This was the first hotel of three on my wife and I's honeymoon. We stayed here for 3 nights and couldn't have been more pleased.
After the long and bumpy drive from the airport to La Fortuna, we were greeting with cocktails and fresh warm towels. As we checked in, our bags were taken to our suite and laid out for us. The staff was ultra-gracious and awesome when it came to helping us plan activities during the day. We originally booking our honeymoon, we pre-paid for a bunch of "excursions" through the company that set up the travel for us. Sadly, a few of those excursions (waterfall rapelling and rock climbing) fell through in La Fortuna because I, as a 6'5" 330lb man, was told that no one was the excursion company was big enough to anchor me. No fault of anyones and made for some good laughs at my expense. The hotel staff seized the opportunity to amaze us and not only get a full refund for us from the excursion company, but also helped us get in touch with a man in town who owned a bunch of 4-wheelers and gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of the entire area, which was stellar.
Breakfast was included in our stay, so other meals were up to us. The restaurant at the resort was very good. I have never had fruit that fresh in my entire life. The staff was also very good about getting us taxi cabs into town so that we could venture around and try some local street food and out-of-the-way restaurants. (No matter where you go, the arroz con pollo is fantastic)
The room itself was spectacular. Always very clean and neat once the maids got done with it. We had an enormous rain-water shower, and well as a waterfall shower. The hot tub on our private patio was also very nice but rarely got used since it was 105 degrees during our stay.
The resort pool was heated, which is kind of weird being that the temperature in the area rarely drops below 90 degrees, but it made the air temp more tolerable. Watch out when drinking at the bar. The drinks are awesome, but not cheap.
I would recommend this resort to anyone wanting to venture to La Fortuna.By far one of the nicest and friendliest places we have every stayed in all of our travels.
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- Home away from Home ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Paradise Hotel
- Hotel Mountain Paradise Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park