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Arenal Lodge

Costa Rica-Arenal Volcano/Monteverde Area

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5 Nights with Air from $489 Breakfast included
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Tucked away on a hill in a Costa Rican rainforest is Arenal Lodge, a rustic getaway with the best panoramic views of the ... More

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"My friend and I travel together each yr to a different destination. To date this trip was far the best! Arenal Lodge was beautiful the view was so grand cant even put into words! Price of this trip als..." – agbreshears
13 out of 15 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.7
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4.5 out of 5
"My friend and I travel together each yr to a different destination. To date this trip was far the best! Arenal Lodge was beautiful the view was so grand cant even put into words! Price of this trip als..." – agbreshears
13 out of 15 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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April 24, 2017
enjoyed our stay very much

The Arenal Lodge has many charms - it is older and it was probably very beautiful in it's prime day. Everything just needs a good paint/repair job. Everyone at the Lodge couldn't have been nicer - we were well taken care of. They all had good suggestions and were very helpful. We enjoyed their company very much. They had the Jacamar tour company on site - which was also very helpful for visits off site. Thank you.


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From: Virginia
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 17, 2017
first international family trip

Nice location. Comfortable stay, friendly staff. Touring company on campus , lady was very helpful and friendly. Being vegetarian dining options are very limited, we stayed for almost 7 days, I know atleast 3 other families who were vegetarian also - had same problem - it is not easy to go out and find other restaurants nearby. A ride to la fortuna nearby town will cost 60-70 dollars as it is around 25 km away from town. Overall pleasant trip/nice country/nice people.


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From: georgia
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 2, 2017
Damp rooms!

The staff could not have been nicer, and the views were incredible. This restaurant was good, and the wait staff was very friendly. However, the lodge is remote, and it gets dark there early in December. So, in order to avoid driving up a narrow, steep mountain in the dark, most people return early to the lodge. It would be nice to have another possible food option or even if they could add a bar menu. Also, entertainment would be a nice addition. The biggest problem is the rooms. Since you are in the rain forest, everything is damp. The sheets are damp when you get in bed, the towels are damp, clothes don't dry (and it rains every day; so, you get wet). Most rooms do not have air conditioning. I suggest that they consider putting dehumidifiers in the rooms and providing dryers for guest use. If you decide to go, I would say two nights is about the max that you will want to stay there. After that, the dampness will become a bit overwhelming.


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From: Tampa, FL
Age: 45-54
Travel: 7+ trips/year

September 22, 2016
What a wonderful trip we had!

Costa Rica overall was an amazing experience! but the Arenal Lodge made it that much more special. We stayed in the chalet which it had the most magical view ever. The people there were very helpful and nice. We did not want to leave. If you want a place away from the tourist places then stay here! You will love it. My husband and I are coming back for sure. The low season is the best time to visit for us.


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From: Milwaukee, WI
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Arenal Lodge features 50 rooms, suites and chalets all equipped with satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, coffee maker, in-room digital safe, and a private guest bath with hair dryer and bath amenities. The warm tones, wooden fixtures and wooden furniture give a rustic feel to the lodge.

Room Details

Economy Room
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Garden View
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Junior Suite
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What's to Love

The Arenal Lodge staff is friendly, and the complimentary rainforest nature walking tour is a great way to take advantage of the incredible environment.
 

What We'd Change

It is a bit of a trek over some bumpy hills to get there, but that's the only way to really get close to nature.
 

Why You Should Go

The lodge is nice and secluded, but still so close to the attractions in the area. And you just can't beat the amazing view of the rainforest, lake and the awesome Arenal Volcano!

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Children's Activities
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Billiards
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Full American Breakfast
  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Breakfast Included
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request) ($)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Horseback Riding
  • Volcano

Map of Local Area

Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people.

Arenal Lodge

Fortuna de San Carlos

506-2479-1881

Hotel Description

Arenal Lodge: Share a Rainforest Adventure

When there's been just way too much concrete in your life, get back in touch with nature and enjoy a stay at Arenal Lodge located on 2,000 acres of tropical rainforest in the shadow of the famous Arenal Volcano. The beautiful rainforest houses hundreds of the exotic birds, butterflies, tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica. Situated on a hill, Arenal Lodge offers some of the best panoramic views available of the towering Arenal Volcano. It's a perfect spot for a private getaway.

The cool mountain climate is perfect for the year-round recreational activities that include horseback riding, a complimentary guided rainforest nature walking tour and access to the lodge's breathtaking butterfly garden. Guests can relax in the outdoor infinite edge swimming pool or in one of the three outdoor Jacuzzis. How many times will you get a chance to swim in a pool while enjoying a view of a volcano? There are rainforest trails you can explore on your own where you can watch a variety of bird species flying overhead. Look out for Stephania, one of the local wild blue and gold Macaws that lets you feed her fresh fruit and sunflower seeds. Just don't forget your comfy shoes! And relaxing indoors is easy with a game of billiards at the Lodge's pool table.

Dining is both easy and delicious at the La Fortuna restaurant located on the property. The local and international cuisine is organic and locally produced when possible and served by a friendly waitstaff. Vegetarian or gluten-free eaters can eat to their hearts' content as the chef is happy to accommodate special dietary requests. The restaurant and its incredible view of the Arenal Volcano and beautiful lake attracts locals, too. While you're there, try out the bar's specialty drinks and take in the atmosphere.

Don't forget to venture out and take advantage of the hot springs heated by the volcanic activity. Or take a tour of La Fortuna, the town about 4 miles from the volcano with places to see and shops to browse through. Looking for more adventure? Ask the staff about organizing a canyoneering or kayaking trip!

This hotel is NOT All-Inclusive, but does include a daily complimentary American breakfast. Additional food and drink must be purchased separately.

DINING

Arenal Lodge La Fortuna Restaurant
Type: Light fare
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6:30am - 10am; Lunch & Dinner - daily, 11am to 10pm
Description: Local and international cuisine, organic and locally produced food whenever available.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Arenal Lodge Bar
Daily, 11am to 10pm.



POOL

Relax at the infinite edge swimming pool. There are 3 heated Jacuzzis for you to enjoy.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Butterfly garden
  • Escorted rainforest walking tour
  • Horseback riding tour
  • Nature trails
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing


INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. There is a free Internet room with 2 computers and Internet access.

CHILD CARE

A kids outdoor playground and playroom are available for the young guests.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: 12pm.
A Valid Credit Card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Apr 9-15, 2017 and Dec 24, 2017-Jan 7, 2018.

Departure Fees
Please be advised that there is a $29 USD per person departure fee due and payable upon leaving Costa Rica. Fees are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Costa Rican government. It is possible that this fee is included in the cost of your airline ticket. Please consult the airline on which you are traveling to verify.

Smoking Policy
Rooms and public areas are non-smoking.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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Travel Dates 5/1 - 10/31
Starting at $489 was $989
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Travel Dates 11/1 - 12/23
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