There are various hotel options available for every budget and preference. Some favourites near Arenal Volcano include Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa, Xandari Resort, El Silencio Lodge & Spa, and Volcano Lodge & Springs. If you are looking for a beachside property with excellent customer service then Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows, Cariblue Playa Cocles, Los Altos de Eros, and Tranquilo Lodge are highly recommended.
All hotel rooms include air-conditioned rooms, airport transfers, complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast.
Known as one of the happiest countries in the world, it’s no surprise that travellers flock to La Fortuna to get a dose of its infectious chill vibe. And what’s not to love - big smiles, happy faces, breath-taking views, trees, mountains, and beaches everywhere! It’s also near Nicaragua so there’s more places to discover.
If you’ve never been to a rainforest then now is your chance. Costa Rica has a variety of natural parks and rainforests that are preserved by the local government and private sectors. You can hike and explore on your own to catch a glimpse of adorable creatures like sloths, jaguars, deer and exotic birds. Swim, kayak or paddle in the mystical waters of Lake Arenal. Conquer your fear of heights by canyoning, jumping off a series of 10- 30 ft. waterfalls and cliffs. There are so many things to do in Costa Rica, you might not want to leave!
Enjoy a sumptuous and hearty Costa Rican meal called Gallo Pinto which consists of rice, scrambled eggs, beef, beans plantains and tortillas or side salad. If that isn’t enough, have a serving of their typical soups called Sopa Negra (black bean soup) or Olla de Carne (soup with beef, potatoes, carrots, chayote, plantains and yucca). For dessert, try their Arroz Con Leche which is essentially rice cooked in milk and sugar or their famous Tres Leches, a cake smothered in evaporated and condensed milk.
Be prepared for an unforgettable, heart-pumping and adrenaline rising experience as you hike deep in the rainforests, jump of cliffs and waterfalls or mountain bike around the base of Arenal volcano. There are so many activities to do in La Fortuna, you’ll definitely want to come back!