Tilajari Hotel is one of the best semi all inclusive hotels in Costa Rica and the only one that offers 32 deluxe suites, 40 standard rooms and 4 family rooms, a bar, an international restaurant, beautiful swimming pools, a gift shop, sport facilities, botanical gardens, butterfly garden, conference/meeting rooms and many other services, all of this in their 35 acres along the banks of the San Carlos River.
Tilajari Hotel and Resort is one of the principal vacation spots for Costa Rican families on weekend excursion trips. They have approximately 150 family members who have right to use the pools, tennis courts, and the restaurant, a cross cultural experience with the opportunity to meet different affluent people. Due to our size and variety of activities, it is never too crowded to truly enjoy your experience. In fact, we could easily double our hotels capacity without making Tilajari a crowded facility.
Located in the lush San Carlos Valley in the north central region characterized by mountains, plains, rivers, lakes, rainforest and some outstanding natural wonders as the Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, Fortuna Waterfall, Venado Caves and Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Set among 35 acres of magnificent gardens and tropical fruit trees overlooking the San Carlos River, guests can see american crocodiles / caimans, giant iguanas and an immense variety of tropical birds. This makes it a garden paradise for natural tourism.
All hotel rooms are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, TV via satellite, hot water, direct dial telephone, safety deposit box and terrace. Plus DVD, coffee maker set, mini-bar, sitting area and queen size beds in our deluxe suites.
Standard Rooms Two double beds, hot water. Telephone, TV and hair dryer, radio and alarm clock.
Standard King Size Deluxe A king size bed, hot water, telephone, TV and hair dryer, radio and alarm clock.
Junior Suite Deluxe Two queen size bed and mini bar with refrigerator, reading table, coffee maker, 25 inches T.V, DVD, air conditioning with remote control and hair dryer, radio and alarm clock.
Family Suite Two double beds, air conditioning, TV, telephone, hot water, radio and alarm clock, a small living room and a wide open terrace over viewing the river. It also has three individual beds in a loft, this area has natural ventilation. Recommended for children between 7 and 14 years. This suite also has the option of a connecting room.
The restaurant at Tilajari Resort offers the best of the international cuisine as well typical Costa Rican dishes. The chef has worked for some of the finest hotels in San Carlos and will gladly prepare your favorite dish, while you are having a tropical drink, and enjoying the rich variety of birds and flowers around our open air restaurant.
This are our Top Tours, feel free to ask for more at our hotel!
Don Carlos Farm tour
Do you want to learn how to milk a cow? What a chapulín is? How to make cheese? You can do it all with this tour, The Vargas Family awaits you to share the experience of being a real “costarican lechero” and its culture. Located in La Fortuna, 30 minutes away from the hotel, the property has 70 hectares which are surrounded by lakes, gardens, secondary forests, rivers, tubers and fruits plantations and of course, the pastures where more than 400 cows feed. Within the facilities the visitor will find are: reception room, milking parlor (where is possible to milk a cow and learn about it), the orchard, the utilization of organic fertilizers, the dairy farm and the stables, the cheese plant and the souvenirs. A rural tourism highly recommend option.
Río Celeste, Teñideros and Waterfall
This is a full day experience for the jungle lovers in great physical conditions. Leaving the hotel just before breakfast (7:30 a.m.), we begin a 90 minutes drive to Tenorio Volcano National Park. There a local guide will take you through the real rainforest, hiking around 2 hours of natural and moderate-high difficult paths to get to volcanic hot springs, near also the amazing place where Río Celeste (Sky Blue River) take its name: the teñideros, this chemical phenomenon is produced by the high level of volcanic minerals in the river button turning drastically the water color from transparent to turquoise or sky blue. Enjoy a snack in the rainforest heart, with a beautiful waterfall right next to you. Relax with the landscape, learn about nature and then start your hike back to the National Park office where hot delicious and typical lunch will be waiting. By the end of the afternoon, we will be back in the hotel. ¡RECOMMENDED!
Safari Float Tour
Only five minutes from Tilajari Hotel Resort and Conference Center, you will begin a leisurely ride in an inflatable kayak or boat down the scenic Peñas Blancas River. As you personally paddle or float down the river, our bilingual guide will alert you to a wide variety of trees, birds, monkeys and other wildlife. This eco tour, without the noise of a motor boat, is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature. Eco Tour includes: transportation, fruits and refreshments, equipment, and bilingual naturalist guide. Duration: 4 hours.
Arenal Canopy Tour
Tilajari, like most Arenal Costa Rica hotels, offers canopy tours. However, our adventure tour begins with a horseback ride of approximately 40 minutes, or a tractor ride. We continue with a short walk through the primary forest where a Costa Rican guide will explain the flora and fauna that prevail in the rainforest.
Sometimes it is possible to see and appreciate several types animals at the same time - monkeys, guatuzas, snakes and a great variety of birds. There are nine platforms located on the three species of trees. All platforms are specially designed for the observation of the life in the top of the trees.
No experience required.
Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs
Less than 30 minutes away from the Tilajari Resort Hotel is Costa Rica's majestic Arenal Volcano, considered to be one of the most active volcanoes in the world. This nature tour departs at 4 pm and takes you through a variety of agricultural plantations including passion fruit, cassava, papaya, orange, cacao and ornamental plants. Once you get to Arenal 1968 Volcano View and Lava trails, the sensation it's simply a breathtaking to see glowing hot rocks tumbling down the side combined with thundering explosions, a truly spectacular sight. Upon returning to the hot springs you will have the opportunity to soak in these natural hot medicinal waters for over an hour to relax body and soul surrounded by the forest. This nature tour returns to Tilajari at approximately 8:30 pm, just in time for dinner. Tour includes: transportation, entrance fees and bilingual guide.
Arenal 1968 Volcano View and Lava Trails
This amazing spot belongs to Tilajari´s family and is the best overlook in La Fortuna to enjoy Arenal Volcano and Lake at the same time! Only 30 minutes from our hotel, Arenal 1968 offers three options: you can sit, take pictures and relax waiting for the frequent volcanic activity, hike along the lava trails from 1968 eruption or have a horseback ride through all this unique area. After living this experience, if you also want to enjoy Hot Springs just let us know when you book this tour so we can coordinate properly.
Horseback Riding & Rainforest Hike To begin Tilajari´s Rainforest Tour you can get by car or by horse. This privately owned 1,000 acres of tropical rainforest is undoubtedly the best in northern Costa Rica, located only one half mile from the Hotel. Beginning normally around 8 a.m., you will be riding a horse through cattle farms properties for half of a hour and then, taking a nice interesting walk to see three to four hundred years old trees, poisonous frogs, monkeys, birds and if you are lucky, small mammals. This tour includes: transportation and bilingual naturalist guide.
Located within the corridor followed by birds migrating between North and South America, the trails and bridges of this project will bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, the flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rain forest. You will be able to walk right into the forest, thanks to the imposing 3.1 kms of hanging bridges and the beautiful trails that are safe and easy to walk on.
La Fortuna Waterfall
La Fortuna waterfall are located 20 miles from Tilajari. It involves a 20 minutes walk through a beautiful rain forest to arrive at the bottom of the cascade; where you can have a refreshing swim surrounded by nature, nature and nature!!
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
White Water Rafting
Location & Map
Tilajari Resort Hotel is 25km east of La Fortuna at Muelle de San Carlos
Arenal Volcano Highlands Map
Satellite Map of Tilajari Resort Hotel
Standard Single or Double
Standard King Size Single or Double
Junior Suite Single or Double
Family Suite Double
Extra Child (under 10)
Guide or driver room
*Rates Subject to Change Without Notice. *Room Rates do not include taxes. *Taxes are subject change according to law. *Breakfast included in room rates.
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Very good service. Nice resort. Nice rooms. Why did i give them 3 stars: One thing I did not like was how they change prices on the safari tours etc. They gave me one price at the starting and then when I called them back, they raised the prices. Kinda shady in my opinion. For a high end resort like that, keep the prices consistent