Just spent two nights at Hotel Miradas in Arenal Costa Rica.
The owners Estrella ( Star) and her husband Roberto are super sweet and accomodating.
The hotel is perfectly located between La Fortuna and Tabacon, on your right at about 7 klms. after Fortuna.
The individual cottages are clean, comfortable, nicely spaced. ( No cabin looks into any other, you feel very private.)
All have an outstanding view of Arenal Volcano, and even though it is not active, it is still amazing to look at, and every room has an outstanding view of it. ( Both from the huge king size bed, or your two sitting chairs on your private balcony.
Breakfast is included, with a choice of options and is served in the Rancho by the pool overlooking the grounds with the volcano looming in the front of you. Spectacular!!
I would highly recommend this Hotel to anyone coming to the area.
It's a short drive to La Fortuna, a longer but unbelievable drive around the Lake to Neuvo Arenal, and good restaurants are within three minutes of the hotel.
Estrella is more than willing to advise you where to eat, where to take tours and what you should see with an eye on saving you money, not earning big commisions for herself.
The main thing I liked was how quiet it is, it's set back from the highway. You do not hear the highway, just birds!
To wake up in the morning with the magnificent view and the sounds of birds reminds one of why Costa Rica is such a great tourist destination. This place is special, well located and very well priced and the breakfast (either American, Continental or Costa Rican) is delicious.
Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.