We booked for 3 nights (4 days) on-line from Canada with follow-up correspondence from Victor. There were no hitches. Upon arrival we found that the hotel was located downtown in La Fortuna. It was quiet at night but handy for downtown stores and restaurants during the day. We enjoyed the arts and crafts and excellent local dining.
The hotel is clean and comfortable with a staff that is polite, helpful and friendly. Our third floor room had a balcony from which we were able to watch the Volcano at close range, and also watch the local town acivities while we sipped our sundowners!
We came for the scenery, Costa Rica way of life and local nature (especially birding). Both excelled! We walked to the very impressive waterfalls - a long way and uphill! A taxi would have been a better idea for those not used to the reading distance on a map - like us! We also went to the National Park but had an unpleasant experience with the Park attendants pressuring us into taking guides " because of imminent volcanic activity and pyroclastic flows" !!!!! Needless to say, both were bogus! This of course was not a reflection of the hotel!
The hotel served very nice traditional breakfasts all freshly prepared. They also gave free exhibits on how tortillas are made - as we ate breakfast.
Congratulations to the staff and especially Victor for providing us with a very enjoyable stay in a lovely town in a beautiful part of a beautiful country.
La Pura Vida!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Colinas Arenal Hoteleco-friendly accommodation, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Las Colinas Arenal Hotel offers quality accommodation and all the facilities of a small hotel. We are an eco-friendly, family run hotel. Located only 1 block away from La Fortuna central park and 10 minutes driving from the famous Arenal Volcano, our hotel combines the truly local hospitality with the lovely natural attractions.Our accommodation provides comfortable en-suite rooms all with Wi- Fi access, Cable television, Decor stylish Eco-rooms and an open-air terrace offering a refreshing volcano view. To complete a relaxing stay we can also offer in-house beauty treatments.From us you can visit the Arenal Volcano Hot Springs, the Volcano itself, interesting attractions the Fortuna Waterfalls, the hanging bridges or enjoy the adventure tours as zip-lines, horseback ridings, raftings or rappelling and much more.Las Colinas Arenal Hotel is conveniently situated to visit both tourist attractions and shops. We are minutes walk from center; Enjoy a walk into town to get immerse in the typical life of La Fortuna.Flor and Ivette are the proprietors of this family run hotel and have many years experience in tourism and hotels and will personally supervise all your arrangements during your holiday or business trip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Colinas Hotel
- Hotel Las Colinas Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park