Starting at $115 per night

Overview

The Mountain Paradise Hotel, positioned on a hillside across from Arenal Volcano, provides amazing views from their beautiful property. Surrounded by forest and tropical gardens, the Spanish architecture offers a true taste of Costa Rican charm. The hotel’s warm thermal pool, reminiscent of a tropical lagoon, is surrounded by nature and includes a swim up bar. Other hotel amenities include two restaurants, a bar, spa services, and WiFi internet access in some areas.

The Arenal Volcano region offers something for everybody, and Mountain Paradise provides a fantastic base for exploring the area. Those wanting to discover the natural beauty and attractions can visit the towering La Fortuna Waterfalls, take a hike at the base of Arenal Volcano, visit or fish in scenic Lake Arenal, or relax and bathe at some of the areas world-class hot springs. Nature lovers can hike through the treetops along the Arenal Hanging Bridges, or go on a riverboat safari in search of monkeys, sloths, toucans, iguanas, and a wide range of other exotic animals. Thrill seekers will be blown away with the many exciting activities Arenal has to offer including white water rafting, rappelling and canyoneering, ziplining through the treetops, and so much more!

The hotel is centrally located to all of the fun this beautiful area has to offer. Lake Arenal is about 15 minutes west of the hotel and the town of La Fortuna is about 10 minutes east. The volcano is right across the valley, and adventure is everywhere!

There are two onsite restaurants, the Arenal Koita and the Ave del Paraiso Restaurant. The Ave del Paraiso is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving a fusion of Costa Rican dishes and International cuisine. The Arenal Koita is open for dinner only, serving a similar menu, and offering a full bar. Both restaurants are in a beautiful setting and have views of tropical gardens, jungle, and the Arenal Volcano.

The onsite Spa provides a peaceful setting for total relaxation. Couples or individuals can choose from a variety of massages and treatments. Advance reservations are recommended for spa services.

Mountain Paradise Hotel offers several types of rooms and villas to choose from, all decorated in authentic Costa Rican style. Villas Garabito is ideal for families, with two bedrooms and a private plunge pool. The Casitas Premium rooms are spacious and offer volcano views from the terrace with Jacuzzi. The Villa Arenal is another great room for families, with two bedrooms and a private plunge pool. This villa also has two bathrooms and a small dining area. The Casitas Real are a little smaller than the other villas. These rooms have great volcano views and private plunge pools. All rooms offer the basics for comfort, including television, air-conditioner, coffee maker, and telephone. Please check the room amenity lists below for additional details of what each room style offers.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Hilltop

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

Villas Garabito

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sitting Area
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Volcano View

Casitas Premium

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace
  • Volcano View

Villas Arenal

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Radio
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sitting Area
  • Volcano View

Casita Real

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Hot Tub
  • Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Volcano View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 10°30'16.58". Longitude: W 85°18'48.27"

Reviews

  • Overall 91.4% (78 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 90.8%
  • Comfort: 90.4%
  • Meeting Expectations: 90.8%
  • Staff: 93.3%
  • Value: 91.8%

12/29/2019

Our room was set-up wonderfully. The kids had their own room and beds and we had a nice patio with a personal pool and hammock. The room did feel very humid though. We ate at the pool bar and the food was good. The pool was wonderful. So warm, which is what I love. The staff at the pool bar and reception area were so nice and in the morning, one of the bellhops took us down a path and showed us a toucan and helped us try to find a sloth. He also told us some interesting facts about Costa Rica.

12/26/2019

Good hotel. Very scenic. Good pool. Very courteous staff. Enjoyed our stay

12/23/2018

Great customer service

03/13/2017

This hotel was even better! We had a beautiful room and a waterfall to take showers in! We LOVED our time here. I got an amazing massage - the mountain paradise package - it was out of this world!

02/10/2017

Nice setting. Private pool was awesome. Hotel staff was very nice, but one of he staff was quite pushy in wanting us to sign up for night tour.

01/22/2017

A bit large for me with slightly odd style and expensive average food. Good base to enjoy locality. Wonderful view of volcano

07/08/2016

The staff was exceptional but the hotel had NO storage, was extremely dark, I would call the room "cheesy or corny" and a bit dated. Good was pretty good and willing to help with our dietary needs.

03/22/2016

This hotel has a neat atmosphere which we liked but the staff seems a little disengaged. The price to get to and from the hotel is quite high but that seems to be the same rate as the taxi so I guess that is just the going rate. The beds were comfortable. I enjoyed the room whereas my daughter felt it a little rustic. We enjoyed the pool and the breakfast was good. The landscaping was very pretty.

02/29/2016

The hotel grounds were beautiful and the pool was nice but the whole place was a bit outdated and there was nothing to do except sit in the pool and drink. The food was also mediocre.

02/16/2016

this was by far the most beautiful place I have ever been to the only down fall to this place was the menu the food was great but you could have used more choices on the menu but a cab ride to town is only a 10 minute tripe away. other then that they place is amazing and you can't beat the views.

02/01/2016

Really enjoyed this hotel - greeted well and enjoyed the pool with its warm waterfalls. Loved the setting. Restaurant was disappointing as what was served was not what I had ordered.

01/03/2016

Gorgeous hotel with exceptional amenities. Restaurant was a bit disappointing - average food and overpriced. We had much better food at local sodas that our driver recommended (such as Snappers in La Fortuna.)

01/01/2016

I loved this hotel and the way the jungle foliage is all around and the staff was very friendly. it may not have had a hot spring, but the pool felt just like one!

12/01/2015

The twin bed I had was not comfortable at all but everything else was amazing!!!!!

11/16/2015

Super place people very receptive and professional

08/22/2015

The property has ton of Natural beauty and the staff was very accommodating and helpful.

07/26/2015

Excellent food, staff and accommodation. I'd tell others to stay there, and we appreciated the recommendation from you. Only issue, Internet connection is spotty and keeps dropping.

06/26/2015

The Mountain Paradise hotel was beautiful and roomy. The bungalow was very unexpected for the price. We enjoyed having a heated pool as well. Unfortunately, the air conditioning in the room would turn off after a few hours resulting in us getting up in the middle of the night twice to turn back on. The on-site restaurant was OK. The staff was very professional and helpful. We asked maintenance to help us with the air conditioning and a man was there almost immediately to help but we could not adequately explain the problem so I do not want to be harsh.

06/16/2015

The Jacuzzi on our patio didn't work properly. The staff did try to fix it. The hotel dinner menu was overpriced and so so as far as items and taste. Some of the items were frozen. Breakfast was good. The snack menu at the bar was better. The alcohol choice was not great. Low quality. No top shelf choices available. The landscaping and serene/romantic vibe of the place was outstanding. So many humming birds and flora. It got expensive having to take cab rides to town for 12$ each way but that's not the hotel's fault. Just something I would have liked to know ahead of time.