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Hotel Kokoro Arenal

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   La Palma | 7km After the Church on the Right Hand Side, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4000, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Sudbury, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In January 2014 we stayed for two nights at this delightful lodge. Their beautifully landscaped grounds overlook the Arenal Volcano. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The owner Philipe made us a delicious dinner in their lovely open air dining room on our first night there. The cabins are well appointed and private.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a few nights at Hotel Kokoro while exploring Arenal. The hotel is well located as it's not far from the famous Tabacon Hot Springs, Arenal Volcano National Park, or the Arenal hanging bridges. The hotel offers a unique experience with individual cabins as opposed to hotel rooms. The room fit our needs, but isn't for... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did tons of research before picking on Trip Advisor befor picking Kokora for our June 6-11 stay in La Fortuna. These were the factors that were important to me 1. Lush Tropical environment. Kokor had lush grounds and an actual section of rainforest right on the grounds with apath (free access to forest is attached to the adjacent Arenal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 7 year old and I very much enjoyed our 2 night stay. View is stunning and grounds are gorgeous for a bit of impromptu bird watching (saw hummingbirds while having breakfast). We loved the hot springs and pool. Easy access for tours. Minor complaint is isolated site for travelers without a car. Delivery food possible but limited. Wifi for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on my own and stayed in an Eco lodge by reception with a beautiful view. The hotel is tucked into the natural surrounding and well-maintained. It was rainy season, so very few other guests were around. Breakfast was very good; if recommend trying the typical Costa Rican breakfast -- the kitchen staff clearly has a better hand... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here at the end of May (3 days). This is a great little hotel in between La Fortuna and the volcano/hot spring activities. Having a car is a plus but not a necessity, many of the local restaurants will deliver to the hotel if you prefer to stay in. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very pretty hotel in a stunning part of the world. I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from staying, but be careful when booking on line that you are buying what you expect. I booked two rooms this hotel for my family through Trip Advisor taking advantage of their 3 nights for the price of 2 offer, which... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I am a teacher that works at a school where we take about 70 people to Costa Rica every May for our 8th grade trip. We just returned from our annual trip. We always stay at Hotel Kokoro and LOVE it. The rooms are nicely sized and the decorations are so nice. From the paintings to the wood that's used... More

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ichamomdad, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Kokoro Arenal, responded to this review

Dear KateElizab B, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed our Eco Villa, lovely garden and breakfast. Our maintenance and public space crew currently work hard to ensure our property remains nicely and naturally. We welcome the guests like you who are in love with nature, peace and simplicity... More

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The grounds and view of the volcano are stunning. The pool and hot spring were a delight. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was adequate, it would have been nice to have had the option of an evening meal, as the town is at least a 10 minute drive away, but as this option was not available we... More

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ichamomdad, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Kokoro Arenal, responded to this review

Dear Susan P, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Hotel Kokoro Arenal. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our beautiful grounds, volcano view, pool and hot spring. Thank you as well for your comments regarding evening meal, we are renewing our entire restaurant and menu now. This is going to... More

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent only two wonderful nights at Kokoro. I wish we could have stayed longer. What a fantastic, quiet and peaceful place. The grounds were incredible with some many tucked away outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy the beautiful grounds. Everything was immaculate, the rooms, the pool area and the grounds and gardens. We had a great night alone in... More

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ichamomdad, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Kokoro Arenal, responded to this review

Dear Anna M, On behalf of Arenal Kokoro, thank you for your comments regarding your last visit with us. We appreciate your kind compliments of the hotel and our staff. We are so happy to hear your first stop in Costa Rica was a success. We are also thrilled to learn that our hotel was a part of your favorite... More

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Address: La Palma | 7km After the Church on the Right Hand Side, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4000, 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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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Kokoro Arenal 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Kokoro Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Resort Kokoro Arenal
Hotel Kokoro Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #18 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #20 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest of the northern hills of Costa Rica, Hotel Kokoro Arenal is the perfect hideaway retreat blessed with untouched flora and fauna and a panoramic setting overlooking the majestic volcano of Arenal. At Kokoro Arenal, each of our carefully designed eco-villas offers a stay in a cozy family oriented style, with charm, and a service approach prepared in a joyful, attentive, and sustainable way. The lodging grounds also invite you to dip into the hill-top swimming pool, tropical hut with hammock, and explore our tucked away rainforest trails. With our Kokoro ‘heartfelt’ ways, we aim to revitalize your senses and share with you a vibrant experience in the Costa Rican tropics. ... more   less 
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