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Hotel Amor Arenal

7 km oeste del centro de La Fortuna en la Ruta 142 camino al, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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Amor Arenal is a five-star rainforest lodge at the foothills of the Arenal Volcano. Our luxury cabins are made from precious tropical hardwoods overlooking virgin rainforest canyon with direct views to Arenal Volcano, each one features warm mineral spring Spa-Plunge pool, double head rain shower, king size bed with fine linens, complimentary 12G wifi, 55” television, air conditioning, complimentary minibar and more luxury amenities. El Rancho Restaurant features a Five-star breakfast, lunch and dinner. We use only fresh, local and organic ingredients and our seasonal menus deliver healthy and delicious meals. Full service Spa in idyllic location is available. Three treatment rooms surrounded by exuberant vegetation and a high end gym. Relax in our mineral water fed pools.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
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24-hour security
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mark m wrote a review 14 Apr
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We were absolutely blown away by this property, from its construction to its lush vegetation and the exceptional staff. My fiancé and I are still marveling at the entire experience. Let me start with the property itself. The 31 bungalows were the epitome of beauty, spaciousness, cleanliness, and natural charm. Constructed with what seems to be sustainable and durable materials, it's evident that no expense was spared in ensuring top-notch quality. Sustainability was a key focus at the resort, evident in their minimal use of plastic. Our water bottles were made of glass, straws were crafted from bamboo, and even toiletry items were sourced from bamboo. This commitment to eco-friendliness resonated deeply with us, and we felt proud to support such a conscientious property. Every aspect of the property captured our hearts. And then there's the staff. They were unbelievably kind, gracious, and accommodating, radiating pride in their work at every turn. It's clear that they take immense pride in being part of the Amore Arenal team. The staff made our vacation effortless, offering laundry service for our 6-night stay and keeping the bar well-stocked. Their dedication truly made our stay unforgettable. Each evening, we found ourselves upstairs for dinner, mesmerized by the breathtaking view of the Arenal Volcano and surrounded by wildlife. Watching the sunset against the backdrop of the volcano was an experience we'll cherish forever. After enjoying the incredible, freshly prepared dinner, as we were leaving, Daniela would eagerly show us some fascinating frogs. It was a delightful end to our evening, adding an extra layer of wonder to our stay at the resort. The beauty, seclusion, intimacy, and impeccable cleanliness of the property made it difficult for us to even consider leaving. As someone who travels frequently for work, I've experienced my fair share of accommodations, but this resort truly spoiled me. The staff went above and beyond, offering nightly turndown service and even surprising us one evening with a gift basket filled with local treats, courtesy of Joge. It was a thoughtful gesture that made our stay even more memorable. We're fully aware that the pride, dedication, and love exhibited by the staff are only possible with exceptional leadership that fosters support and autonomy. So, we want to extend our gratitude for being such a commendable employer to these wonderful individuals who take such exceptional care of the property and its guests.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Alexandra M wrote a review Feb 2024
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My fiancé and I stayed for 5 days at Amor Arenal for a much needed getaway celebrating our engagement and my birthday. If you are looking to connect with nature and disconnect from the day to day bustle, I cannot recommend this place more. The Property: For a place that it surrounded by beautiful fauna and wildlife, the staff do an incredible job keeping the grounds meticulously clean. Constantly sweeping the roads, cleaning amenities multiple times per day, etc. It is absolutely stunning and tucked away from the main town. Bring good walking shoes as a lot of the roads are uphill; that being said they constantly have golf carts wizzing by and asking if you want a ride. There is so much wildlife on the resort it’s amazing - we saw roadrunners, toucans, hummingbirds, frogs, geckos and lizards. Rooms: Words can’t do justice. We stayed in #21 which is further away from the amenities but had an incredible view of the volcano when the sky was clear. First round of the mini bar is free, which has two types of beer (4 cans total), a bottle of sangria (a good 4 glasses), mini cokes and ginger ales, milk (To use with the frother for lattes!), and lots of water (which they always replenish for free every day). The shower is a dual rain shower and is godly. Despite the open concept of the room / shower there is total privacy and fairly quiet. We’d occasionally hear our neighbours if they were outside, but not for longer than an hour. The jacuzzi is a nice touch too - just be careful getting in as the first step is steep! The staff were very attentive in constantly replacing our towels too, which was nice. The bed is super comfy - probably the best sleep I’ve had in years from being actually in tune with the sunrise and sunset. You just have to be vigilant about closing the doors as bugs do get in quickly. There was one day where we saw a cockroach but never again after - it’s helpful to place a towel in front of the front door as there’s a slight gap. AC was sufficient and the room has a giant ceiling fan too! Again, stunning architecture and wood pieces. A true oasis. Pools: If you are looking for a pool or beach vacation, this is not the place for you. If you’re looking for quiet reflection and time with nature, then this is amor arenals specialty. The pools are quaint, with a main one closer to the restaurants, and a second one down the opposite way. The pool with the wet bar is warmed, the rest are cooler but are refreshing and have beautiful waterfalls cascading down. As it is small, I could see it filling up fast on sunnier days, but we never had an issue and people usually didn’t stay too long to lounge at the pool. Amenities: The meditation space and yoga room are breathtaking, looking out to the rainforest and so, so serene. They offer yoga every morning, but we never attended and did our own thing later. The meditation space seldom had anyone else there, which was nice. The path there is beautiful and you’ll likely see lots of animals! We saw a howler monkey closer to the meditation space. We never used the gym, but it’s spacious and has ample equipment - my only qualm was that it smelled like if you leave clothes in the washer and forgot about them lol. There are 2 trails on the property - Nanciton (which is easier and beside the jaranita bar for access) and the serenity trail (More difficult). Both are free to use, with options to pay for a guide. At the start of Nanciton there are walking sticks available for use (and free yay), which were super helpful. We opted to do that trail a few times on our own and managed fine. If you aren’t experienced hikers it’s totally doable, just bring proper shoes (we got hiking runners just for the trip and they were awesome). The serenity trail looked intimidating without a guide so we skipped it. Spa: Worth the money. Was easy enough to book and they didn’t pressure too much (More on that later) about add ons. They start off with a nice foot scrub and some tea, and you can hear the forest as you get your massage. We opted for the howler monkey experience (which is hot stone) and it was wonderful. They ask you ahead of time about problem areas too which is nice. Food: Echoing other reviews, this is where I’d say the hotel falls short. The food is okay, but definitely overpriced. Breakfast is AMAZING - highly recommend the Costa Rican, which comes with chorizo, scrambled eggs, a lil tortilla with fried cheese (Like halloumi adjacent), rice and beans, a mini pancake and fried pancakes. In addition to whatever you order, you also get a bowl of fresh fruit (so good omg), a small bowl of oatmeal (also delicious), coffee, and a juice of the day. Ask for tap water or else you’ll get charged 10$ for a bottle of Voss. We’d usually be so full fro, breakfast that we could skip lunch. Get the nachos from the wet bar, and or the cucumber margarita. The tapas at jaranita are good El rancho for dinner - the salmon was quite good. We heard the couple next to us say that the steak dinner for 2 was ‘chewy’..so make of that what you will. I will say that the staff really tried to push their gastro experience (Chefs corner) as well as their grill it yourself dinner, but thankfully once you politely decline they don’t push it. Which brings me to my other slight qualm about this place - the tours and food are overpriced, and the staff are likely given incentives to sell them. Though most staff weren’t too pushy, it does take away from the wellness experience slightly. Overall, will 100% be going back and feel so rejuvenated after visiting. Pura Vida!! Shout out to Jogebeth for checking in with us and making my birthday extra special :). Tips - get alcohol from duty free to bring to the room, it’s cheaper and will fit in the mini fridge. Get the airport pick up /drop off - pricy but the roads are brutal I wouldn’t feel safe navigating myself or without an suv. Bring bug spray and LONG sleeves! The weather is about 5 degrees (C) cooler than when you land because of the elevation. Go into town; we wanted to but didn’t plan. Apparently there’s excellent food and it’s overall safe as there are mostly tourists. Visit the lil snack shack, they have some goodcroisssnts with salami. Bring good walking shoes and a camera!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Kelly K wrote a review 13 Apr
Tucson, Arizona5 contributions1 helpful vote
Luxury in the middle of the rainforest!! The most peaceful escape you can imagine. We loved everything…the room with the private hot tub, the resort property, exceptional food and drinks, the staff (so friendly and engaging), the wildlife, the meditation area…the list goes on. The bed and pillows were so comfy, it was hard to wake up! We wish we would’ve booked a longer stay but I guess that means we’ll have to come back again.
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Michelle H wrote a review 11 Apr
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This is by far the nicest resort I have ever been to. It is absolutely gorgeous. The rooms are amazing with a private hot tub and deck with a wonderful view of the volcano. We sat outdoors every morning with coffee and listened to the monkeys and birds. The staff was wonderful and attentive. Couldn’t pick a better location. Hoping to return in the future!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melissa F wrote a review 10 Apr
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We had a wonderful stay at Amor Arenal. The resort is extremely peaceful and our casita felt very private. We were there with our 2 teens who equally loved it. The yoga classes were wonderful and my son loved the gym. The service was fantastic, they are very attentive. We would 100% return!
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Rosemary M wrote a review 9 Apr
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania7 contributions
Such a great stay! They thought of everything! It’s too beautiful to describe. We felt like we were one with the rainforest. The rooms are completely private and we loved the plunge pool! Trails, guides, world class service! We got there after a 3 week drought and it rained every day but it didn’t ruin the experience!
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akasmer wrote a review 7 Apr
Los Angeles, California31 contributions37 helpful votes
What a dream. A literal dream hotel. The rooms. The grounds. The views. The food. The staff. The service. All of it. Everytime I walked into the room, I smiled. And the shower. Omg The shower. We ate lunch at the swim up bar every day- it was so fantastic. I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel- it’s a must stay. My only negatives: 1) the toilet room doesn’t have wall up to the top- it’s open to the room and bathroom so you can kinda hear everything if you’re traveling with others. 2) we lucked out and were in castita 4. Which was right across from the walkway to the hub of the hotel- the pool, restaurant, bar, etc. I would have been quite frustrated having been down the hill, as the trek up that hill, was not easy. They do offer golf cart service 24/7 and are quite fast with pick up, but if you don’t want to depend on that all day, I would request a lower number toom.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amanda W wrote a review 6 Apr
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We cannot speak highly enough of Amor Arenal! The service was impeccable, the resort was clean, private and secluded in the rainforest. The view of the volcano is the most beautiful view we’ve ever seen! We love Costa Rica and have visited multiple times before but this was our favorite place we’ve ever stayed. We will definitely be returning!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Victoria N wrote a review 4 Apr
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Amor Arenal is such a magical place. The accommodations are gorgeous and pristine, the staff is not only friendly, but they seem to genuinely care that you have a positive experience. Three staff members went out of their way to show us wildlife on site—including one who remembered that we said we wanted to see a sloth, and went out of his way to find us and show us one that he saw on his last morning there. Another example: upon arriving at the resort on our first night, my husband and I realized that our beautiful young kids, who were home with family, had gifted us a 24 hour stomach bug on our way out. We called and asked if bland food could be delivered, and they custom made homemade chicken noodle soup and white rice - which was so appreciated in a tough moment. We cancelled our excursion our first day and just stayed on site - and that was honestly a gift. Walking around the grounds was so beautiful and calming - and we even had a chance to walk the Nanciton trail on site, where we spotted a hummingbird, frog, and snake. Time lounging on our casita’s deck was so relaxing - listening to the jungle sounds and the water from our pool in the background and enjoying the view of the trees, birds, butterflies, and volcano. We added on the Romance package and that was extremely romantic and luxurious - our dinner at La Cava was unreal with wonderful service, our spa treatment was from another world, and the room decorations were so romantic. Even without that package, included breakfast at the restaurant was excellent every morning, including fresh fruit and juice each time. My husband and I feel so grateful for our time at Amor Arenal and we are already dreaming of coming back one day. Thank you for this truly special experience!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tim O wrote a review 2 Apr
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Superb experience at Hotel Amor Arenal. Wonderful setting, great amenities (pools, dining) and excellent service. Learned a lot about Costa Rica and its natural environment. Absolutely loved the nature hike and our guide Krystal was simply the best.
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Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Amor Arenal
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Amor Arenal?
Nearby attractions include Bogarin Trail (5.8 km), Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (5.6 km), and Ecotermales Fortuna (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Amor Arenal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Amor Arenal?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Amor Arenal?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Amor Arenal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Amor Arenal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiquicia Restaurant, Casa Fortuna Restaurante Familiar, and Jalapas Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Amor Arenal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Amor Arenal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Amor Arenal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hotel Amor Arenal accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.