Central Valley Arenal
ARENAL OBSERVATORY LODGE
Treat yourself to a unique, once-in-a-lifetime adventure at the Arenal Observatory Lodge. This volcano hotel – perched high on a ridge only 1.7 miles from Arenal Volcano (Volcán Arenal), Costa Rica’s most spectacular active volcano – offers the area’s most stunning views of the volcano and Arenal Lake. With easy access to the Arenal Observatory Lodge, only a twenty minute drive from the small town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica, volcano and nature lovers alike can feast their eyes on the majesty of Arenal Volcano in its lush tropical setting. After having lain dormant for over 400 years, Arenal Volcano erupted violently on July 29, 1968, wreaking havoc on the local population and creating a “lava-scape” for miles around its base. At the Observatory Lodge, nature is bursting at the seams. Tropical flora and fauna abound about the Arenal Observatory lodge, while the majestic volcano and its fiery outbursts reflect off the mirror lake at her feet – all this right outside your Arenal hotel room at the Observatory Lodge.
ARENAL NAYARA HOTEL & NAYARA VILLAS
This is considered a wonderful destination for nature & romance.
Travel & Leisure Worlds Best Award & Most Romantic 2012
#1 Resort in Central and South America
#6 Hotel In the World
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens are located on a hill top with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, surrounding tropical rain forest and awesome views of the Arenal Volcano.
A natural paradise with a unique blend of hospitality and privacy. The hotel offers 24 luxury bungalows surrounded by lush landscaping. All rooms have direct views of the volcano with a private Jacuzzi on the balcony where you can literally soak up the atmosphere! The hotel has a pretty pool facing the volcano, a wet bar, a tastefully decorated international restaurant and bar. The rooms are spacious and beautiful with ornate bathrooms, the height of luxury!
Located in the Northern Region of the country, in La Fortuna viewing the Arenal Volcano. Guests can witness a place where nature and peace of the rain forest merge with the magnificent of one of the most active volcanoes in the World, which is 1633 meters above the sea level. It features 40 standard rooms, 64 superior bungalows (including six special rooms for disabled guests) and two deluxe suites, which are surrounded by exuberant gardens, green areas, different bird species and one of the best views of the majestic ARENAL VOLCANO. All deluxe guestrooms have an impressive view of the volcano and are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and terrace facing the volcano.
Arenal Paraiso Hotel also offer brand new hot spring fed pools, spa, gym, Jacuzzi, Restaurant and Bar, conference room with air conditioning, room service, laundry service, souvenirs shop, private parking, 24 hour security. The Rancho Paraiso Restaurant offers a capacity for 200 people and the best international and local cuisine with the best view of the majestic Arenal Volcano from every table. In the area visitors can enjoy different activities such as: horseback ride, hiking tours, rain forests expeditions, rafting, floating, or just admire the magic and the beauty of Arenal Lake, the biggest artificial lake in Costa Rica.
ARENAL VOLCANO INN
A magnificent vista of fire and smoke awaits you each morning at Arenal Volcano Inn. Enjoy a cup of locally grown coffee on a private terrace and watch the gray clouds crowning the summit of the volcano, as if to separate the verdant mountainsides below from the billows of smoke and ash above. Only at this charming boutique hotel can you enjoy the spectacle of Costa Rica’s most active volcano from a private terrace or the sparkling pool and Jacuzzi. With just 25 rooms, this cozy retreat is perfect for anyone who wants to escape the daily grind. It’s far enough from town for real peace and quiet, but close enough to satisfy your cravings for a little excitement. Start with a couple’s massage at the Garden Spa and let the tropical locale set the tone for the traditional relaxation techniques. Or maybe you’d rather sample the marine seaweed, volcanic mud and aloe vera wrap to nurture your skin. For families on vacation, the kids will be happy to know that they can have pizza or spaghetti for dinner at Que Rico Arenal Ristorante & Pizzeria.
Parents can enjoy food meant for more discriminating tastes, such as the steamed fish fillet topped with amaretto, almonds and butter. Or if you feel really adventurous, order casado – a typical Costa Rican dish with rice, beans, cheese, fried plantains and salad. You’ll find lots of exciting things in this area of Costa Rica. La Fortuna is just a few miles to the south and east of Arenal Volcano Inn. Hiking enthusiasts love the trails on the more active northwest side of the volcano. If you like horses and waterfalls, you’ll love a horseback riding tour that takes you to the breathtaking, 213-ft La Fortuna Waterfall. After a day of adventure, you’ll be pleased by the comfort of the Standard Room. Sitting on the private terrace with its great view is the perfect way to unwind and plan tomorrow’s adventures! Arenal Volcano Inn is located 4.03 mi north of the Catholic Church of La Fortuna Town. It has 15 rooms with excellent views of the Arenal Volcano. La Fortuna is a three-hour drive from Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose.
CHACHAGUA RAIN FOREST RESORT
There is something magical about the Rain forest. A world in perfect harmony, full of untold treasures awaiting discovery. Escape into this world at the Chachagua Rain Forest Hotel – where luxury hospitality and environmental ethics come together to form one of the most sustainable resorts in the world. Surrounded by over 200 acres of lush rain forest, the intimate setting of private bungalows, exquisite cuisine based on organic produce, waterfalls, and private lagoons promise to revive and rejuvenate the body and soul. The Chachagua Hotel offers a gateway into the vibrant culture and natural wonders of Costa Rica, and our dedicated staff is committed to making your stay one of memorable journeys. Only minutes from La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, we are a luxurious oasis in what is considered the premiere eco-adventure destination of the world. Join us at the Chachagua Rain Forest Resort for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and discover a world that will transform and inspire you.
Kioro is located 10 kilometers Northwest from La Fortuna in San Carlos, in front of the majestic Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres 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 the customers delight. The Arenal Kioro Hotel has carried out environmental studies to cause the less impact possible during the construction and operation of the project. The project will have a sewage treating plant, smart systems for energy saving, recycling program, its own springs, construction with reforested woods. The majestic Arenal Kioro hotel offers the most luxurious of experiences in the Arenal area. Hotel Arenal Kioro is positioned on a hilltop directly below Volcano Arenal and has the most breathtaking views of the valley below and the volcano above.
The mission of Hotel Kioro is for guests to enjoy the magical and unforgettable wonder of being amidst the Arenal Volcano but with the world class service of the Kioro Hotel and Resort in complete luxury. It features 52 two-terrace suites equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, radio alarm clock, internet access, coffee maker, mini bar, safe deposit box, hair dryer and a Jacuzzi for two overlooking the volcano. Guests can enjoy and relax in their private It also offers two international restaurants, lobby bar, 24-hour room service, temperate swimming pool, spa, gym, game room, gift shop, beauty parlor, conference facilities, internet access, laundry service and parking area. Arenal Kioro is a one of a kind experience offering a beautiful and luxurious mountain resort with a direct view of the Arenal Volcano. A perfect place for a family retreat or a honeymoon getaway, the luxurious Arenal Kioro will not disappoint you.
LOS LAGOS HOTEL & SPA
An exclusive resort with its own 13 platform Canopy Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, and spectacular observation point at the property and just 2 km from the hotel facility is an exclusive Spa facing a primary forest and surroundings of water and their signature Arenal Volcano Clay Wrap. At the Los Lagos Resort we offer 5 different pools with natural Hot Waters/certified not heated, and regular water pools available. We offer 87 rooms, International restaurant, souvenir shop, tours, and free internet. History The Areal Volcano was locally known as Cerro Arenal (Arenal Mountain), until its surprise awakening in July of 1968. The active period that began then opened the door for ecological tourism in the area of La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica, and the Cedeño Villegas family found the way of combining the natural drama and beauty together in a private garden of air, water and fire. History of Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort “This land, God lent it to us so we could take care of it.” In 1984, opened a camping area for spiritual retreats on one of the lakes at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. In time, as the beauty of the place attracted more and more visitors, he started adding facilities.
In 1985, an admission fee of 50 colones was established in order to finance the additions the guests requested, starting with the basic facilities and culminated in a cold-water pool and fast food restaurant in 1995 and the hotel’s first eight rooms in 1995. Thus, Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort was literally born to satisfy the needs and desires of its guests. Over the years the area continued to develop and grow, and the family’s hard work and ability to interpret the desires of their guests led them to establish a Crocodile Farm and improve their hot spring facilities. Today, Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort does not only prosper, but also helps the surrounding community: owner Fabio and his wife donated the lot and the house for the “Hogarcito Don Bosco” orphanage. Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort also supports national sports. Today, Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort is the most comprehensive, peaceful, adventurous, and restful place that you can find in the Arenal Area. Natural Lakes Several thousand years ago, lava flows from the volcano clogged natural streams at two main sites, creating lakes Los Juncos and Los Lirios, named after the aquatic plants living there.
THE LOST IGUANA RESORT
Located at only 25 minutes from La Fortuna. The resort’s 100 acre property overlooks the world’s most active Arenal Volcano, which is located near La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Luxury property with a Bali style ambiance in the decor. Designed and built with exotic style and Costa Rican woods adding charm to each room. It has 42 accommodations divided into different categories. The standard deluxe rooms feature a large balcony, air conditioning, ceiling fans, safe deposit box, satellite TV, telephone, refrigerator, mini bar, coffee service and hair dryer. The luxury suites offer dining and sitting area and private large Jacuzzi and ground floor rooms have an additional open air showers. Las Casitas provide microwave and a huge balcony or patio with a large Jacuzzi. The fully equipped two-bedroom Celebrity villas are located in a secluded area. The Lost Iguana Resort offers open air restaurant, bar and a double pool with swim up bar. The guests may relax in the heated upper level with sunning shelf and built in seats, or play under the waterfalls in the large lower swimming area. Massage services are also offered in a beautiful Bali accented Spa with private bungalows.
Where you can listen to the sounds of the river flowing under the bungalows, with fireplaces to keep you warm while having your services. The sauna room has a large cool water Jacuzzi to cool off in when you are enjoying your time in the sauna. The visitors can enjoy walking through the peaceful serenity of the jungle and the playful sounds of the local toucans and howler monkeys and after spending the day exploring the miles of foot trails available at the resort, enjoy the evening by relaxing in their private hot tub and witness the spectacular lava flows and eruptions from the volcano.
ROYAL CORIN HOTEL & LOTO SPA
The Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, we offer great service with accessible rates to enjoy Arenal Volcano, fun & entertainment. The Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa has 54 rooms with an elegant design, quiet atmosphere in harmony with natural wealth of the area of the majestic Arenal volcano. Each room has a fantastic view of the volcano mainly because of the excellent architectural design of this five story hotel. Three floors are strictly for lodging. The Royal Corin means an excellent chance to rest and enjoy several sports with recreation options. Visitor here, experience invaluable moments and unexpected sensations meanwhile enjoy a casual chat in our Lava Bar. Guest also has the chance to improve their health in thermal waters or receive a relaxing massage in the Loto Spa. A welcome with class our huge reception area is perfectly conditioned with modern furniture and advanced architecture which makes you feel comfortable right from you arrive to the hotel. The Royal Corin staff is a highly qualified team because excellent service is one of our main goals. Your pleasant stay is another of our objectives so we are always looking for a respectful treatment. In Royal Corin we work to make you feel great.
Master suite One King Bed This room opens to a balcony. To accommodate the family, a sofa bed is included, while a crib/infant bed is available on request. The en suite bathroom has a jetted bathtub with a hand held shower head, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the flat-panel television is offered for your entertainment. Enjoy welcome amenities, and request an in-room massage. A minibar and a coffee/tea makers are provided. A desk, complimentary newspapers, and a direct-dial phone with free local calling are conveniently included. Standard room One King Bed Two Twin Beds This room opens to a balcony, great for kicking back and taking in mountain and pool views. Premium bedding, a down duvet, and blackout drapes/curtains invite a good night’s sleep. The en suite bathroom has a shower with a hand held shower head, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the 32-inch flat-panel television is offered for your entertainment. Enjoy welcome amenities, and request an in-room massage. A minibar and a coffee/tea makers are provided. A desk, complimentary newspapers, and a direct-dial phone with free local calling are conveniently included. This room is wheelchair accessible.
THE SPRINGS SPA
“The Springs” – 5 STAR DELUXE With a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, 18 natural hot, and cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive full service Spa, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. The resort perches one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano but safely outside the government declared danger zone. Our higher altitude relative to other hotels in the area allows for not only incomparable views of the volcano, the lush valley, and the surrounding towns that sparkle at night, but also access to the area’s famous prevailing breezes. In fact, the name Arenal is an indigenous word meaning “Window of the Wind”. With an average daytime high temperature of 80°F in the shade and nighttime lows averaging 70°F you are sure to enjoy countless comfortable hours in your balcony hammock, al fresco dining, or sipping a frothy tropical cocktail in one of our many hot springs pools.
Natural Hot and Cold Springs, Pools and Waterfalls, an Old Fashioned Swimming Hole and the Arenal River – Our eighteen free form, landscaped pools provide our guests with great views of the volcano and a multitude of options. With temperatures ranging from 76°F to 103°F and environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences our guests can find the perfect pool for their mood and the current weather conditions. Tests of our hot mineral springs reveal an ideal natural combination of high bicarbonate and high chlorides with relatively low sulfur content to provide a safe and clean soaking experience. Natural Hot and Cold Springs, Pools and Waterfalls, an Old Fashioned Swimming Hole and the Arenal River – Our eighteen free form, landscaped pools provide our guests with great views of the volcano and a multitude of options. With temperatures ranging from 76°F to 103°F and environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences our guests can find the perfect pool for their mood and the current weather conditions. Tests of our hot mineral springs reveal an ideal natural combination of high bicarbonate and high chlorides with relatively low sulfur content to provide a safe and clean soaking experience.