Lomas del Volcan
Lomas del Volcan is a rustic, lodge-style hotel in a great location. Set in peaceful, tropical gardens away from the town, the hotel's accommodation is in simple but comfortable wooden cabins dotted around the well-maintained grounds which, although somewhat hilly, attract a a good variety of birds and boast wonderful views of the volcano when the weather is clear. The emphasis here is on appreciating the great outdoors and the local wildlife, with a wide diversity of plants and animals found in the area.
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The wooden cabins have a warm, rustic style, each featuring two terraces with excellent views of the volcano and rainforest. Amenities include two queen size beds, cable TV, en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, safes, minibars and coffee making facilities. The Bungalow Deluxe option differs from the entry level cabins in that it has its own Jacuzzi on the balcony, a king size bed, Wi-Fi access and a hairdryer. Its location at the top of the property provides additional privacy, surrounded by a pleasant garden area.
Situated approximately four kilometers from the center of La Fortuna town, Lomas del Volcan enjoys a peaceful location close to the base of the Arenal Volcano. To reach the town itself, taxis can easily be arranged and the journey takes approximately ten minutes. However, all tour companies pick up from the hotel so you'll probably only venture into the town should you wish to try some different bars or restaurants.
Food and Drink
A daily buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant where, in additional to continental options, you can opt to try local tropical fruits and the Costa Rican speciality gallo pinto (mixed rice and beans). The restaurant also opens for lunch and dinner, serving local and international cuisine. The hotel’s bar, El Volcan, serves beer, South American wines and a variety of cocktails including the local 'moonshine mojito', made from a Costa Rican sugarcane spirit.
Facilities and Activities
The hotel’s swimming pool is a great place to cool down and enjoy views of the volcano on a clear day, and there's an adjacent covered Jacuzzi. Guests can also explore the 1.5 kilometer nature trail within the grounds, which is a great way to enjoy the hotel’s pristine surroundings. A massage service is available, and there's parking space for guests who are self-driving.
The property offers rooms that are suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
Lomas del Volcan represents excellent value for money in Arenal, and we love its tranquil location close to the volcano.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Hotel Arenal Kioro is 10km to the north of La Fortuna directly in front of the magnificent Arenal Volcano.
An elegant boutique hotel in one of Costa Rica’s prime visitor areas, boasting beautiful views of Arenal Volcano and hidden within tropical forest.
Originally built as a research station for scientists of the Smithsonian Institute, the lodge offers simple but comfortable accommodation within a short distance of the volcano.
Arenal Springs is a resort-style hotel with excellent facilities and comfortable rooms.
This charming little 36-room hotel is located just outside the town of Fortuna, with views of the volcano from the pretty gardens.
El Silencio del Campo is a cozy, welcoming hotel, well-located for viewing Arenal Volcano and enjoying the numerous excursions that are available in the area.
The Lost Iguana Resort is a lovely hotel peacefully nestled about 30 minutes drive from La Fortuna in over 100 acres of virgin rainforest.
Nayara Springs is the newest boutique luxury addition to the Arenal Volcano region, and sister property to the highly rated Arenal Nayara Hotel. Separated by a tropical forest and 67-metre long pedestrian bridge, Nayara Springs boasts just 16 villas, each with its own private plunge pool fed by mineral hot springs.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Follow the hanging bridges through the Arenal rainforest canopy and the walking trails along the forest floor to spot numerous bird, animal and plant species. Clearings and open spaces in the forest canopy offer a glimpse of the magnificent Arenal Volcano in the distance.
Enjoy a peaceful gondola ride above the Arenal rainforest and take in the breathtaking views of the volcano and the still, blue lake. Choose to return back to your starting point the same way or via the Canopy Tour; an exhilarating zip line through the forest canopy.
This easy and manageable hike will allow you to enjoy the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano as you walk along the base of this marvelous 'Mountain of Fire'. See recent lava flows and rock formations and learn about the big eruption of 1968.
Embark on a journey of exploration through the beautiful Arenal Volcano National Park, spotting unique flora and fauna along the way and learning about the activity and history of the still-active Arenal Volcano.
The Cano Negro refuge itself is located 25 kilometers south of Los Chiles in the northern area of the Alajuela province, approximately a two hour drive from Arenal. It has been declared a site of international importance for the nesting of migratory birds and occupies an area of 9,969 hectares in the Río Frío Basin.
Ascend through dense primary forest, which is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna, to the summit of Cerro Chato - Arenal Volcano's 'older brother'. Finish this half day walk with a refreshing swim at La Fortuna Waterfall.
The Eco Termales hot springs are a beautiful sanctuary surrounded by nature. The smallest of the hot springs in the Arenal area, Eco Termales is perfect for privacy and relaxation.
This half-day quad bike tour combines adrenalin and adventure with incredible wildlife and tropical forest, all set within the shadow of the majestic Arenal Volcano.
Take to the water of Lake Arenal in your own kayak and explore the shores to spot a multitude of different bird species, and perhaps hear the unmistakable call of a howler monkey.
Drift silently along the Peñas Blancas river, which winds through lush, verdant forest, and see a huge variety of wildlife including monkeys, sloths, iguanas, tortoises, crocodiles and several types of birds.