Fortuna (Arenal volcano)

Accommodations

Hotel Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

La Fortuna,
4.5/5
Set on 11 hectares of tropical gardens, and surrounded by 2 streams, this tranquil resort is 8 km from both Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Hanging Bridges, and 13 km from La Fortuna Waterfall. The airy, jungle-themed rooms with volcano and garden views feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and coffeemakers. All have sitting/dining areas, balconies and whirlpool tubs. Room service is available 24/7. Freebies include parking and a breakfast buffet. There are also 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Other amenities include a spa, a fitness center and an outdoor pool, plus a terrace and a game room.

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

San Ramon
4/5
This upscale hotel styled as a 19th-century mountain village is in the Los Angeles Private Biological Nature Reserve, 18 km from the Museo de San Ramón with its local history displays. Rooms in low-rise buildings feature hand-crafted furniture, wood-burning stoves and ceiling fans, as well as free Wi-Fi and minibars. Upgraded rooms and suites add living areas and whirlpool tubs, and suites also have terraces. There are no TVs or air-conditioning. A breakfast buffet is complimentary. There’s a restaurant using home-grown produce, plus a lobby bar with a stone fireplace. Other amenities include a massage space and organized tours (surcharge).

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

La Fortuna
4.5/5
A kilometer from the hiking trails in the Mirador el Silencio reserve, this high-end, tropical spa resort with natural hot springs is 4 km from Arenal 1968 Volcano View and Lava Trails. Polished rooms with dark wood accents and garden views offer flat-screens, minibars and free Wi-Fi, plus tea and coffeemakers. Some have pull-out sofas. Plush suites add lounge areas, terraces and whirlpool tubs. Room service is 24/7. Breakfast and parking are complimentary. There are 2 upscale restaurants and bars, in addition to an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar. An open-air spa in leafy, palm tree-filled gardens features thermal pools and hot tubs.

The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort

La Fortuna
4/5
With views of Volcano Arenal, this upscale spa hotel is 3 km from Arenal Natura Ecological Park and 8 km from La Fortuna Waterfall. Featuring balconies or terraces with volcano views, the contemporary rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffeemakers. They also have hydro-massage jet showers and safes. Upgraded rooms and suites add living areas/rooms and whirlpool tubs with TVs. Room service is available. Breakfast and parking complimentary. There's an elegant restaurant with a terrace overlooking the garden, as well as 3 bars. Other amenities include thermal hot spring pools and hot tubs, some with waterfalls, and a spa.

The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

La Fortuna
4.5/5
Located in Monterrey, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal is in the mountains and on a river. Kalambu Hot Springs and Arenal Adventure World are also worth visiting. Water skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ziplining nearby. This smoke-free resort features 5 restaurants, 15 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a poolside bar. All 74 rooms boast jetted tubs and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies or patios. Pillowtop beds and iPod docks are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.

Nayara Springs

La Fortuna
4/5
Set on a lush hillside overlooking the rainforest, this luxe adults-only hotel is 9 km from La Fortuna Waterfall and 12 km from the Arenal Volcano. Airy villas feature flat-screen TVs, 4-poster beds and free Wi-Fi, plus sitting areas, furnished terraces, and private plunge pools or hot tubs. Butler service is offered. Free breakfast is served in-room. Yoga classes and laundry services are free. There are several restaurants, including 1 with an onyx bar, and another featuring hand-painted furniture and offering Latin-Asian fusion. Other amenities consist of 2 outdoor pools (1 has a bar), and a posh spa with open-air treatment rooms.

Fishing

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  • Lake Arenal

    Lake Arenal attracts anglers from all over the world and offers great inland fishing. ... Lake Arenal is full of Rainbow Bass (locally known as Guapotes, originally close to Peacock Bass), Mojaras, acrobatic Machacas (related to Piranha, a smaller version of Tarpon), and Tilapia.

  • Lake Cotè

    The largest natural lake in Costa Rica. Lake Cote, is a secluded lake high in highlands of Costa Rica. Here on Lake Cotè the fishing is outstanding. Surrounded by jungle

  • Cerro Chato Lake

    The Chato Volcano is actually right next to the stunning Arenal Volcano. It stands at 1140 meters or (3740 feet) tall and its lagoon is roughly 500 meters wide full of the turquoise volcanic waters. Most common fish dolphinfish and Guapote.

Golfing

  • Tango Mar Beach, Spa & Golf Resort

    Executive Golf Course at Tango Mar Beach, Spa & Golf Resort lies on hills that roll gently across cliffs and over the ocean for nine holes of par-3 and par-4 golf amidst the tropical palms and birds.

  • Los Reyes Golf & Country Club

    Los Reyes Country Club is a private club located 30 minutes west of San Jose in the Province of Alajuela. Though Los Reyes is a private club, it does welcome non-members to play their 9-hole course and use their facilities.

Parks

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  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park

    Lush forest with trails amid a crocodile lagoon, frog garden & turtle pond, plus colorful orchids.

  • Mirador el Silencio

    Mirador El Silencio is located outside the town of La Fortuna. This popular tourist destination is famous for the Arenal Volcano. It is about 2.5 hours from Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose.

  • Tenorio Volcano National Park

    Tenorio Park includes several habitats within the park including rainforest, cloud forest, and river habitats. There are several hiking trails within the park, though government permission is required to climb to the summit of the volcano. The Rio Celeste runs through the park.

Volcano

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  • Arenal Volcano

    The iconic Arenal Volcano is located in the northwestern part of Costa Rica, towering beautifully over the town La Fortuna. The most well-known active volcano in Costa Rica is surrounded by the Arenal Volcano National Park and Lake Arenal.

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