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Located on 2,000 acres of beautiful tropical rainforest, Arenal Lodge is situated near Arenal Volcano National Park, surrounded by rainforest and housing hundreds of exotic birds, butterflies, frogs, small animals, and the beautiful tropical flowers and trees of Costa Rica.

Arenal Lodge offers the excitement of staying in an authentic Costa Rican rain forest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal.

With an abundance of year-round recreational activities and wide variety of local wildlife, our casual and relaxed mountain lodge offers a rustic setting with the added value of daily complimentary American breakfast.

This specialized rain forest lodge offers a unique panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake along with our warm hospitality. This cozy mountain inn, with its breathtaking scenery is the ideal setting for events like weddings, receptions, honeymoons or any other special celebration.

While the Arenal Volcano is the area’s main attraction, Arenal Lodge boasts a wide range of outdoor activities making it a worthwhile destination for your travel itinerary to La Fortuna, Alajuela Costa Rica. A complimentary rainforest trail is included for all our lodge guests. The lodge also offers horseback riding tours and features a butterfly garden. An outdoor pool, indoor sauna, and fitness center are also available, and WIFI access is free for guests at the lobby.

The Restaurant at Arenal Lodge serves fresh seafood, meat and pasta all day long and it is a local tourist attraction due to its exclusive location with the most astonishing view of Arenal Volcano. Enjoy local and international cuisine served in a friendly Costa Rican style.

Key Features

  • Walking trails
  • Play ground for kids
  • Gym y spa
  • Sport Fishing
  • Two hot water Jacuzzis in the garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids room
  • Bar with a pool table for adults
  • Family games like chest and cards at the Lobby
  • Chimeney for the guests
  • Horseback riding for only US$25,00
  • Garden with tropical flowes
  • Bird Watching with dozens of different species
  • Tours in the area like Hanging Bridges and Cannopy
  • Hot Water Spring only ten minutes away
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast
  • Free rainforest walking trail
  • Kids age 0-12 stay free with a paying adult
Junior Suites
Junior Suites

Amenities

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

Virtual Tours

Rainforest Lodge with majestic views of Arenal Volcano
Arenal Lodge offers the excitement of staying in an authentic Costa Rican rainforest lodge with breathtaking panoramic views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. With an abundance of year-round recreational activities and wide variety of local wildlife, our casual and relaxed Arenal Volcano lodge offers a rustic setting with the added value of daily complimentary American breakfast.

Rooms

Restaurant
Restaurant

Economy Room
Economy rooms are equipped with one comfortable queen-sized bed, private bathroom with hot water, coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, digital safe and hair dryer. These economic rooms are located near the lobby and although they have no view of the Arenal Volcano they provide easy access to the lobby and restaurant, making them a favorite choice among people who like to socialize and enjoy all the amenities available in the main building of the hotel such as the gym, kids room, and fireplace.

Garden View Room
These spacious rooms offer an excellent panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano right from your bed. Some rooms have connecting doors for you to enjoy the company of your family and friends. They are equipped with a private bathroom with hot shower, coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, digital safe and hair dryer. There are a few rooms designed to provide easy access to people with limited mobility.

Junior Suite
Enjoy the best view of the Arenal Volcano, the rain forest, frogs, butterflies, birds and howler monkeys from the privacy of your balcony. This type of suite is equipped with two comfortable queen-sized beds, private bathroom with hot water, coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, digital safe and hair dryer. Microwave oven and mini refrigerator are available for free upon request. Most suites have air-conditioning although the mountain climate is quite pleasant during the night all year around.

Family Suite
These suites are modern-style apartments with connecting doors. All the suites are equipped with microwave oven, coffee maker, refrigerator, cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, digital safe and hair dryer. You can also request for a room with air-conditioning although the climate is mostly pleasant at night. The family suites offer two rooms,a sitting room and bathroom with hot water, housing up to six people. They are the best choice for guests with kids or teenagers who want to explore the area around the hotel as they are near the garden on the way to the trail that goes through the jungle.

Chalet
These large rooms, built in separate chalets perched on top of the hill behind the main building of the hotel, offer an incredible panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano and the lake. Each chalet room has one king-sized bed and one queen-sized bed from where you can observe the volcano without even having to stand up. Near the ceiling-to-floor windows you have a single sofa bed with a recliner or rocking chair. All the rooms are equipped with a mini-kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, ceiling fans, cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, digital safe and hair dryer.

Master Suite
The master suite offers the most spacious setting with two queen-sized beds and a sitting room surrounded by glass windows. This suite boasts a large, private balcony with a great view of the Arenal Volcano. The kitchenette is equipped with a microwave oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, digital safe and hair dryer. The bathroom includes a bath tub and shower with hot water. Privacy and space, plus a unique view of the Arenal Volcano make this suite a special place for a long-stay vacation.

Honeymoon Suite
The honeymoon suite has a sitting room, and kitchenette equipped with a microwave oven, small refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, digital safe, hair dryer and air conditioning. The bathroom has a jacuzzi and a shower with hot water. The decoration is simple, yet tasteful, with wood walls and wood ceilings that offer a cozy feel for honeymooners or people who want to have an unforgettable time watching the Arenal Volcano from the middle of a jungle in a safe and comfortable place.

Activities

Without a stay in a Costa Rica rainforest hotel, no visit is complete! Our unique volcano lodge will provide a great base to experience all the beauty of the rainforest, Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake.

There is so much to enjoy at our Costa Rica rainforest hotel, including our 2,000 acres of lush rainforest as well as the lodge itself. Enjoy a favorite cocktail on the bar deck overlooking the beautiful tropical gardens, or enjoy a game of cards or chess in front of the lodge’s large fireplace. Meet Stephania, one of our local wild blue & gold Macaw’s that will fly right up to the lodge where you can feed her fresh fruit and sunflower seeds. Stay fit in our well-equipped fitness center, followed by a steam sauna. Play a board game with the kids on your balcony or in the lobby.

Additional fun activities include:

* Garden - Step into a paradise of tropical flowers and plats observing free-flying birds and butterflies.
* Swimming – Enjoy our Infinite edge swimming pool with views of Arenal Volcano.
* Hot Tubs– Take a romantic stroll through the gardens and enjoy our outdoor hot tubs
* Rain forest Trails - Stroll through a variety of walking trails and explore the rain forest.
* Horseback Riding - Ride our family friendly horses and enjoy stunning views. Guided horseback riding tours are available for $25 per person for a 1 ½ hour escorted tour. Tours depart at 10:00 a.m., 11:45 am, and 1:30 pm daily.
* Bird Watching - Watch a variety of species of colorful rain forest birds. Bring your camera!
* Billiards – Enjoy a game of pool with friends.
* Stay connected – Don’t forget to load Skype on your tablet or PC so you can share with friends and family back at home your incredible adventure with our complimentary wireless internet access at the lobby.
* Playroom and Playground – Let the kids play in our indoor playroom or outdoor playground.

More on Our Rainforest Trail
Our rainforest trail offers a fascinating and insight into the mysteries of the tropical jungle, its magnificent ecosystem and the flora and fauna that inhabit it.

Home to hundreds of bird species and some of the world’s largest and most striking butterflies, the animals and insects you encounter will amaze you. Please wear practical and suitable footwear for walking.

Horseback Riding At Arenal Lodge
Another great activity that you will remember for years to come! Enjoy a 1 1/2 hour guided tour on one of the lodges horses. Reservations for horseback riding can be made at time of check in.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Butterfly Farm
Canoeing
Canoeing
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canyoning
Canyoning
Family Friendly Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Kayaking
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Night Hikes
Sportfishing
Sportfishing
Swiming
Swiming
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
Satellite Map of Arenal Lodge
Arenal Lodge is 200 meters N.W. of the dam of Arenal Lake

Rates

Season   Date From Date To  
High season Jan 8, 2016 April 16, 2016
Green season April 17, 2016 December 23, 2016
Peak Season Dec 24, 2016 January 7, 2017
 High SeasonLow SeasonChristmas Season
Economy Room (no view)
(double occupancy)
$115 $99 $125 
Garden & Volcano View$124 $106 $135 
Familiar Suite$135 $119 $144 
Junior Suite$144 $125 $154 
Volcano View Chalet$162 $131 $188 
Master Suite$180 $150 $199 
Aditional Pax$25 $25 $25 
* Additional person age 13+ US $25.00. Dollars
* Kids age 0-12 stay free with a paying adult.
* Taxes not included
* Services included in the rates: breakfast buffet, outdoor jacuzzi, outdoor pool, fitness center, free WIFI access, butterfly garden and walking trails.
* Horse back riding (fee)

Customer Reviews for Arenal Lodge

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 3 reviews

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Mark
From: United States 11/23/2009
 
"Arenal Lodge: A Slice of Heaven

Hello All!

We are booking our 5th trip to the Arenal Lodge, set for August of 2010. That sums up this review another chance to visit a slice of heaven!

Our first visit was in 1995 -- before this part of Costa Rica became a popular tourist destination. We planned the typical trip: a day in San Jose, 3 days at the Arenal Lodge, and 3 days on the beach. After our first day at the Arenal Lodge, we cancelled the rest of the trip -- and stayed until our flight home.

It wasn't just the Lodge "Volcan Arenal" is the star attraction. We hiked around the volcano, and through the triple-canopy jungle. When we returned, happy and tired, the Lodge beckoned -- a friendly and happy place to relax. The restaurant was excellent too no need to drive into town. In a word, perfect.

In 1995, La Fortuna was a quaint little town. With the tourism boom, dozens of small hotels have popped up. That's one of the nice things about the Arenal Lodge -- it is located a few miles from the bustle of La Fortuna, on a hill in the middle of a large natural preserve. When we relax in the evening, the only thing we hear are the frogs, howler monkeys, birds -- and the occasional roar from Volcan Arenal.

If you like to hike, there are many trails in the area. A few suggestions:

> The National Park trail at the foot of the volcano. For a small entrance fee, you can hike to one of the lava flows -- which was still steaming when we visited in 1995. The view of the towering volcano is excellent, and the trail is on the active side. (As close as you can approach, due to periodic pyroclastic flows that race down the side.)

> The "Hanging Bridges" path through the jungle, with suspension bridges that carry you through the tree tops. The casado at the restaurant is excellent -- a nice break after your hike.

> If you have kids (or feel like one) and arrive between June and October, bring headlamps -- and search for the frogs that create a chorus at night, in the ponds in front of the Lodge. They are amazing.

> The view from the Arenal Observatory Lodge is not to be missed -- as close as you can safely come to this active volcano. We like to drive out to the Observatory, hike some of the trails, then relax with a late lunch and cerveza. (Note: the road to the Observatory is rough an SUV is recommended. The view at night is also spectacular, when red-hot lava boulders cascade down the side of the volcano.)

> River rafting on the Sarapiqui was lots of fun. You can drive there if you have a rental, or book a tour with the Lodge.

> We also like to kayak through the jungle on the Rio Frio -- a river that runs through the spectacular Cano Negro preserve north of the Lodge, near the border with Nicaragua. The kayaks are simple sit-on-tops, and the river is flat and slow you don't need any experience. As you float silently through the jungle, you can see wildlife that would never be visible on foot. During our last trip, we saw all three types of monkeys that live in this part of Costa Rica. Sunset Tours runs this adventure, with transportation, kayaks etc. The guides are excellent. You can book it at the Lodge.

We also like to kayak on the large lake in front Volcan Arenal. (Kayaks are available for rent.)

> My wife says that the horseback riding available at the Lodge is excellent the guide is a true 'horse whisperer'.

We typically spend 7+ days at the Lodge -- our 'base camp' for hiking, rafting, kayaking and tours across the region.

Four caveats:

> If you hike in the jungle, remember that this is their home -- not yours. On our last hike through the Hanging Bridges, we saw a (beautiful) "eyelash viper" sleeping on a leaf. A jumping pit viper was curled up in the sun on another trail. Take is slow, and watch where you walk.

> You might think that this is the place to go in January, but too warm in August. In fact, we prefer August. There is virtually no difference in temperature or rainfall, and the frogs are out. Tourist traffic is down, airfare is cheaper, and room rates fall.

> The volcano does not appear or perform on schedule, like Disneyland. If weather blows in, Arenal may be shrouded in clouds for a couple of days. She may sleep for a while. That's one of the down-sides of the typical two-day trip. You may miss the show.

> If you are planning your first trip to Costa Rica, you may be wondering whether this is a good destination for kids and families. In a word, yes! Costa Rica is peaceful and the Arenal Lodge is a safe place, full of adventure.

I hope your trip is as magical as ours have been!

Mark Hays"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
4
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?
4
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Heather
From: United States 12/22/2008
 
"Don and I have arrived to enjoy our honeymoon. We are trying our best to speak the language and are having fun seeing the wild life outside our porch! Thank you for your hospitality and good company!"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
2
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
Cerise
From: United States 12/22/2008
 
"Words can not express how beautiful this place is! Our stay was the vacation of a life time. The view, the food, the people... all fantastico! What a magical and mystical place. We will definetely return. Thanks for making our honeymoon so memorable."
 
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