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Believe it or not, I had this vacation with my newlywed wife during our month long honeymoon in Costa Rica in November 2012 (over 2 years ago). It was such a great experience that I told Mario, the owner who used to live in the...More
I was in La Fortuna with my wife and 2 kids during our Costa Rica vacation. We had a reservation for 2 day at Lavas del Arenal. For us it was all great. As soon as we checked-in we were given a tour around the...More
I want to start off by saying I thought the staff was lovely and helpful, cheerful about cooking us breakfast on Christmas Day instead of being home with their families, and the attentive Katia did her best to make up for the deficiencies of this...More
When we booked this hotel online we did not realize that it was so far away from the town of La Fortuna. Our first clue as to its location was when we booked our Jeep-Boat-Jeep shuttle from Montevrde and they charged us an extra $10...More
We found the folks at Lavas del Arenal very accomodating and willing to do all that was needed. The place turned out to be our only choice in Arenal (town of La Fortuna) and we found this to be a below average place to stay....More
We saw a couple big hairy spiders on a nature hike to Rio Celeste. I was surprised that we saw no bugs other than the occasional mosquito at the hotel. Going during the dry season helps, I suppose. Oh, and there are lots... More
We saw a couple big hairy spiders on a nature hike to Rio Celeste. I was surprised that we saw no bugs other than the occasional mosquito at the hotel. Going during the dry season helps, I suppose. Oh, and there are lots of ants. But we only saw the two spiders the whole week--not that we went looking for them!