Starting at $122 per night


Located directly in front of Arenal Volcano, the Los Lagos Hotel Resort and Spa offers an incredible natural setting and hot springs facilities. Imagine waking up, walking out of your room, and having the legendary, Arenal Volcano just footsteps away. This is a typical morning when you choose this affordable, midrange lodge for your hotel in La Fortuna. Resort amenities include volcanic hot springs pools, swimming pools and a big waterslide, restaurant, bar, spa, butterfly gardens, crocodile exhibit, hiking trails, WiFi, complimentary breakfast, and tropical gardens.

The Arenal Volcano area offers so many different activities to visitors that it's nearly impossible to name them all! Enjoy a day of ATV riding near the Arenal Volcano, jump into a freshwater river from a waterfall, zip-line high above the canopy, or partake in a number of adventurous activities offered by our selection of the best tour operators in Costa Rica. Check our Arenal Activities and Tours page for a comprehensive listing, details, information, and rates. We promise you'll be able to find a tour that caters to your interests and group size.

If your family is seeking affordable lodging and would like to become a part of nature during your stay in Arenal, then you should look no further than the Los Lagos Hotel. Guests can create their own adventures around the property, enjoy a day at the spa, or just relax in the soothing hot springs. The swimming pool has a big waterslide, always a favorite or kids or the young at heart. A walk down to the bottom of the property will lead to the crocodile exhibit and butterfly garden.

The resort's Las Palmas Restaurant overlooks the jungle, providing delicious Costa Rican cuisine and International dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Birds frequent the area in front of the restaurant, so you'll always want your camera nearby. The dress code is casual but no swimwear or wet clothing, please. The Lemnos Wet Bar is by the pool with a swim-up bar and views to Arenal Volcano. The bar offers over 50 tropical drinks and cocktails, as well as a variety of natural beverages, sodas, beer, and wine.

Hotel Los Lagos offers several room styles and villas, all of which come with air-conditioning, cable TV, and a mini-fridge. Most of the Standard Rooms are near the pool area and central attractions of the hotel. Most of the Superior Rooms, Premium Rooms, and Villas are up on a hill above the common areas and require a bit of a hike to reach the pool, hot springs, restaurants, and lobby. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service for those that do not have a rental car.

Overall, this is a great hotel for families. It offers a great value with reasonable prices for the midrange category. Give us a call today if you would like to add Los Lagos to your Costa Rica vacation!

Hotel Tags

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

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Hot Springs
  • Spa
  • Trails
  • Resort Activities
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Premium Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Volcano View

Standard Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Rollaway Available
  • Volcano View

Superior Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Rollaway Available
  • Terrace
  • Volcano View


  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Volcano View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 10°29'17.72". Longitude: W 85°18'48.82"


  • Overall 91.1% (193 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 93.0%
  • Comfort: 89.6%
  • Meeting Expectations: 90.7%
  • Staff: 91.7%
  • Value: 90.5%


very nice hotel and friendly staff


The room could have had more amenities such as microwave (which Cala Lodge had). The lobby staff was good but not great, again, like Cala Lodge. Also, most importantly, it was quite far from La Fortuna. It was not close enough to walk there which we would have liked for dining. At Cala Lodge, we could walk to the "city" center (about a 20 min walk) whereas La Fortuna as probably an hour walk away on the road, no paths or sidewalks. That is the biggest negative.


Furnishings in room were in the sparse side. The room was big enough for a couch or a couple chairs


A wonderful family hotel! The resort is beautifully landscaped, we enjoyed the many plants and regularly checked on ‘our’ butterflies, ants, frogs and the crocodile. The best thing are the pools. Some are with refreshingly cool water, some are hot, so there is no end to swimming. There are several water slides on top of the pools for relaxing, some of which even end in hot water. The kids had so much fun! There are a lot of activities on offer directly from the hotel and the zip lining even starts on site. It was a great experience. The entire resort is made from something that looks like fake logs, so it has a bit of a ‘dinoland’ feel to it. It’s a few miles away from La Fortuna and you can’t really get there without a car, so your meal choices are limited to the hotel if you don’t have your own transportation. When the clouds lift, the volcano is in full sight in all its glory!


The hotel concierge was disappointing, they recommended and sold us a tour to the volcano that certainly wasn’t worth the amount we paid which was $240 for the four of us. The woman at the front desk was not honest about her recommendation.


great hot springs. Slight musty smell in lobby. Great options around the resort. Food at breakfast was excellent.


Great hotel, loved all of the pools. I had read that is was filled with kids, but there was plenty of room to spread around and find quiet to read a book.


Los Lagos was beautiful!!!! Wonderful accommodations, and the staff was always friendly and helpful!!! Big shout out to Danny, who told us all about his growing up in Monteverde!!!


Lovely hot pools and friendly staff


Grat hotel with beauytiful pools


Shuttle service was frustrating. Rooms were damp. There were large groups of high school students there basically unattended by adults and they were loud, rude, self centered and annoying. Ruined the stay.


The pools were great for the kids and adults! The free breakfast was perfect and with so many options, there was something for everyone. The location was nice too, just a short taxi into the main part of town.


The hotel’s hot springs are the best thing about it. Not my favorite type of hotel since it was very crowded but I would recommend for families with children, they seemed to make the most of the various pools and water slides.


I cannot even put into words how great this hotel was. The grounds were so gorgeous and were perfectly kept. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the pools were incredible. Had an awesome view of Arenal volcano from our room. Loved this hotel!


beautiful property, lots of pools hot springs etc. Restaurant is a little pricey for the quality offered. We had a better time eating out in town, but that was our goal anyway. We only had one dinner at the hotel.


We loved our room which was just across from the pools. We had a lovely view of the volcano from our room. The hotel gardens were beautifully laid out. The butterfly house was an added bonus .


Huge rooms. Would recommend for a family
Resort very family friendly, lots to do right on the grounds including butterfly garden and kareoke. Nice selections of pools and slides, I would bring kids here in a heartbeat, they even had ziplineing
Walking around is alot of uphill, but duh you are at the base of a volcano, the view is amazing and really awesome.


We finished our stay at Los Lagos. We liked the grounds, hot springs, pool, food at restaurant.
However the rooms are very dated especially the bathroom. The fixtures were so old in bathroom.
We had an ant invasion one night. It was hard to request for a renovated room near the pool.
I was hoping they would at least give us a break on the lunch and dinner bill for the inconvenience of
Being so far from the reception and pool area. Yes the room had very nice view. But there’s no internet in the rooms.
We couldn’t use FaceTime to call home.
I may not recommend this hotel to my family. The grounds are beautiful and we liked the observatory point. This hotel would be perfect if only they would renovate the rooms. When I asked to transfer the next day to a renovated room, they were nice about it but was told we have to wait until check out. We didn’t bother anymore. I’m surprised they do not know ahead of time who’s checking out. I didn’t want to be a bother so we just left it alone.


Fantastic property!


This is an amazing resort. We loved the tropical plants, flowers and waterways. The on-sight zoo is worth a look! Such a gorgeous place! The best part were the hot springs pools of varied temperatures. Clean, beautiful and unspoiled! Food was really good at the bar. We skipped the nightly buffet.


my favorite hotel, very roomy and comfy


This is more of a resort than a hotel as we had to get driven to our room most of the time because ours was one of the farthest rooms away from the front desk. All aspects of this hotel were great! Loved the butterfly garden and the restaurant at breakfast is wonderful!


Good location, a little far from town. Staff were good, but with that much volume not always personal.


Loved this facility. We really liked being so close to the pools, restaurant and office. The rooms were huge and very comfortable. Loved having a fridge and coffee machine and the beds were so comfortable.


Much classier than we expected.


Beautiful hotel with a room view of the hotel. Shuttles promptly available upon request, due to large grounds.


shame about the weather . we did not see the volvano!!!


Location and grounds were beautiful. Most of the staff were very nice and accommodating. Had some issues with housekeeping service; not enough towels, didn't come back to clean as promised, didn't bring coffee when requested. We also had mixed reviews on dinner at the restaurant. The food was pricey and the steaks were not impressive. We did appreciate that staff accommodated our group one night with a late dinner at closing time. Also the daily breakfast buffet was very good.


Kids loved the hot springs and seeing Tocans while swimming was pretty cool.
No real interaction with the staff besides reception staff who were nice .breakfast was the only meal had and is was a buffet so quite transactional experience.overall a nice stay but would have preferred a room nearer to the pools as the complex quite spread out but overall we enjoyed our stay here


This hotel was beautiful, especially the grounds. The staff were especially helpful. And we loved the hot springs pools. The food was very good as well.


Food was fine, not great. Room was awesome, hot springs great.


The Villa was beautiful and very comfortable. Just a little short on cleaning supplies and kitchen towels and dishcloths.


Great hotel, shame that the wifi was weak and didn;t extend to the rooms. The lobby also closed very early on certain nights. Souvenier shop was under construction so there was no way to buy anything without leaving the resort.


Great setting with views of the volcano. Its a busy place! Amazing hot spas on site. But lots of people. Restaurant OK but not cheap, and due to hotels location you pretty much have to eat there.


Overall great hotel and very beautiful. Not much to do when it rains.


The hotel pools and hot tubs were amazing. Our entire family loved the waterslides! Great location. Beautiful grounds. The room was spacious, but not very clean. The bathroom needs to be updated. We would recommend this hotel to friends and family, especially with kids.


Fantastic pool area, much better than what we expected from the pictures. Friendly staff.


The beds were really uncomfortable. The food wasn't great. Loved the different spa pools.


This hotel was a bit more "disneylandesk" than we generally prefer, but we really have no complaints about it. The breakfasts were OUT OF THIS WORLD and the pools with the different temperatures of water were very pleasant. The front desk staff could have been more friendly. My teenage sons were disappointed in the lack of wifi in the rooms.


Such a fun hotel and very accommodating of our needs.


Beautiful resort! Fantastic view, great service and friendly staff.


Beautiful grounds and resort activities! It's a perfect place for families as kids loved the hot springs waterslides, the pools, the rainforest animal on property, and the barns. We did zip-lining on the grounds, which was fantastic and a highlight for the kids. Overall, we loved living in the lush greenery for four days.


The kids loved the water slides, but it was kind of a pain to have to get a shuttle to our room and back.


Beds were uncomfortable; the hotel didn't allow you to bring in your own food; restaurant choices were boring...same thing every day. The grounds were beautiful; the location ideal; the spa wonderful.


The hots springs at the hotel were incredible--above our expectations! It was a beautiful oasis and we will definitely come back if we ever return to Costa Rica. The breakfast buffet was delicious and plentiful.


Really enjoyed my stay at Los Lagos - really great accommodations with only a minor issue with noise from people staying in adjoining unit.


The hotel exceeded my expectations. The grounds were beautiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was excellent. The room was very clean and comfortable.


The facility was amazing! The front desk staff were very inflexible on our checkout time and almost surly to deal with. The other staff was great! The pools and waterslides were wonderful!


Wished we'd stayed a day longer!


breakfast buffet was very nice


Breakfast buffet was excellent but the cost of lunch & supper was way too high. As a result we went into La Fortuna to eat. No coffee pot in room!


Full on resort - fantastic!! The best food at Arenal was at the resort. Ordering off the menu was cheaper and better than the buffet.


Hotel was beautiful. I think the only downside was not enough food choices at the restaurant!


This place was beyond amazing!!


There was only one restaurant that was very expensive and no small convenience store to buy small goods. Other that than, it was excellent. The pools were fantastic - much better than the Tabacon Hot springs that we paid extra for. I am glad we stayed here and not at the Tabacon. The resort shuttle was essential because our villa was so far up the hill but the service was really good. Oh, the wifi was very bad in the room. That was disappointing because going to the lobby was difficult due to the hill and how far it was. But the room was beautiful and well equipped.


This hotel by far exceeded our expectations! Beautiful location, wonderful facilities, and great staff


Beautiful hotel! We loved the hot springs pool and found that the food was delicious. Excellent friendly service, too!


The resort far exceeded our expectations. The view of the volcano was amazing, the waterslides were far better than I expected, the staff was courteous and helpful, the room was great. I would recommend this resort to absolutely anyone, especially if they have kids because of pools and waterslides.


Slides in the pool were great for the kids. Staff was very friendly and efficient. Lots to do on the grounds, so we all had a good time.


Very nice hotel. Kids loved the pools. Food was great and nice swimup bar and water slides.


Good family hotel but the food at the swimming bar, was truly horrible and expensive. The kids loved the pools and slides as well as the butterfly and crocodile enclosures.


Our nieces loved this place but it was very large and impersonal and too disneyland-like for me. On one hand, the thermal pools were pleasant and there were also remote areas I could walk and look for birds.


The hotel exceeded our expectations!! The staff greeted us and offered helpful information about the resort. They had any and everything we wanted in our trip!


This hotel was amazing. There were so many things to do there. The mattresses were a little springy but other than that, it was perfect.


The hotel was absolutely beautiful and the staff was incredible. Our next door neighbors were extremely rowdy one night and the hotel staff were quick to accommodate us and transfer us to another room. We had an incredible time at Hotel Lagos.


Great resort! Beautiful location. Rooms and resort grounds were wonderful. Loved the extra perk of having a trail leading through a butterfly garden and frog and leaf cutting ant enclosure. Food was very good.


The room had the smell of moth balls and generally was stuffy. There was no internet in the rooms and the breakfast had such limited options for vegetarians. I am OK with less options but I cannot be required to pay the same amount if all I get is toast and fruits. So we probably felt short changed. We had booked the property for our return but had to cancel for these reasons.


Great location!! Very basic in room amenities but was still comfortable!


Los Lagos is a nice place, but kind of tucked away too far from downtown. Nice pools, good restaurant, nice grounds. The room left a lot to be desired. Poor AC, very worn and dated. Hard beds. Clean and ok, but for the money spent, not worth it.


Gorgeous Hotel, good food


The AC unit was hard to regulate--and loud. But we loved this resort!


We really thought the resort was wonderful. However, we wish we were aware that it was quite hilly to get to our rooms and some roads were very dark at night.


Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone. Great food.. The room was different from what we were expecting but ended up loving the place.


The drink prices at the swim up bar were on the spendy side


What a wonderful resort! Loved the crocodiles, leaf-cutter ant farm, tree farm, butterfly garden, turtle pond, etc. Such a beautiful place!


Very fun


Had a small issue with the first room. Couldn't change first night, but changed the next night at no extra charge Very nice. Meals were decent, a little expensive, but good waiter/waitress staff.


Room was fine and functional. Pool area was amazing! Hot spring and cold pools were beautiful. Swim up bar was lots of fun and happening. My teen boys LOVED the water slides. Gorgeous landscaping. Staff, especially shuttle drivers, were very nice and friendly and the shuttle came quickly when called. Breakfast was also delicious, and we ate two very nice dinners at the hotel restaurant. My only frustration was changing dollars either small bills or colones so I could tip drivers and tour guides. They always claimed they did not have change for $20, until I told them it was for tips. Its a small thing, but thought you would want to know. Next time, I would bring $50 or so in singles. You might want to recommend that.


the mattress was very hard. wireless service was non-existent.


The food options and quality left a lot to be desired. The dinner buffet had minimal options and was quite expensive per person. The restaurant was better priced but the quality of the food wasn't great. In addition, they should have a "snack" menu for in between meals or if you've come back from a long excursion. This area could definitely use a boost.


Grounds are beautiful. Butterflies, frogs and ants exhibits are very good. The hot spring pools and slides were a huge hit with the kids and parents. Breakfast was good but the other meals at the resort were lacking both at the restaurant and the pool bar. The air conditioner in our room didn't work and it was very humid. The maintenance staff was not equipped to repair it. All he did was change the batteries in the remote (which had nothing to do with it). We loved the grounds, the view and location enough that none of the less than perfect things affected us terribly but pickier travelers might find it less than exceptional. For us, the pool slides, view and grounds were the right choice. We ate out most meals (either on excursions or at the Que Rico down the road) so we loved this hotel - especially because the boys loved the pools and slides.


This property was not our first choice. We booked late and ended up in a room far from the pool and restaurant. A shuttle was provided and often picked us up along the road. It certainly was adequate and comfortable. We all felt that being made to wear wristbands to identify us as guests was a little bit tacky. The restaurant was nice and the breakfast was quite good. The exhibits on the property were underwhelming. The view of the volcano was amazing from the property.


Absolutely beautiful!! Wonderful accommodations , great service!