Volcano Lodge and Springs

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Great value and convenient location to nearby attractions make it a top choice for families
  • Many of the rooms have their own private outdoor hot springs and views of Arenal Volcano
  • Complimentary breakfast is better than average, with a made-to-order omelet bar
  • The stunning grounds are full of tropical gardens and hiking trails

"The service is very attentive and accomodating" -- Frommer's

Map & Directions

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.

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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



  • Restaurant
  • Spa


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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