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Villas Josipek, Chachagua, Arenal (Waterfall)Villas Josipek Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Villa Blanca, Los Angeles Cloud Forest, Alajuela (Eco-Lodge)Villa Blanca Los Angeles Cloud Forest Three Star Hotel
Chalets Los Volcanes, Fraijanes PoásChalets Los Volcanes Two Star Hotel
Lands in Love, Bajo Los RodríguezLands in Love Three Star Hotel
Pueblo Antiguo Lodge, La Sierra AbangaresPueblo Antiguo Lodge, La Sierra Abangares Three Star Hotel
Bosque de Chachagua, Chachagua San Carlos (Eco-Agro Lodge)Bosque de Chachagua Two Star Hotel
Termales del Bosque, San Carlos (Hot Springs)Termales del Bosque Two Star Hotel
Tilajari Resort, San Carlos, Ciudad QuesadaHotel Resort Tilajari Costa Rica Four Star Hotel
Campos Verdes Lodge, San Pedro de Poás Campos Verdes Lodge Three Star Hotel

Arenal, La Fortuna, Monterrey, San Carlos, A - Z

Arenal Carmela, La Fortuna ArenalArenal Carmela Three Star HotelMobile friendly page
Arenal Country Inn, La FortunaArenal Country Inn Three Star Hotel
Arenal Green, La Fortuna, Arenal (Waterfall)Arenal Green Three Star Hotel
Arenal Jardines, La Fortuna, ArenalArenal Jardines Three Star Hotel
Arenal Jireh, La Fortuna ArenalArenal Jireh Three Star Hotel
Arenal Kioro, La Fortuna (Mirador)Arenal Kioro Four Star Hotel
Arenal Manoa, La FortunaArenal Manoa, La Fortuna, Arenal Three Star Hotel
Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge, La Fortuna, Arenal (Eco Lodge)Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge Three Star Hotel
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Volcán Arenal (Mirador)Arenal Observatory Lodge Four Star Hotel
Arenal Paraíso, La Fortuna, ArenalArenal Paraíso Three Star Hotel
Arenal Rabfer, La Fortuna, ArenalArenal Rabfer Two Star Hotel
Arenal Regina, La Fortuna, ArenalArenal Regina Two Star Hotel
Arenal Rossi, La FortunaArenal Rossi Two Star Hotel
Arenal Springs Resort, Arenal VolcanoArenal Springs Resort Three Star Hotel
Arenal Vista Lodge, Lago ArenalArenal Vista Lodge Three Star Hotel
Arenal Volcano Inn, La FortunaArenal Volcano Inn, La Fortuna, Arenal Three Star Hotel
Bosque de Chachagua, Chachagua San Carlos (Eco-Agro Lodge)Bosque de Chachagua Two Star Hotel
Cabañitas Resort & Spa, La Fortuna, ArenalCabañitas Resort & Spa, La Fortuna, Arenal Three Star Hotel
Cabinas y Apartamentos Los Cactus, La Fortuna, ArenalCabinas y Apartamentos Los Cactus Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Guayabo, La Fortuna, ArenalCabinas Guayabo Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Don Alberto, San Jorge del Tanque, La FortunaCabinas Don Alberto Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Hervi, La Fortuna, Arenal (Budget)Cabinas Hervi Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Las Palmas, La Fortuna, ArenalCabinas Las Palmas Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Loma Real del Arenal, La Fortuna, Arenal (Budget) Cabinas Loma Real del Arenal
Cabinas Oriuma, La Fortuna, ArenalCabinas Oriuma Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Rolopz, La Fortuna, ArenalCabinas Rolopz Two Star Hotel
Campo Verde, La Fortuna, ArenalCampo Verde Two Star Hotel
Cangreja Lodge, La Fortuna, ArenalCangreja Lodge Two Star Hotel
Catarata Eco Lodge, La Fortuna, Arenal (Waterfall)Catarata Eco Lodge Three Star Hotel
Cataratas Resort, La Fortuna, Arenal (Waterfall)Cataratas Resort Three Star Hotel
Coloso Arenal, La Fortuna, ArenalColoso Arenal Three Star Hotel
Don Carlos del Arenal, La Fortuna, ArenalDon Carlos del Arenal Two Star Hotel
Dorothy, La Fortuna, ArenalDorothy Three Star Hotel
El Silencio del Campo, La Fortuna, Arenal (Villas)El Silencio del Campo Three Star Hotel
El Volcán, La Fortuna, ArenalEl Volcán, La Fortuna, Arenal Two Star Hotel
Erupciones Inn, La Fortuna, Arenal (B&B )Erupciones Inn Two Star Hotel
Guacamaya Hotel, La Fortuna ArenalGuacamaya Hotel Two Star Hotel
Hot Springs Los Lagos, ArenalHot Springs Hotel Los Lagos Four Star Hotel
Kokoro Arenal, La Fortuna, Arenal (Lava Tour)Kokoro Arenal Three Star Hotel
La Amistad, La Fortuna, ArenalLa Amistad Two Star Hotel
La Choza Inn, La Fortuna (Center of town)La Choza Inn Two Star Hotel
La Garza, Platar de Florencia (Eco Lodge)La Garza Three Star Hotel
La Pradera del Arenal, La Fortuna, ArenalLa Pradera del Arenal Three Star Hotel
Las Colinas Arenal, La Fortuna (Center of town)Las Colinas Arenal Three Star Hotel
Lavas Tacotal Lodge, La FortunaLavas Tacotal Lodge Three Star Hotel
Leaves and Lizards, Monterrey, San Carlos (Eco-Agro Lodge)Leaves and Lizards Three Star Hotel
Lomas del Volcán, La Fortuna, ArenalLomas del Volcán Three Star Hotel
Los Lagos, ArenalHot Springs Hotel Los Lagos Four Star Hotel
Luigi's, La Fortuna, ArenalLuigi's Three Star Hotel
Magic Mountain, La Fortuna, Arenal Magic Mountain Four Star Hotel
Miradas Arenal, La Fortuna, ArenalMiradas Arenal Three Star Hotel
Montaña de Fuego, La Fortuna, ArenalMontaña de Fuego Four Star Hotel
Monte Real, La Fortuna, ArenalMonte Real Three Star Hotel
Mountain Paradise, Arenal, La FortunaHotel Mountain Paradise Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Pura Vida, Hotel y Restaurante, Arenal, La FortunaPura Vida, Hotel y Restaurante Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
San Bosco, La Fortuna, ArenalSan Bosco Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Sueño Dorado, Arenal, La FortunaHotel Sueño Dorado Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Tabacón Resort, Arenal (Hot Springs)Tabacón Resort Five Star Hotel
Termales del Bosque, San Carlos (Hot Springs)Termales del Bosque Two Star Hotel
Tilajari Resort Hotel, MuelleResort Tilajari Four Star Hotel
Vagabondo, Arenal, La FortunaHotel Vagabondo Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Villa Fortuna, Arenal, La FortunaHotel Villa Fortuna Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Villas Eco Arenal, Arenal, La FortunaHotel Villas Eco Arenal Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Villas Josipek, Chachagua, Arenal (Waterfall)Villas Josipek Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Villas Vilma, Arenal, La FortunaHotel Villas Vilma Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Volcano Lodge, Arenal, La FortunaHotel Volcano Lodge Three Star Hotel in Costa Rica
Arenal Cabaña Rústica, La Fortuna, ArenalArenal Cabaña Rústica Three Star Hotel
Arenal Cabinas Las Palmas, La Fortuna, ArenalArenal Cabinas Las Palmas Three Star Hotel
Arenal Café Viena, La Fortuna, ArenalArenal Café Viena Three Star Hotel

El Castillo, Arenal Lake, from Nuevo Arenal, to Tilarán, A - Z

Cabinitas El Castillo, El Castillo (Arenal Lake)Hotel Cabinitas El Castillo Two Star Hotel
Eco Lodge Lake Coter, Nuevo Arenal (Eco-Lodge)Hotel Eco Lodge Lake Coter Three Star Hotel
La Carreta, TilaránLa Carreta, Tilarán Two Star Hotel
Lago Arenal, Nuevo ArenalLago Arenal Three Star Hotel
La Mansión Inn, Lago ArenalLa Mansión Inn Four Star Hotel
Los Heroes, Arenal LakeLos Heroes, Lago Arenal, Three Star Hotel
Tilawa Windsurf Resort, Arenal Lake, Tilarán (Windsurfing)Tilawa Windsurf Resort Three Star Hotel

In Santa Elena, Monteverde, A-Z

Belmar, Santa Elena, Monteverde (Eco-Hotel)Cabinas Eddy Three Star Hotel
Cabañas Los Pinos, MonteverdeCabañas Los Pinos, Cabins Two Star Hotel
Cabinas Eddy, Santa Elena, Monteverde (Eco-Lodge)Cabinas Eddy Two Star Hotel
De Lucia Inn, MonteverdeDe Lucia Inn Three Star Hotel
El Bosque, Monteverde (Eco-Lodge)El Bosque Two Star Hotel
El Establo, MonteverdeEl Establo, Monteverde Four Star Hotel
El Sapo Dorado, MonteverdeEl Sapo Dorado Three Star Hotel
El Sol, MonteverdeEl Sol Two Star Hotel
El Sueño, Monteverde (Budget)El Sueño Two Star Hotel
El Viandante, Santa Elena, Monteverde (Mountain Bikes)El Viandante Two Star Hotel
Fonda Vela, Monteverde (New: Tents)Fonda Vela, Monteverde Four Star Hotel
Historias Lodge, Monteverde (B&B) Historias Lodge Two Star Hotel
Mariposa Bed and Breakfast, Monteverde (B&B) Mariposa Bed and Breakfast,Two Star Hotel
Monteverde Country Lodge, MonteverdeMonteverde Country Lodge, Monteverde Three Star Hotel
Poco a Poco, MonteverdePoco a Poco Three Star Hotel
Sloth Backpackers, Santa ElenaSloth Backpackers Two Star Hostal
Swiss Hotel Miramontes, Monteverde (Orchids) Swiss Hotel Miramontes,Three Star Hotel
Trapp Family Lodge, MonteverdeTrapp Family Lodge, Monteverde Three Star Hotel
Vista Golfo Hotel, Finca Daniel, Tajo Alto, MiramarVista Golfo, Finca Daniel Three Star Hotel

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Arenal and La Fortuna

When you drive from San José City to Arenal located before the Arenal Lagoon in the Province of Alajuela you will pass a couple nice hotels on the way, that might me worth while stopping even if you don't want to spend the night there. The first is the Tilajari Resort located in Ciudad Quesada. It has a beautiful large Restaurant and you should have a look at the big Butterfly Farm there.

Once arriving in La Fortuna if the weather allows it, you will see a picture perfect Volcano. Arenal is 1,633 meters high and looking at it from the town La Fortuna it shows a perfect cone.

With eruptions about every 15 Minutes it is one of Costa Rica's main tourist attraction. Arenal was sacred for the pre-Columbian Indians, but it was inactive during this colonial era. Until on July 29th 1968 it woke up with a fateful earthquake. The massive explosions wiped out the villages Tabacón and Pueblo Nuevo, whose entire populations perished. The eruption was felt as far away as Boulder Colorado.

In the last 20 years there were no more such serious eruptions but the volcano is still considered as one of the most active ones in the world. Its small eruptions and lava flows have been constant and everyday one can see smoking cinderblocks tumbling down the steep slope. Some days the volcano blows several times in an hour, spewing house size rocks, sulphur dioxide, chloride gases and red-hot lava.

Some of the best views you'll get from the Arenal Observatory Lodge, which is also located in a safe area. But of course the hotels, that are right at the base of the Volcano like the Tabacón Resort and Hot Springs and the Hot Springs Los Lagos Hotel offer closer observation and one can enjoy the wonderful thermal waters. Of course, to be so close is not without a certain risk, but people seem not to mind that, since the closer places are the most popular vacation resorts.


Monteverde and Santa Elena

Drive around the Arenal Lagoon and the volcano the bumpy road will lead you eventually to Monteverde. The so called Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde is one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It extends down both sides of the Cordillera to the Pacific and the Atlantic encompassing eight distinct ecological zones.

Temperatures and humidity change dramatically over relatively short distances, producing a great diversity of forest types. Another Conservation Project of Monteverde is the Children's Eternal Forest or el Bosque Eterno de los Niños. In 1987 primary school children in rural Sweden.

A boy called Roland Teinsuu organized a campaign to raise money to help the Monteverde Conservation League to buy and save threatened rainforest in Costa Rica. With the guiding hand of teacher Eha Kern and her husband Bernd, and the assistance of tropical biologist Sharon Kinsman, they raised enough money to by 6 hectares of rainforest. The whole idea swept around the world and today the forest has many thousands of hectares.

There are several beautiful places to stay in Monteverde. At the top of course rains the splendid hotel El Establo, followed my many nice places like Heliconia , the Trapp Family Lodge and the famous Sapo Dorado with its comfortable cabins.

Santa Elena is the town with the necessary infrastructure of the area and five kilometres north of it there is another 600 hectare cloud forest reserve owned by the Santa Elena community. You may see there just about everything you can see in the big reserve plus spider monkeys. You need a 4 x 4 to get here and bring some additional cloths because the weather is cooler and more humid due to its higher elevation.

Enjoy this beautiful country, its outstanding Deluxe Resorts, Vacation Accommodations, Cabins, Mountain Lodges, Golf Courses as well as its Nature, the Rain-forests with an abundance of Flora and Fauna, and the many Biological Reserves and National Parks. Go Fishing or enjoy some of the many other Costa Rica Tours, Activities, Entertainments and Sports available. Let us be your Guide to help plan your trip to Paradise.

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