Located just in front of the Arenal volcano only 2 and a half hours from San José is the Arenal Paraíso Resort & Spa. The scenic beauty of the area perfectly blends with the exuberant gardens and the singularity of all rooms. The hotel offers 118 rooms in total of this 74 are superior style these rooms are built completely in hard wood without leaving any modern comfort behind this rooms have 2 double beds (a few a King size bed upon request) television with cable tv telephone small fridge air condition, secure box (extra cost), hair drier, and a very comfortable bathroom.
Hotel Arenal Paraíso also has 42 standard rooms these built on concrete with beautiful detail these rooms have one double bed and 1 single bed they also have TV with English channels, air condition and a mini fridge. The hotel offers 2 suites special for famillies with 2 separate rooms, one with 2 double beds and private bathroom, the Master bedroom with a king size bed, walking closet and a huge bathroom with private jacuzzi. There is a social living room and a full kichenette.
All of the rooms have a terrace with rocking chairs to enjoy the marvelous view of the amazing Arenal Volcano. The hotel offer 2 restuarants, one offering international and local cuisine open for breakfast, lunch or dinner, also has a fabulous Restaurant known as the Rancho Paraíso Steak House with an open grill where you can see how they cook the specialties, both restaurants are together in a modern and large building and can seat more than 250 people at once guaranteeing comfort while you have your meals.
The communal areas at the resort are the owners pride, they have 14 pools the main one of regular fresh water is a large 2 section pool with a small bridge dividing them this pool is been built taking in mind the whole family, the hotel also has a pool with a wet bar and hot spring mineral water this is a delight at all times of day. Most of the thermal hot springs pools are good for children are for adults to sit and relax.
The main attraction is the magestic Arenal Volcano but the hotel has several other exiting activities like the trails on the forest that borders the hotel take a walk on these trail and enjoy great scenary animals and natural wonders like the 2 waterfalls found on the trail or you may try the Arenal Paraiso canopy tour (zip lines) of 12 platforms with 4 daily departures, or maybe a great horseback riding to the base of the volcano (2 departures daily), also in the lobby, a tour desk is offered with all kind of tours in the area. You may also visit the souvenir store and take home a great gift this gift shop imports souvenirs from all over Costa Rica or visit the wonderful Mayin Spa give your soul and body a treat in any of the different treatments rooms, Saunas or Jacuzzi.
At the Arenal Paraíso hotel you can enjoy a peacefully and quiet atmosphere with the best view of the majestic Arenal Volcano. >From a height of 1,633 meters above sea level, the volcano erupts rocks, fire and lava over its upper slopes. here the natural beauty of the rain forest with its great variety of exotic plants, animals and birds of tremendous beauty, merges with the magnificence of one of the most active volcanoes in the world.