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“A nice place to stay in the Arenal area with great hosts!”
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La Cangreja Lodge
grand rapids, minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A nice place to stay in the Arenal area with great hosts!”
Reviewed 4 April 2008

I stayed at La Cangreja Lodge with a group of students on an EF Tour to Costa Rica. It was great!!! The hotel is nice with clean rooms that are comfortable and have great windows with wonderful views. The amenities are pretty basic but the people who run it are wonderful!!! They were friendly, helpful, and went all out to make sure that my students all had a wonderful stay. It is family run and the kids in the family (and some of the adults) even played soccer with our students. The hotel is in a quiet rural setting about 7 miles from town but that made it a neat experience. Group members watched a cow being born on a neighboring farm and there were horses and even a turkey right on site. There were also tropical birds in the trees and theres kind of a neat nature hike about a half mile up the road toward La Fortuna. The food was quite good and the restaurant is open air and is really neat. If you need a place to stay in la Fortuna you should enjoy La Cangreja Lodge.

  • Liked — wonderful hosts and staff!
  • Disliked — a bit out of the way
  • Stayed March 2008
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Reviewed 8 January 2008

Our travel agent was unable to find anything else with availability in the Arenal area during the December peak so we were a bit nervous about staying here. Overall, it was okay. The room is very basic but clean. There weren't any in-room telephones but there was a small TV with cable. The view from the large windows is very nice. There aren't really any ammenities at the hotel except a sad looking pool that we couldn't use because it was raining. Breakfast is typical of Costa Rica and is served buffet style. Pretty good. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The location is pretty good-it is right on the road with all of the other hotels and resorts including the hot springs. The town was about a 10-15 minute drive but most of the activities were closer to the area of the hotels.

  • Liked — Friendly staff, 2 cute friendly little dogs that belonged to the staff, convenient location
  • Disliked — no ammenities, limited computer access (just 1 in lobby, staff always using), very basic room
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Cangreja Lodge
Address: 8 Km West of La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 60 Hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Hotel Class:3 star — La Cangreja Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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