

Villas Eco Arenal ***

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The Hotel „Villas Eco Arenal“ is situated about 2 km outside of the village La Fortuna, at the foot of the famous Arenal Volcano. The 12 standard rooms and 3 villas are surrounded by a splendid garden-area. Moreover the hotel offers a soccer field as well as a basket- and volleyball court, a large pool and relaxing area. The rooms are all furnished with a double-bed satellite TV, mini-refrigerator, A/C, private bathroom and a balcony with a marvelous view of the volcano. The villas (max. 5 or 9 persons) also include a fully equipped kitchen.

Arenal Manoa ****

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Big gardens, a small stream and old huge trees surround the Arenal Manoa Hotel. The guests can walk along the many trails enjoying the tropical, green environment and see daily operations at their own dairy farm, Finca Manoa. The view of the volcano is guaranteed from all junior suites, the restaurant and the pools. It moreover offers facilities for events and meetings of different occasions. Facilities: 2 swimming pools, kids pool, 2 Jacuzzi, laundry service, currency exchange, private parking, hot water, wireless internet, hiking trails, restaurant gourmet, room service, telephone, wet Bar, gardens, bar. Rooms: All junior suites are of the same design equipped, spacious with two queen-sized beds, air conditioning, TV, Wifi, refrigerator, telephone, safe deposit box, hair dryer, dressing table, coffee maker, private bathroom with hot water, and volcano view terrace. 4 of these junior suites are wheelchair accessible. Room categories: 80 Junior Suites

Montaña de Fuego ***Costa Rica hotels: Montaña Fuego, Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Montaña de Fuego Hotel located in La Fortuna, San Carlos, takes advantage of the natural beauty of the area within a magnificent vegetation and diverse fauna. Its spacious and comfortable rooms offer you all the facilities to rest and relax. Bungalows Deluxe: Have a comfortable, modern and wide design. They have air conditioning, refrigerator, and private bathroom with hot water, telephone, Direct TV, and a private porch.
Regular Bungalows: Offer you natural-style comfort in the warmth of all wood construction. They have private bathroom with hot water, telephone, Direct TV, a/c, private porch. Suites: Offer you natural-style comfort in the warmth of all wood construction. They have private bathroom with hot water, telephone, Direct T.V., a/c, private porch. Facilities: Gardens, gift shop, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, Restaurant with a great view of the Arenal Volcano and 10 massage rooms, sauna and spa where guests enjoy an unforgettable therapeutic treatment with volcanic mud and the aromatized lotions.

Catarata Eco-Lodge **Costa Rica hotels: Albergue Catarata, Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Albuergue La Catarata is a rustic and cozy lodge, near the La Fortuna waterfall, with view to Arenal Volcano. The lodge offers 9 simple but clean rooms in cabinas, private bath/hot water and restaurant. It has its own medicinal plants garden, a butterfly graden and a breeding station for mammals of the region that are in danger of extinction. The project is managed by 11 local families, funded by the WWF Canada.

Volcano Lodge & Gardens***Costa Rica hotels: Volcano Lodge, Arenal Volcano

The lodge is located in the first third of the 8 km long road between the village La Fortuna and the entrance of the National Park Arenal. The 65 spacious and comfortable rooms are equipped with a closet, private bathroom with hot water shower/hair dryer, A/C, cable TV, safe, as well as furnished terraces surrounded by a tropical garden and with view of the volcano. The rooms are equipped with two double beds or one king bed. Moreover, the hotel includes two swimming pools with pool bar and view to the volcano, two restaurants and parking lot. 

Lomas del Volcán ***Costa Rica hotels Arenal Volcano: Lomas del Volcán

Situated about 2 km outside of La Fortuna heading to the National park, in between a 150 hectare farm, the hotel Lomas del Volcán offers 40 rustic bungalows, all equipped with private bathroom/hot water, ceiling fan, refrigerator, a King- and a Queen-Size bed, as well as a terrace with view to Arenal volcano. Guests are welcome to use the restaurant, Jacuzzi and the guarded parking space.

Hotel San Bosco ** Costa Rica hotels: San Bosco, La Fortuna

Hotel San Bosco is situated in the center of La Fortuna. The hotel offers 30 rooms with private bathroom, hot water and air conditioning as well as a separate accommodation with four rooms (with ceiling fans) for families and student groups. Some of the rooms also feature Cable TV. A swimming pool, a whirlpool and a gym are offered to the guests. The hotel is surrounded by green areas and features a private, guarded parking lot. From the public balcony of the hotel you can observe the Arenal Volcano. In addition, the hotel disposes of a restaurant ("La Cascada"), where you may enjoy national and international cuisine. Room categories: 13 Standard/AC (Type A), 17 Standard/AC with cable TV (Type B), 1 Casa with 4 rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, ceiling fan and cable TV.

Lost Iguana Resort ****Costa Rica hotels: Lost Iguana Resort, Arenal Volcano

Located in the Arenal region, the resort's 100-acre property overlooks the world's most active volcano, Arenal Volcano located near La Fortuna, Costa Rica. A premiere, upscale retreat nestled gently in the jungle, the Lost Iguana Resort only offers rooms with large private balconies overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Arenal River Gorge. All rooms are spacious and well appointed with first-class furnishings, artwork and full amenities (air-conditioning, telephone, cable TV, pillow-top mattresses with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and more). All rooms are also equipped with: • Coffee Service, Mini Bar Refrigerator, Safe Deposit Box • Satellite TV, AC and Ceiling Fans • King Bed or 2 Full Size Beds • Private Balcony with Volcano View. Facilities: Dining area with refrigerator and coffee service, Sitting Area, Jacuzzi Baths on deck with views of the Jungle and Volcano, Vaulted Wood Ceilings on Upstairs Units and Outside Garden Shower in First Floor Units

Hotels Lake Arenal / Along the road to Cañas

Costa Rica hotels: Lake Arenal

An artificial lake with an area of about 85.5 km2, making it the largest lake in Costa Rica, surrounded by rolling hills that are partly pastured and partly forested. The northwest side of Lake Arenal is a dry region of rolling hills and pastures, distinctly different from the lush landscape near La Fortuna. Lake Arenal produces about 60% of the hydro electrical power for Costa Rica.

Arenal Vista Lodge *** Costa Rica hotels: Eco Lodge Lake Coter

Situated on the Southern side of the Lake Arenal, the Arenal Vista Lodge is located about 30 minutes outside of La Fortuna. All 25 rooms feature private bathroom, hot-water shower and walk-in closet. From the terrace, you have a magnificent panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano and the lake. Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, spacious restaurant with panoramic view to the volcano, bar and a souvenir shop. The lodge offers fishing, boat riding and additional water sports. Horses and bicycles are available for rent. You may also enjoy a nature walk along the hotel's scenic trails, perfect for bird watching.

Linda Vista del Norte *** Costa Rica hotels: Eco Lodge Lake Coter

Hotel Linda Vista del Norte is located at the south side of Lake Arenal, about 26 km from La Fortuna and 4 km from the entrance of the National Park. The hotel offers a nice view at Volcano Arenal, Lake Arenal and surrounding area. The 10 standard rooms have private bathroom/hot water, fan and terrace (some of them have a view to the Volcano or the Lake). 4 Junior Suites also feature air conditioning, mini refrigerator, and Coffee maker and have a panoramic to the volcano and the lake. Hotel facilities include a restaurant/bar, parking lot and souvenir shop.

Hotels East of Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica hotels: Este del Arenal Volcano


Hotel Occidental El Tucano ****Costa Rica hotels: Occidental El Tucano

The Occidental El Tucano is a Deluxe hotel located just an hour and a half outside of San Jose. This hotel is situated in a private forest reserve in Aqua Caliente, the San Carlos Region, just 45 minutes from the Arenal Volcano and very close to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
Surrounded by lush, tropical rainforest the Occidental El Tucano makes for a truly unique vacation destination. The 90 guest rooms are fully equipped with all modern conveniences and a full bathroom. Guests can enjoy tennis; a natural sauna or they bathe in the thermal waters of the hotel's swimming pool and Jacuzzis. A thermal Spa, Health center, 5 spacious conference rooms, international restaurant offering Italian specialties, vegetarian restaurant, swimming pool with children area, Jacuzzi with thermal water, steam bath, miniature golf, hiking trails and a tennis court are among to the hotels amenities.

Hotel Tilajari ***Costa Rica hotels: Tilajari

The Tilajari Resort is situated east of the volcano Arenal, close to the town Muelle and about 40 minute by car from La Fortuna. The annex offers in total 76 rooms which all feature satellite TV, A/C, ceiling fan, hair dryer, telephone, room safe (additional fee) and terrace. Connected to the hotel is a 1 hectare big plantation territory with nicely arranged gardens, fruit trees, ornamental and medicine plants as well as a butterfly farm. The sports and spa facilities range from 2 swimming pools and a Jacuzzi to a Sauna, six tennis courts (2 roofed and two outdoor courts), a racquetball court and one multi purpose court. A lobby bar and a restaurant as well as two conference rooms round up the offer of the hotel.

Hotels near San Ramón

Villa Blanca ***

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels This lodge is located about 60km north of the International Airport San José in the mountain and cloud forest region of San Ramón and can be easily reached via the main road, which is leading to the Arenal Volcano. The lodge offers 35 just renewed casitas, and 5 Honeymoon suites with view of the surrounding farmland and the cloud forest reserve „Los Angeles“. All rooms feature a private bathroom with hot water, mini-bar, coffee machine and an own fireplace for cooler nights. Furthermore, the deluxe and honeymoon bungalows are equipped with a whirlpool bathtub, a lounge and a private garden patio. The reception, conference rooms, a restaurant that offers typical Costa Rican food and a bar are located in the main building.

Hotels Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui / Chilamate / La Virgen

Costa Rica hotels: Sarapiqui, Chilamate, La Virgen

The community of Chilamate exhibits a rare coincidence of forest and road. Chilamate is located where the Sarapiquí River passes through the southern extension of the Sardinal Hills. Probably because of the ruggedness of the terrain, the land has not yet been deforested. The main road from Puerto Viejo to the capital city of San José, parallels the river, thus in Chilamate, there is easy access to the forests of the Sardinal Hills. In addition, electric and telephone lines run along the road through Chilamate. This coincidence of forest with road access and basic utilities makes Chilamate an ideal location for the development of nature tourism projects. Sarapiqui; has been a center of conservation activity in Costa Rica for many years, originally due to the presence of La Selva, an international research station just south of Puerto Viejo.

La Quinta de Sarapiquí ***Costa Rica hotels: La Quinta de Sarapiqui

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Located in one of the richest areas for bird watching, on a curve along the Sardinal River, La Quinta is owned and operated by a Costa Rican family giving the place a very personal atmosphere. The hotel offers 26 spacious rooms in bungalows surrounded by a beautiful, tropical garden full of heliconias, ginger, palms & flowering trees. Hotel services include a restaurant that offers delicious food, some of the fruit and vegetables are even grown in La Quinta's own garden. There also is a swimming pool, butterfly garden and poison dart frog garden on the property - the highlight, however, is the biodiversity exhibition and museum "Jewels of the Rainforest" - a collection that is part of the biologist Richard Whitten's Entomological Collection of over 1 million specimens from all over the world - a dynamic presentation of iridescent butterflies, beetles, spiders and other fascinating creatures of the rainforest.

Sarapiquís Rainforest Lodge ***Costa Rica hotels: Sarapiquis Centro Neotropico

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The Sarapiquís Rainforest Lodge, built in the style of a pre-Colombian, indigenous village, is located on the main road between La Virgen and Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui amidst tropical gardens at the Río Sarapiquí.
Three of four conical Palenque style buildings which are covered by palm tree leafs, include 8 spacious and comfortable guest rooms each. The rooms are tastefully decorated in a harmonious array of earth tones, natural Laja stone and antique or artisan made furniture. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom/shower, ceiling fan, telephone and covered terrace with hammocks. The reception, the restaurant with bar as well as a souvenir shop and a photo gallery are located in the fourth building. Traces of a pre-Colombian Indian graveyard where found in a bordering reserve, which can be reached over a suspended bridge.

Selva Verde Lodge ***Costa Rica hotels: Selva Verde Lodge

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Built in 1985, Selva Verde Lodge is located at the river Sarapiquí, about 6km west of the town of Sarapiquí. A private tropical rain forest reserve is part of the Lodge. The Selva Verde Lodge offers several wooden houses, which are built on stilts. The 40 standard rooms feature private bathroom/hot water, 2 single beds, ceiling fan and spacious wooden balconies. Additional 5 bungalows are equipped with a ceiling fan, a bunk bed, two single beds as well as a shared bathroom. The open and spacious dining room with its thatched roof harmonizes well with the jungle ambience. Note: Only Non-smoking rooms.

El Bambú de Sarapiquí **Costa Rica hotels: El Bambú de Sarapiquí

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The hotel El Bambú is situated in the center of the small town Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui and offers its guests 16 spacious rooms with private bathroom, hot water, A/C, ceiling fan, room safe, telephone and cable TV. Connected to the hotel are a restaurant, swimming pool and a small roofed fitness corner as well as a parking lot.

La Selva Biological Station (OTS)Costa Rica hotels: La Selva Biological Station

La Selva Biological Station, located about 3km south of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, offers besides guided hikes through the private reserve La Selva, which is attached to the Station, also simple accommodation either in shared bedrooms with shared bathroom or in 6 extra cabins (built in 2003) which all feature private bathroom, ceiling fan, desk and balcony. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served at the cafeteria of the Station at pre-assigned times.

Hotels & Lodges Rio San Carlos / Boca Tapada

Costa Rica hotels & lodges Rio San Carlos / Boca Tapada

Between the town of Ciudad Quesada and the San Juan River, bordering Nicaragua, stretches the lowlands of San Carlos. Pineapple and Heart of Palm are grown there and huge areas have been deforested in the past for cattle. In the North however, towards the border of Nicaragua, still some beautiful rainforests are remaining.

The area around Boca Tapada is one of the main nesting sites of the Great Green Macaw, which is in danger of extinction.

Costa Rica hotels & lodges Rio San Carlos / Boca Tapada

Laguna del Lagarto Lodge **Costa Rica lodges: Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Rio San Carlos

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The Laguna del Lagarto Lodge is situated in a 1,200 acres private rain forest reserve in the north of the country (Boca Tapada) near to the Nicaraguan border, built in harmony with the surrounding nature. Just a few years ago, the trip to this beautiful place would have meant an expedition of several days. Today, it is can be reached by a 4x4 car in 3 to 4 hours from San José. The lodge features 19 simple rooms with two single beds, private bathroom, hot water and ceiling fans, an open terrace restaurant serving hearty, typical Costa Rican meals, a butterfly garden and more than 10 miles of jungle trails. The usage of the canoes, as well as a rainforest hike is included in the room rate. After sunset there is the opportunity to observe the feeding of the caimans that are living in the lagoon. Unforgettable are also the evenings on the roofed terrace with a cool drink and accompanied by a concert of the “jungle inhabitants.”

Maquenque Eco Lodge (***)Costa Rica lodges: Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Rio San Carlos

This modern Ecolodge is situated in the very North of the country close to the Nicaraguan border in a town called Boca Tapada. This area belongs still to the most untouched areas of Costa Rica and is especially known for its variety of birds. The Lodge is located inside the Maquenque Eco Preserve in the Northern Territory of San Carlos. Surrounded by tropical rainforests, and bordering the Majestic San Carlos River, it has become famous for ecology, wildlife observation, unique birds and adventure tours. A local family, Canoa Aventura Tour Operator and a Swiss family are managing this jungle lodge to maintain and conserve wildlife habitat, while providing visitors a high quality nature experience. The Lodge features proximity to a frog and reptile garden, a farm, and a botanical garden, which might be visited by its guests.
Facilities: private parking, a pool, laundry service, bar, restaurant, local guide service, local tour offer
Rooms: The lodge consists of 14 bungalows, which are all equipped with a private bathroom and hot water, ceiling fan, a little table and 2 chairs, deck. The bungalows are either equipped with a king bed or queen and twin beds. All offer direct access to the green surrounding.
Room categories: 14 Standard Bungalows

Pedacito de Cielo **Costa Rica lodges Rio San Carlos: Pedacito de Cielo

The „Pedacito de Cielo Lodge“ („A Piece of Heaven“) is located near the border of the 300 hectares rainforest area of the biological corridor San Juan, near the Nicaraguan border at the river Rio San Carlos. The fauna is enormous, several kinds of reptiles and amphibians (frogs, basilisks, alligators etc.) and a big quantity of tropical birds. This area is the main district for nestling of the extinction Green Macaw.
The 8, round wood made, rustic and cozy bungalows are located in a tropical garden with all private bathroom and ceiling fan. All bungalows have their own terrace with a view over Rio San Carlos. In Lodge-own restaurant are offered traditional form the region menu. A lagoon, nearby the lodge can be visit with the canoe. Other activities are: hikes trough the rainforest, boat trips on Rio San Carlos towards San Juan and border of Nicaragua and horse riding.

Hotels & Lodges Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Costa Rica hotels & lodges: Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

The refuge has an extension of about 10,000 hectares and is of interest especially to bird-watchers, but not only. It is also remarkable for its large population of endangered mammals, including jaguars, tapirs, and ocelots. There are always plenty of monkeys around. Crocodiles and caimans are easily seen. The Rio Frio, which cuts through the refuge, makes an ideal waterway for guided boat tours into Caño Negro.

Caño Negro Natural Lodge ***Costa Rica hotels: Caño Negro Natural Lodge

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The lodge is located in the little village of Caño Negro, right next to the wildlife refuge and features 22 spacious rooms with room safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan and private bathroom with hot water shower. Furthermore, the hotel offers its guests a pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant and various sports facilities such as badminton, mini golf and table tennis. Various activities including boat excursions to the refuge, fishing tours and horseback riding are offered.

Hotel De Campo Caño Negro **Costa Rica hotels: Caño Negro Natural Lodge

The Caño Negro Hotel de Campo is located in the small village of Caño negro, in the buffer zone of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge on 35,000 square meters of property facing the lake. It has 14 rooms in 7 bungalows, surrounded with a tropical garden with fruit trees. All rooms have private bathroom with hot water shower, one king-size bed or two double beds, ceiling fan and view to the lagoon. The hotel also offers a restaurant with bar, parking lot, green areas, swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Hotels Monteverde / Santa Elena

Costa Rica hotels: Monteverde, Santa Elena

Quaker families immigrating to Costa Rica from the United States in 1951 have founded the town of Sta. Elena. They came to Costa Rica because of the fact that the country does not have a standing army and, in many ways, supported their ideals. A dairy farm and associated cheese factory now produce over a ton of cheese a day, and much of the 1,500 hectares they purchased forty years ago is part of the famous Monteverde Cloud forest reserve.

Starting point to all attractions of the region is the small town of Sta. Elena, located between the most important nature reserves, Santa Elena and Monteverde. Most of the hotels and lodges are situated between the village of Sta. Elena and along the connecting roads between both preserves.

Costa Rica hotels: Monteverde, Santa Elena

Hotel El Establo ****Costa Rica hotels: Hotel El Establo, Monteverde

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Establo" is situated in the heart of Monteverde 7 km from the Santa Elena Rain Forest and 4 km from the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Quaker friendship awaits you in the hotel with 97 rooms, 21 standard with 1 queen and 1 single bed. New 26 spacious Deluxe rooms, with 2 queen beds (some with balcony), 32 junior suites and 12 suites equipped with 2 queen beds, wooden furniture, (separate shower & tub), closet & phone. This hotel also offers 5 Honeymoon suites with Jacuzzi and 1 king-size bed. 1 Master Suite, with 2 floors, balcony and a wonderful view of Nicoya Gulf, private bathroom (shower and tub), hair dryer, 2 queen-size beds and 1 king-size bed. All rooms have private bath, hot water, cable TV, orthopedic mattress and phone.
Facilities: Breakfast included on room rate, swimming pool (the only one in Monteverde) Jacuzzi, restaurant, laundry, walking rails, horses rental and more.

Fonda Vela ***Costa Rica hotels: Hotel Fonda Vela, Monteverde

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The hotel Fonda Vela is situated on beautiful, quiet grounds close to Monteverde Reserve, about halfway between the village of Sta. Elena and the reserve. The hotel offers 40 rooms distributed over several buildings. The rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished, all of them come with mini-bar, telephone, coffee maker and cable TV, as well as private bathroom/hot water and complimentary organic shampoo and conditioner. The Standard rooms have two queen size beds, whereas the Junior Suites feature a King and a Queen size bed.
Hotel Fonda Vela has two restaurants and a full service bar: The spacious “Galleria” restaurant has walls of large windows with beautiful views. There is also the cozy “Fireside Room” with a wood-burning fireplace. Terrace seating on the balcony offer views of the Gulf of Nicoya, and sometimes beautiful sunsets.
Other facilities include a separate TV room and lounge, which also serves as a conference room for up to 25 people, Internet access (for guests, in the reception building), laundry service and private hiking trails.

Arco Iris Lodge ***Costa Rica hotels: Arco Iris Lodge, Monteverde

The Arco Iris Lodge is located in the village of Santa Elena on a quiet hillside, at an almost equal distance between the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. The Lodge offers several types of accommodations in a total of 16 tastefully designed and decorated cabins with private bathroom and hot water showers. Two low budget accommodations for 2 or 4 persons are available. The cabins are set within a big garden with many trees. The hotel also offers a small library for consultations and references, breakfast restaurant, credit card phone and laundry service. The center of the village Santa Elena is about 2 walking minutes away.

Hotel Heliconia ***Costa Rica hotels: Hotel Heliconia, Monteverde

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The Heliconia is situated about 3 km away from the center of Santa Elena and offers 31 rustic rooms, which all feature private bathroom/bath tab/hot water, orthopedic mattresses, telephone and room safe. The restaurant with a small bar, the lobby and the standard rooms are located in the wooden main building which includes an extension. Furthermore, the hotel features spacious and comfortable Junior Suites and Family Suites in a separate building, partially with balcony or terrace with view of the Golf of Nicoya. The guests are also offered a Jacuzzi to relax and to enjoy the garden.

Trapp Family Lodge ***Costa Rica hotels: Trapp Family Lodge, Monteverde

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels The lodge is a cozy place right at the entrance to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It offers 32 comfortably equipped rooms that feature private bathroom/ hot shower and a balcony or terrace. 20 Standard rooms are accommodated in the main building, 12 Mountain Suites are accommodated in a separate building with view to the Cloud Forest and feature TV and mini bar in addition. The hotel features moreover a restaurant, bar, and a TV room.

Cloud Forest Lodge Costa Rica hotels: Cloud Forest Lodge, Monteverde

The Cloud Forest Lodge is situated approx. 2 km outside of the village of Santa Elena, Monteverde, surrounded by 30 hectares of primary and secondary forest with 5km of private trails. The hotel offers a total of 20 rooms which are accommodated in 10 bungalows and come with private bath, hot water, one double and one single bed and wooden-furniture. The main building houses a restaurant, bar, television room and large balcony, where guests can enjoy spectacular sunset views over the Gulf of Nicoya.

Hotel Claro de Luna **(*)Costa Rica hotels: Claro de Luna, Monteverde

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Situated in a quiet area about 5 minutes outside of Santa Elena, this cozy, family-run hotel offers 9 comfortable and nicely decorated rooms with private bathroom/hot water located inside a beautiful wooden building with view to the surrounding mountain range of Monteverde. Neighboring the hotel is a family-owned horse-farm. A breakfast room and Internet-Service are available.

Poco a Poco ***(*)

Costa Rica Sustainable Hotels Just aside Santa Elena and about a 10 minute car drive from Monteverde, this little and familiar Hotel Poco a Poco offers in total 11 rooms with private bathroom/hot water, orthopedic beds, telephone, cable TV and room safe. The hotel has a bar and restaurant with traditional local meals, Internet service, parking place, laundry service and souvenir shop.

Montaña Monteverde ***Costa Rica hotels: Montaña Monteverde

The Montaña Monteverde has a private Forest Reserve with Primary/Secondary-Forest and is situated about 3km outside from the center of Sta. Elena in direction to the Monteverde Reserve. A total of 38 rooms in the categories standard and deluxe are offered. All rooms feature private bathroom/hot water, telephone and room safe. In addition the deluxe rooms re equipped with cable TV, bath tube, mini-bar and private balcony with a nice view. The hotel includes a restaurant with glass-front and view onto the Golf of Nicoya. A small Spa/Sauna area can be used after reservation and at a small additional fee.

Lodges Tenorio Volcano / Rio Celeste

Costa Rica hotels: Tenorio Volcano

Hardly explored and for those who like hiking steep trails. It consists of four volcanic peaks and two twin-craters. The slopes are covered with savannah, rain forest at middle elevations and cloud forests at higher elevations. From its top spreads the sight for Guatuso and San Carlos lowlands, Lake Nicaragua, Cano Negro National Reserve and Arenal Lake. A legend exists about an eruption in 1816, but the volcano was observed to be densely forested in 1864 and is not considered to have erupted in historical time. Since 1989 it has been under a pre-feasibility study to determine its geothermal potential.

The Tenorio National Park also hides one of Costa Rica´s treasures. The Rio Celeste (the blue river) is named after the color of its water a bright, jewel-blue caused by many dissolved, natural minerals, like cobalt. Hike through secondary and primary rainforest, home to pumas, tapirs and other animals. There are also streaming hot and cool springs of the local volcanoes, mineral mud pits and the blue lagoon of the Rio Celeste. A pool at the bottom of a waterfall allows the adventurous to swim in its blue waters.

Costa Rica lodges: Rio Celeste

Tenorio Lodge ***Costa Rica lodging: Albergue Heliconias, Tenorio Volcano / Rio Celeste

The Tenorio Lodge is located in the Province of Guanacaste in the canton of Upala on the southern entrance of the small village of Bijagua. In lush tropical garden, clients can relax in one of the two Red Cedar wood jacuzzis or watch the twirling of hummingbirds and admire the view over the Tenorio volcano. Trails are running through the 17 acres big property along two natural ponds and cross several reforestation zones. Numerous places permit the visitors to observe the large number of birds that live in this great natural aviary. Facilities: High – Speed Internet Access, a small gift-shop, bar and restaurant, heliconia gardens Rooms: The lodge offers 8 modern bungalows all equipped with 1 king-size bed, queen size bed with orthopedic mattress, living area, and ventilator and private bathroom with hot water (through solar energy).

Celeste Mountain Lodge ***Costa Rica lodging: Albergue Heliconias, Tenorio Volcano / Rio Celeste

Celeste Mountain Lodge is nestled in between 2 volcanoes (Tenorio and Miravalles) on the outskirts of the Tenorio National Park. It is an innovative eco lodge in a modern, contemporary design that uses natural materials. The Celeste Mountain Lodge possesses 3 hectares of green, fertile land and 4 hectares of protected primary forest. The lodge is surrounded by deep jungles and protected areas. The lodge also has a covered garden with a “tropical” hot tub and a reading area with chimney. This lodge is unique because of the wildlife that can be observed around it e.g. toucans, butterflies, and large mammals such as tapir whose footprints are often found around the property. Facilities: restaurant with panoramic terrace (creative Costa Rican cuisine), bar, tropical hot baths, reading area with chimney, tour desk, special porter seat for people with reduced mobility. Rooms: All rooms offer beautiful views of the Volcano Tenorio spread over two floors, a private bath with hot water. In addition, the hotel is equipped with one room for physically disabled guests .

La Carolina Lodge (*)Costa Rica hotels: La Carolina Lodge, Tenorio Volcano / Rio Celeste

La Carolina lodge is situated in the northwestern outback of Costa Rica and offers 170 acres of land. 4,500 feet are riverfront, with a backdrop of rich, tropical forest: toucans, squawking green parrots, and hummingbirds are just a few of the birds nesting in the jungle canopy. The ranch is also home to many tropical mammals like sloths, anteaters, kinkajous and coitis, as well as giant butterflies, bromeliads, wild orchids, and other flora. Approximately 85 acres are dedicated to pastoral farmland for our cattle and horses, citrus groves and vegetable gardens, whose harvest are used for the meals. From the hilltops, one has stunning views of the neighboring volcanoes, Tenorio and Miravalles.The lodge overlooks a fresh water river and lush tropical forest. For sunbathing and swimming there is a wooden deck built over a natural, crescent pool fed by a river. A deep shaded porch, with a fireplace, rocking chairs and hammocks, wraps around the lodge—a quiet place to cool off, nap, read and relax while watching the river flow. Next to this river there is a fire-heated tub, perfect for relaxing. Only limited access to electricity is given: at night candles and oil lanterns are lightning the surrounding. Accommodation categories range from lodges over houses to cabins: The main lodge suites families and groups (up to 11 guests) and is equipped with 3 private double rooms, 1 large room with 1 double bed and 3 single beds as well as two bathrooms, hot water showers, and a sitting area with a small library. The private house on the hill accommodates up to 6 people, it has 3 double beds, a bathroom, a porch with table and hammock overlooking the lodge and the river. The private “honeymoon” cabin is located right at the river, and has a queen size bed, a private bathroom, fireplace and a porch. It is suitable for 2 persons. The private cabin behind the lodge consists of a double bed, a big private bathroom and a fireplace. The secluded private house is a 10 minute walk from the lodge and reachable by 4x4 in the dry season. It has 2 separate bedrooms, kitchen, a private bathroom and a big porch. The large private house overlooks the gardens and the main lodge, has one queen size bed, a double bed and two single beds. There is a living room with a couch and fireplace, a private bathroom and porch.

Albergue Heliconias (*)Costa Rica lodging: Albergue Heliconias, Tenorio Volcano / Rio Celeste

The Heliconias Lodge is located at the border of Bijagua, at the run outs of Volcano Tenorio and has its own private park, just beside the National Park. The 6 rustic rooms have private bathroom with hot water and offer space for 24 guests. They offer several day tours in the neighborhood, for example to Rio Celeste.

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