Fantastic 2 night stay in April 2019. On arrival we were greeted with a very welcoming smile, helpful and efficient check-in and fruit cocktail.
We arrived in the evening so it was dark, but the following morning we were up early and the view of the Arenal Volcano was quite breathtaking, shrouded in a veil of mist and feeling very atmospheric, as if we were in a Jurassic world.
The rooms were clean and comfortable, with two large king-size beds. Small toiletries provided. We were celebrating our 25th Wedding anniversary during our stay, and on the second night we came back to our room which had been decorated with a celebratory ribbon, artistic towel sculpture, fruit in our room and two small bottles of Malbec red wine. It was a lovely surprise.
The hotel has some interesting features; the thermal spa waters are very relaxing and soothing too with some extremely hot natural spring waters. They also have a small farm, where they milk the cows and produce veg and fruit.
A couple of early morning walks and we saw wildlife at its Costa Rican best. Toucans, coati, humming birds, honey creepers and so many other diverse flora and fauna species.
We ate at the hotel on one night only, which was in our opinion, quite pricey, even with a reduced set meal menu, kindly organised with the restaurant by our tour guide, Andres. But that is our only small grumble. The breakfast menu choice was plentiful with some lovely local dishes, as well as having an international flavour too. Bread, cakes, hot and cold savoury and sweet dishes, fruit in abundance and the coffee was fantastic.
The hotel is in a remote location, so the restaurants are the only option to eat, unless you take a taxi to Fortuna.
Thank you for a great and memorable stay and Pura Vida!