My wife and I just got back from a ten day vacation in Costa Rica, the first part of our trip was supposed to include only a couple of days at La Fortuna de San Carlos. Through high recomendations from some friends here in California who had already been to this region in Costa Rica, we made reservations in advance for 2 nights at Sierra Arenal. We found this hotel to be an excellent deal for the price charged per night including breakfast, Very clean rooms with all the basics including free WiFi, very quite and relaxing, and a first class view of Volcan Arenal right in front from our balcony.
Since there are so many fun activities and so much to see in this region, most likely you will be away since very early in the morning and returning to town late in the day or at night as we did, and all you need is a nice clean quite room to take a nice warm shower and rest for the next day's activities.
We liked this area of Costa Rica so much, plus the very friendly and courteous treatment by Don Mario, the hotel owner and his family, and the very reasonable rates, that we extended our stay to six days.
This hotel has 2 open kitchens and some picnic tables and benches, Don Mario stocks the kitchens very early in the morning (by 6:00 AM) with all you will need for a good basic breakfast you prepare yourself as you like, he proives plenty of the best tasting hot coffe we had in Costa Rica,
No overly priced thrills and frills here, just excellent hospitality, cleanliness, service, and probably some of the best rates in town if not the best for what you get.
Highly recommend it,
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