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Top 10 Hotels in Arenal

Little Paradise Hostel
2.5 out of 5
Cruce las Tinajas Restaurante 400 metros, porton baby azul 400mts Las Tinajas Rest, Arenal, Guanacaste
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£38
per night
23 Dec-24 Dec
Little Paradise Hostel
On Lake Arenal - Near La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano - Free Wifi
250 meters south of Hotel Toad Hall, Arenal, Guanacaste
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4.6/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Unbelievable location

"Beautiful home in a perfect setting with restaurants and convenient store a short walk away. Owners are quick to respond."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

On Lake Arenal - Near La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano - Free Wifi
Casa Donna Rosa B&B
3 out of 5
Apdo 77-5717, 400 Oeste 200 Sur BNCR, Arenal, Guanacaste
£56
per night
27 Dec-28 Dec
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"I loved everything about this unique place, from the attention given by the host ( Carlos and Werner) to the cleanliness of the rooms; each room is amazing and unique. The details in the bathrooms, bedrooms and also the views from the room of the lake surroundings. Another great point was the amazing ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019

Casa Donna Rosa B&B
Chalet Nicholas B&B Costa Rica
3 out of 5
Nuevo Arenal, Canton Tilaran, Arenal
£49
per night
12 Dec-13 Dec
4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)

"Great breakfast and lovely location. Narrow and difficult spiral staircase up to guest rooms, particularly with luggage. Slightly awkward feeling of being an intruder in somebody else's house."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2019

Chalet Nicholas B&B Costa Rica
Unique Lakeside Suite With Magnificient Sunset Over the Lake
Peninsula Tinajas Arenal, BOUGAINVILLEA LAKE LODGE/TINAJAS ARENAL, Arenal, Guanacaste
£70
per night
12 Dec-13 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"This is the Bougainvillea Lake Lodge (it doesn’t mention it in the listing) This place is a real gem! Large suite with fantastic sunset views over Lake Arenal. Restaurant served excellent food And great menu. Service excellent and wait staff very friendly. We stayed for 4 nights and will stay there ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2019

Unique Lakeside Suite With Magnificient Sunset Over the Lake
Hotel Los Héroes
3 out of 5
142, Provincia de Guanacaste, Arenal, Guanacaste
£72
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec
4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
I recommend Hotel Los Heroes

"The hotel has a very good service, good food, and the most amazing view of the lake. My only recommendation is to update the infrastructure a little bit. Some door handles not in good shape."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2019

Hotel Los Héroes
Hotel Laguna Arenal
3 out of 5
9km SW from Nuevo Arenal, road 142 from La Fortuna Arenal, Arenal, Guanacaste
£143
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec
5/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"Love the employees/owner! Beautiful area and so nice solitude away from people"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Hotel Laguna Arenal
Agua Inn
2.5 out of 5
£69
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec
4.9/5Exceptional! (43 reviews)

"Wonderfully located next to a lovely stream, beautiful gardens and very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019

Agua Inn
Arenal Volcano Lake Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Road 142, 7.5 Km SW From Nuevo Arenal, La Union, Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Guanacaste
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4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"We really loved the location and staff at this hotel - the view is BEAUTIFUL over-looking the lake and was the highlight of the hotel and they've created cute decks in front of each room which are nice to relax on. The rooms and beds are fine but we did have bugs (including a cockroach) in the room. ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2019

Arenal Volcano Lake Hotel
Lucky Bug B & B
3 out of 5
2 Km West of Rios dos Bocas, Arenal
£54
per night
12 Dec-13 Dec
4.9/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"This property is located in the middle of the forest. You can hear all the creatures that live there. The aesthetics, the layout, the details are all beautifully done. The breakfast was delicious and they were really good portions."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2019

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Visiting Arenal

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Arenal, and visitors give high marks for the volcano viewpoints. This city also attracts tourists with its relaxing setting. Top sights around the area include Arenal Volcano National Park, Lake Arenal and Tenorio Volcano National Park.

  • There are 51 hotels and other accommodation options in Arenal
  • The closest major airport is in La Fortuna (FON-Arenal), 18.3 mi (29.4 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Arenal

The city's volcanoes, hiking trails and rainforest provide a picturesque setting, and places to visit include Lake Arenal. Additionally, in the area you'll find Arenal Volcano National Park and Tenorio Volcano National Park.

In La Fortuna, you'll find 51 hotels and other accommodation options so you can easily organise your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable rate. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Lucky Bug B & B - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its dining options and breakfast.
  • World Famous Toad Hall Hotel - Our customers like the dining options and bar at this hotel. With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, located 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city centre, and Arenal Volcano, which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away.

Dressing for Arenal

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 28°C and the night-time average to be 16°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 29°C during the day and 18°C at night
  • July to September averages 27°C during the day and 17°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 27°C during the day and 16°C at night
  • About 1848 millimetres of rain falls on Arenal each year
  • Hottest months are usually April and May with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 16°C

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