Lands in Love Hotel & Resort (Tierras Enamoradas)
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Day 2 4/20 destination: -volcano- Journal/log book: "Colones exchange 500=$1" (its actually 514=$1) "1000=$2 10000=$20 5000=$10 100= c 20 25= c 5 20= c 4 10= c 2 5= c 1 200= c 40 I exchanged $200 U.S. We stayed the night at best western, ryan, myka, I ate our complimentary breakfast at dennys. Dennys in costa rica, who'da thought? Crazy city= San …
Oh, this day!
The night before, Bernhard and I already made the decision we were going to bungee jump. It was for a good price of $60 - is there a reason it is quite cheap? So this morning, we were to get picked up by the taxi at 7:30 to get to Extremo adventure centre. Sleepers Sleep cheap hostel offered free breakfast, so I had some scrambled eggs and finished the fruits they gave. I packed and waited for everyone else to get ready. When the taxi came, we ...
La Fortuna is a few Km from Lake Arenal.
The town was 'invented' when the local volcano erupted in 1968 and it then developed as a tourist destination.
We took a circuitous route from Monteverde through spectacular country side: the mountain roads here are made of compressed hardcore and survive very well.
Sunday December 15th, 9:30pm
After a bit of a long and bumpy ride we arrived at Essence Arenal Hostel where we would be staying for three nights. We were greeted by one of the hosts, Kelly, and the resident dog, Canela (which means Cinnamon in Spanish). We found out that dinner each nice was in the form of a demonstration where we would help the hostel's Chef, Mario. Mario was a really lovely guy who just loved to cook! On our first night we helped to cook a Peruvian dish called ...
Yesterday, we made the journey from Monteverde to La Fortuna, on the edge of the Arenal Volcanic Park. We stopped in a town called Tilaran for 3 hours, which was awful. They must not get many backpackers. Everywhere we went, people stared at us. In the town center, there were religious people reading scriptures from the bible. And I had the worst dish ever, called a gallo, which was literally a slice of cheese between two tortillas. No, not ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Lands in Love Hotel & Resort (Tierras Enamoradas) Arenal Volcano National Park
Very strange and unfriendly
We just stayed at Lands in Love. They are not friendly and act as though you are an annoinance. The beds were very uncomfortable and the food was fair at best.
The rest of the country is so friendly and warm. I will go back to Costa Rica, but I would never stay at Lands in Love again. The attitude of the staff ruined the beautiful and tranquil surrondings.
Nachdem wir im Samasati Resort in der Karibik waren, kamen wir hier an und es kann sein, dass das unsere Wahrnehmung beinflusst hat. Aber im Allgemeinen fanden wir dieses Hotel wirklich schlecht. Wir sind Veganer und uns wurde gesagt, dass man uns alles, was wir wollten, kochen würde. Uns standen zur Auswahl (und die Auswahl für Vegetarierer ist auch nicht viel besser) waren: stärkehaltige Pasta mit roter Soße (eine viel zu kleine Portion, wenn man den ganzen Tag unterwegs war), Falafel und Humus mit weißem Pita-Brot.
we came here after samasati on the caribbean and this may have clouded our perception, but in general we thought this place sucked. we are vegans and were told that they would cook us anything we wanted. our choices [and the vegetarians choice isn't much better] were:
We just "happened" upon Land's In Love thru "word-of-mouth" while shopping in Sarchi. We called for a last minute reservation and were accommodated by "Boaz" upon our late night arrival. We were so pleased to have found this Village because the night before we prayed for help in finding somewhere to spend our New Year's Eve . It was so nice we ended up staying for 2 days. We enjoyed the delicious Vegetarian Meals, the CLEAN rooms with all comforts, NICE Staff, beautiful grounds, and swimming pool, fuse ball and pool tables, and relaxing atmosphere. We didn't need air-conditioning in our room because it gets chilly at night. There were extra blankets for our beds. The room's ceiling fan is all you need during the day. My husband and son went on their "canopy" zip-lines thru the San Lorenzo Forest and can't stop talking about how much fun they had. They even have a CD (extra charge) that the zip-line staff recorded for each guest. Purchasing this CD is optional. You don't have to stay at the hotel to go on a canopy tour but you have to make reservations. Go in the morning before the winds pick up!!..Land's In Love also has a nice cafe open to the public and it is right off the road, over looking the canopy lines. At least stop in for a cup of Costa Rican coffee and a muffin..They are super sweet people!.. My husband enjoyed his private talk with Boaz about Israel and the return of the Temple. Don't hesitate to spend some time here if you want a relaxing vacation. We look forward to returning to Land's In Love someday!!!! Shalom from your Friends in Washington State...
The first thing to realize is that this place is in the middle of nowhere. Not a bad thing by any means but it's good to know. It's at least an hour to La Fortuna, more than that from San Jose, and 1km of gravelly path from the main road.
Upon arrival in Costa Rica, we had a difficult time at first locating this hotel. Once we got to San Ramon, the signs were hard to follow to the hotel. Also, the drive to the hotel was on a very windy, difficult road, and the driveway to the hotel is very bumpy and really made for 4WD vehicles (which we luckily had). Upon arrival, the hotel staff could not at first find our reservation, but finally did, thankfully. From that point on, our stay was wonderful. The location was very quiet. The staff all spoke English, Hebrew and Spanish, and were very helpful with any questions we had. The food was incredible. We are vegetarians, and all the food at the hotel was geared towards our way ot eating. The room was very nice and quiet. The only complaint I had was the shower did not drain very quickly, and only one of us could take a shower either at night or in the morning. We ended up checking out of this hotel early to check out other areas of the country. I would have liked the hotel to refund us for the 4 nights we did not stay there, but they did not offer that. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel, but not for your entire stay in the country if you plan on checking out other areas like the Osa Penisula, Tamarindo, etc.
This hotel is really out in the middle of nowhere, which I mean as a good thing. The area is absolutely gorgeous. At night the forest really comes alive. On the walk back to our room I almost tripped on a toad the size of a boulder. So watch where you step. The hotel itself is ok. I don't have any complaints but then I don't really have anything to rave about either. The staff was very kind. The food was ok. I would say, if you really enjoy nature then you will probably like this place.
Couldn't have found a more gracious group of people that own and operate this resort. Nice clean room and large bathroom. Great TV. Unlimited minutes per $5 international call. Nice vegetarian meals (I was offered both dinner and breakfast in the price of the hotel room).
Home away from home
We were honeymooning in Costa Rica and got the opportunity to stay at Lands in Love. It's a place between San Jose and the Arenal and has many of the activities found in monteverde just without the terrible drive everyone talks about.
The staff was incredibly warm and receptive of our every whim and every vegi dish was fun to eat. We did rafting and canopying and enjoyed both very much.
We loved the place and highly recommend it to everyone.