Arenal Springs Resort

7 km west of Catholic Church of La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Province of Alajuela, P.O.Box:99-4417, Costa Rica | 3 star hotel
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Costa Rica- Back to Nature

A travel blog entry by kanikacse13


Recently I visited Costa Rica which in every sense is 'La Pura Vida' (Pure Life and clearly living). This blog is intended to help fellow travellers to plan their stay in Costa Rica and I am writing it as per my experience in Paos, Arenal, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. I have divided this review in four sections , one for each place I visited …


A travel blog entry by helguth


Ble hentet av drosje 0730 og kjrt til flyplassen. Vi skulle fly til Costa Rica som er en flytur p 40 mminutter. Vi fly Businessclass. Fikk sitte med snobbene i VIP-loungen. De rike har det godt ... i grunn.... :) Ved ankomst Costa Rica leide vi bil, Helge ble sterkt anbefalt leie en GPS, men takket pent nei til det. komme seg til La …

Waterfall hike and kayak tour

A travel blog entry by globalshepherds


... but mostly red)
- Gray Tree Sloth (VERY far away and only discernible via a scope)

It was great having Jorge as a guide. I think we would have missed half the wildlife had we just gone kayaking ourselves (although not the crocodile). Jorge taught us a neat trick combining one side of standard binoculars with our iPhone to get a close up picture! It works extremely well and takes a much better picture than I could ...

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by marty_rach


... and swung in a huge arch. Cruel trick but made it so much more exciting.

That evening on our way to dinner we came across a heap of people staring up into a nearby tree. Curiosity got the better of us and low and behold, it was another sloth. This one was just meters from us and had a baby with it. You can imagine Rach’s ...

Cool Birds We've Seen in Costa Rica (by Will)

A travel blog entry by sara.mairs


... Blue-Gray Tanager*
Great-Tailed Grackle~
Montezuma Oropendola*

The ones where I put an asterisk * I want you to look up. They are really cool! The have a squiggle ~ if they are boring. I really wish I could remember the other birds I saw but its SOOO hard! Until the next blog post!

Will Steinhacker ;)


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This 3 star hotel, located on 7 km west of Catholic Church of La Fortuna, La Fortuna, is near Doka Estate Coffee Tour.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsArenal Springs Resort La Fortuna

    Reviewed by amelisheva


    Reviewed Jul 12, 2014
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    Nice break in between CPI campuses

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by kanikacse13

    Luxury at affordable price

    Reviewed Jul 26, 2013
    by (4 reviews) Boston , United States Flag of United States

    Staff was very nice. there were separate villas and rooms were very big. and beautifully decored. Food was awesome. Hot springs in hotel made our stay very memorable.

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    Reviewed by melowens36

    A tropical paradise

    Reviewed Jun 3, 2012
    by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Beautiful resort. The hot spring pools were wonderful. The food was great -- could have used some more options for lighter fair but the quality of everything was wonderful.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Arenal Springs Resort La Fortuna

    Had a great stay


    There were 4 of us (2 couples in our 50's) and we stayed here in early Nov. Our check in with Ruth was very quick and friendly upon arrival. They gave us a really good fruit smoothie type drink in a champagne flute. A nice touch. When we booked we had requested rooms in the 100 block. When we got to our rooms they were in 200 block, but Ruth was quick to make the change for us. We like the 100 block of rooms because they look out onto the beautiful gorunds, rather then other cabins. Although all the rooms have great views of the volcano when it's not clouded over. The rooms are really nice size, very clean and have gardens in the showers. The front porches a very private and have great rocking chairs to kick back and take in the awesome veiws of the volcano and beautiful grounds. Be sure to leave your curtains open at night so you can watch the show the volcano gives right from your bed. The buffet breakfast included in the room rate was quite good. We had one dinner which was very good also. The waiters gave great service and were very friendly. My only complaint would be that the walls are thin and we could here our neighbors, but our friends said they couldn't here their neighbors. Maybe we just had noisy ones. I would definantely stay here again.

    Good place


    Just got back yesterday from Costa Rica. We stayed at this hotel for 3 days/4 nights. The people were friendly and very easy to deal with. The breakfasts were good and restaurant prices were fair. The rooms had a nice view and were very comfortable. The only real negative thing that bothered my husband and I was that they did not clean the room on a daily basis. The staff would bring fresh towels and make the bed, however their was no cleaning of any kind. But overall, I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

    Good hotel with very nice people.


    The hotel was very nice. It was a little far from the main road but that was ok becasue we had rented a car. The service was very good, the AC broke down in our room, once we told them of the failure they quickly placed us in a new room. Overall this is a good hotel. I would avoid the tour from the hotel direct because you can get them much cheaper. Go into town where you can get tours at a cheaper price.

    A great place to stay


    We booked on Expedia for a stay at the Arenal Volcano Inn for Easter 2006 but when we arrived at 11 pm after a long flight/drive they had given our room away despite a confirmation phone call and were not very apologetic.

    Cute hotel-nice views


    This is a nice, clean hotel with large ceiling to floor windows overlooking the volcano. The volcano no longer spews from this have to go towards the park entrance side to catch the lave.

    Rooms are clean. Bathrooms are larger than average. Restaurant is good and well priced. Nice stay!

    Loved arenal Springs resort


    We stayed at the arenal springs resort for two nights. The room was clean and well furnished, and had a great view of the Arenal volcano. (the eruption is on the other side, so cannot see lava from this resort). The resort has a beautiful setting, and we saw a lot of hummingbirds, yellowbreasts, and even couple of toucans during our stay here.

    Good Value


    We stayed at Arenal Springs with two children on November 25. As others have noted, the Resort's restaurant is still under construction and the pool is not heated. A special rate on the rooms made up for these inconveniences and we felt that the resort provided a good value for the money we spent.

    Great resort - will be even better soon


    Just spent three nights here in late November. We got a special "spring rate" of roughly $86.00 per night. The cabins are side by sides - two per building. The showers are great - there are flowers growing in your shower! The rooms are spacious - and one wall is pretty much all glass to look out on the volcano. When you wake up in the morning - boom! There it is. There are tvs in the rooms - which we didn't use, and a fridge, which we did. The porches have great rocking chairs on them. The rooms are also very eco-friendly - there is a key box inside the room - and your lights/electric won't work unless you are in the room and the key is in the box, so you can't leave and leave the air and lights on. There are also in room safes that we never figured out how to use.

    Under Construction


    My review is an "above average" with strings attached because this resort is currently under construction. The room was beautiful, new, clean, the service was good and the view was breathtaking! You can't ask for to much more (except food and drinks)! We would like to go back and stay here but we plan to wait until construction is finished.

    Under Construction


    I say above average as a review with strings attached. This hotel is under construction which is the reason for the current discounted rate. However, the rooms are beautiful! Brand new! The view was awesome! We even got towel animals and fresh flowers in out room!! I will definately go back when the hotel is finished with construction. There was a great breakfast served every morning that was included in the lodging costs but no other resturant nor bar on site. It appeared that a poolside bar was under construction as well as a resturant. Not having an on site resturant can be a hassle especially if you have been adventuring all day and get dropped off at your hotel (even if you have a rental car the tour companies pick up and drop off at your hotel is built in the tour prices) for much needed food/drinks and rest and you have to turn around and get a cab or get back in your car to find a something to eat. Plus Costa Ricans are really laid back and do not seem to be in any hurry to get a meal to you, so don't go to a resturant really hungry! This laid back attitude really grew on me after a week there so don't worry! We had a great time in Lafortuna and Arenal. We did a canopy tour, a rafting excursion, Tabacon Springs(breathtaking springs!) and a sunset volcano hike. Memories for a lifetime were built here. All of the tours we did were with the Sunset tour group- what a great tour group. But a word to the wise- If you negotiate a price for the tours directly with the tour outfitter you will get a better deal than the hotel offers you.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Arenal Springs Resort La Fortuna

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