We decided to stay in El Castio for 2 nights based on recommendations from our travel book and after staying one night at a resort closer to LaFortuna the lava isn't flowing anymore but this was definitely right for us.
Our experience from the second we drove up to Linda Vista was great. The drive up through the grove of trees is amazing. They greated us and (since we didnt have reservations) gave us lots of room options. We got an amazing room at a great value, it had a full wall of glass doors that looked right out onto the volcano. It came with free breakfast (costa rican or American), which was great and other meals and drinks at the resuraunt were also good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed great pina coladas by the pool one afternoon while taking in the view and it cost us 1/2 as much as it would have at home and ate for 1/4 of what we paid at our resort the night before. It was slow like everyplace because its the rainy season but everyone there was nice and ready to help and the views from the viewing deck/pools were absolutely breathtaking!
The rooms were clean, and modern, ours even had a hair dryer. They had large showers and hot water and a coffee maker and Cable. I think our only complaint was that the beds were not as comfortable as we would have hoped, but it was a small price to pay for such an amazing stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Linda Vista Hotel is located at El Castillo, just 22 km from La Fortuna downtown. A perfect choice for hikes in the Arenal Volcano National Park or activities on Lake Arenal. There is, however, a nice range of amenities located at the hotel for those that would rather stay put. Guests will enjoy lounging within the hotel's unique three-tiered swimming pool, which affords spectacular views of the volcano, and relaxing jacuzzi. The Loma Linda Restaurant serves up a nice variety of international and national meals, including a large free breakfast every morning. Guests in need of libations can visit the bar, which is stocked with beers, wines, juices, liquors and more. The rooms at Linda Vista are clean and spacious. Tile floors extend to private terraces, where guests can sit and enjoy astounding views of the Arenal Volcano. All rooms are equipped with a private hot water bathroom, ceiling fan, a/c, and coffee maker. Wireless internet helps guests to stay connected to friends and family at home, while an in-room safe ensures that valuables remain secure. The Badilla's would love to share the secrets and beauty of this area with you and your friends or family! General Information Hotel Facilities & Services: Safe deposit box Mini bar Wet bar Swimming pool (for adults & kids) Jacuzzi Restaurant Bar Free WiFi Laundry Service - We accept all Credit Cards Accommodations: All rooms come equipped with a private hot water bathroom, ceiling fan, terrace, coffee maker, safe deposit box, and wireless internet. Standard Room - these rooms have one double and one single bed. They do not have a volcano view and can sleep up to three people. Junior Suites - these suites have two queen size beds, air conditioning, mini bar, hairdryer, satellite TV, and a private parking lot. They have a volcano view and can sleep up to four people. Master Suites - these suites have two queen size beds, air conditioning, mini fridge, hairdryer, private terrace, coffee maker, satellite TV, bathrobes, and an iron. They have a volcano view and can sleep up to four people. Honeymoon Suite - this suite has one queen size bed, air conditioning, mini fridge, bathtub, hairdryer, coffee maker, private terrace, satellite TV, PC station, and a private parking lot. It has a volcano view and can sleep up to two people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Linda Vista Del Norte Hotel
- Hotel Linda Vista Del Norte