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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Granite Bay, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

This was an excellent, homey place to stay. Ligia and Mario made us feel very much at home and were very helpful. Even though our spanish was pathetic, we were able to communicate just fine with them. She speaks english well enough to make it work. The rooms were spotless and very quiet. Much better than staying in town!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

I stayed in the Arenal Volcano/ San Ramon/ La Fortuna area for 5 days. I had a great experience overall and Mario and Ligia from Lavas del Arenal played a huge part of that. Before I had even arrived in Costa Rica, Mario helped me set up my tours for the week as well as arrange for a taxi to... More 

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daytona beach, fla
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

a little hard to find. just south of la fortuna, in a country setting. up a rocky road flanked w/cows and chickens. this 10 unit motel was nicely landscaped w/ flowers, fruit trees, tropical plants, and a little creek running at the rear of the property. the room itself was clean and spartan. after a 3 hr plane ride and... More 

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Port Jervis, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Nice hotel, clean rooms, a/c, no tv. Friendly staff, hot water showers. Far from town if you dont have a car.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

My cousin and I stayed in La Fortuna for 3 days and loved the area! Our stay with Lavas del Arenal made our time here great! I had exchanged numerous emails with Mario prior to arriving in Costa Rica. I found Mario to be very prompt in returning emails and was very good about thoroughly answering my questions. Once we... More 

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San Diego
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47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

This was everything we were hoping for and had read online. We were a little concerned when we drove up, as you can't actually see the rooms from the street, just the owners' house in front, but once we pulled in the driveway, we were reassured! The rooms were very new and SUPER clean. They even picked our suitcases up... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

We so appreciate everyone at Lavas del Arenal! Ligia set up all the BEST adventures. After talking with other tourists and some of the guides, we found that each activity booked by Ligia was the best to be had. And we did it all! After fishing, Ligia even made a fantastic dinner for us with our catch! We'd stay at... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

This is a simple hotel/resort. The kids enjoy the small pool.Very good service. Helped us in the middle of the night to call Copa airlines when our laggeges didn't arrive.It was no problem to get breakfast very early because we had to leave . Breakfast was very good. They have Wifi in the room. Very good value for money.

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Suffolk County, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

Basically, the room wasn't too bad and the grounds were well maintained. The hotel is hard to find and no one has heard of it., so make sure you have good directions. When you do find it you have to drive down a very rocky road to get to the hotel. When we arrived the owner (who must have assumed... More 

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Wakefield, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

The place itself was nice. But I would not recommend it to people who, like me, like to keep the windows open at night and breath the fresh air. The windows do not open!! So we had to stand the noisy AC all night... and could not sleep well! The owner is very friendly and tries to help as much... More 

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