Hotels Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna
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
Arenal Kioro ****
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
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.
Springs Resort ****
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 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.
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.
Volcano Inn ***
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.
Resort & Spa ****
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 ***
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 ****
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
de Fuego ***
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 **
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
Lodge & Gardens***
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.
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.
San Bosco **
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.
Iguana Resort ****
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
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.
Vista Lodge ***
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.
Vista del Norte ***
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
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.
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 ***
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
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.
Quinta de Sarapiquí ***
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 ***
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
Verde Lodge ***
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.
Bambú de Sarapiquí **
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.
Selva Biological Station (OTS)
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
Hotels & Lodges Rio San Carlos / Boca Tapada
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.
del Lagarto Lodge **
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 (***)
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
de Cielo **
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
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
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.
Negro Natural Lodge ***
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
De Campo Caño Negro **
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
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.
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.
El Establo ****
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
Facilities: Breakfast included on room rate, swimming
pool (the only one in Monteverde) Jacuzzi, restaurant,
laundry, walking rails, horses rental and more.
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.
Iris Lodge ***
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.
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.
Family Lodge ***
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.
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.
Claro de Luna **(*)
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
Poco a Poco ***(*)
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.
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
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
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.
Tenorio Lodge ***
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 ***
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 .
Carolina Lodge (*)
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.
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.