With a view up the slope of the dormant Arenal volcano, this hotel is a relaxing oasis where you can sit on your balcony listening to the water falls in the pool area and the birds singing in the trees. The pool area has several sections and grottoes, including a swim-up bar, that are fed with thermally heated water. The only disappointment was the hot tubs didn’t have working jets.
The hotel is clean and modern with an open-air dining area. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast and dinner we had at this location. On the top floor, there is a lounge with a nice view of the volcano. There are times when the top of the volcano is hidden by clouds. We got some good pictures shortly after 6 a.m. when the clouds lifted and we could see clear to the top. Bring your binoculars and watch the birds and iguanas in the trees.
The Hotel Royal Corin is about a $10 cab ride from the town of Fortuna where you can find shops and restaurants.