We stayed at Casa Genevieve, a private residence in Nuevo Arenal for our honeymoon.
The Pros: It was a beautiful location with a gorgeous view. We loved watching the birds visit the feeder everyday. It was beyond peaceful and lovely. Also, the home itself is very clean and secure. We never felt threatened there.
The Cons: The pool is solar heated, but being there is no sun in the rainforest, it was terribly cold and no use to us. Also, the fridge never worked while we were there. We had planned on making lots of our meals and saving money but it was frozen solid. Unfortunately, the caretakers were gone for the week so there was nothing we could do.
Nuevo Arenal is 45 minutes away from La Fortuna, where the action is. I would suggest staying closer to the town. However, should you find yourself in Nuevo, head to Lucky Bug Gallery for any meal! It is delicious and Monica (the owner) has lots of wonderful suggestions for the day! For the most delicious dinner, head to The Gingerbread House! This was amazing...I would make the drive to eat there without hesitation!
- Also Known As:
- Casa Genevieve Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal