We were at the hotel Saturday, June 1 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Great location within walking distance to the town of La Fortuna. The rooms were nicely decorated and clean. We had a third story room and a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano. My hubby was having a couple issues with the in room safe and each time we called the front desk they were pleasant and sent someone within minutes. The pool and the surrounding areas were very nice and clean. It was also a bonus to have (free) access to a computer that is located in the front lobby. Our package included breakfast which was pretty basic, but decent. The first two mornings someone was their to make omelets. There was always "Pinto Gallo" which is a typical Costa Rican dish of black beans and rice. The breakfast also included fruit, pancakes, sausage, potatoes, plantains and juice/coffee.
For our third and last breakfast we were informed that breakfast was going to be "Ala Cate", which meant that our choices were limited to eggs, pinto gallo, potatoes and fruit. From the hotel we traveled to Arenal National Park and hiked on a (easy) trail that took us to a set of stairs up to the most beautiful view of Lake Arenal. If you plan on taking a hike, make sure you bring bug repellant. We also went to the Butterfly Conservatory, if you like to see beautiful butterflies and just as beautiful grounds, spend the $14.00 per person entrance fee; it took us about an hour or so to walk the grounds (in pouring rain). Overall, I would recommend Hotel Magic Mountain because of the staff, clean rooms, very nice grounds and great location.
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- Also Known As:
- Magic Mountain Hotel
- Hotel Magic Mountain Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park