Nestled in the lush greenery of Costa Rica's Arenal region, Arenal Lodge offers a truly enchanting experience for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. As you arrive at the lodge, you'll be greeted by the sight of the magnificent Arenal Volcano, towering over the surrounding landscape and creating a dramatic backdrop for your stay.
The lodge's accommodations provide a comfortable and rustic ambiance, with wooden furnishings and panoramic windows that showcase the breathtaking views of the volcano and the tropical rainforest. Each room and cabin is thoughtfully designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings while offering modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay.
Step outside and you'll find yourself immersed in the beauty of nature. Take a leisurely walk along the well-maintained trails that wind through the lodge's extensive grounds, allowing you to discover the wonders of the rainforest up close. Keep your eyes peeled for playful monkeys swinging through the treetops, colorful toucans perched on branches, and sloths leisurely making their way through the canopy.
For those seeking adventure, Arenal Lodge is near an array of exciting activities. Embark on a guided hike to explore the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park, where you'll witness the power and beauty of the volcano firsthand. The park is home to diverse ecosystems, including dense forests, lava fields, and hot springs. You can also opt for thrilling zip line tours that take you soaring above the treetops, or go horseback riding through the picturesque countryside.
Back at the lodge, you can unwind and rejuvenate in the midst of nature. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, surrounded by tropical gardens and stunning views of the volcano. Indulge in a soothing soak in the outdoor hot tub, allowing the warm bubbles to melt away any lingering stress. The lodge also features a spa where you can treat yourself to a massage or other wellness treatments, providing the perfect opportunity for relaxation and pampering.
When hunger strikes, head to the lodge's restaurant, where you'll be treated to a delightful culinary experience. Sample a variety of delicious dishes inspired by local ingredients and flavors, all while enjoying panoramic vistas of the volcano and the surrounding landscapes. The restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it the ideal place to savor a memorable dining experience.
Beyond the lodge, the Arenal region offers a plethora of attractions and activities to explore. Take a hike to the stunning La Fortuna Waterfall, cascading down from a height of 70 meters and surrounded by lush vegetation. Discover the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspended walkways that allow you to traverse the treetops and observe the forest from a unique perspective. And don't miss the opportunity to soak in the soothing hot springs that are naturally heated by the volcanic activity in the area.
With its unparalleled natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and thrilling adventures close at hand, Arenal Lodge serves as a gateway to an unforgettable Costa Rican experience. Whether you're seeking tranquility, adventure, or a combination of both, this lodge provides the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the Arenal region and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Latitude: N 10° 29' 38.36"
Longitude: W 84° 46' 2.9"
Highlight of our trip was this lodge! The staff is incredible, the beds could be a little more comfy but we had junior suites. I'm sure the shalets are much higher quality beds.
The breakfast was nice and the food in the restaurant was good!
The views from the hotel are incredible, but the drive up to the hotel is challenging and made getting in and out of town more difficult. Some of the staff were very helpful, others just ok. The restaurant staff was very inattentive most of the time. The rooms were adequate and got the job done.
This a nice eco lodge. I've stayed here before and have never been let down. Most people we met were happy but some probably belonged at a bigger resort with more amenities. The lodge is about 40 minutes from town so it was nice to have our rental car. Even the grounds are spread out. We had a suite near the front desk, but some of the other rooms are up on a hill or further down another hill. I'd recommend a rental car to anybody staying here. The lodge itself is on a big private reserve. We saw tons of animals, especially birds at breakfast. The volcano was clouded over this time but was clear the last time we went and the views were spectacular. The breakfast buffet is good. The steak we had for dinner was excellent. I think to appreciate this lodge you have to want to stay at a real eco lodge. We enjoyed looking for frogs in the gardens at night and all of the wildlife. The rooms are nice enough but ould use a little updating and brighter lighting. We joked that some of our friends would hate the rustic feel but again, it was perfect for us.