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Lavas del Arenal

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$689 $669
Per Guest for 3 Nights
Based on 414 reviews
Come witness the unforgettable splendor of Costa Rica from the comfort of this Volcano Hotel today!
Room & Rates
standard rm

Standard Room

Starting from
Per Adult Nightly
The Standard Room includes 1 Queen bed, featuring lovely views of the gardens and mountains. Other features include:
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Compact Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Private Bathroom w/Hot Water
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Deluxe Room

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Per Adult Nightly
The Deluxe Room includes 2 Queen beds, featuring lovely views of the gardens and mountains. Other features include:
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Compact Refrigerator
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Private Bathroom w/Water

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superior rm

Superior Room

The Superior Room includes 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin Bed, featuring lovely views of the gardens and mountains. Other features include:
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Compact Refrigerator
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Private Bathroom w/Water

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Lavas del Arenal
300 Metros Oeste de la Escuela del Bosque, La Fortuna, Costa Rica La 20101


Surrounded by nature, this remote hotel is ideally located only 4 miles from the Arenal Volcano, 3 hrs. driving [82 Miles] from San Jose International Airport [SJO] and 3 hrs. driving [80 Miles] from Liberia International Airport [LIR].

Why Stay Here

Cozy Family Getaway.
Nestled next to the El Bosque Reserve, the Lavas del Arenal rests in a serene area. A serenity that is expertly mirrored in their guest accommodations:

Family Friendly - Especially suited for families, bring the kids for an experience they won`t forget!
Garden - Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the hotel`s lovely garden
Bird Watching - Witness the beauty of hundreds of local bird species. You may even see an iguana or the famous red frog while you`re at it!

Resort Details

  • Swimming Pool
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Complimentary Full Breakfast Daily
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Service [$]
  • Lake Border
  • Garden/Parking Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Property

Accommodation Details

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Compact Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker
  • Bathroom w/Hot Water

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Grill Restaurant - Enjoy delicious Costa Rican cuisine; featuring breakfast everyday!

Pools & Spas

Swimming - Dive into the fun at the onsite pool, or jump into the nearby river!


Guests will discover that this hotel is ideally located, making for an exciting vacation destination:

La Fortuna - Only 3 minutes away, visit Downtown La Fortuna and enjoy local vendors.
Arenal Volcano - Experience an explosive time on a hike to the Arenal Volcano!
Cano Negro - Walk on the wild side at this reserve, where sloths, monkeys, caimans and more thrive!
La Fortuna Waterfall - Less than a mile away, enjoy the beauty of the rushing waterfall!
Venado Caverns - delve into the darkness and witness a beautiful underground labyrinth.
Horseback Riding - enjoy the history and beauty of the jungle, then change perspective on the zip line and experience a bird`s eye view of the jungle!

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Attraction Tickets Available
  • BBQ Area
  • Breakfast Room
  • Children's Play Area
  • Concierge Desk
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Express Check-Out
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Full Breakfast
  • Interior Corridors
  • Jogging Area
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
  • On-Site Check In
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Secured Parking
  • Wireless Internet
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 414 reviews
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 01-31-2017
This hotel is located 10min away from La Fortuna town (in car). It has non luxurious but basic and clean facilities. The room assigned had two beds (1 full, 1 individual), 1 bathroom, A/C, microwave, mini fridge and TV. Carlos, the owner, is kind and always willing to help and give advice regarding the different activities you can do in La Fortuna. He organised for us a tour to Rio Celeste and we where very pleased with the experience. We are very grateful even though it was a short trip.
from brooklyn, NY
Submitted on 01-19-2017
Small, clean room. TV, microwave and fridge. No chair or table in room, but there are two chairs and a table just outside the room. Bathroom is small with little space for towels or personal items. Window opens in the bathroom, but not in the bedroom, forcing the use of the AC unit. The road is bumpy getting to the place, but it's only 3 blocks. Signs on the main road alert you to turn off. It's about a 5 minute drive south of La Fortuna. Unless you get a really good price on the place, or want ... Read more
Submitted on 01-16-2017
Hotel Lavas del Arenal was the hotel associated with the Groupon we purchased for a 7 night stay. The deal was $1800 and included lodging, 5 days of activities, all transfers to and from the activities and to and from the airport, daily breakfast and lunch - all for 2 people! This was an amazing adventure that included zip lining, rappelling, climbing a cable ladder next to a waterfall, natural hot springs, white water rafting, organic farms, trapiche farm, hiking the cerro chato (super intens... Read more
from Killington, Vermont
Submitted on 01-04-2017
We knew nothing about Costa Rica, but booked a trip thru Groupon which turned out to be an awesome package with this hotel. They were easy to work with, even when our flight cancelled and our start date delayed a day. We had a private pick up from the airport - and since its a 3 hour drive over very rough roads, we were very glad for that. Our stay included breakfast - which our family of 4 enjoyed daily. The meals were prepared fresh with fruit, rice and beans and occasionally pancakes. We are ... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 12-29-2016
This location is away from the main city and in touch with all nature. You go through a bumpy road to reach this resort. When we arrived , an amazing soul greeted us Cathya who was available for assistance the entire trip. The included morning breakfast made from natural ingredients and lunch or dinner depending on the staff there. They provided transportation that was punctual and professional. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and tidy every night we arrive... Read more
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Hotel Lavas Del Arenal is tucked away in the middle of trees, down a dirt road, and away from the chaos of the city. It's about as authentic as it gets. There was a bit of a language barrier but with the help of our google translate app we got along just fine. They have a tiny restaurant in the back that has some of the best food we've had since our trip. The staff is really accommodating and patient. My husband def made them laugh at his horrible Spanish and they took it with stride. I'm really... Read more
from Okinawa, Japan
Submitted on 11-21-2016
We did an adventure tour through Groupon and so we had no selection for the hotel but were so pleased with this place. The staff was AMAZING! Although our Spanish was horrible, they were so helpful in trying to accommodate all our needs. One of the ladies even helped do some laundry before we left because we were running low on clean clothes. They would arrange cabs into town for us as well. Breakfast staff were amazing and the pool was very nice. Nothing super fancy but the people made it such ... Read more
Submitted on 11-11-2016
Got this trip as a gift and before we booked our flight, we should of done our research of this place. Booking the trip was easy and convenient. The hotel driver (for additional charge) was on time and greeted us upon arrival. Did not realize the travel to the hotel would take close to 2 hours of sketchy driving. Upon arrival greeted by Mario who was as nice as can be, informed us of our package and let us know about things to do around La Fortuna (the main town). Our rooms were not ready y... Read more
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 10-27-2016
There is a serious problem with communication with this company. We found them on Groupon and spoke to Mario before booking. Everything seemed fine until we paid. We received an itinerary with the wrong dates. It took multiple calls and emails to get the dates changed. The dates were finally changed the night before we left. I donā??t think it is too much to expect to have confirmation of a ride and a hotel prior to traveling to a foreign country. Especially when you are required to... Read more
Submitted on 09-15-2016
The rooms are clean. Very friendly service. Staff is always willing to answer any questions and have a great attitude. Katarina is the manager on staff and is one of the most acomidating managers we've met in a long time. Highly recommend.