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5 miles Wof La Fortuna on the Main Road | Next to the Volcano Lodge, Las Palmas, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Palo Verde Resort
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

We found the Palo Verde resort to be a beautifully landscaped and friendly place. The rooms are rather spartan but comfortable enough. We are a family of five so were happy to have a room with enough beds for all of us without having to book two rooms. We had reserved the "backpackers special" room but since the hotel (it's... More

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Pittsburgh
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

To say we were disappointed would be an understatement. We arrived around 10 in the evening but no one was around, took 20 minutes just to find someone. The staff, which seem to be a bunch of kids, although they will help you, have the personality of a brick, or maybe they'd just rather be somewhere else. I think the... More

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Fontana, CA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2008

It is a nice resort to stay at. Especially for the cost, it has a nice value. The staff was very friendly. I think it would be an awesome hotel with some additions. For example, it would be cool if the resort had it's own gift shop. Also a deeper pool would be nice too. Even though there could be... More

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Wyoming
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2008

This was by far the strangest place we stayed on our 12 day trip. We spent two nights here which were okay. We were introduced to our first room before we paid and it was okay, very small and a strange smell. We left and went into town to eat. Upon returning to our room we discovered it was full... More

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KEVIL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2008

I was pleasantly suprised by the direct tv offered phone service to the states and on site pool bar and activities all planned and organized for us by palo verde staff the mix of people was wonderful all walks of life were easily accepted and welcomed with no deferance to any paticular type would i go back you bet and... More

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San Francisco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

I don't know who this wonderful Larry is that people mentioned in earlier reviews, but he was not there when we went. We were greeted ("greeted" being a generous term) by a 20 year old who never cracked a smile and did not seem to care whether we stayed there or not. We were given a room that was lesser... More

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Omaha, NE
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

Palo Verde resort was a disappointment to my family. We had planned our trip early, booking this resort in October. Upon sending out a confirmation email, the manager appraised me of a situation in that a large group was coming and may be a little noisy during our first night there. He offered to book us into another nearby resort,... More

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Seattle, WA
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

My husband and I stayed at Palo Verde resort and the first night we spent at the hotel our room was broken into - our day packs were stolen along with our passports, credit cards, and cash. We were horrified to learn that we were probably sleeping when this happened. The tile windows of the room were removed, which allowed... More

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genestours, Gene Conti..................Owner at Palo Verde Resort, responded to this review

I am writing in response to a review dated January 8, 2008. Although, unfortunately, one of our cabins was broken into and valuables stolen, I would like to set the record straight. Upon becoming aware of the breakin, we immediately called both the municipal police and the OIJ (Federal Police) to investigate. Both agencies arrived and investigated the breakin, providing... More

San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2007

I think if the owners spent a little more $$ or even charged a little more per room and took care of some items, it would be a more pleasant place. Entrance is dirt road. We had two rooms: beds really uncomfortable. Bed spread and rugs were soiled, rooms dark and confining. Also, unfortunately the the dirt road backs up... More

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Mooresville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2007

We had a wonderful experience at Palo Verde Resort. Larry (one of the owners) welcomed us even though we arrived about 4 hours later than planned. He showed us around this beautiful property and directed us to our rooms. Two of our grown sons with us in their early 20s stayed up to enjoy the pool, but since the volcano... More

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Also Known As:
Palo Verde Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Palo Verde Hotel
Palo Verde Resort Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: 5 miles Wof La Fortuna on the Main Road | Next to the Volcano Lodge, Las Palmas, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 50 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wanted: Fun Loving Travelers! Lush tropical rainforest setting. Clean comfortable rooms with 2 queen size beds, cable TV, a/c, hot water, mini-bar, & wireless internet access. Brand new pool and jacuzzi with wet bar & the new Bambu Bar with projection screen TV, movie nights, music, pool table, & this season NFL football parties! Beautiful Volcano & Lava views! A birdwatchers paradise. ... more   less 

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