The Volcano Lodge & Springs, a hotel just outside of La Fortuna, swiftly picked up a loyal following after its debut in 1999 with only 20 rooms. Fast forward more than a decade, and the current operation has more than tripled and continues to grow steadily, most recently with the addition of its own natural hot springs complex in 2013.
The resort-like hotel, overflowing with tropical gardens, offers the perfect vantage point to take in unobstructed views of the nearby Arenal Volcano. It's just off the main road, a popular choice for large tour groups passing through, and a favorite among families. There are two different pools, plus hiking trails through the park-like grounds that lead to a waterfall, and a playground to entertain the kids.
Guest rooms are basic and minimally furnished, encouraging guests to get outdoors -- starting with the private terrace attached to each room. All but the Superior rooms also have their own private outdoor hot springs, enclosed by tall shrubs for privacy.
Grab a hearty breakfast (it's complimentary) on the patio with volcano views, and relax by the pool with a cocktail from the swim-up bar until dinner time. Then head into town, which is 10 minutes by car, or stay put for an affordable meal at the open-air restaurant, which also features a full bar.
From the press:
"The gardens here are lush and well-tended, and the service is very attentive and accommodating" -- Frommer's
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Deposit: USD 100 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Santamaria International Airport in San Jose is about two and a half hours by car. Renting a car will make exploring the area easier, and the hotel is easy to find off the main road.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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