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“Underscover paradise” 4 of 5 stars
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GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   300 Mts North La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly GreenLagoon Falls Park & Lodge)   |  
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15% off room rate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Underscover paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our first time here. We were looking for a place to rest but also a nice place to stay and GreenLagoon is amazing. The is no TV so you can sit down and read a book without distractions. The view is great and peaceful. We didn't have the chance to climb Cerro Chato but the entrance is included.
We can't wait to return soon to this beautiful hotel and to try delicious food made by Carmen.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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CerroChato, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
We are so glad knowing that you've enjoyed our place!
Please, comeback as soon as possible, and recommend us to your friends!
Thanks again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed here for 3x nights on our honeymoon. If you have got a car, the hotel is perfectly located in the La Fortuna area. Great views and nearest hotel to both the Cerro Chato volcano and the main waterfall. The staff are very friendly and the accommodation is beautiful. The restaurant is basic but friendly and tasty.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CerroChato, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you very much for your wonderful review about GreenLagoon!
We hope to have you back soon.
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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed here one night. The service was friendly. We were greeted with a cocktail. Although it was late when we arrived, the staff cooked us up a delicious traditional meal at our request. The bar and pool area has a nice view of La Fortuna below. The room was cozy, with comfortable beds. We had a little patio off our room. In the morning, we explored the grounds, which are lush and pretty. The traditional breakfast there (included) was hands-down the best meal we ate in Costa Rica. The price of the room includes the Cerro Chato hike, but we were in a time crunch so weren't able to try it. The front desk attendant told us how to get to La Fortuna Waterfall, a quick walk away (there is a charge at the waterfall entrance for this). We swam at the base of the falls before we had to check out for the day. This is not a luxury resort, but well-maintained and just right. A great value! Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 9, which was quiet, with 2 double beds and and a nice patio.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CerroChato, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Wow! We feel so glad every time we see a review like yours. Thank you very much for staying with us. We absolutely want to have you back soon!
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The other reviews will tell you how awesome the hiking trail is, how breathtaking the scenery is, and how great the location is in its simultaneous peaceful remoteness - and great proximity to town and local spas, etc.. And they are all right. It's extremely gorgeous and peaceful, and amazing.

However, the staff made our stay one to remember. It felt like our extended family - in the good sense. Our car got a little damaged on the road up to the hotel, and I was mentally set to have a terrible rest of the trip. Brian, one of the many great staff members sensed my frustration as we were checking in. Once we got settled in, he asked if everything was alright and that's when we told him about the car incident. He assured us that everything was going to be alright. He went out to the car and personally fixed it. Just as I was about to feel like an ignorant useless waste of a man, he revealed that he used to be a mechanic for Yamaha, with a smile. His genuine personality was something that we hadn't come across during our stays out on the coast and more tourist-heavy areas. We had good chats with him the rest of the trip like we'd been friends for some time.

The rest of the staff was great as well, of course. And the FOOD!!! Carmen in the kitchen/restaurant cooked the best meals of our trip. We had treated ourselves to the nicer restaurants in Costa Rica. She was hands down the best chef. The last night we were at the hotel, they held a party out in the pool bar area. Carmen grilled a storm of amazing food, while the hotel owner charmed us all at the bar with hilarious stories and great music. It was seriously awesome.

I would make it a point to stay here again the next time we go to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CerroChato, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you very much!

Everything we do, we do it for you!

We can't wait for have you back, amigos!
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The room was very spacious #10 with a private porch. Pretty rustic though so not the place if you're looking for upscale luxury. The service was phenomenal and the restaurant food was very good and cooked to order.

Room Tip: Get # 10 it's on a corner
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CerroChato, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
The best from GreenLagoon are our guest!

We are improving our rooms, villas, common areas and our staff in order to treat you as royalty.

Here we are, arms wide open, waiting for you again!
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washington D.C
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was maybe one of my favorite vacations. The hotel is situated up high up arenal volcano and has some of the most breath taking views you could ask for. The staff was very helpful in giving some suggestions for expeditions to take during the day and the cerro chato hike, which is right on the lodges property, has some wonderful views. The rooms are small, but you really don't need a large room- you are there to experience costa rica and should be outside anyways! Would highly suggest zip lining, going down to the green lagoon waterfall, and checking out the hot springs nearby. It was a great vacation and I wouldn't have changed a thing- well maybe stay a little longer :)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CerroChato, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
You make us so happy!

Our commitment is your total satisfaction.

Thank you for the great review about GreenLagoon Falls Park & Lodge.

We can't see the hour to have you with us again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Best vacation ever!! The staff was awesome, the lodge was amazing, and the view was breath taking. Lots of exciting expeditions. Very peaceful and relaxing. The green lagoon was all around the best resort I've vacationed at. Thank You David and Debbie Hollis

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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CerroChato, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
You are amazing!

We loved having you at GreenLagoon. Can't wait to see you again.

Thanks!
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Address: 300 Mts North La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica (Formerly GreenLagoon Falls Park & Lodge)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 58 Specialty Lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — GreenLagoon Wellbeing Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GreenLagoon: The Choice of Wellbeing At GreenLagoon, we offer a completely unique experience in the heart of Costa Rica. Our wellbeing resort is ideal for adventure, relaxation and to jumpstart and support healthy lifestyles. For our founder Dr. Henry Villegas, wellness is a practice in life that is very important to him. Our resort was established to offer wellbeing and sustainability to every single visitor and the communities that surround it. At the heart of GreenLagoon, you'll experience a comfortable environment with unparalleled service. Every person employed at our resort supports our wellbeing mission. What a perfect place to rest your head, eat healthy and relax. Get to know new friends dedicated to serve you, and experience an exhilarating, unmatched collection of nature activities in the adventurous landscape that is Costa Rica! ... more   less 
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