Our family of 2 adults and 2 teens stayed at this lodge for 3 nights and enjoyed the experience. The location is great, right at the foot of the volcano, although seeing the volcano depends on your luck (the weather). The lodge has excellent rooms, well spread out in beautifully landscaped garden. I wouldn't call the rooms luxurious but were nice and clean with clean washroom. There is a hammock for each room too.
You can see a lot of exotic birds in and around the lodge itself. The Catarata or Waterfall is about 2 kms away and is a pleasant walk. There is a further trek to the waterfall from the entrance and the whole tour would take half a day.
The owner and the staff are very friendly and go out of their way to help out. You can book all the tours and activities from the lodge itself. And it is pretty economical. The food is great too. We had dinner twice at their restaurant, which is quite reasonably priced. Breakfast is free and sumptuous.
Taxi to the town would cost about $6. We rented a car for one day for about $ 85 and drove to the hanging bridges, the National park and around Lake Arenal.
Overall we had a very good experience and I would recommend this Lodge in this price category.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the shadow of the Arenal Volcano , away from the noises of the city and from the highways, will be able to discover the captivation of returning to feel the nature, the singing of the birds and the creek of the sound of the gully. you can walk up to the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall, to share with the villagers, to walk along the National Park Arenal Volcano and in the night to relax in the thermal waters - mineral of the resorts of the zone, among many more things ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catarata Eco Lodge S.A Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park