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    "“Quiet and beautiful”"

    May 24th, 2013

    Christina C, Windsor

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    "“Awesome 'non-touristy' hotel near Arenal Volcano”"

    May 23rd, 2013

    Mpale614, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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    "“We loved it”"

    May 17th, 2013

    Ben W, Bellevue, Washington

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    "Words cannot express how beautiful this place is! Our stay was the vacation of a life time. The view, the food..."

    October 2nd, 2012

    Cerise & Harrison Iback,

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    "Un hotel precioso con gente estupenda y muy agradables. Uno de los mejores que hemos visto hasta ahora. En ver..."

    October 4th, 2012

    Jose y Lorena,

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    "Un lugar impresionante, una estancia agradable y la amabilidad, simpatia y el buen hacer de los empleados fant..."

    October 9th, 2013

    Andrea y Sergio,

  • "October 19"

    "We enjoyed Arenal Lodge as much as the first time ten years ago. The view,food, birds, and people are wonderfu..."

    October 19th, 2012

    Jody & Andrea Neal,

  • "November 25"

    "Don and I have arrived to enjoy our honeymoon. We are trying our best to speak the language and are having fun..."

    December 25th, 2012

    Heather & Don Corey,

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Getting Here

Arenal Volcano Hotel Location

Our Arenal Lodge hotel is located in the La Fortuna area of Costa Rica, 200 meters NW of the dam at Arenal Lake.  There are two International airports that service Costa Rica as well as a regional airport in La Fortuna.

Airports

  • San Jose – (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport is located in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. San Jose services most International Airlines.
  • Liberia – (LIR) Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport is located in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica in the city of Liberia.  Liberia services most International airlines.
  • Fortuna – (FON) La Fortuna Domestic Airport, Alajuela - Nature Air flies exclusively to La Fortuna on a daily basis from the Tobías Bolaños International Airport in Pavas just outside of Downtown San Jose. A roughly 30 minute trip, Nature Air flights are pretty affordable and great to get a glimpse of the Arenal in the distance.  Taxis are easily available outside the airport which is pretty basic in itself. The La Fortuna Airport has a simple office and an open air roof with some tables nearby. If you are boarding a plane from here a US$ 5 local fee is charged at the airport.

Transfers

There are many transportation companies based at both San Jose International Airport and Liberia International Airport.  Additionally our on-site travel company can pre-arrange transfers. For more information and accurate pricing please email Jacamar Tours at counter@arenaltours.com or call toll free 1-800-719-6377 or local at 506-2479-9767.

One way taxi fare from San Jose is approximately $180-$200 for 1-4 people (flat rate). Jacamar Tours will charge approximately $162.00 one way.

Arenal Lodge

200 meters Northwest
from the dam of the Arenal Lake

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Driving Directions

From San Jose -  The most used route to go from San José to la Fortuna is via San Ramón (Driving time is around 3 to 3.5 hours)

  1. Take the Highway towards San Ramón, approximately 56 Km.
  2. Exit at San Ramón on right hand and drive straight down the main road, until you reach a dead end. Turn left 2 blocks, then right onto the road to La Fortuna.
  3. Follow the signs to La Fortuna and Arenal.
  4. Once you are in La Fortuna, keep driving in direction to the lake. The entrance to Hotel Arenal Lodge is 200 meters northwest of the dam of Lake Arenal.

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From Fortuna Airport (approximately ½ hour)

  1. Follow the signs to La Fortuna and Arenal.
  2. Once you are in La Fortuna, keep driving in direction to the lake.
  3. The entrance to Hotel Arenal Lodge is 200 meters northwest of the dam of the lake Arenal.

From Liberia Airport (approximately 3 hours)

  1. Take the “Inter-American Highway” (Route #1) from Liberia and turn south towards Bagaces, and keep on going towards Cañas.  There, you will see on your left hand side an intersection with a bullfighting ring.
  2. Turn Left at the bullfighting ring, towards the town of Tilaran.
  3. At the intersection, where on the right hand side you will see a SHELL GAS STATION, turn left towards Lake Arenal.
  4. Pass Nuevo Arenal town and keep driving around the lake until you reach Arenal Lodge, about 200 meters from the dam.

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