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Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   7 kms from La Fortuna downtown, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 84-4417, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2005
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Texas
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6 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2005

Absolutely stunning views, secluded, excellent service, clean, comfortable, and affordable..We were thrilled with our stay at Arenal Paraiso (and I am VERY picky when it comes to places to stay)..by far our best hotel experience in costa rica..after talking to several people we were so glad that we stayed here over the overpriced Tabacon. We upgraded to a deluxe rm... More

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2005

We also loved this place. I felt for $100 it was a deal. We used the trails, zip lines, thermal pools etc. We loved watching the birds early in the morning and also enjoyed the flowers etc. around the grounds. What I didn't like was the attitude of the front desk. They seemed to feel like they had you there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2005

The view of the volcano is incredible. With the two comfy leather chairs in front, the place was built for the view. The grounds are gorgeous and the service was great. Don't waste your money on the expensive Tabacon Springs Resort. This view is better. However, do go to the Tabacon Springs for a few hours. Some of the most... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2005

It is one of the most beautiful/expensive places here, top 2 at least. Free breakfast was ok, nothing special. The view was great, all rooms have a great view of the Volcano. There are lots of hot spring pools in different temperatures. The further up you go, the hotter it is. There is a pool/swim up bar at the bottom... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2005

The views are spectacular but that is about all that is special about Arenal Parasio Resort. The overall service is fairly poor. The desk staff was really indifferent to any of the questions that we asked. The tour desk staff, however, was a nice contrast with friendly people. The resort does have dated bungalows all with a personal view of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2005

Arenal Paraiso was a great choice. Stayed here for three nights in August 2005 and got some amazing pictures of the Volcano. Direct unobstructed view from our cabin (#235) and from basically anywhere else on the hotel property. The hotel tour desk was very good. We booked three tours through them - the night walk at Eco Danaus, the Hanging... More

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Hermosa Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2005

Rooms were clean, comfortable and with a great view. If you don't want to pay for Tabacon, I'd say this place is a great budget-conscious alternative. Also, they have one of the best canopy tours in town and it is at the hotel. Can't really beat it.

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2005

This place offers a better view of the volcano (from every cabin!) than any other hotel in the area. Closer, too. There's a shuttle to the Tabacon Hot Springs down the road. This Parisio was a great alternative to the heavily booked and expensive hot springs resort. We enjoyed staying at the quiet Parisio where the cabins are spacious and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2005

We stayed here for 2 nights on our 3 week tour of Costa Rica. My friends had a standard cabin that was right next to new construction - I'm talking a matter of feet here. The standard rooms are very small and are 2 per cabin. You could almost hear your neighbors breath. Dreadfull pillows and ok matresses. Nice view... More

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Address: 7 kms from La Fortuna downtown, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 84-4417, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort And Spa
Arenal Paraiso Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
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