Arenal Springs Resort And Spa

Address: 5 Miles West of Catholic Church of la Fortuna, La Fortuna, Province of Alajuela, \N, Costa Rica | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 5 Miles West of Catholic Church of la Fortuna, La Fortuna, is near Doka Estate Coffee Tour.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsArenal Springs Resort And Spa 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.

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

      Reviewed by laurapoff

      Arenal Springs & Resort

      Reviewed Jul 4, 2013
      by (3 reviews) Houston , United States Flag of United States

      Beautiful resort, springs, villas...couldn't ask for more!

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

      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.

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

      Historical Traveler Reviews Arenal Springs Resort And Spa 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.

      Luckily for us they suggested we try Arenal Springs Resort up the road which was simply lovely. Great views of the volcano, beautiful landscaping, lovely clean rooms.

      The staff could not have been nicer. Whatever we requested was provided. They even arranged accommodation in Monteverde for us and all our tours (although from reading other posts we could have found cheaper deals if we had bothered).

      The newly refurbished restuarant which overlooks the pool, had a fabulous breakfast included in rate. Other meals were excellent too included a very good Planter's Punch.

      The rooms have great rocking chairs on the porches and also have a massive bathroom by Costa Rican standards including lots of natural light which was very pleasant.

      We had a car but I believe the hotel has shuttles that run you around the area.

      Really it was a perfect start to our vacation.

      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.

      The staff was very courteous (of course you can get a better deals on tours from the tour operators in la Fortuna..the one next to lava Rocks restaurant had good deals). The breakfast served at arenal springs was excellent (was included in room rate for us).

      The restaurant was still under construction, so we had to shuttle to la Fortuna($5 taxi) for our meals. This was good value for our money. Only downside was the construction noise, which really did not bother us.

      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.

      We found the rooms to be very nice, with beautiful (huge) bathrooms and a cute little front porch with a magnificant view of the volcano (though not of the lava flow). Our children enjoyed running around on the large green lawn, rocking in the comfortable rocking chairs and watching the hummingbirds outside our front door. The breakfast we were served was one of the best on our trip, and we found the service to be excellent - a friendly staff that tries hard to make things comfortable and welcoming.

      Arenal Springs is set back off the main road and very quiet. There are several restaurants within walking distance (but down a dark, dirt road so bring a light) and many more in town, about ten minutes away. We spent our late afternoon at the Balde springs, ate a quick dinner and drove out to the access road to the national park to watch the lava flow. Arenal Springs was a great place to come "home" to after a day of adventures.

      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.

      There are still some cabins being built - and a restaurant is being built right next to the pool - so at this moment, you can't really relax by the pool with all the banging going on. The pool is very nice though, with a cool waterfall, and will have a swim up bar when done. It all looks out on the volcano.

      We really liked the location - as it is about halfway between La Fortuna and Tabacon/Volcano Lodge, etc. It is also set back a bit from the road, so you see a lot of birds, frogs, and other wild life back here. The landscaping is gorgeous - huge variety of flowers.

      The staff is great - the lobby has tons of brochures, a small gift shop, cooler selling water/soda, etc, and we did ask about and receive beers. Breakfasts are big and hearty. We had laundry done too and I found the rates reasonable. We loved going into town to explore little restaurants, but right next door - the Volcano Lodge has two restaurants - the inner one is the better one. Excellent food, decent rates, but hated the fluorescent lights - even if they are green (energy savings), they ruin the atmosphere. But you could easily walk here from Arenal Springs. Bring your flashlights.

      I would go back here. It is on the higher price end for Arenal, you can find cheaper spots - but this was beautiful and worth the money. Will be even better when complete.

      I will post pictures when I get them back!

      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.

      While my fiance and I stayed here, we went on a canopy tour, a white water rafting, hiked the volcano at night and lounged at Tabacon hot springs. We had a great time on all the excursions. However, we did learn that if you book a tour directly with the tour companies they are cheaper than booking them through the hotel. The tour company we used on all of our tours was Sunset tours, I recommend them, they were good.

      But at the end of every day after all the adventuring we would have loved to kick back at our resort, have a drink and something to eat BUT unfortunately there was no resturant nor bar on site at Arenal Springs Resort. It appeared they were under construction but that did not help us on our vacation. The resort provides a very nice breakfast(included in the lodging cost) but no other meals were available even for purchase. So we had to go into town or go to another resort for our other meals. Which was tiring after our big days plus Costa Ricans are in no hurry to get a meal to you so never go to a resturant really hungry. You will be waiting a long time for a meal.

      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 And Spa La Fortuna

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from La Fortuna

      Volcan Arenal, Hot Springs & Resort

      A travel blog entry by amelisheva on Jul 13, 2014

      20 photos

      So after finishing my first week of immersion at Flamingo, it's time to switch campuses and go to Monteverde... I will be ther for 2 weeks. The Volcan Arenal tour served as a transport/layover option and everyone in Flamingo kept telling me to take that option, the resort was nice, blah, blah, blah so off I went! The resort was beyond what I could …

      Zip line

      A travel blog entry by we32costarica on Apr 11, 2015

      2 comments, 14 photos

      ... trusting only the cable was a leap each time. Gulp. Whiz. Then, soon the sight of Alex on the next platform waiting for me to arrive! So I'll be honest: I was somewhat unfocused at first. Alex did brilliantly right away but was not wanting to use my phone to take my picture. Phil was behind me and did procure some evidence of me taking flight but did so with the digital camera. Thus, I have no access to it till we get home. You will have to trust me that I did each of the runs by my ...

      Reserva Ecologica Catarata Rio Fortuna

      A travel blog entry by tnanoble on Jan 22, 2015

      2 photos

      ... Lounge and have a drink. I tried the local Costa Rican beer Imperial as Leesh tucked into some sangria. Lucky we stopped as it began to rain not long after we took shelter for a few alcoholic beverages. We sat there and enjoyed every sip and discussed ways we could set up a business overseas and both be happy...dreaming of course. We stop at the shops, grab some veg for dinner and head back for some corn chips and refried beans on the balcony, our new favourite snack. We delay ...

      Arenal hides

      A travel blog entry by guykb on Jan 10, 2015

      6 photos

      ... Pot holes that would swallow a mini minor and dirt and rocks all the way. The guidebook describes El Castillo as 'a sleepy village'. We found it in a very deep sleep indeed. Maybe even a coma. That is to say, it's a very pretty spot on the lake but they have not made the most of it. On the juddering way back home we called in on the Arenal Observatory Lodge. This is a place at the end of another terrible road that looks like an old fashioned mountain lodge, with lush gardens ...

      Día Tres

      A travel blog entry by ggillette on Jun 18, 2014

      5 photos

      ... go up the mountain. They had cold water springs near the hot ones, so me, kallyn, and anna were going from hot to cold in each of the pools :) they also had water slides and I went down all 3, despite my fear of the steepness... :p anyways, there was one hot spring that was SO hot. It had a cave and it was honestly a sauna. It was AMAZING. I made the horrible decision of jumping into this pool that was creating steam, and I got to a rock on the ...