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Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs

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4.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 5
Based on 6 reviews
Sustainable Tourism Rating (?)
3 of 53 of 5
Prices
Starting at $110 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Engross yourself in the majestic beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest at Aernal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs. Located near the famous Arenal Volcano, this resort features tranquil accommodations with close access to many of the area's best outdoor adventures.

Overview

Best view at Arenal Paraiso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs
Best view at Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs

Enjoy a pleasant, quiet, and rejuvenating stay at Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs.Surrounded by nature with its location right near the Arenal Volcano, you will have access to the lush, tropical landscape Costa Rica is known for as well as some of the area's most popular natural attractions.

Decorated in authentic furnishings and adornments, rooms are beautiful and tranquil with incredible views of the Arenal Volcano and the tropical landscape the surrounds it.Simply step out of your room and just a short distance away you will be standing up close near the country's most active volcano. Thanks to the resort's close proximity to the volcano, you can soak in the nearby hot springs, hike to incredible waterfalls, go spelunking in nearby caves, visit Lake Arenal, and so much more.

Not only will Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs' access to so much adventure satisfy your need for exploration, but the amenities onsite will make your stay incredibly relaxing. In addition to spacious,relaxing rooms, you can stop by the Oscar Restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal with amazing views.Offering a wide variety of fine meats and authentic dishes, this gourmet restaurant is an idyllic stop for before or after your adventures.

Take your relaxation a step further and spend some time unwinding at the resort's Mayim Spa.With the lush ecosystem just steps away, relaxing your mind and your body has never been easier.Book a Paradise Massage, a hot stone massage, or even a Chocossage (a massage with chocolate) to rejuvenate yourself in between trips to the area's incredible landscapes for hiking, swimming, and more.

From the onsite spa and restaurant to access to so many of the area's incredible outdoor amenities, your stay at the Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs will be nothing short of fantastic.In addition to its lush, tropical atmosphere,the property is lined with fresh gardens and guests can even park right outside of their accommodations for added convenience during their stay.At highly accessible prices, families, couples, and larger groups can make their Costa Rica vacation one to remember at this resort.

Key Features

Enjoy family time at Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs
Enjoy family time at Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs
  • All rooms have terrace with a great volcano view
  • Full Buffet breakfast is included in rate
  • 14 Swimming pools, 13 pools have hot spring water
  • Full service MAYIN Spa & Sauna
  • Horseback ride to get close up views of volcano
  • Private or shuttle tranfers from many destinations
  • Non Smoking Rooms Available
  • We take credit cards and travelers checks
  • Wakeup service if the volcano is clear at night
  • Hiking trails on propertity
  • Canopy Tour (Zip Lines) of 12 platforms
  • Parking free
  • Oscar's Steak House
  • International Cuisine Restaurant
Prices
Starting at $110 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Bar
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Conference Center
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Fitness Center
Gift Shop
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Hot Springs
Hotel near Forest
Hotel near Volcano
Internet Available
Jacuzzi
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Pool
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Spa
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet

Rooms

Cozy rooms at Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs
Cozy rooms at Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs

Accommodations at Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs are nothing short of a luxury.Boasting simplicity and a cozy atmosphere that is hard to find in the area,this resort's rooms match nearly any vacation budget.While 36 standard rooms are available, each is surrounded by tropical landscaping and awe-inspiring views of the Arenal Volcano.

In addition to their beautiful views, each room comes with a private bath,hot water, telephone, cable television, air conditioning, a coffee maker,and mini refrigerator.Many of these rooms also feature private entrances, so it will feel like you are staying in your own private villa in the middle of the Costa Rican rainforest.

Standard room—These rooms boast simplistic beauty, a porch just outside the door, and one bedroom with two queen beds. Housekeeping is provided daily and parking is accessible and convenient.
Superior room—If you prefer a more modern environment, one of these rooms is for you. These larger rooms come with unique decorations and unbeatable views of the surrounding environment.
The Villa – Ideal for families or large groups traveling together, these rooms boast charming decoration and elegant design. These rooms can fit up to seven people and come with two bedrooms.

Prices
Starting at $110 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Activities

Zip line – Enjoy breathtaking views at full speed as you travel through the jungle on cables that extend up to 400 meters high.

Horseback riding – Explore the base of the Arenal Volcano on horseback and experience many types of terrain as you travel to the main lookout point.

Mayin Spa – Make your trip to Costa Rica that much more enjoyable with a massage or salon treatment at the resort's spa.

Arenal Volcano National Park – Take a trip to this well-known national park and go to the all-natural hot springs or spend your spelunking in some of the park's caves.

Butterfly conservatory – Enjoy diversified exhibits of some of the area's rarest butterflies while learning more about the area's fragile ecosystem.

La Fortuna Waterfall —Hike to this majestic waterfall and experience its beauty firsthand surrounded by jungle landscaping.

Hot springs —These pools vary in temperature to satisfy the varying needs of every guest. Each pool features a waterfall and the water carries many different minerals.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bungee Jumping
Butterfly Farm
Canoeing
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canyoning
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Serpentarium
Sportfishing
Swiming
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing

Location & Map

Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs is located 7 Km. west from La Fortuna in San Carlos

Rates

Prices Starting at $110 (USD) / night
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Customer Reviews for Arenal Paraíso Resort & Thermo Mineral Hot Springs

Overall Rating
4.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 54.33 of 5
Based on 6 reviews

1 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States3/10/2012
 
"1. toilet in bathroom was broken. It flooded.
2. was told that there was wifi throughout property. It was only in the lobby, and didn't even work for part of the time we needed it.
3. a bat attacked my friend in the lobby. The people working in the hotel just laughed about it. Reminder: bats carry rabies.
4. Breakfast ended at 9:30. We showed up around 9:45ish and they refused to even make us a cup of coffee. "
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
1 (not nice)
Would you stay there again?
No
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Lisa
From: United States2/10/2008
 
"We stayed at the Hotel Arenal Paraiso as the first night of a family reunion. It was wonderful and we regretted not planning to spend more time there. The grounds are beautiful, accomodations comfortable and the staff were pleasant and very helpful. It was the perfect start to a long awaiting family gathering. My husband and I will return to spend more time at the Hotel Arenal Paraiso!"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
William
From: United States6/17/2007
 
"We visisted the hotel from May 31st to June 5th. I have to say that the hotel itself is very beautiful. It has a nice relaxing environment. The hotel rooms were nice and up to date with everything needed to feel comfortable. The hotel even provides a fruit plate, which is put inside the refrigerator. I thought that was nice.

If you go to this hotel, you absolutely have to do the canopy in the back part of the hotel. The canopy was amazing, with spectacular views.

The food was great. I think the food was a little expensive, but definitely worth the price. There is an amazing view from both restaurants.

Everything is excellent, except for one thing. I felt that some of the employees were rude and discourteous. I would say that about half of the employees were really nice and the other half not so nice.

Overall, I definitely recommend the hotel to anyone. "
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
3
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Todd
From: United States2/25/2007
 
"My wife, 8 year son, and I stayed for 3 nights beginning Dec. 29th. We had a standard room which was OK, except the bathroom was a little small. The view of the volcano was great, with the exception of the clouds that obscured the top of it during most of our visit. The hotel grounds are beautifully landscaped and very lush. We spent a lot of time in the warm pool at the swim-up bar, the very chilly main pool, and exploring all of the thermal pools. There is a hiking trail around the back of the resort that leads (way) down to a river below. It was quite steep and had become muddy due to recent rains. We hiked about 1/4 mile of it before turning back, but saw army ants, leafcutter ants, and some interesting plant life during that short trek.

We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast buffet at the hotel and the one dinner that we had there. The other two evenings we took a cab into La Fortuna ($5 each way) for dinner. The hotel front desk had recommended the Las Brasitas restaurant. The service and food were very good and reasonably priced. Our last night in Costa Rica we ate at the Salta Mar restaurant which is located along the main highway just before you reach town. It was immaculately clean and the service and food were excellent. We had the "special" for two, which was a huge platter that consisted of two lobsters, crabs, and fish fillets, in addition to shrimp, mussels, and a separate vegetable tray. The town itself was very enjoyable and even in crowded areas we always felt safe.

All in all we felt that the Arenal Paraiso was a very good value and would definitely stay again."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States2/23/2007
 
"We stayed in Feb. 7 for 2 nights and loved it there. The views from our room were fab and also great from the 2 restaurants. I can’t believe some people hated the food; it was lovely and so cheap too. We had great service all round and really enjoyed the hot springs, the top one was so hot i couldn’t get in it! Even though it was full it was never crowded and was very relaxing. We took a lovely horse ride to the base of the volcano which i wouldn’t have missed for the world. A fantastic place."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
2
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States2/19/2007
 
"Maybe I’m easily impressed, but this place impressed me. Part of it was the series of progressively hotter (or cooler – depending on which way you were headed) pools of mineral water to lounge around in, or maybe it was sitting on the private, large front porch of our individual cabin, kicked back in one of the ubiquitous leather rocking chairs watching the volcano erupt virtually all night long sending rivers of sparks, lava, and red hot glowing boulders the size of Chevy Suburban’s bouncing down it’s slopes. I don’t care who you are or what you’ve seen, that’s some impressive stuff right there. The restaurant is a large open-air affair that served good food and has a large breakfast buffet with great variety. The canopy or zip line tour they have on the property was our first (ever) and seemed to be very well run, as well an exciting introduction to the sport? As it is not too hair rising and one of the runs takes you flying right over some river rapids for about a hundred yards or so, way cool! There is also a great big regular pool and another large heated pool with a swim up bar and a super friendly bartender who makes a killer Bloody Mary. We talked to a couple of people who went to Tabacòn Resort just down the road. Not to stay there, but to lounge in the hot springs. The word was the springs are great, but don’t bother paying to eat there as the food was bad. This is second-hand info so take it for what it’s worth.
A bonus adventure, if you are so daring, is to walk the “trail” behind the hotel down to the waterfall. I used quotation marks because trail is a pretty generous description. “Path of lease resistance” is a better way to put it. Make darn sure you are wearing good shoes with prodigious traction on the soles before you half-rappel down the hill a few hundred yards or so to get to the waterfall. Then stand in the pool underneath it to get one of those stereotypical “here I am standing right under a waterfall in Costa Rica!” Pictures like you see in every travel brochure. At this point you will notice that you are on a tractor trail that the zip line uses to haul people back to the hotel, and an easy walk. So I suppose you could also get down to the waterfall via the same route, but that would kind of spoil the adventure. If there was any knock I would give this hotel it’s that they wanted an extra 2 dollars a night to use the room safe! Now, c’mon it’s not like they need to hire Brinks to deliver a safe, it’s already there, in the room. Just how much wear and tear can some one subject a safe to? Why not just automatically charge me an extra 2 bucks for the room, and give it back if I don’t use the safe? It just seemed petty to charge extra. So of course, I didn’t use the safe."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

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