Hotel Kokoro Arenal
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from La Fortuna
The main event today was a cruise on the Rio Frio where we scoured the riverbank for more sightings of wildlife. After an early breakfast we loaded up in our mini-van and set out for an hour-and-a-half ride towards the Nicaraguan border to the town of Los Chilies. There we boarded our boat for the morning and set out to explore the banks of the Rio …
Our major activity today was a visit to an organic farm owned and operated by retired high school principal Don Juan Bautista. The farm sits literally at the foot of Arenal Volcano, one of the most active in the country. After our tour we enjoyed a delicious lunch composed mainly of products raised on the farm.
Bautista operates the small …
... of the male Replendant Quetzel and also got to hear and see the Three Wattled Bellbird! It was an extra treat to have them with us to celebrate Todd's birthday. We had a delicious dinner out and cake and ice cream back at our house. They also got a tour of the girls' school and a hike on one of the trails to see some of the forest restoration projects they are doing there. An added bonus was that a big festival was going on in town to raise funds for ...
... 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 ...
... moments you spend on Earth. Your heart beats that little bit faster, the hairs stand to attention on the back of your neck and when you hear the count go from two to one, it’s all over. Adrenaline is a powerful thing and I’m happy to say that this time, unlike New Zealand, my knees didn’t buckle when jumping forth into the abyss below.
How has this resort rated in the past?
More great choices in La Fortuna
Search for more deals in La Fortuna
Travelers also recommend:
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Kokoro Arenal La Fortuna
Hotel is in a beautiful setting with hot springs that are delightful for soaking. The staff are very kind and helpful. We went to dinner last evening in their open-air restaurant, but there was a glitch: the chief and the one waitress had not shown up for work as scheduled. No problem, the front desk staff person took care of us and we had a wonderful sea bass for dinner. The chef finally arrived; it was a communications problem she said. The waitress never did show. Despite these glitches, which we chalk up to being part of the Costa Rican experience, we had a delightful evening and stay at the hotel.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.