Arenal Country Inn
Arise to the sound of showy tropical birds chirping and views of the impressive Arenal Volcano. Located on 10 acres of landscaped garden, the Arenal Country Inn offers an opportunity to experience the rural Costa Rican lifestyle. Guests are greeted and made to feel at home by the friendly and hospitable staff. While the Arenal Country Inn does not offer the luxuries of a high-end resort, the staff is attentive to guest's needs and provides simple accommodations. After all, guests come here to explore the natural beauty of the Arenal region, not sit in the hotel. However, when guests need a break, the pool is a great location for a relaxing afternoon and the restaurant serves up tasty cocktails and Costa Rican style cuisine.
Despite the rise of the tourism industry, agriculture is still a large source of income for many people in La Fortuna. From papaya to ginger to oranges, guests can still witness the rural farming lifestyle, while enjoying the amenities and adventures that the tourism market has allowed to prosper. Head into town for a delicious meal at a local restaurant or to admire Parque de La Fortuna.
Outside of town, adventure activities and opportunities to relax in nature abound. Horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfall, which plunges over 200 ft (70m) into a natural swimming pool. For hikers, the Toucans Trail crosses a large lava flow from 1992 and meanders through the abundant plant life in the rainforest. River rafting trips on Las Penas Blancas River are great for wildlife viewing and a thrilling day of white water. When visitors are ready to relax, the geothermal activity in the area offers many thermal springs for a relaxing and rejuvenating afternoon.
Visitors can sign up for river rafting tours, which range from mellow, sight-seeing floats to trips down class IV rapids. Waterfall rappelling is a fantastic way to both engage with and observe Costa Rica’s outdoors, as are canopy tours. Hiking and biking trips through the rainforest are popular, while soaking in one of the area’s geothermal hot springs is an ideal way to cap off any day. Guests of the Arenal Volcano Inn will enjoy fantastic service, comfortable accommodations and stellar volcano views during their stay. Lounging alongside the swimming pools is a pleasant way to pass the afternoon, and the nearby Jacuzzi can help ease any tension that may have developed during the day. Que Rico, the hotel’s restaurant, serves international cuisine from breakfast till dinner and has space for up to 80 people. The adjoining bar has daily happy hour specials.
Accommodations consist of individual cabins that are set within a lushly gardened area. All have private terraces with wonderful views of the volcano. Inside, each is equipped with a private hot water bathroom, air conditioning, mini fridge and breakfast counter. All rooms have comfortable beds, and certain suites even have a private Jacuzzi.