The Best Resorts Near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

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The Best Resorts Near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

We hear a lot from clients who want to stay at resorts near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. The easiest answer is to stay in La Fortuna, a small town northwest of San Jose. It is known as a gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park, home of 2 volcanoes – Arenal and Chato. In addition, hot springs surround the base of Arenal on the thermal Tabacon River. Chato Volcano, though less famous, has a crater lake and rainforest trails leading to La Fortuna Waterfall, with a natural pool. The entire national park is full of natural wonders.

So your best bet when looking for resorts near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is to stay as close to La Fortuna as possible. Thankfully, there are many resorts near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. You may also find some resorts that are listed as being in Alajuela. In reality, La Fortuna is a town located in the the canton of San Jose, and San Jose is located in the province of Alajuela. So La Fortuna is a town in Alajuela, much like Omaha is a town in Nebraska. Let’s take a look at some options.


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The Springs Resort & Spa – European Plan

The Springs Resort & Spa is a 5-star, 165-acre boutique resort located 1,000 feet above Arenal Valley. You may recognize this property as being featured on an episode of the Bachelor in 2011. One of the more unique aspects of this property is that it has 19 private hot spring pools. In addition, this resort is home to Club Rio Outdoor Center & Wildlife Preserve where you can kayak or tube down the river, horseback ride, and more.

You can stay here starting at $777/night.*


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Nayara Hotel, Spa & Garden

Nayara is a 4.5 star resort on a 12-acre hilltop. This is the perfect place if you are looking for seclusion as there are only 50 spacious casitas on the entire property. What’s even better? Each of the suite-size casitas have a private backyard and outdoor shower. Free breakfast is included here, and there are 5 restaurants and 3 bars. This property has won several awards including:

  • This hotel was ranked #4 trip advisor 2019 – top 25 hotels – costa rica
  • Ranked #4 trip advisor 2019 – top 25 hotels – central america
  • Also ranked #3 T&L – Top 5 Resorts in Central America
  • Ranked #85 T&L – Top 100 in the World
  • Ranked #7 – Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 – Top Resorts in Central America

You can stay here starting at $592/night.*


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Volcano Lodge, Hotel & Thermal Experience

This 2.5 star resort includes free breakfast, 2 pools, 2 kiddie pools, a playground, and a spa. In addition, it has 1 open-air restaurant, 2 bars, and room service with limited hours + additional fees. Children under 6 years of age stay free with an adult here.

You can stay here starting at $169/night.*


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Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

Arenal Springs is a 3.5 star resort with hot springs, yoga classes and free breakfast. In addition, there are 3 restaurants and room service, plus 3 bars. There is 1 adults pool and 1 kids pool on the property, plus a thermal hot springs river and spa. Children under 6 years of age stay for free with an adult here as well.

You can stay here starting at $140/night.*


Call us today to book your own trip to La Fortuna and witness the Arenal Volcano for yourself. You can reach us at 402-390-9291 or get started here

*Prices are subject to change and depend on room category, dates traveling, and market pricing.


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