Fodor's Expert Review Amor Arenal

West of Centro de La Fortuna 7 km (4½ miles) on Ruta 142, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

Perched canyonside with views of the forest and the volcano beyond, these spacious, modern cabins of stone and wood below soaring ceilings and massive windows are cozy and comfortable. The hotel has all of the amenities of much more expensive resorts, including free minibars featuring local beer and kombucha, a private deck with a plunge pool, indoor/outdoor showers, a huge high-end gym, complimentary yoga classes, a swim-up bar for socializing, and unparalleled service. The extraordinary breakfast with a personal French press of coffee is mostly grown on-site and will fill you up until dinner.

PROS

  • Many amenities as well as on-site trails
  • Delectable farm-to-table buffet breakfast
  • Close to town but it feels like you're in the middle of the forest

CONS

  • Long walks to casitas (resort provides golf-cart rides 24 hours)
  • No kids allowed
  • Bathrooms lack privacy

QUICK FACTS

Resort
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2479--7070

HOTEL DETAILS

31 casitas
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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