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Sonafluca, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Muri, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We arrived at Casona and no one was there...just three kids...the room was ok but there were cats just the door next and the smell was terrible. We also did not know that the shower are out of the room but we arranged. The food, the abient and the view are great!

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

So far, the best thing we've done for the kids. We arrived at noon and received a warm welcome from the mistress of the estate...Eli and their adorable son. Sitting on the front porch in rocking chairs she explained the history of the estate and how she and her husband became the keepers of the history of it. A lovely... More

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stopped here as part of our Mambo Combo tour package. We had no idea this was to be included and were pleasantly surprised with the experience. We signed up for the Lost Canyon Jungle course and the Arenal Rio Balso River rafting. Desafio (the company who conducted the tours) told us a meal would be provided. They took us... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I came to La Casona as part of a traveling group with my family and was thoroughly unimpressed. The food was mediocre, and the entire event seemed forced and only offered a cheap tourist's perspective of Costa Rican culture. To top it off, when we were leaving my husband saw a rat running towards the kitchen. Eww! La Fortuna is... More

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

we are a family from Israel (couple and 4 kids). on July 2013 we took a cultural tour in casona Rio Fortuna. we met a charming couple who was eager to explain and show us everything about their lives. we went to a farm and learnd about different local plants and also visited in the school, where qute children performed... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a wonderful place! Milton and Eli were fabulous hosts. We went for the afternoon Cultour experience. The food was AMAZING! Our best meal in Costa Rica. (Make sure you go hungry because the portions are huge and so delicious you want to eat every bite!) Everything from the meal, learning about making sugar, visiting the farm and school were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We spent the day filming here and what a wonderful experience. Eli and Milton were so welcoming and we had a fun filled day with them. The food is out of this world and I cannot wait to come back to learn more about their culture and way of life. A must do if you are in Costa Rica.

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Tucson, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a real gem of a place. I haven't stayed in their rooms but I have eaten here and visited twice now and would definitely go back. I'm certain their rooms are as charming as the rest of their establishment. This is a small family run place that has exceptional food, friendliness and demonstrations of the typical Costa Rican... More

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Santa Clara, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We just got back from CR. It was a 10 day trip full of activities- ziplining, jungle/waterfall atv tour, hanging bridges, crocodile river cruise, beach, macaws and Cultour. Amazingly, my kids 13 and 15 y/o girls rate this one as their top CR experience, and said they wouldn't trade it for any other activity. My husband and I agree. I... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

When planning our visit to La Fortuna we indicated our interest in culture, rural activities and natural surroundings so our planner suggested Casona Rio Fortuna "Cultour". What a wonderful experience this provided for us! The day began with a warm welcome from our hosts, Milton and Eli Molina, and an opportunity to prepare our own tortillas in a traditional home... More

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Address: Sonafluca, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Casona Rio Fortuna Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Casona Rio Fortuna is a traditional country estate located in the La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area with the aim to let visitors experience the genuine and peaceful way of country life in Costa Rica, surrounded by green pastures, plantations, woodland, tropical gardens and rivers. ... more   less 
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