Hotels: Northern Region

La Fortuna

Arenal Paraiso Hotel
From any of the twenty bungalows at Arenal Paraiso, you can enjoy and observe this magnificent volcano from comfortable balconies. Eight of the cabins are deluxe, and the other twelve cabins standard, and all come with fridge. The facilities include fans, television, telephone (in reception), private bath, hot water, security box, laundry service, restaurant, souvenir shop, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, parking area, credit cards accepted. Arenal Paraiso offers information and assistance for tours / car rentals in the area. Phone: +506 2479-1100, Fax: +506 2479-1090.

Arenal Vista Lodge
Located right across from the Arenal Lake, the 25 room Arenal Vista Lodge was built for comfort and relaxation. The lake is ideal for practicing your favorite sports. It offers fishing, boat riding and additional water sports. Horses and bicycles are available for rent. You can also enjoy a nature walk along the hotel’s scenic trails. The lodge is 30 minutes away from La Fortuna de San Carlos. A majestic view can be enjoyed from all of the 25 rooms. The volcano has been active since 1968, delighting visitors with its eruptions. The lodge also has a spacious restaurant with a panoramic view to the volcano, a bar and souvenir shop. The caring staff and personalized service offer you excellent hospitality making your stay an exciting experience you will fondly remember. Phone: +506 2231-4947, Fax: +506 2231-5017.

Hotel Las Colinas
Located in the center of La Fortuna, near all the facilities and activities around the active Arenal Volcano. Small, cozy and family owned. The only three story building in town with the famous top room 33, with balcony and volcano view. Tours operated by Horseback Riding Center, located at the hotel. Trips and attractions: The scenic and exciting horseback ride between La Fortuna and Monteverde Cloud Forest. The new National Park Tenorio Volcano and the Turquoise river, amazing, natural and quiet. Sport fishing on Lake Arenal, rainbow bass. Whitewater rafting, canopy tour, wildlife refuge, hot springs, birdwatching, lava hiking, etc. Tel: +506 2479-9107 Fax: +506 2479-9107

Hotel Rossi
The cabins are located in one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful areas, at the base of Arenal Volcano, which is one of the country’s most important protected areas because of its large amount of flora and fauna. Cabinas Rossi’s rooms have private bathrooms, fans, a spacious garden, picnic area, children’s playground, private parking, 24-hour guard, and souvenir shop, plus the fact that we are located only 10 minutes away from the Arenal Volcano. Local attractions are nearby are Tabacón hot springs, Caño Nego Wildlife Refuge, boat trips, waterfalls, horseback rides and day and night tours to the volcano. Hotel Rossi is outside the danger zone of the volcano. Tel: +506 2479-2023 Fax: +506 2479-9414

Hotel La Pradera
La Pradera Hotel and Restaurant, on the way from La Fortuna to the Arenal Volcano, has ten rooms all with panoramic views to the volcano. The small hotel has been recently built, all with modern spacious rooms. Two of the rooms have a Jacuzzi and refrigerator. The large restaurant is is a favorite in the area, and accommodates up to 140 persons. Tours are available through the hotel; horseback riding, trips to the waterfall, fishing at the nearby Lake Arenal. Facilities of the hotel include air-conditioning, fans, private bath, hot water, telephone (at reception), laundry service, souvenir shop, parking area, wheelchair accessible. Tel: +506 2479-9597 Fax: +506 2479-9167

Las Cabañitas
Surrounded by a breathtaking scenario of lush nature, crowned by the Arenal Volcano, Las Cabanitas Resort is the right place to stay at if you wish to appreciate one of Costa Rica’s most outstanding jewels of nature. The comforts of the twentieth century blend with the rustic atmosphere of colonial Costa Rica. Thirty spacious cottages await you, fully equipped with ceiling fans, private baths with hot water, and comfortable beds to rock you to sleep. But if you’re a night owl, stay up and watch the firework activity of the volcano right from you own balcony. Colored flower gardens surround an adult and children’s swimming pool. Restaurant serving international and local cuisine, and snack bar. Tel: +506 2479-9400 or 2479-9343 Fax: +506 2479-9408

Linda Vista Lodge
Linda Vista Lodge is a run by a local family that work hard to give their hotel a very authentic flavor with personalized service and charming family style. The inn has eleven carefully decorated rooms which have one full size bed and a single bed, private bath with hot water and a ceiling fan. All of the rooms have a panoramic view of the magnificent Arenal Volcano, one of the most active of our continent. Also a great view to the Arenal Lake and the preserved areas of primary tropical rain forest. The Linda Vista also offers tours like horseback riding close to the volcano area, the Linda Vista waterfall, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and sport fishing. Meals are served at the lodge; lunch and dinner. Tel:+506 2380-0847 Fax: +506 2479-9443

Montaña de Fuego
Montaña de Fuego Hotel, with 24 bungalows, is the ideal place to spend an exciting vacation, full of adventure and surrounded by a very distinct atmosphere. Each bungalows can accommodate up to four people. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano in the privacy of your own terrace. Relax in the rustic setting, surrounded by lush tropical gardens featuring indigenous species. For your convenience, each bungalow also has its own private parking area. Horseback riding, mountain biking excursions, hiking from the hotel to the volcano and nearby attractions are available upon request. Easy access from San José on three alternative paved routes to the volcano. Round the clock security, nature trails, gifts and souvenir shop, tour desk. Tel: +506 2460-1220 Fax: +506 2460-6760

Arenal Observatory Lodge
This 27 room lodge is set high on a ridge facing the famous Arenal Volcano and surrounded by the newly created Arenal National Park. Enjoy the unique experience as you watch the volcano send massive plumes of molten fire into the sky. Traverse the forest trails and see a waterfall, hike a crater lake, and much more. Visit Tabacon Hot Springs and the Venado Limestone Caverns. The location of the lodge was chosen by scientists from the Smithsonian Institute who needed a close but safe vantage point for their research on Arenal. Located over 1.7 kilometers south of the volcano and separated from it by a deep valley, the observatory provides a safe ringside seat to both scientists and visitors alike. +506 2695-5033

Tabacon Resort
The Arenal Volcano and the surrounding Tropical Rain Forest provide the perfect setting for a unique place unparalleled in the World: Tabacon Resort, where you can enjoy an unforgettable, relaxing experience. A world of amenities in the heart of the rain forest… air conditioning, color TV with satellite programming, private terraces overlooking the Arenal Volcano, gym, great dining, etc. The healing powers of our thermo mineral waters and the deep cleaning characteristic of volcanic mud and clay are the perfect complement to our therapeutic massages. From the heart of the volcano springs fountains of thermo mineral water, which form the Tabacon River, running at a soothing 39C (102F), forming cascades and natural pools through exotic tropical gardens, and flowing into our pools to guarantee an unforgettable sensation. Tabacon Lodge features rooms especially designed to offer maximum comfort and rest, inspired by the natural surroundings and the overwhelming view of the Arenal Volcano.

Lake Arenal

Villa Decary
Villa Decary, a former coffee farm located on a hilly seven acres in a rainforest environment, overlooks scenic Lake Arenal and the blue-green Tilaran Mountains. This is a special area of Costa Rica, uncrowded, tranquil and blessed with a uniquely temperate climate of cool nights and warm days. An elevation of 1800 feet and abundant rainfall throughout the year encourages nature: a lush and varied plant life, more than 300 species of birds, beautifully colored butterflies and troupes of roaring howler monkeys. Each of the spacious bedrooms has its own entry, private tiled bath, as well as its own balcony with scenic views overlooking the lake. A separate bungalow, the “Casita Zombia” is available with kitchen facilities. Villa Decary is fortunate to be near an abundance of recreational activities and natural scenic wonders, including a safe but convenient distance from the spectacular Arenal Volcano. Tel: +506 2654-4239 Fax: +506 2694-4330

Nuevo Arenal

La Ceiba Lodge
La Ceiba Lodge is a very special place 100 m above Lake Arenal level. You enjoy a fantastic scenic view. Only four spacious rooms with private bath h/c each guarantees a certain privacy. One big terrace, with hammocks, facing west gives the opportunity to watch the spectacular sunsets and an outstanding insect and bird life. Just in front of the small lodge is one of the biggest, if not the biggest Ceiba tree of the whole Guanacaste province; more than 500 years old, 60 m high and full of epiphytes like orchids and other. These magic huge trees were sacred to the indigenous people; referring to the legend they believe the big branches support the heaven. LA CEIBA finca is surrounded by a horseshoe-like strip of primeval jungle, with nice trails. Boats for sailing, rowing and fishing can be rented. Sailing lessons and tours on the lake are offered on a Hobie Cat. Mountain bikes can be hired and horseback riding in a beautiful nature environment is possible. La Ceiba Tree lodge is an ideal and peaceful central station for day tours to the thermal springs of Tabacon, rafting adventure and volcano and jungle hike. Very exclusive dinners, as well as simple dishes, can be provided on request. Middle class prices, first class lodging. Tel / Fax: +506 2694-4297 or +2385-1540

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