We have stayed at several bed and breakfasts in the Nuevo Arenal area and definitely check to see if there is a room available with Cathy and John first. Their knowledge of the area is outstanding, so if you don't know what you want to do, they share their great ideas.
If you prefer to sit and watch (or feed) the many varieties of birds they will be there. If you want to sit on their porch and chill, it is wonderful. The surroundings are beautiful and the company is fantastic.
Chalet Nicholas is simply terrific because Cathy and John have made it so welcoming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalet Nicholas, a non-smokers only establishment, is currently recommended by many guide books, including Fodor's, Frommer's Guide to Costa Rica, National Geographic and the Lonely Planet. In addition, Chalet Nicholas was given a rare ecology award for sustainable tourism by The New Key to Costa Rica, and is a member of the Costa Rican Bed and Breakfast Association. Founded 1992 at Lake Arenal with Beautiful Tropical Gardens and Spectacular birding. The chalet has a front yard view of the lake, side view of Volcano Arenal, and back yard hiking trail in the protected rain forest with visiting howler monkeys often heard from the house and seen on hiking tours. John takes guests on a Free Guided one-hour Hike right out of the back yard in an old growth rainforest down to a jungle river with the great danes - everybody appreciates this Cathy and John can recommend any extra fun activities like hot springs, horseback, wind surfing, kayaking, canopy tours, and delicious meals at local restaurants which are all nearby. Directions will be provided. As a bonus, it has comfortable beds with orthopedic mattresses, private baths, and plenty of hot water and towels. Many of the guests said this was their favorite place to stay during their trip. COME AS STRANGERS, LEAVE AS FRIENDS. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chalet Nicholas Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal