Visited with family and lucky to have found this gem near Arenal Volcano. Deeply immersed in the authentic wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer, Kokoro was rich in both fauna and flora... how nice it is to hear the night sounds while soaking in the hot springs and to see the songbirds flying about while eating a tasty fruit plate on the breakfast patio. There is also a relaxing community pool, hammock, and spa area for more opportunities to completely de-stress.
The rooms were spacious and uniquely decorated. Beds were comfy and each place was equipped with a patio outlooking a wonderful view of the volcano. We were able to get great pictures of some interesting looking flowers and of a brilliant toucan calling for its mate. And of the volcano of course, bold and majestic, smoking away every so often.
The service was nothing short of outstanding. Felico, David, and the rest of the staff really went out of their way to make the experience the best it could be. Shared a beer, answered our many questions about the Costa Rican culture, and recommended the best places to explore for the remainder of our trip... everyone was genuinely friendly and happy to be there.
Definitely one of the best highlights on our CR trip.. a true breath of fresh air.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest of the northern hills of Costa Rica, Hotel Kokoro Arenal is the perfect hideaway retreat blessed with untouched flora and fauna and a panoramic setting overlooking the majestic volcano of Arenal. At Kokoro Arenal, each of our carefully designed eco-villas offers a stay in a cozy family oriented style, with charm, and a service approach prepared in a joyful, attentive, and sustainable way. The lodging grounds also invite you to dip into the hill-top swimming pool, tropical hut with hammock, and explore our tucked away rainforest trails. With our Kokoro ‘heartfelt’ ways, we aim to revitalize your senses and share with you a vibrant experience in the Costa Rican tropics. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kokoro Arenal Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
- Resort Kokoro Arenal
- Hotel Kokoro Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park