Starting at $120 per night

Overview

The Mountain Paradise Hotel is positioned on a hillside across from Arenal Volcano, providing amazing views from their beautiful property. Surrounded by forest and tropical gardens, the Spanish architecture buildings and guest rooms offer a true taste of pura vida and Costa Rican charm. The swimming pool and Jacuzzi are reminiscent of a tropical lagoon, surrounded by nature. Other hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, spa services, and WiFi internet access in some areas.

The Arenal Volcano region offers something for everybody and Mountain Paradise is a fantastic base for exploring the area. Those wanting to explore the natural beauty and attractions can visit the towering La Fortuna Waterfalls, take a hike at the base of Arenal Volcano, visit the scenic Lake Arenal, or relax and bathe at some of the areas world-class hot springs resorts. Nature lovers can hike through the treetops at 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 rafting tropical rivers, rappelling and canyoneering, ziplining through the treetops, and so many more exciting activities!

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 La Fortuna town is about 10 minutes east. The volcano is right across the valley, and hot springs resorts are in every direction!

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 also has a bar. Both restaurants offer a beautiful setting and have views to tropical gardens, jungle, and Arenal Volcano.

The onsite Spa offers 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 rooms and villa styles to choose from, all decorated in 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
  • 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 91.2% (66 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 90.8%
  • Comfort: 90.6%
  • Meeting Expectations: 90.5%
  • Staff: 92.7%
  • Value: 91.6%

06/18/2018

We loved the warm pool with swim-up bar. Staff was very kind.

06/16/2018

The only reason we can't rate our overall experience higher is because one of the drivers for the hotel left my husband and one of our sons at a location where he had agreed to and been paid to wait for them and return them to the hotel. They were stranded there for over an hour waiting for someone else. Apparently the driver's shift ended and he decided to go home. As wonderful as the rest of the staff was, no one, including management, seemed interested in addressing this issue or even apologizing. We especially enjoyed Roberto, Danny, and Jeremy. They were so friendly and kind to us!

04/25/2018

Surroundings amazing, staff very friendly, pool area great. Food quality poor and very expensive at the pool bar. And the shower looks funny / not very practical.

02/11/2018

The greeter spoke very quickly at checkin and felt rushed and overwhelmed. The concierge was NOT knowledgeable and am surprised he held this position. The senior waiter at the restaurant was great but service was slow. The breakfast was underwhelming.

01/21/2018

The hotel was awesome, the beds weren't very comfortable but the private pool was awesome

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.