Arenal Green was hands down the biggest surprise of our whole trip. We were so happy with this pick. In fact, we were really bummed to have to leave for AOL!
We arrived after a long drive from the airport. The road is under construction so you have to take a 5 minute drive on a bumpy dirt path... German, the owner, greeted us and immediately made us feel at home. The cabins were small but so charming and cute! There was more than enough space for 2 and each cabin had a great little porch with tables and chairs...
The cabin had a large bathroom and a mini fridge (which AOL didn't even have...) - the room itself was very clean but there were some bugs here and there. What can you expect when traveling in Costa Rica?
Instead of calling us a taxi to take us to EcoThermales, German drove us and left his card at the hot springs so they could call him when we wanted to return to the cabins! After our meal and hot springs experience, German was back almost immediately after they called for him. He went out of his way for us and we really appreciated that.
We ate at the great little restaurant on site- best breakfast of the entire trip! Wonderful service... the whole family was helping with cooking and service and the restaurant was spacious and open...
The location is perfect. It is located only 1KM from La Fortuna so you're off the road a bit but still able to walk to town if you want. The waterfall was about a 40 minute walk up a dirt road so save some money and stay at this place (65/night!) and save money on tours by just taking a stroll up to the waterfall park!
I should mention that across the street from the cabins is the most amazing art gallery run by a really sweet woman. We got a couple of great paintings done by local artists there!
For a peaceful, affordable, really special personalized experience, stay at Arenal Green.
German and family- thank you so much we will be back and next time for more than just a night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arenal Green Hotel offers a unique experience and a personal touch to your individual needs as our guest. There are six modern, air conditioned cabins and one villa which are constructed from native wood. Even with the individual cabins, there is a feeling of family and a bed and breakfast environment. We offer a peaceful, friendly and intimate atmosphere for our guests from afar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Green Hotel Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos