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Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis

Diag. 301 300 Metros Oeste De La Catarata de La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 10287 Costa Rica
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#7 of 64 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Boutique hotel with luxury rooms, located in the vicinity of "Rio Fortuna Waterfall" surrounded by lush biodiversity.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Festivus F wrote a review 20 Apr
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Ester and Kevin were outstanding in all the help they provided. Everything about this place is so beautiful and perfect. You are surrounded by lush gardens with an amazing view of the volcano. Wish we were still there!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Iris Acevedo Amerling wrote a review May 2023
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica4 contributions
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From the moment you first walk into the Tifakara Hotel lounge, you begin to experience the highest quality in customer service offered by this charming, unique hotel, which just happens to be home to hundreds of birds and trees. My friend and I were early for check in; however, Allan, the receptionist during the morning shift, offered to store our bags, prior to welcoming us to use the pool as well as the restaurant. We headed to the pool and shortly after Allan came to tell us our room was ready. We stayed in the balcony room with views of the volcano and beautiful greenery from where we were able to watch all species of birds fly by us as if no one was actually there. Amazing! In the morning, as we entered the restaurant, we were immediately greeted by Dylan, the most charming and service oriented waiter I have encountered in a long time. The lady behind the counter greeted us and kindly introduced us to the choices we could make regarding fruit juice, coffee and delicious pastry. This hotel is for couples, families, people that are looking for a bird watching heaven that offers a night tour through a magical garden filled with frogs and a few snakes. Why not? Moreover, if you are looking to hit the Fortuna Waterfall early, this is the place to choose. Yes, beautiful infrastructure to say the least; nonetheless, to me the finest customer service there is. Enjoy your stay fellow travelers. Before I forget, last but not least; the girl that cleaned our room found clothes I had carelessly left behind. She immediately packed it for me in a small bag and made sure she gave it to me before I left the hotel. Sweet? Yes!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Enjoy the moment! You have everything you may need in one spot. Just enjoy yourself.
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Responded 22 May 2023
Thank you very much the wonderful review! we are very glad that you enjoyed Tifakara!
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Bass C wrote a review 20 Apr
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Staff, environment and food are all very welcoming and friendly and great. Dennis was very awesome, always helpful and greeting with smiles, me and my girlfriend love him.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Go on the night walks, it’s fun.
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Jamie D wrote a review 19 Apr
Columbus, Ohio1 contribution
Our stay at Tifakara was amazing! The property is even more breathtaking in person — The pool, the gardens, the 2 hot tubs, the grounds, the outdoor shower, the natural wildlife like toucans and frogs! The staff was so accommodating and friendly! Randall was especially so kind and knowledgeable. We LOVED the complementary frog tour he led! We felt so lucky to get that experience right where we were staying. Highly recommend if you’re a nature/animal lover! And our server Jay was the best! He managed all of our needs (including the many delicious strawberry mojitos in the rain), and demonstrated genuine kindness and enthusiasm for taking care of us! We truly don’t know that we've ever had a better experience at a hotel property! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We didn’t want to leave & would love to come back!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kelley B wrote a review 18 Apr
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We had ana amazing honeymoon experience. The property is soooo beautiful. The staff was beyond welcoming and helpful. Randall and Steven were especially wonderful. They were so thoughtful and had a bottle of champagne waiting in our room. We can’t wait to return and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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BGorthy wrote a review 17 Apr
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
We had a great time at Tifakara. Great views of the surrounding forest and saw plenty of birds. The food was excellent, especially the complementary breakfasts. They offer a free frog tour each night that was also quite fun. All the staff were super helpful and always in a great mood. Special thanks to Esther who helped us out when our shuttle bus didn't show.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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victoria d wrote a review 15 Apr
Boise, Idaho1 contribution
I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Pictures do not do this place justice. The staff were incredible. Top of the line customer service. Their food and drinks were delicious and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Jay was fantastic and his customer service was 10 out of 10. We will definitely be returning! Thank you Tifakara for making our stay so wonderful ❤️
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Victoria, thank you very much for this wonderful review! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Noah´s Forest!
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Mike M wrote a review 14 Apr
Hoboken, New Jersey4 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing stay at Tifakara with my wife and two teenage boys. Beautiful setting with jungle and birds all around. The staff were the best. Thanks so much to Randall, Esther, Arlen, Jay, Joshua and others. Wonderful breakfast as well with great views of Arenal. Randall's night walking tour was also a highlight. He puts so much care into making sure everyone has a great time and learns about the local birds and wildlife. Hope to make a return trip for a longer stay sometime.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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flopsy74 wrote a review 14 Apr
London, United Kingdom15 contributions12 helpful votes
A truly great hotel with the BEST staff ! This gem of a hotel in La Fortuna was the first part of our belated honeymoon and we were so pleased we decided to stay there. From the initial research to booking the experience was great and then whilst there the personal touches from the staff are what made it extra special. All the staff were lovely but a big shout out to Ana, Jay, Esther and Randall (for the night time tour which is free for guests). Our room was great but I would feel confident saying I don’t think you could have a bad room there but some are obviously simpler and therefore cheaper. We had a jungle bungalow and it was perfect, super comfy bed and the part outdoor bathroom. Facilities were also very good, a lovely pool and great small restaurant with good food. We would happily stay here again and would recommend to anyone visiting the area. The La Fortuna waterfall is on the doorstep (5 mins walk) and well worth it, great views, great swimming in the water and a cute outdoor cafe with good food. We also saw monkeys in the trees! Any trips booked should collect you from the hotel and definitely will if booked by them. Also the restaurants they recommended to us were excellent. Pollo Fortuneno (2 branches in town) Chante Verde, and Restaurant Tiquicia a brilliant local restaurant There are no negatives but tips for other travellers. This is a hotel outside of the main town, if you have a car it’s no problem or like us we just got an Uber or taxi when needed. Therefore there are no other restaurants etc nearby but everything is within a 5-8 min drive away - but just something to be aware if you want to be more in the heart of things. The owners also have another hotel close to town which also looks nice. Also as others have stated just be prepared there could be rain and lots of it, it’s a lush rainforest and is that way because of the rain! Out of 4 days we had 3 clear and sunny/warm and 1 of non stop rain so you just have to go with it as there’s nothing you can do. We chilled out and just went with the flow but it can of course mean you have to adapt and change plans. Enjoy Costa Rica it’s awesome 😊
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Make sure you book your spot on the free guided night tour of the frogs & wildlife as soon as you...
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Julie F wrote a review 14 Apr
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The room was a magical getaway…tucked into the forest with a view of the volcano. I have never slept so good. Just a short walk to one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. The staff was welcoming and kind for the entire stay.. we will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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₹19,187 - ₹29,031 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis
Which popular attractions are close to Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Nearby attractions include Bogarin Trail (3.2 km), Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (1.8 km), and Ecotermales Fortuna (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiquicia Restaurant, Casa Fortuna Restaurante Familiar, and Restaurante Tierra Mia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.