Costa Rica is an amazing country with a lot of vegetation and wildlife. Hotel capital suizo is the definition of Costa Rica. If you don't like animals around you, including bugs, this hotel may not be for you. I loved how they treated then animals as one and did not ever run them off.
Transportation to the hotel was arranged by hotel. It was $85 for the two of us. The driver was prompt and professional. The road is small, bumpy and windy. I did get car sick. It will take about one hour.
The hotel: wonderful, courteous staff. The Free wifi in the lobby works good. The garden is amazing. We snacked on passion fruit picked straight from the tree on the property. We were visited each night by raccoons and each morning by birds. A few times we also enjoyed the monkeys on the property. Domesticated cats are always visible.
The room: we stayed in room 35 without AC. During the day it was kind of warm, but you shouldn't plan to stay the day in the room. At night, it was perfect. The room is spacious with enough closet space for two. There's a mini fridge, coffee pot and hair dryer. The restroom is big. The cleaning staff does and excellent job. Be aware that if you leave snacks on the counter, they will for sure be attacked by ants. Since the windows are always open, you will be awaken by the birds signing, monkeys howling, etc.
The pool/beach: the beach is your backyard. Accessible, clean. Not a beautiful beach compared to some we have seen, but still very nice. The water is dark, but the sand is also dark. The sand is the softest I have felt. The pool is never full, clean, and enough lounging chairs for everyone.
The restaurant: it has a good selection for dinner. We made the mistake of ordering too much the first day. All plates are big. First day we paid $70 for both of us, but we had ordered four plates, water and two juices. We decided to eat all of our dinners in the hotel for the convenience and because we heard that the restaurants outside the hotel weren't remarkable. We did have lunch outside the hotel at restaurants our tour guide took us to. The food was very good and authentic.
The excursions: ATV tour: if you're adventurous, I would recommend this. Know you will get very dirty and have to go through rough terrain. Zip lining: FUN, not to be missed. Hot springs in Arenal: nice on a rainy day. Arenal volcano: beautiful, but most of the time it was behind a cloud. We ended up getting a good view of it at 6pm, but only for a few minutes. The best tour we took was the one to the Tenorio Volcano. We hiked to a beautiful blue waterfall and lagoon. Then we hiked more to natural thermal pools on the blue river. This is the experience of a lifetime. You can't be out of shape for this one. Warren was our personal tour guide. He was excellent. Ask the hotel for him.
1. Mosquitoes are everywhere!!! Bring your bug spray. We went through two cans in four days for two persons.
2. Dollars are accepted everywhere. No need to exchange.
3. Bring clothing you don't mind getting dirty
4. Bring good hiking shoes
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