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2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   1 km escuela Z-13, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-7, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while taking birding tours around the zone. The staff was always nice and willing to help, even when we requested a couple of additional towels since we were leaving at 4:30am one of the days. My wife took breakfast once and it was good as well. We didn't get the chance to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

So this place is nothing special... The staff is friendly and the cabins are legit, and we appreciated the gardens and pool... But it was lacking on the little things- internet doesn't work on rooms and there's no ac or tv in rooms... This being stleast we didn't feel as though it was a rip off... Just it could have... More

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Syracuse, New York
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Catarata Eco-Lodge is located a ways outside the tourist town of La Fortuna (an $8 cab ride) and since we didn't have a car, I was a little concerned, but really wanted NOT to be in the town. I also knew we would be within walking distance of several of the attractions I was interested in--the Cerro Chato hike, and... More

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Berlin, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We were looking for a quiet place which was not so close to main road. This perfectly fitted! It was quiet, clean and with hammocks in front of the door to cool out and watch some humming birds. The breakfast was included and really good. We also got a lot of help from the reception, especially from Jessica. From the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I took a group of college students here on a study abroad trip when visiting the Arenal Volcano and waterfall. This is our second year staying at this location, and it is one of my favorites, mostly because it offers just what we need. The food is great, and most students reported that it is their favorite food of the... More

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Amherst, MA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The accommodations are simple and comfortable. If you are looking for amenities such as television, internet access, fancy furniture - this is an eco-lodge and not what you seek. If you're looking for a comfortable bed, bathroom with shower, clean and well-maintained facility, reasonable cost, and a restaurant with good food, this is an option to consider. The restaurant serves... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stopped here on recommendation from Lonely Planet (without a reservation) and were pleasantly surprised that not only did they have a room, but it was a huge triple for $60 including breakfast! The room was basic, as expected, but clean with a huge bathroom and shower. The grounds are beautiful, the main building where you eat is all open... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Our family of 2 adults and 2 teens stayed at this lodge for 3 nights and enjoyed the experience. The location is great, right at the foot of the volcano, although seeing the volcano depends on your luck (the weather). The lodge has excellent rooms, well spread out in beautifully landscaped garden. I wouldn't call the rooms luxurious but were... More

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed there one night and it was enough for us. The staff and in specially the girl at the frontdesk ( who also was our waitress) are very lovely and helpful. Because we wanted to hike early in the morning (6 AM), they made us a breakfast packet what was delicious. The view in het garden is spectacular! This... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

No safe in the room Any table or chair in the room No soap, only one towel per person Nice garden We had two separate beds in the rooms Expansive laundry service (per T-Shirt a US dollar ! better go to the laundry service in town) WLAN does not reach the cottages Wooden walls and roof are to dark to... More

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Also Known As:
Catarata Eco-Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: 1 km escuela Z-13, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-7, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 50 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Catarata Eco-Lodge 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the shadow of the Arenal Volcano , away from the noises of the city and from the highways, will be able to discover the captivation of returning to feel the nature, the singing of the birds and the creek of the sound of the gully. you can walk up to the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall, to share with the villagers, to walk along the National Park Arenal Volcano and in the night to relax in the thermal waters - mineral of the resorts of the zone, among many more things ... more   less 
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