Starting at $94 per night

Overview

The three star Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort and Spa is a budget friendly eco-resort located in La Fortuna. The hot springs hotel has recently remodeled most of their rooms and is still one of the most affordable hot springs resorts in Costa Rica. Amenities of Hotel Arenal Paraiso include: swimming pool, restaurant, bar, tropical gardens, hot springs, spa. The hotel also offers internet access.

While you will undoubtedly come to the Arenal Volcano area for hot springs, volcano and adventure, be sure to stop by La Fortuna town for a taste of the local culture. Visitors also come to La Fortuna for activities like: ecological park, national parks, canopy ziplining, birdwatching, biking, swimming, tram, hiking, hanging bridges, boat ride, visit waterfalls, canyoning and rappelling, atv riding, whitewater rafting and other fun tours.

Though the La Fortuna area has many options, you can also simply enjoy the resort hot springs or walk the groomed trails at Arenal Paraiso.

Hotel Arenal Paraiso Rooms and Amenities

Generally, Hotel Arenal Paraiso rooms are basic, but comfortable and include: Standard Room, Superior Room and Suite.

Standard room amenities include: cable TV, air conditioning, mini refrigerator, telephone, balcony and volcano view. Bedding options include 2 doubles.

Superior room amenities include: mini refrigerator, a view of Arenal Volcano, air conditioning, balcony and cable TV. Bedding options include 2 doubles.

Suite room amenities include: air conditioning, a view of Arenal Volcano, living room, balcony, coffee maker, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, in-room safe and a private bathroom with jacuzzi. Bedding options include 1 king and 2 doubles.

In summary, families and couples seeking an affordable La Fortuna hot springs hotel will like their stay at Hotel Arenal Paraiso.

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Midrange
  • Resort
  • Eco Style
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Hot Springs
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Hot Springs
  • Spa
  • Conference Room
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Computer Station
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Standard Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Volcano View

Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Hot Tub
  • Tub
  • Living Room
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Balcony

Superior Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace
  • Volcano View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Path Of Travel
  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • Disabled Parking
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 10°30'9.75". Longitude: W 85°18'14.13"

Reviews

  • Overall 89.4% (284 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 91.5%
  • Comfort: 88.9%
  • Meeting Expectations: 88.1%
  • Staff: 89.7%
  • Value: 88.5%

06/17/2017

Buffet breakfast was good, but the restaurant to have dinner was mediocre and pricey

06/07/2017

very nice hotel, we loved the hot springs with different temperatures as you went up the mountain.

05/10/2017

All very good though room decor a little tired.

05/06/2017

The main problem with this hotel is that the wifi does not work on the rooms.

05/03/2017

Beautiful place to stay. Had my own casa, situated so it was private, and rockers on the porch with a view of the volcano. Very clean, kept up and the Bed and pillows very comfortable. Lovely gardens, pools. Listening to the birds was so nice, and a sloth in the tree next to the restaurant! The buffet breakfast had wonderful selection and fresh fruit. The people were Very polite and helpful.

05/02/2017

Great room with view of volcano from screened porch. The hot springs, pool, buffet breakfast, restaurant, staff and bar were all exceptional. 5 star!

04/16/2017

Great place to stay. One of our favorites on this trip. The breakfast buffet here was the best out of all hotels.

03/24/2017

Restaurant overpriced for the quality. Staff could have been friendlier. Bar tender at the pool bar had limited abilities and always played the same music. But overall, not too bad.

03/22/2017

Room was VERY small for four people. Too small. Resort was too far out of town for me. I would have liked being closer to town so we could walk and get food or go shopping.

03/01/2017

Staff was very nice to prepare an early breakfast when we had a pickup before normal breakfast hours.

02/22/2017

Wonderful hotel. The only improvement I can think of is that it would have been nice to have a complimentary shuttle into town since we were kind of isolated on the hotel grounds.

02/19/2017

The staff were wonderful, the grounds beautiful, and the hot springs were just what we needed! The lunch and dinner menus were a little pricey, but the pool bar menu hit the spot for everyone.

02/17/2017

The pool bartender- Pablo - was really friendly and we had a great time talking with him!

02/15/2017

It was a nice location and hotel. The dinners were ok, I thought could have been better.

02/12/2017

The front desk staff were excellent. Very helpful.

02/11/2017

I did not like that it was on a hill had to walk up and down that hill a lot we had several people in our group who can not walk because of leg and feet problems but every thing else was perfect

02/03/2017

The view is definitely a plus. The ladies at the front desk were a let down from where we just came from and the beds where no where near as comfortable as The Falls. Several of the hot springs were closed, very disappointing. We had to go to the lobby to get WIFI. Breakfast staff was Great.. the plant and wildlife made the stay worth it. We saw a Sloth!! But all in all I doubt we will be back here.

01/31/2017

Great hotel - beautiful view of the volcano, enjoyed the hot springs, pool & wet bar. Best breakfast everything you could imagine on the menu.

01/25/2017

We loved this hotel so much, it was more than what we even hoped for!

01/20/2017

The hotel was much farther from town than expected. Unless we wanted to pay an extra $25.00, we were stuck at the hotel

01/13/2017

had a issue with the hot water in the shower, but maintenance was there within 10 minutes of the call. The heated pool not so clean.

01/12/2017

Food is restaurant wasn't too good, especially vegetarian offerings. Lovely grounds and staff

01/07/2017

I loved this hotel. I love how it was broken into little bungalows that were your own and that they had a covered porch. It rained a lot while we were here so that was perfect to sit outside, but be protected from the rain. The staff was pretty good. We loved the natural hot springs as well and that this was close to la fortuna!

01/06/2017

I don't have any major criticisms of the hotel. The only area of improvement for the hotel is having a shuttle to La Fortuna available for guests. Having to take a taxi every time we wanted to go to the town to explore or try out a restaurant was a bit of an inconvenience.

01/05/2017

The biggest drawback in this hotel is that wifi wasn't accessible in the hotel rooms. Other than that it was a really good hotel.

01/03/2017

What a great resort. We loved it. Staff was not nearly as friendly as at the Parador but it really didn't matter much. The grounds and the wildlife was great and that view was unbelievable!

12/30/2016

The rooms were very nice. The restaurant was expensive for the quality of food for dinner and lunch. Breakfast buffet was good.

12/29/2016

Great hotel.

12/25/2016

It was not the very nicest hotel but then our budget did not allow for that. But the staff was very nice, professional, and courteous, the hot springs were enjoyable, but not really as hot as I was hoping. The breakfasts were great and the grounds are beautiful. Overall it was a good value. Not high end luxury by any means.

12/23/2016

Very nice hotel. They did drain the hot springs several times so we could not use them. The main pool was very cold, no one was using it.

12/20/2016

My elderly mother had difficulty going up and down to the restaurant. It would have been nice to have a golf cart or something to help them get around. Plus, we had to move our suitcases up and down.

12/18/2016

This hotel was fabulous! I loved the individual houses as hotel rooms with the porches that beckoned me to sit and bird watch. The food was excellent and the staff was helpful and readily available.

12/11/2016

The environment of the Hotel is beautiful. The staffs are well trained. But we arrived the hotel early(around noon time) and we could not get into our room till exactly 3:00 pm, not even 1 minute earlier. If the check out time is 12:00, shouldn't the room be ready earlier?

11/26/2016

Although the mattress was a bit uncomfortable the cabin was quite enjoyable. Having separate buildings was good.

11/21/2016

The only complaint I have is how expensive the food is at the restaurant at the resort. I found the food just ok and the pricing really expensive.

11/18/2016

The hot spring pools were not very warm. Not sure if is the norm, but were disappointed. Roofing looked not in great shape. Staff were helpful & friendly, and tried to show you birds & animals.

11/11/2016

Gorgeous hotel--views of the volcano and exotic pool/hot springs.I just wish it were closer to La Fortuna, as we like to walk around foreign towns.

11/08/2016

Great Staff. They were a bit busy when we checked in and never had time to fix a phone in one of the rooms, which later proved a problem when a toilet overflowed and there was no good way to contact them except running to the reception desk. It was just one of those things that happen. But they were overall wonderful. Greeted us and were very friendly. Full of helpful hints too.

10/29/2016

Love the place! Only downside was that it wasn't within walking distance of Town, but they had great amenities at the hotel.

10/23/2016

The pillows were bad! The bed was good. There were no chairs.... The A/C was amazing! The food was great and the waiters were amazing. We especially loved the hot pools!

10/13/2016

Only wish is that the rooms could have had wifi.

08/17/2016

A bit resorty for us, but again the kids loved the pools, which we liked as well.

07/25/2016

Arenal Paraiso was a beautiful resort. We enjoyed the hot springs every day/night in a very tropical and private setting. The buffet breakfast and all the dinners were delicious. The property had a fantastic view of the volcano. The staff was very friendly. Our bungalow was very comfortable and large. The property exceeded our expectations. I will highly recommend to my clients, family and friends.

07/15/2016

It was a nice resort overlooking the volcano and the 'hot springs' were definitely a plus.

07/07/2016

Great breakfast and we loved the room. The hotel grounds were beautiful and the room was clean and very comfortable. We only wish we had time to sit in the hot springs!

07/02/2016

I loved that there were hot springs and a wet bar and a hiking trail (and more, but I do everything) all at this hotel!

06/28/2016

Staff at the hotel were very friendly. The gorunds of the hotel were very well kept. I recommend the hot springs to anyone that stays there!

06/26/2016

We were surprised to find out that there was no iron, but everything else was great- the staff, the ambience, etc.

06/23/2016

Driver was great

06/14/2016

The Hot Springs were better than expected and the room was comfortable for a family of four. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.

06/11/2016

Needs better wifi and better AC unit, Ac did not respond that well to remote....

06/04/2016

Love the cabin and its location. most would find it old and out dated but we like it that way. we don't like over priced stuffy hotels. coffee every morning on the front porch watching the wildlife and volcano. loved the rocking chairs.

06/02/2016

We enjoyed the cute cabins and the amazing view of the arenal volcano. The daily breakfast was great and the staff was more than accommodating.

04/25/2016

This hotel was pretty far from town and taxis were really expensive for the trip. Our room was also quite a hike up from the lobby and more central parts of the hotel. Wifi was spotty. Very nice front porch.

04/16/2016

Accommodation were great, staff was courteous, very friendly, always ready to assist us.

04/03/2016

We found that the hotel restaurant was pricey and considering we'd have to use a taxi to go to another restaurant, eating there got expensive.

03/22/2016

This was my favorite hotel on the trip. We loved having our only little "cottage" and the hot springs were awesome after our day of adventure. I would recommend this place to anyone. The restaurant was marginal but everything else was fabulous!

03/20/2016

Again, the staff were great! The setting was peaceful. I recommend that 2 full days here would be sufficient. As with the previous hotel, having an option to walk into town to have more opportunities to explore the town. Spa services here were great!
The hotel room was quite small = perhaps to be expected with the last minute booking.

03/13/2016

Beautiful grounds. Would be nice if the hotel ran a shuttle into town on the hour or every other hour, there seemed to be plenty of vehicles.

03/12/2016

A very nice and comfortable hotel ,breakfast was very good. Dinner was good but only for one night as we thought menu was limited. Staff was friendly and helpful.

03/05/2016

The only issue I had was that the mattress was old and not as comfortable as it should be.

03/04/2016

Excellent canopy zipline facility on site.

03/03/2016

a bit of a walk to and from our little cabin..golf carts might be a nice feature! The spa was fantastic! The hot pools were ok but nothing to rave about. The drinks were expensive. Breakfast buffet was nice.

02/25/2016

A bit far from town

02/21/2016

One of the mattresses was sagging: when I mentioned it to staff, it was replaced immediately. Now THAT's service.

02/18/2016

We loved this hotel. Having our own little casita was great and we enjoyed watching birds from our front porch. The only problem was that we arrived at 11:00 in the morning and had to wait 4 hours to check in. We enjoyed the hot springs after our excursions.

02/06/2016

Loved how the hotel fit into the surroundings. We received great service with everyone that we encountered.

01/30/2016

the hot springs were nice after a long day of activities.

01/22/2016

We had a fantastic time here, can't wait to come back. No complaints at all :)

01/20/2016

Loved the hot baths!

01/18/2016

loved the individual cottages, would have preferred a queen or king bed instead of two doubles which reflects the comfort rating, staff were hit and miss in terms of friendliness, amazing food, would have appreciated if a shuttle service was offered into La Fortuna as Taxi transfer is expensive and we did not have enough cash on us and no bank machine near by

12/30/2015

Very beautiful hotel

12/27/2015

This was a beautiful area

12/26/2015

I liked the hot springs--very nice. There were some busts in our room.

12/23/2015

Very nice hotel. Hot Springs were a bonus.

12/18/2015

Great hotel, again friendly staff, the hot spring was phenomenal especially at night. The hike to the fall behind the hotel was awesome. The casitas are great very private, beautiful, lush grounds, and great breakfast.

12/17/2015

All the staff were friendly and very helpful. I loved the time I spent there.

12/16/2015

The hotel was nice, a little dated, but clean and nice. The staff were very helpful and we enjoyed the nice breakfasts. The dinner menu wasn't the best.

12/14/2015

Great staff at check in, very helpful.

12/07/2015

We would have enjoyed staying in a nice hotel/resort in the town of La Fortuna. Staying in the resorts, we felt, did not allow us the opportunity to acquaint ourselves with the people and culture of Costa Rica as much!!

11/11/2015

Would stay here again. Lovely hotel, great restaurant. Also did the zipline (canopy) here and it was SO much fun!

11/07/2015

The hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly. Food was great! Hot springs were great also.

11/02/2015

We liked this hotel and its spectacular views of Arenal. The grounds are quite lovely and are a paradise for birdwatchers like ourselves. We did make the trek down the back trail to the waterfall. We discovered that the trail is very dangerous but could not turn around to get back out. We did make it down to the road which helped us find our way out. Perhaps a more serious sign about the extreme difficulty of this trail would be wise.

08/04/2015

The property is great, the hot spring pools are phenomenal. In general the hotel property is in excellent conditions. The rooms, though, are a bit dated and need some upgrades, especially in the bathroom. The restaurant had a decent menu in variety and quality, but the tablecloths were sometimes dirty and unpleasant to look at and to eat on.

07/29/2015

Unique free standing cabins! Very pleased with this hotel experience. Some concern upon arrival when no hot water and refrigerator inoperable, but both fixed immediately upon notification. They could use a bit more comfortable seating around their outdoor bar. I think they could increase their profitability with this opportunity. Guests would be more comfortable if there were luggage racks available.

07/28/2015

The beds were not that great but we made due, Everything else was awesome.I would not recommend the massage service. It was pricey and not good.

07/24/2015

The hotel was beautiful and the staff was nice. We really like that we got to stay in our own little private house. However, it was just my husband and I so we requested one queen or king sized bed in the room and we got two standard beds. We just used the other bed for our luggage but it would have been nice to just have one bed and a lounging area. Plus, the beds were not very comfortable. We could feel the wires and they were very squeaky.

07/22/2015

Beautiful views and an abundance of wildlife on the grounds. The restaurant provided delicious meals as well.

07/16/2015

Needed more options for breakfast.

07/13/2015

One of our favorite places while on vacation.

06/22/2015

The staff was helpful and enjoyable to talk with.

06/13/2015

The whole hotel site is beautiful and well placed in the area. We had a great view of the volcano from our porch. Everything was clean and well provided for. The cute towel arrangements were a nice touch! We loved having access to the hot springs pools and having our choice of hot springs. It provided an excellent way to relax after a day of hiking or white water rafting. This is definitely a repeat choice for us. We will come back!

05/23/2015

The hotel apparently didn't have king sized beds. The double beds they had were very uncomfortable. The grounds were gorgeous. The hot springs were a very nice treat. The wet bar and the bartender Pablo were fantastic. He was very friendly and accommodating. The onsite cats and dogs were a fun addition. We utilized the onsite spa for a couples massage and it was very very nice. We wish we could have seen the volcano but it was too rainy/foggy. They provided onsite laundry which we used a lot.

05/08/2015

Would much rather have not had a long up hill walk to my room which was located next to the laundry.

04/24/2015

The food was great, the employees were friendly and helpful. The room had a great view of the volcano.

04/12/2015

Beautiful resort. I wish it would have been a little closer to a town because we ended up eating most of our meals there.

04/01/2015

We loved the hotel!! and the hot springs too.

03/28/2015

Food was the weak link. Not bad but not inventive and with no transport available (without $$ taxi) to La Fortuna one is a captive client

03/23/2015

My favorite. The view was amazing and the hot springs were as amazing as the view

03/22/2015

Beautiful facility, with beautiful grounds, private cottages very clean, comfortable and charming. Also the view of Arenal Volcano was outstanding. Biggest disappointment was the food. Some of the food was good, some rather poor quality.

03/15/2015

Loved that it had its own hot pools! Gardens are amazing. Breakfast buffet was great!

03/14/2015

Very nice. In the future I would like to return and go more hiking on my own (without a tour guide, it's nice to have a few little private adventures). To do this I would like more tips on where to walk. We hiked on our own in the direction of the falls and would go farther next time. I liked the physical layout of the resort. We spent much time walking about and examining the flowers and trees.

03/11/2015

Beautiful. The staff was very nice and remembered our names. We felt very comfortable and at home.

03/08/2015

We loved particularly the hot springs and the restaurant.

02/19/2015

Grounds were too manicured and we were greeted each day to the sound of leaf blowers. Least favourite of the places we stayed, but still very nice. Just not really our style.

02/15/2015

Another great place also made you feel like you were in the rain forest....

02/05/2015

The location meant having to take a taxi into town, otherwise no complaints about our stay there. Very good breakfast.

02/03/2015

The hotel was further from La Fortuna than we had thought it would be, so had to take taxi's in to explore the town at night and for dinner, which was okay.

12/28/2014

It is hard to follow the Parador, so to be fair--it would be hard to rate...Arenal Paraiso was fine. There were things that didn't work--the phone, the safe...service was sub par at the desk--they were probably overbooked for what they could really do well. It was fine.

12/25/2014

did not have hot water .No telephone in the room to even call the front desk to tell them.After telling them in person nothing was done. Called PTW and they helped .That evening we had hot water but only in the evening and not past 9 am

12/21/2014

They were very helpful when we came too early.

12/03/2014

On site restaurant was great. And we saw a sloth in the trees here! Room was clean. On sight hot springs were pretty nice. Expensive to take a taxi into town, so location wasn't quite ideal. But besides that, a good experience.