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Hotel Mountain Paradise
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   La Palma De La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica   |  
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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“Great Place to start your adventures from with a spectacular view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We stayed here to start our honeymoon before moving to the Westin on the beach and this place won hands down. The complimentary breakfast was amazing as you looked over the volcano with gardens and trees covered with flowers. The rooms were clean and the staff was helpful. They helped me out in a time of crisis when I was pick pocketed in La Fortuna. They have a free shuttle into town and can help you plan many adventures. I ate at the restaurant there and it was delicious and romantic. My only small complaint was the water pressure was a bit low. I plan to visit this Hotel again. The hotel is safe and secluded, Just watch out for the pickpocketers in town as it seemed from the police that this was common place that they were returning wallets, as they only took the cash.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

If I could stay and live there, this is where I would be.The view is amazing...all over the hotel you can see the volcano. The hotel overall and staff were amazing. very humble people, polite, speak perfect English for those that do not speak Spanish. The hotel provides all transportation to all the area of the Arenal and the tours can be booked with them with a tour guide included...so well worth it! Already planning my trip for next year and definitely planning to stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

“Hotel Mountain Paradise (Costa Rica) is such a beautiful property. The staff at this hotel is very professional, friendly, and helpful! Carlos the reception made sure my tours and transportation was scheduled and enjoyable. My stay at Hotel Mountain Paradise was very comfortable, the rainforest shower is absolutely wonderful, and the food at the restaurant was tasty and delicious! I was so impressed with Hotel Mountain Paradise... Costa Rica is breathtaking!”

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Right from the arrival, the receptionist made us feel like royalty. We sat back with refreshments whilst our check in was registered and then there was no time wasted as the golf cart was on hand to take us on a tour of the hotel whilst on our way to the room. The room was impeccable! Beautiful interior design and utmost comfort with every facility you can think of. No expense spared, even your own pool on the patio. The hotel pool is set in a natural rock surrounding and has hot spring water with a swim up bar. The plants and trees surrounding all are so tropical and enormous, they really make you feel like you are in a Jurassic park setting, especially with the view of the Volcano, which, from the angle of the hotel appears to be so close .... its right in your face and a perfect conical shape. Amazing. All of that, along with the 1st class staff really made our stay their wonderful, We will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed here on a girls trip for 3 nights. The hotel room was clean, huge, had our own showers (2 in each room) and our own patio. It might have been meant for a couple...but the layout was great.
We ate and had lovely cocktails at the swim up bar in the nice hot spring pool. It was perfect. Staff was friendly and food was good. The drinks ended up being quite expensive but the food and hotel room price was not bad.
If I go back to LaFortuna, I will stay there again. We went to another hot spring hotel and it wasn't as nice, had poor quality food and more expense!
Thank you Hotel Mountain Paradise for a wonderful trip!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

This "hotel" is beautiful! After this recent stay in La Fortuna, this hotel has won my heart! It is so beautiful and the staff is wonderful! I cant wait to go back and stay there again! Stay there, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Wow wow wow. I was here during a rain season but didn't get to see any rain. Lucky I guess. Place is incredible. It's tucked away in a jungle. Hotel consist of lots of small eco cottages varying from single unit with private pool and jacuzzi to double unit cottages with jacuzzi. Almost all of them have a patio with a view of volcano Arenal... Rooms are huge with the best bathroom I have been in. There are two showers, one looks like a real waterfall with real plants surrounding you and another is modern looking shower. Had only bfast there witch was fine so no comments on there restaurant food. Pool is cool but small... Don't forget to check out Tabacon spa. I have never seen anything similar in my life. They have natural volcano heated water with real nice and relaxing set up. Looks like water falls in the middle of the jungle. Quick tip... If you go there at night it is cheaper to get in and just keep a bracelet and you can go back next day for all day ;) don't tell anyone... Enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: La Palma De La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 183-4400, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#17 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Mountain Paradise 3.5*
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