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Heliconias Nature Lodge

11 Miles South of Downtown La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 20213 Costa Rica
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#13 of 70 hotels in Arenal Volcano National Park
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Settle into a luxurious cabin nestled atop a mango tree. Find yourself in serene thermal pool surrounded by a secluded jungle trails. Treat yourself to delicious Costa Rican cuisine and our family’s secret recipes. Welcome home, to our home. Welcome to Heliconias Nature Lodge.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Airport transportation
Picnic area
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Amber M wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York5 contributions5 helpful votes
I am going to have a hard time expressing in words just how amazing this place is. As a family run lodge, I felt right at home! Every staff member I met was warm and welcoming and treated me like I was an honored guest, which is so reassuring when you are a solo female traveler! The room was absolutely gorgeous (I stayed in a deluxe bungalow) the first thing I did was take pictures to send to my family to make them envious of my accommodation! Where each bungalow is placed makes you feel like you have the whole jungle to yourself! The sounds of the jungle will surround you! This was so beautiful to listen to that I recorded it on my phone to listen to once I returned back home to noisy NYC. Laying in one of the two hammocks on the balcony I watched as the sun set behind the trees and the sound of day time creatures faded into the sound of night time creatures. I felt so grounded and at peace. The table in the room was perfect for me to set up a little work station and the wifi was so strong and fast! The bathroom is an experience in itself! Somehow they built and indoor shower that makes you feel like you are showering outdoors with the use of stained one way glass that lets the sunshine in and screens above the glass to let the sounds of nature in! Never loved a bathroom design so much! The onsite restaurant with open air dining was perfect for dinner. I ordered their fish special which was made to order and the fish was caught right on the premises from their pond, how can you get any fresher than that!? Thanks for the great service Alejandro! I did not have a car with me during the trip but the Heliconias Nature Lodge accommodated me. The van driver, Oscar, picked me up from the airport and drove me to the lodge, and then drove me to every tour I booked myself on! I was even offered the opportunity to be driven into La Fortuna just so I could walk around the town which I took him up on the offer twice! All I had to do was shoot him a text and he would come and get me. This option made me feel so much safer and taken care of than if I had just ordered a cab or uber. Not to mention Oscar was a kind soul and I enjoyed talking to him very much! If you stay at the lodge I hope you have the pleasure of meeting him! In summation - STAY HERE. STOP LOOKING. STAY HERE.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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vsimmo336066 wrote a review Nov 2020
Denver, Colorado1 contribution
We stayed in a glass cabin, which was comfortable surrounded by plants for privacy. We had issues with hot water and bathroom lighting. The restaurant food was excellent, and the staff (mostly family of the owner) was wonderful.
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Date of stay: November 2020
mausot84 wrote a review Sep 2020
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I liked very much this hotel i think it offers a very high value offer to get to the costa rica nature..even thought we couldn´t get to the Children Eternal Rainforest (CER) Pocosol station due to the pandemic (is closed until further notice) we liked it very much the surronding forests, the food of the hotel and really good vibes of a family business.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Tonya p wrote a review Mar 2020
Syracuse, New York16 contributions2 helpful votes
Words cannot say enough how amazing this place is. I highly recommend staying here. Its quiet and beautiful. Great chance to be one with nature. Staff so helpful and friendly. We got to see so many birds and butterflies. One of the nicest places I have stayed in my travels. I will be back!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Artemis_Buffington wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois231 contributions151 helpful votes
I stayed in a treehouse room. PROS - Easy to get to from main road. Easy parking - Accessible to SJO and LIB - Very close to nature (the best part of the resort). Observed and heard lots of birds from the hammock beneath my unit - Family-owned business - Friendly staff - Pretty grounds - Feels safe - Complientary beverages - Strong wifi CONS - No screens on windows - OK breakfast - Some side tables would be nice: next to bed, hammock, and/or chairs on the terrace - It's not really solid windows on three sides. The biggest window has thick horizontal stripes of dark film, probably to prevent birds from flying into it
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Date of stay: February 2020
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US$120 - US$183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heliconias Nature Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Proyecto Asis (4.9 km), Finca Luna Nueva (1.9 km), and Souvenir Herrera (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Gran Abuelo Parrillada y Restaurante, Resturante El Picadero, and Tica Thai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Heliconias Nature Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Heliconias Nature Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.