I had the absolute pleasure of staying at Lumbres del Arenal Cabinas y Villas, for an unforgettable 10 days. This family owned, small resort, located just on the foothills of the Arenal volcano, about 10 km outside of La Fortuna, and 3 km from the Tabacon hotsprings, is just a beautiful hidden gem. In the middle of nature, surrounded by wildlife, and with an amazing vista of the volcano, you can just sit back in the lush garden and enjoy the tranquility. The owners are some of the kindest people I have ever met, and they did more than one could expect, to make you feel at home. The rooms are great at the price, and both clean and comfortable. The resorts own Steakhouse/restaurant "El Novillo del Arenal" is definitely also worth a visit. All in all, I absolutely enjoyed my 10 days here. If you are looking for cheap accommodation in the middle of nature, but close enough to the many attractions surrounding volcano Arenal. If you like me prefer nature, wildlife and tranquility instead of luxury resorts, all while enjoying the amazing hospitality of the owners. Look no further! …
We had booked room for 3 days through airbnb. But the confirmation somehow did not reach the host (Minor Castro). So when we reached the place, he did not have rooms available for first 2 days. But the host was really nice to us and helped us find another place for the first 2 days (at a comparable price), and we stayed here the third day. The place is like a farm with lots of trees around with a good view of the mountain and valley. We were told that there is a stream within the facility. We took a walk around in the morning but did not walk as far as the stream. Rooms are very basic and beds were comfortable. He also prepares breakfast on request. He can also help you with adventure tours or give recommendations on places to visit. I would definitely recommend this place.
Honestly we have only positive things to say about our stay at Lumbres del arenal and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a home away from home during their stay in Costa Rica. 5stars all the way!!!! The breakfast was good, and the arenal volcano views was amazing! Thanks for all, Zack.
There is a new person in charge of the hotel. He speaks English really well and is working hard to make this place comfortable for its guests. The location is wonderful for those who travel with a car (I am not sure about public transportation there). It is in the middle of a farm, so only nature around you! It is right in front of Volcano Arenal (enjoy the view!) and a very short drive to local attractions (the National Park entrance, Sky Trek, Observatory Lodge etc). Slight noise from the road can be heard during the day but it is very quiet during the night. We stayed for 2 nights and truly enjoyed it! Wi-Fi worked excellently everywhere, even near the pool.
New owner since 2 months, maïno, very attentive. He bring us breakfast with fresh local fruits and coffee everymorning. He book for us the canopy and canoyning. Very good price for a nice and large room !!! Go and enjoy your trip.