We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa
Panoramas (10)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,063 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 679: English reviews
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I first stayed in one of the small separate huts near the main road and found it way too noisy for me when trying to sleep. I paid extra to move to a larger room away from the road and found it far better. The original room was small and had no hooks for hanging towels to dry. The larger...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tasilee
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room was pretty small. The beds were at best full-size, not queen size. It was extremely tight sleeping 2. Beds was rock hard. Had to roll out of the bed in the morning because my back hurt so much, OK I'm not that young anymore but I think at 38 you should be fine with whatever bed your given...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jenny F
Leadville, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good location near town. Reminds me of the little bungalow motels along highway 40 before Interstate 70 was complete. A little primitive but adequate. Good food and good hot springs pools. The horse ride to get closer view of volcano worth time and money. Marco was a great guide. Watch out "Mapo" the horse bites. But not hard.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank n0zeb
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arenal Paraiso is located on a hillside surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and meandering pathways. It has views of the Arenal Volcano in the distance. Each cabin has a terrace with rocking chairs so that you can sit and have a view of the volcano Hotel cabins are scattered along hilltop and you need to call for shuttle to get...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JJMAYNARD
Stamford CT
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful grounds with lovely flowers and bushes and dramatic views of the Arenal Volcano. Comfortable room with covered porch area and AC & TV. Wifi in common areas, not guest rooms – was usually overloaded – too much demand for bandwidth. Ample breakfast buffet with usual selections – lunch and dinner from a simple menu but food tasty with dishes...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank SandyRiver
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel for two nights in November 2016. The property consists of bungalows and all have excellent views of Arenal volcano. The property is located about a 10 minute walk to La Fortuna. The employees at the lodge are very friendly and provide excellent service. The rooms are big enough for two people and it is very...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank i-gots-wanderlust
Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing details of your stay with all of us, we are glad to see that you had a great stay and that our services and facilities were of your liking. From our hotel and all of our rooms you will be able to enjoy of the most beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano. Our grounds...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DO NOT STAY HERE! They stole $800 from our hotel room. Our safe was broken we now suspect it was broken on purpose. Do not stay here. I cannot stress it enough. Also the first room we were checked into had a major ant problem. They moved us to another room and when we walked in there was already people...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Arlene S
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wifi is only available in reception and restaurant. Grounds are pleasant with good bird watching opportunities. The hotel wildlife trail is barely accessible with steep and uneven steps right from the start. Room was clean but basic, and the shower wasn't particularly hot. The food was overpriced and not very good quality, but any savings made by trying to find...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank BirdNerdSophie
Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear client Thank you for selecting us during your visit to La Fortuna, we are glad to see that you had a good stay and that our grounds and facilities were of your liking. At our hotel, our clients will be able to enjoy of wide grounds and services that will be the highlight during your La Fortuna trip. Our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were booked into this hotel as part of a tour and would not have chosen it ourselves. The stay got off to a bad start when we arrived hot and tired at 11.30am after a 3.5 hour transfer from San Jose and were told we could not check in until 3pm, even tho we could see through the window...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank InterioDesigner
Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing details of your stay here on TripAdvisor, one of the most important sites for travelers in the world. We are sorry to see that you had to wait a little bit longer to access your room, we always try to help our clients in the most professional and fast way. Our check in starts...

Crawley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel, in a lovely location. Rooms have views towards the volcano with verandas to sit in a rocking chair and admire the view,who needs wifi! Rooms are a little dated,but fully functionable,with tea and coffee making facilities. Gardens are beautifully maintained with plenty of birds and butterflies flitting about. Restaurant food ok,no complaints from our group of 15. There...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank sandgaz
Humberto A, eCommerce Manager at Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for selecting us during your visit to La Fortuna, we are happy to see that you had a wonderful stay and that our services and facilities were up to your expectations. From our hotel and all our rooms, our clients’ can enjoy of the most beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano, while enjoying also of wide...

1,090 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (796)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (73)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (149)
Viewed
Room/Suite (139)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
View from Room (76)
Viewed
Dining (29)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (15)
Viewed
Other (298)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (254)
Viewed
Amenities (41)
Viewed
Kids Pool (5)
Viewed
Main Pool (22)
Viewed
Dining (29)
Viewed
Suite (85)
Viewed
Superior Room (39)
Viewed
The Hotel (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (40)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Other (20)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these La Fortuna de San Carlos hotels
0.8 km away
Volcano Lodge & Springs
Volcano Lodge & Springs
#15 of 61 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2,477 reviews
5.3 km away
Hotel Lomas del Volcan
Hotel Lomas del Volcan
#10 of 61 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
1,220 reviews
1.3 km away
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
#11 of 61 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2,113 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 km away
Hotel Mountain Paradise
Hotel Mountain Paradise
#20 of 61 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
1,203 reviews
6.7 km away
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
#9 of 61 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
1,141 reviews
1.8 km away
Los Lagos Hotel Spa & Resort
Los Lagos Hotel Spa & Resort
#18 of 61 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
1,265 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy of cozy & comfortable rooms surrounded by tropical gardens, with the best view of Arenal Volcano. Discover the wellness of our hot springs and our Mayin Spa. Taste the Costa Rica flavor, international cuisine and the best steak house in the area. Feel the adrenaline on our Canopy Tour, and take the best shots of Arenal volcano on our horseback riding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa

Address: 7 kms from La Fortuna downtown, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 84-4417, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: €89 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, BookIt.com, Booking.com, Priceline, TravelClick, Travelocity, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort And Spa
Arenal Paraiso Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Arenal Paraiso
Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa staff and other travellers.
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Arenal Paraiso Hotel Resort & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms are a shuttle bus away from restaurant and front desk. ask for room close by”
 of 5 bubbles JJMAYNARD, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request a room closer to reception if you don't want to hike to your room”
 of 5 bubbles i-gots-wanderlust, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views are from the cabins”
 of 5 bubbles Joet6192, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They are all good”
 of 5 bubbles DogMummy, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“view of the volcano”
 of 5 bubbles 652lindsays, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay