This is one of the neatest, most beautiful places i've ever been to. The staff is super helpful. They will come out and personally show you plants and animals native to their region. They have a free nature walk everyday, and you get a free horseback ride. The restaurant is delicious, and accomodations are exquisite. This is not a 5 star facility if you are looking for pampering, but if you want an adventure mixed with relaxation you get it here. It is about 20ish minutes away from town, but after exploring whatever it is you do during the day all you can think about is driving up that mile or so twisty road that takes you up the mountain to the lodge. Fall asleep to frogs, and wake up to Stephania the macaw. That's all i'm saying because I don't want it over crowded next time I go, and I will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arenal Lodge provides guests with the excitement of staying in an authentic rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Guests will enjoy a casual and relaxed rustic lodge setting with the added value of a complimentary breakfast daily. Located on 2000-acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, the lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park. The lodge is surrounded by rainforest - housing hundreds of exotic birds, small animals and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. and is its own local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with breathtaking panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. The lodge features a full service restaurant with local and international cuisine, gift shop, three heated outdoor Jacuzzis, an infinite edge swimming pool, walking trails, a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a game room and outdoor playground for children, fitness room, sauna, and free wireless high speed internet access. Guest rooms and suites feature cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, clock radio, and all have private baths. Complimentary crib and wheel chair are available on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Arenal Lodge Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos