For 4 travelers on a budget, this homey set of cabins about a mile out of La Fortuna was just perfect. They're more like really nice camping cabins than a hotel, so be prepared for that atmosphere. We loved the view of Arenal from the big cabin, along with the lovely gardens and small, private swimming pool (only for the big cabin, I believe). My daughter and I shared the downstairs bedroom (one double, one single) and small shower/bathroom, and my friend and her son each had a spacious bedroom upstairs, with one bathroom to share up there. It could sleep 7 or 8 if you used the couch as well. It was a great deal for what we paid, and spacious for only 4 of us. The kitchen was small but sufficient for our breakfasts and simple lunches. We had our dinners in La Fortuna, and walked back to the cabin from dinner after dusk a few times. My friend also talked us into walking to La Catarata and La Fortuna during the day, but I don't recommend that in the heat of the day. The cabs from the bus station are inexpensive for such short rides.
The family that owns the establishment is very friendly and helpful, but speaks only Spanish, so make sure someone in your group is able to communicate. You also have to like dogs. It seems everywhere in Costa Rica there are friendly dogs running loose, and this place is no exception. I would not bring children who are afraid of dogs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an excellent choice to stay in La Fortuna! Rustic equipped cabanas, safe and quiet. A different place, cozy with great prices, surrounded by nature, ideal to get away from rutine and come to enjoy! The property where the cabanas are located have large green area, BBQ ranch, hammocks for children, parking, WiFi and wonderful view of the Arenal Volcano. We are located 1 km south from Bull Arena of La Fortuna, near to La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Lake, hot springs and all the attractions around. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabanas Rusticas La Fortuna Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park