Starting at $575 per night


Discover the allure of organic luxury at Amor Arenal Hotel, a haven for couples and nature enthusiasts, where you can relish an awe-inspiring view of the majestic Arenal Volcano from charming chalet-style cabins nestled along the hillside. Each private cabin boasts a warm plunge pool on an expansive deck, complemented by impeccably crafted interiors adorned with sustainable native tropical hardwoods. Savor a culinary journey of totally organic meals, featuring garden-fresh vegetables, locally sourced fruits, and ethically raised chickens, fish, and beef. Perched atop a canyon, with sweeping vistas of the lush rainforest and the iconic volcano, this opulent retreat promises the perfect hideaway while you explore the myriad adventures awaiting you in the La Fortuna area.

Situated in the northwestern highlands of Costa Rica, where temperatures consistently hover in the pleasant high 70s Fahrenheit year-round, the nearby town of La Fortuna serves as an ideal hub for comfortable exploration of the tropical rainforest. Whether you're an avid birder seeking colorful tropical avian treasures or an adrenaline junkie in pursuit of heart-pounding outdoor thrills, this region offers it all.

La Fortuna is renowned as the adventure capital of Costa Rica, offering an abundance of exhilarating activities, including ziplining, horseback riding, hiking, canyoning, whitewater rafting, safari cruises, and the indulgence of numerous geothermal hot springs, all courtesy of the iconic Arenal Volcano. The town itself exudes a lively ambiance, teeming with international tourists, charming coffee and ice cream shops, and diverse ethnic restaurants. Nestled at the volcano's base, the stunning Lake Arenal stretches for 35 miles, surrounded by picturesque emerald-green hills.

Back at the hotel, you're sure to relish the gracefully designed mineral spring-fed pools, nestled in romantic settings. Dedicated yoga and meditation decks offer an opportunity to commune with nature, while the 24-hour modern fitness center is fully equipped to keep you in top shape. Optional services such as personal trainers and fitness classes are available upon request, and daily yoga classes are included. The full-service Spa offers open-air massages, rejuvenating body wraps, revitalizing facials, waxing, mani-pedis, complete hair and nail care, and more.

Step out of your cabin and into the rainforest, following two well-maintained trails that guide you along a meandering creek through the lush jungle to a captivating waterfall. The hotel also offers a three-hour guided horseback ride starting on the property, winding through the forest, and optionally featuring a delightful picnic or a soothing soak in the hot springs.

Amor Arenal Hotel's main Restaurant, El Rancho, sets the stage for a splendid morning with a breakfast buffet included in your stay. Beyond breakfast, it opens its doors for lunch and dinner, offering both buffet and à la carte options. La Jaranita beckons with a selection of light à la carte tapas and specialty cocktails, where you can revel in nighttime entertainment featuring live music and the occasional karaoke session. The swim-up Tuanis Wet Bar tempts with à la carte delights and refreshing libations. The hotel takes pride in sourcing food from its organic gardens, ensuring that your meal derives from plants and animals raised under healthy and humane conditions, including free-range chickens, pasture-raised beef, and locally caught fish. Whole grain and gluten-free breads are just a glimpse of the wholesome culinary choices awaiting you, alongside delectable naturally sweet, sugar-free desserts.

Amor Arenal Hotel offers thirty-one private luxury eco casitas, featuring either one king or two queen beds, all adorned with premium bedding. In addition to your spa plunge pool on the generous outdoor deck, each room comes complete with air conditioning, fans, a smart TV, complimentary WiFi, a laptop safe, internet phone, a well-stocked mini-fridge, ample closet space, plush robes, and comfortable slippers. The private open-air bathroom, overlooking the rainforest, boasts a double-headed rain shower for a refreshing experience. Every cabin offers a breathtaking view of the volcano and the canyon.

The hotel extends a warm welcome to guests aged 13 years and older and maintains a smoke-free environment. All rooms are wheelchair accessible, and valet parking and laundry services are readily available.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Luxury
  • Eco Style
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Hilltop
  • Yoga
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Room
  • Trails
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Canyon Casita

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Volcano View
  • Jungle View
  • Plunge Pool
  • Desk

Handicap Accessibility

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


Latitude: N 10° 29' 51.31"
Longitude: W 84° 41' 44.83"


  • Overall 98.1% (30 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 100%
  • Comfort: 100%
  • Meeting Expectations: 96.7%
  • Staff: 97%
  • Value: 97%


This hotel and staff were amazing! We had a server a few times name Leonardo? Who was great and pointed out a ton of wildlife that we would have missed. Upon arrival, very late, they had prepared us dinner and had it waiting when we checked in after the long travel day. Great place and great people!


We have stayed at different hotels during our travels to different countries. By far, Amor Arenal is the best in the categories that matter to us. I have 2 comments however: 1) Lack of a table and chair where you can put your drink or food. My wife had to eat her to-go breakfast in bed instead of on a regular table which is typically how we eat. 2) At casita no.8 where we stayed, there is a step on the walkway leading to the front door that is practically invisible after sunset. For safety, I think there should be some form of illumination on that step so the guest could readily see it.


This is probably the best hotel I've ever stayed at. It was above expectations on all fronts (and I had pretty high expectations). It seemed like every detail of the guest experience was thought of and it was pretty much a perfect experience.


Absolutely stunning and luxurious hotel, with a kind cohort of staff willing to help guests with all of their needs


Gorgeous property but wish there were more food options, wish prices weren't in USD, more options for transfers into town.


Incredible place


Wonderful hotel, beautiful spot. Loved the cabina which was comfortable, very private, amazing view and private hot tub. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we loved the restaurant staff, especially Mario who went out of his way to take care of us. Highly recommend and want to visit again.


I can't say enough!! It was amazing


The Amor Arenal was the nicest resort we have ever stayed in. The staff there are so kind and accommodating. The food was delicious, especially the free breakfast. The rooms and private jacuzzi area's are absolutely beautiful.


The staff here deserve a 5 star designation! Everyone we encountered was so kind and helpful. Obvious attention to detail has been given to everything on the grounds. Only thing I wish is that I had one day we didn't plan excursions so I could have spent more time on their trails/yoga and meditation platform.


The entire experience was great from start to finish. The staff was amazingly helpful and the bar tenders even went so far as to go to the kitchen to secure items for a custom drink my wife asked for. The restaurant staff was excellent and the hotel's maintenance staff even removed a flat tire from my rental car and repaired it in their garage and put it back on the car at no charge (I tipped the staff handsomely for going so far out of their way).


This, together with the nature and animals, was the highlight of our trip. Wonderful and unique experience. thank you so much for the recommendation!


Best hotel I've ever stayed at!


Our room was missing a headboard so we had to place a pillow there so our pillow did not fall off the bed. The door did not shut completely without pulling it shut so we came back a few times after housekeeping was there and the door was wide open. Fabio and Oscar were great at the bar and the service and golf cart drivers were top notch!


Amor Arenal is a must stay! We loved how private and beautiful the casitas were and the staff treated us like we were VIPs from the second we pulled up. The breakfasts were awesome. The dinner food was good but definitely overpriced. I would recommend checking out some of the places in town a bit more but beyond that our stay was perfect. The pools and other amenities were exceptional. Can't speak highly enough of this place!


HOLY COW! This was by far best place we stayed. It was amazing. We want everyone to experience Amor with the person they love. We could not recommend it more.


Fabulous property and staff. Truly top notch experience in every way


This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we arrived after along day of travel to be greeted and beautifully welcomed at the entry of Amor Arenal. The reception area was perfect, we were all admired the architectural details of the seating area with refreshments while our bags were unloaded and the genuine kindness of the team who welcomed us was just the beginning of a perfect stay. The casita that we stayed in was so well done, the beds were so comfortable, the hot tub, the shower with the glass wall and the design of the windows framed the view of the volcano! The food was wonderful and again the team of people on staff at Amor Arenal really make it exceptional, we hope this special place is enjoyed by many!


This is one of the very best/nicest/luxurious/beautiful places we have ever stayed! Delicious dining, friendly staff and FREE laundry service! Amazing place!