I have been to this resort eight times over the last 15 years, the first visit was been they only had a few cabins, but they have made many wonderful improvements, now with hot springs. It is one of my favorite places to vacation! They have zip lines and a water fall down the trail behind their property, a heated mineral pool with a swim up bar, and a spa if you want a massage. Their employees have been with them for a long time and are most friendly and helpful. The view of the volcano is awesome, you are so close you can hear it rumbling, which is vary exciting! The first time I went the volcano had small/safe eruptions about every 45 min. What a powerful feeling to be so close and still feel so safe. I plan to go back again. I am sending love out to all the staff at Hotel Arenal Paraiso. Pura Vida!
We stayed 4 nights in a superior unit and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bungalow was clean, the bed was very comfortable, the shower was large, the closets were large, and the front porch with two leather rocking chairs gave us a perfect view of the Arenal volcano. The free breakfast was varied, including hot options, fresh fruit, and magnificent coffee and fruit juices. The on-site thermal pools were convenient and relaxing, the regular pool was large, and the swim-up bar in a thermal pool was unique. With lockers for those who are in the pools and an on-site spa, this is a nice resort. Everyone gave us wonderful service with a smile.
Resort bellissimo, non spropositato e con una vista sul vulcano divina! Si trova sulla strada che porta da La Fortuna all'Arenal Observatory Lodge quindi comodissimo sia per fare l'escursione al Cerro Chato (che abbiamo fatto, ma che consiglio solo a chi piace camminare) sia per andare alla Catarata La Fortuna e dispone di parcheggi davanti al "proprio" bungalow. Dal resort è possibile fare una bella camminata fino ad una piccola cascata o rilassarsi in piscina o nelle pozze termali. Colazione ricca, forse più adatta ad un gusto americano che europeo, ma nel complesso buona Lo consiglio a chi l'automobile ed intende visitare la zona dell'Arenal in libertà
A very comfortable hotel with great hot mineral pools. The restaurant wwas good and had both Costa Rican and American style food. The spa offered a variety of massages including a couples massage that was a real bargain.