Hotel La Pradera was an awesome two night stay for 3 dudes from NYC looking for an adventure. Stayed in cabin number 49, Room was great with 2 queen size beds and a nice bathroom with a huge shower and even nicer porch area. Hot water was plentifull and AC worked great. Breakfast was great and served buffet style with Sundays breakfast being super. Internet was fast and reliable and parking right outside our cabin
Hotel jacuzzi was nice and hot and the pool was nice and refreshing. Human size towels also and not the small mini towels other hotels like to give guests. Didnt book any excursions through hotel but did venture into town to book tours on our own.
We actually made friends with a local named Alonzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) (506) 479 1135 who hooked us up with all we needed (bali hot spring tickets-canopy tour of arenal, horse back riding, places to eat) and saved us money which is always great and even showed us where to chill in some free hot springs. Hotel La Pradera was great for what we needed it for which was a place to relax and rest our heads at night. We also had a sick view of Arenal volcano.
Head into town which is only a short taxi trip away and explore the towns "Central Park" where ull be able to find "Party Supplies" of all sorts if you ask the right person plus they sell fireworks. Theres also plenty of bars near central park and discos not like u see in NYC. Head past the hotel for a half a mile and get some great steak at the place with the giant cow outside on the right side of street.
A must is the BALI Hot Springs which is a spectacle all in itself. Imagine 20 pools of hot water and chics drunk in bikins going down water slides at high rates of speed. I highly recommend this for people in their 20`s and not the older crowd as the music is loud and their are plenty of loud drunks roaming around. The water slides are fastest ive ever been on and i must have been launched about 25ft across the pool after going down in the "Lunch position" Drinks barely contain liquor so i would suggest going buzzed or drinking your own liquor near the locker rooms to avoid getting ripped off on the drinks. They also allow you to open a tab and that allows u to go to any swim up bar and order a drink without the hassle of cash. Theirs also a shot on the menu called "Black [-]" Didnt try the black [-] but it was funny to say the least. Bali hot springs is also only a 15 min drive from La Padera.
If i ever head back to the Arenal area La Predera will be getting my business again for sure.
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- Also Known As:
- La Pradera Hotel
- Hotel La Pradera Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park