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What We Love

  • A laid-back mountain retreat with views of Arenal Volcano, including a bungalow and breakfastChecking out the famous Arenal Volcano from either of your bungalow’s two terraces
  • Taking a horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall or day trip to Rio Celeste
  • Dining at the colorful restaurant, or sipping a moonshine mojito at the bar

What To Know

  • WiFi can cut in and out but that's to be expected when you're vacationing at the base of a Costa Rican volcano
  • Gorgeous views are found all around; if you feel your room is lacking in scenic panoramas, just take to the front or back porch
  • You might be woken late at night or early in the morning by Howler monkeys that hang in tress around the property
tree habitat vegetation Resort palm botany green tropics Jungle arecales caribbean rainforest plantation plant palm family botanical garden flower paddy field Garden bushes lush

Overview

A scenic stay in a volcano-view bungalow at a hilltop hotel surrounded by lush landscapes and wildlife

The Lowdown

It’s lava at first sight at Alajuela’s Lomas del Volcán, which directly faces Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano. Not hot lava, mind you – there haven’t been any eruptions since 2010. You will, however, be able to see where the lava cooled along the outside of the volcano, as well as where thousands of trees grew up around the former lava rivers. These lush, emerald-colored slopes are clearly visible from the hotel’s restaurant, which serves national and international fare, and both of your private cabin’s two outdoor terraces.
Get a closer look at the sleeping giant on a tour of surrounding Arenal National Park. Let the staff of the property, which is set in a 370-acre cattle farm, arrange a customized tour – perhaps one that takes you so close to the crater, you can feel the seismic activity that is still occurring. But don’t forget about the other incredible natural attractions that there are to see in the region. Scout for monkeys and crocs on the Peñas Blancas River, bird watch at the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall, or embark on a guided day trip to the phosphorescent Rio Celeste.

Bungalows

The 47 accommodations at Lomas del Volcan are styled as private cabins, each with two volcano- and rainforest-view terraces. All also offer room service from the restaurant, if you’d like to dine in privacy. 
Amenities- Two queen beds- 32-in. cable LCD TV with 76 channels- Refrigerator- Bathroom with hot shower and bidet- Telephone access for international calls- Coffeemaker- Safe- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Air conditioning 

Dining

 Find flavorful national and international fare at the restaurant, including your daily complimentary breakfast. Check out the views, as well – this colorful dining room faces the volcano. If you’d prefer a drink to a bite to eat, or a televised sports game or newscast to the volcano panorama, hit up the bar; cocktails include the moonshine mojito, plus daiquiris and piña coladas. 

Location

The property is nearly in the shadow of Arenal Volcano, which is visible throughout many common areas and in your room. To get a closer look, visit the surrounding national park, which features impressive lava fields; the staff will set up a personalized tour. Day trips to the phosphorescent waters of Rio Celeste, horseback rides to the La Fortuna waterfall, floats on the Peñas Blancas River, rides on a 13-cable zip line and strolls on the Arenal Hanging Bridges can also be arranged.

How to Get There

Lomas del Volcán
PO Box 4-4417
San Carlos, Costa Rica

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1842 Reviews
Amazing site and wonderful cabins
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our stay there. The cabin was spotless clean and very romantic. It also had a private terrace with a view to the volcano. We had dinner in the restaurant and loved the food and wine. I definitely recommend this hotel

caravan tour to costa rica -great
Reviewed 7 days ago

we visited this location as part of our caravan tour to costa rica. wow, very low key, individual cabanas, beautiful views, great food. the bus tour works out pretty good with many stops and interesting places

A lovely, well spread out hotel comprising of large cabins
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our cabin was large and airy with a huge walk in wet room, check in was simple and breakfast a delight. The staff were very helpful. We had trouble locating the Hotel at first due to our SatNav, to get to the Hotel one has to turn up a drive that leads you through fields full of cattle grazing and it is easy to become confused as to which road to take. We drove from Tortuguero (or rather the boat point) and the roads were either fantastic or diabolical, no in between in Costa Rica. The Hotel itself is charm personified, this was a last minute booking for us, due to the weather turning bad in Tortuguero and was booked the morning we decided to leave. We had some concerns that booking so late they would not be expecting us but our concerns were unfounded. Such lovely staff and cabins set in beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately, due to the mist we could not see the Volcano.

We had a wonderful stay. Beautiful place.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel, grounds, room and service. Beautiful gardens. They had a very good breakfast. . Their dinner was good too. We loved out servers. They were very professional and served with a smile. Our room faced the volcano and enjoyed sitting on the balcony.

Wonderful Stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time at this resort. Except for the access road, every thing is top notch. My Casita was spacious, sparkling clean and comfortable. The food at the restaurant was superb. I loved the lush landscaping and the Arenal volcano as the backdrop for this resort.
Most important were the welcoming helpful staff. They really make you feel special. I would definitely return and I recommend this resort.