Best Arenal Volcano Hotels & Resorts
With its riveting volcano backdrop, Arenal Volcano draws travelers everywhere allowing for a multitude of unique hotel options.
Arenal is a hotspot for visitors to Costa Rica. The Arenal Volcano, while no longer erupting, looms over the area and creates a stunning backdrop for adventure and vacation. With so much excitement at one destination, it is no surprise that such a wide range of Arenal Volcano hotels are available in the area. It’s easy to find one right for every traveler! Arenal Volcano hotels prices range from moderate to luxury. Travelers can choose between lodges and large resorts, making this destination a great fit for nearly everyone.
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Paradise Hot Springs Thermal Resort Costa Rica

Paradise Hot Springs Thermal Resort

With sweeping views of the majestic Arenal Volcano, spacious accommodations surrounded by the rainforest, and relaxing thermal pools fed by the region’s natural springs, Paradise Hot Springs Thermal Resort is a wonderful option if you’re looking for a smaller, boutique hotel in the Arenal region. The hotel boasts 8 separate natural hot spring pools and […]

The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal Volcano

The Springs Resort and Spa

Other than the spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, The Springs Resort offers 18 mineral-laden hot and cold springs, and four unique dining experiences.

Arenal Nayara Gardens casita

Nayara Gardens

A world of comfort and style surrounded by an untouched natural paradise, Arenal Nayara Hotel is truly a tranquil oasis.

Nayara Tented Camp Aerial View

Nayara Tented Camp

Reminiscent of the luxury tent camps of Africa and Asia, Nayara Tented Camp, located outside Arenal Volcano National Park, is the newest luxury addition to the Nayara Resorts collection. As a member of the Nayara Resorts, it is under the same umbrella as the award-winning Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs accommodations. One of the first […]

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

The Tabacon Grand Spa Resort offers spectacular views of the 5,000-foot volcano and natural, therapeutic hot springs and pools that meander through one of the most exotic gardens in the world.

Arenal Kioro Hotel, Costa Rica

Arenal Kioro Hotel

Located on over 65 acres of land with miles of foot trails for exploration, Arenal Kioro boasts some of the best views in all of Arenal.

Hotel Royal Corin

Hotel Royal Corin

Hotel Royal Corin Resort is a modern, comfortable & luxurious property in the Arenal Volcano area. Their great services are located in one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica, not far from the volcano.

Lost Iguana Resort, Costa Rica

Lost Iguana Resort

This beautiful boutique resort is surrounded by the beauty of the jungle. Built on the mountainside, Lost Iguana Resort has amazing and direct views of both the rain forest and Arenal Volcano.

Arenal Manoa Hotel, Costa Rica

Arenal Manoa Resort & Hot Springs

Hotel Arenal Manoa is close to many of the main attractions in the area yet maintains a silent tranquility. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, as well as a small stream and old growth trees, this hotel has some of the best views in Arenal.

Arenal Observatory Lodge, Costa Rica

Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Observatory Lodge was originally built in 1987 as a research station for scientists of the Smithsonian Institute. It is one of the most authentic and educational properties in Arenal, and serves as a perfect base for a wide range of activities and adventures.

Amor Arenal Costa Rica

Amor Arenal

Situated in the foothills of Arenal Volcano on the edge of a rainforest canyon, Amor Arenal is a luxury lodge with direct views of the volcano. Amenities Rainforest and jungle trails are accessible from your hotel room! Discover the Serenity Trail and Nanciton directly on the property. Amor Arenal offers on-site horseback riding which lasts […]

Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, Costa Rica

Arenal Springs Resort and Spa

Arenal Springs Resort and Spa is a deluxe hot springs boutique hotel at Arenal Volcano, with three restaurants, three pools, a spa, and a yoga deck on-site.

Hotel Mountain Paradise, Costa Rica

Hotel Mountain Paradise

Hotel Mountain Paradise is a boutique hotel surrounded by natural flora and fauna with the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano in view.

Chachagua Rainforest Ecolodge

Chachagua Rainforest Ecolodge

Located just 20 minutes from Arenal Volcano, Chachagua Rainforest Ecolodge offers an authentic jungle experience. The lodge is surrounded by 300 acres of lush rainforest with tours and trails to discover right on the property! Amenities Colibri Restaurant offers a variety of dishes inspired by Costa Rican flavors in an open-air setting surrounded by […]

Hotel Llomas del Volcan exterior

Hotel Lomas del Volcan

Nestled on the slopes of Arenal Volcano, you’ll find the charming property of Hotel Lomas Del Volcan. This hotel offers a nature-focused lodging experience, hosting a collection of luxuriously outfitted bungalows with a rustic aesthetic and easy accessibility to tours and excursions in the Arenal area. Lomas del Volcan brings sustainability to the forefront: it […]

Villa Palacio at The Springs Resort

Villa Palacio at The Springs Resort

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom Villa Palacio is located within The Springs Resort in the Arenal Volcano region of Costa Rica. Stunning sunset views over Arenal Volcano can be enjoyed right from your plunge pool and Jacuzzi in your luxurious private villa. Recently completed in the spring of 2018, Villa Palacio is the newest addition to The […]

Falcons Nest The Springs ResortFalcons Nest The Springs Resort

Falcon’s Nest Villa at The Springs Resort

The luxurious five-bedroom, six-bathroom Falcon’s Nest Villa is located within The Springs Resort property in the Arenal Volcano region. Exterior: The Terrace The 3,553 square foot Falcon’s Nest Villa is situated at the highest point of the property with an incredible view of Arenal Volcano. Sit and enjoy the sunset from the large Jacuzzi on […]

Villa Guayaba Pool with Volcano

Villa Guayaba at The Springs Resort

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Villa Guayaba is located within The Springs Resort property in the Arenal Volcano region. Amenities Villa Guayaba is situated just steps from the on-site Perdidos Springs and the monkey slide. Guests of Villa Guayaba have unlimited access to the resort hot springs and pools. A personal four-seat golf cart is included in your stay. Exterior The expansive […]

Villa Calatea Arenal Volcano

Villa Calatea at The Springs Resort

Villa Calatea is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa set on The Springs Resort property in the Arenal Volcano region. Villa Calatea is a great option for a family or two couples traveling together, and Arenal Volcano is a fantastic region for exploring hot springs, the volcano, and various adventure activities. Amenities Villa Calatea is located only […]

Arenal Volcano is home to a variety of luxury boutique resorts of all styles from the intimate Nayara Hotels to the sprawling Spring Resort. The Nayara Hotels consists of the newer Nayara Springs Resort Villas and its sister property, Arenal Nayara Hotel. The Nayara Springs Resort's villas are connected to the Arenal Nayara Hotel by a bridge. These properties share many amenities, including a spa and a variety of high-end culinary restaurants with some of the leading gastronomic talent in Costa Rica. The Nayara Hotels are renowned for their intimacy. With secluded, free-standing rainforest bungalows sprinkled throughout the property, they are especially popular with couples and honeymooners. Both Nayara Hotels are especially enjoyed for their successful integration of Costa Rican hospitality and culture into a luxury experience.
The Springs Resort is the most luxurious resort option for families in the Arenal Volcano region. The resort is sprawling with on-site hot springs, a kids outdoor center, and an animal rescue center. Tour can be arranged both on and off the property. The resort accommodates groups and families of all sizes with a variety of room configurations. While The Springs is considered a luxury property, there are a variety of price points to choose from. Ask a Costa Rica Expert which room is best for your family and budget.

A handful of Arenal Volcano hotels feature volcanic hot springs directly on-site. One of the biggest draws to the Arenal area is, without a doubt, these natural hot springs that bubble up to the surface, creating a series of thermal pools. Long believed to have medicinal properties, the heated water is a great way to round out a day of adventure activities. And the best part: guests have unlimited access to the springs throughout their stay.

The first of the Arenal hot springs resorts to consider is the Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort. Tabacon Resort is renowned for the myriad thermal springs spread throughout the property, connected seamlessly by meandering walkways. If that notion isn't enough to sway you, the atmosphere around the springs sure will. Lush tropical plants create a paradise of relaxation, and the adult-only section provides a top-notch volcanic spa experience and unmatched seclusion.

The Springs Resort is another exceptional option in the inventory of Arenal hot springs resorts. Like Tabacon, the thermal pools surrounding the resort are vary in size and temperature, giving guests a variety of experiences from which to choose. This is a great option for families as the resort has an array of activities on property.

If neither of these Arenal hot springs resorts are the right fit for your vacation, consider combining them as part of a tour! Travelers can pair a visit to the famous Arenal Hanging Bridges with an afternoon stop at one of the Arenal hot springs resorts in the area. Either way, make sure you get to the hot springs when you’re in Arenal. When it comes down to it, there’s only one way to describe a warm bath in the surrounding rainforest – heaven!