We stayed for two nights - our first stop in Costa Rica - in Feb 2013. The hotel is right in the centre of La Fortuna so gets a bit noisy during the day but the town isn't rowdy so it's actually nice to have a bit of life around and it's great for people watching from the chairs out on the terrace. We stayed in one of the suite rooms and had the most perfect view of Arenal from our many windows. The staff, especially the daughter, were really helpful, friendly and competent. We had a lovely relaxing stay, breakfast was really tasty too - I'd recommend the omlette.
We walked up Cerro Chato one day - taking a taxi for $7 from the town - which was great and you can swim in the lagoon at the top. Go early to avoid the heat.
We then got the local bus out to Arenal ranger station the next day and had a nice morning walk in the forest there. It's alright but nothing compared to Monteverde so it's worth it if it's your first jungle but maybe not so much after that. We hitched back to Fortuna from the ranger station - lots of tourists doing the journey, otherwise it would've been a taxi again as we had no car.
Take the 'jeep-boat-jeep' to Monteverde (but go to the loo before setting out, it's bumpy!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Colinas Arenal Hoteleco-friendly accommodation, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Las Colinas Arenal Hotel offers quality accommodation and all the facilities of a small hotel. We are an eco-friendly, family run hotel. Located only 1 block away from La Fortuna central park and 10 minutes driving from the famous Arenal Volcano, our hotel combines the truly local hospitality with the lovely natural attractions.Our accommodation provides comfortable en-suite rooms all with Wi- Fi access, Cable television, Décor stylish Eco-rooms and an open-air terrace offering a refreshing volcano view. To complete a relaxing stay we can also offer in-house beauty treatments.From us you can visit the Arenal Volcano Hot Springs, the Volcano itself, interesting attractions the Fortuna Waterfalls, the hanging bridges or enjoy the adventure tours as zip-lines, horseback ridings, raftings or rappelling and much more.Las Colinas Arenal Hotel is conveniently situated to visit both tourist attractions and shops. We are minutes walk from center; Enjoy a walk into town to get immerse in the typical life of La Fortuna.Flor and Ivette are the proprietors of this family run hotel and have many years experience in tourism and hotels and will personally supervise all your arrangements during your holiday or business trip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Colinas Hotel
- Hotel Las Colinas Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park