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The Costa Rican Highlands
Arenal • Sarapiqui RiverMonteverde Cloud Forest
Selected Hotels, Optional Tours, Suggested Itineraries

Enjoy the Eden-like natural beauty and relaxation of Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa's mineral hot springs, waterfalls, 12 mineral pools and indoor Jacuzzis. Each pool varies in temperature and depth, and some vary in mineral count. Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa, Costa RicaWhite-faced Capuchin MonkeyLocated north of Monteverde, the biological area of Arenal comprises the Arenal and Sarapiqui Rivers, Lake Arenal, and Arenal Volcano National Park with nearby Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa (right). Time should be allowed for exploring the varied ecosystems created by the diverse micro-climates ranging from cloud forest to riparian forest. A full day should also be allotted to visit Cano Negro National Park, a vast wetlands north of Arenal, teeming with wildlife such as the White-faced Capuchin monkey (above).

Our Selected Hotels
Arenal Lodge
This cozy lodge is located on a 2000-acre property with walking trails, butterfly trail and garden, and surrounded by lush nature and a rainforest housing hundreds of exotic birds and animals. From its hilltop location the lodge offers a unique panoramic view of the volcano and lake. The lodge has 50 beautiful rooms, a restaurant, gift shop, three Jacuzzis, swimming pool, game room and an outdoor playground area for children, fitness room, steam bath, laundry service and free Internet access.
Hillside Chalets, Arenal Lodge Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa RicaJunior Suite Bedroom, Arenal Lodge Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Arenal Springs
Arenal Springs Hotel is a cozy property with only 65 rooms, all Junior Suites, and all featuring spectacular views of Arenal Volcano. Each room can accommodate up to five people, and they feature their own terrace, king or queen size beds, air-conditioning, cable TV, ceiling fan, refrigerator, telephone, security box, private bathroom, hair dryer, and lush tropical gardens. The spacious rooms are furnished in a colonial-rustic style and hotel amenities include a swimming pool, wet bar, restaurant and spa.
Entrance, Arenal Springs Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa RicaPool Patio, Arenal Springs Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Volcano Lodge
Volcano Lodge is located on the side of the road that connects La Fortuna de San Carlos with Lake Arenal. The lodge's 65 spacious and comfortable rooms are tastefully decorated, and all have direct views of Arenal Volcano. All of the rooms are equipped with double beds or a king bed, air-conditioning and a private bathroom. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, spa, hot tub, restaurant, gardens and more. There is also free transport to the Tabacon Hot Springs and wake-up service in case of eruptions!
All rooms have direct views of Arenal Volcano, Volcano Lodge Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa RicaSwimming Pool with view of Arenal Volcano, Volcano Lodge Hotel, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
First Class
Tilajari Resort
The Tilajari is a 4-star resort hotel located in the San Carlos Valley in the north central region characterized by mountains, plains, rivers, lakes and rainforest. Set among 30 acres of magnificent gardens and tropical fruit trees along the banks of the San Carlos River, the Tilajari features a swimming pool, children's wading pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gift shop, sport facilities, botanical garden, butterfly garden, conference rooms, laundry service and many other services.
River View Rooms, Tilajari Resort Hotel, San Carlos, Costa RicaSwimming & Wading Pools, Tilajari Resort Hotel, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Superior First Class
Lost Iguana
The Lost Iguana Resort is one of Arenal's top hotels, offering luxury in the rainforest. A premiere, upscale retreat nestled gently in the jungle on a 100-acre property, the Lost Iguana Resort only offers rooms with large private balconies overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Arenal River Gorge. All rooms are spacious and well-appointed with either one king bed or two full queen beds, first-class furnishings, artwork and full amenities.
Free form swimming pool, Lost Iguana Resort Hotel, Arenal, Costa RicaDeluxe Room, Lost Iguana Resort Hotel, Arenal, Costa Rica
Deluxe Class
Tabacon Lodge
Tabacon Hot Springs Resort & Spa offers 95 spacious standard rooms and 11 Junior Suites, all equipped with furnishings handcrafted by local artisans. All guest rooms feature a private balcony or terrace overlooking the resort's landscaped tropical gardens. Some also include a direct view of the impressive Arenal Volcano. There are two restaurants serving international and traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Enjoy the Eden-like natural beauty and relaxation of Tabacon's hot springs, waterfalls, 12 mineral pools and indoor Jacuzzis.
View of Arenal Volcano from fabulous Tabacon Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Costa RicaJunior Suite, Tabacon Lodge, Arenal, Costa Rica
Mountain Paradise
The Mountain Paradise Hotel has a direct, uninterrupted panoramic view of Arenal Volcano from anywhere on the property, making it an ideal location for observing the world's second most active volcano. Being just a few minutes from the town of La Fortuna, it is a very convenient location to visit many of the area's attractions. The hotel is a small lodge with only 15 rooms, however the hotel distinguishes itself from some of the larger resort hotels in the area by placing a strong emphasis on personalized service and guest privacy.
Mountain Paradise Hotel, La Fortuna, Arenal, Costa RicaJunior Suite View, Mountain Paradise Hotel, La Fortuna, Arenal, Costa Rica
Nayara Hotel & Gardens
Located on the outskirts of one of the world's most amazing volcanoes, Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens is the experience of a lifetime. Every room at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens has been designed to provide the utmost in comfort and style while maintaining a close connection with the natural surroundings. The rooms are actually large suite-size bungalows separated by lush gardens. Each bungalow has a private backyard with an outdoor shower and a front balcony overlooking the volcano.
Nayara Hotel & Gardens, Arenal, Costa RicaBungalow Room & Balcony, Nayara Hotel & Gardens, Arenal, Costa Rica
Deluxe Plus Class
The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal
With a spectacular view of Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive full service spa, The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. The resort is perched one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano, but outside the government declared danger zone. The eighteen freeform, landscaped pools provide guests with great views of the volcano and a multitude of options.
The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal, Costa RicaStandard Room, The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal, Costa Rica
Arenal Kioro Hotel
The Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous natural view of Arenal Volcano. The 52 room mountain hotel has 11 hectares (27.1 acres) of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that emanate from Arenal Volcano National Park. There are 42 suites with two queen beds and sofa-bed, and ten suites with king bed and sofa-bed. All suites have two terraces with panoramic volcano and mountain views.
Arenal Kioro Hotel, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa RicaDouble Queen Room View, Arenal Kioro Hotel, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano

Suggested Optional Arenal Day Tours
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Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa with Arenal Volcano in the background, Costa Rica Platform for Arenal Canopy Zipline Tour Ecoadventures' Full-Day Class III & IV Sarapiquí River Rafting with Lunch
Tabacon Grand Thermal Spa
Platform for Arenal Canopy Zipline Tour
Class III & IV Sarapiquí River Rafting

Notes: All tours require a minimum of two participants.
Child rates apply to children 6-10 years old. Many tours do not permit children under 6.
Day Tour Departures - see Optional Tour Descriptions and Rates PDF above for details:
Area 1: Departing from all other hotels
Area 2: Departing from Arenal Lodge, Lost Iguana, Arenal Observatory, The Springs Resort Hotel & Tilajari Hotel

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La Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate, Sarapiqui, Costa RicaSarapiqui River
3 Days/2 Nights

La Selva Verde Biological Lodge

Founded in 1985, La Selva Verde Lodge is located in the lush lowlands of northeastern Costa Rica on a large, 500-acre private tract of virgin tropical rainforest and rich second-growth habitats. It is adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Organization for Tropical Studies' field station, La Selva, a graduate training and international research center that has been owned and operated by the OTS since 1968. While at La Selva Verde, the visitor may schedule an array of activities suited to every interest and ability, from relaxing in a hammock and absorbing the wonder of the forest, to canoeing on the Sarapiqui River, or hiking La Selva Verde's rainforest trails with a resident naturalist.

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