With a spectacular view of Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive full service Spa, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. Crafted with children, families and the young at heart in mind, this award winning luxury resort makes for a kidtastic Costa Rica adventure. The resort is perched one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano. The higher altitude relative to other hotels in the area allows for not only incomparable views of the volcano, the lush valley and the surrounding towns that sparkle at night, but also access to the area’s famous prevailing breezes. In fact, the name Arenal is an indigenous word meaning “Window of the Wind”. With an average daytime high temperature of 80°F in the shade and nighttime lows averaging 70°F, you are sure to enjoy countless comfortable hours in your balcony hammock, al fresco dining, or sipping a frothy tropical cocktail in one of their spring pools.
The Springs Resort and Spa's eighteen freeform, landscaped pools provide their guests with great views of the volcano and a multitude of options. With temperatures ranging from 76°F to 103°F and environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences, guests can find the perfect pool for their mood and the current weather conditions. Tests of their hot mineral springs reveal an ideal natural combination of high bicarbonate and high chlorides with relatively low sulfur content to provide a safe and clean soaking experience.
Accommodates two guests in a King Size bed with a possible rollaway for children. There is an additional per person daily charge for more than two guests.
The Alta Vista Guest Room is similar in design and layout to the Vista Guest Room but has 18’ vaulted ceilings and because of its location on the second floor has a sweeping view of not only the volcano but the valley below. Accommodates two guests in a King Size bed with a possible rollaway for children. There is an additional per person daily charge for more than two guests.
The Family Guest Suite has the same layout and design as the Vista Guest Room on the first level but has a mezzanine bedroom above with its own private bath. The Master Bathroom has a Jacuzzi Tub. There is a King Size Bed on the lower master level and one King Size Bed on the Mezzanine Level. Accommodates four guests with a possible rollaway for additional children. There is an additional per person daily charge for more than four guests.
In addition to the fantastic view and all the amenities of our Vista units these ultra special guest rooms offer our guests the ability to enjoy a hot mineral spring experience in the privacy of their own lushly landscaped garden terrace. With the touch of a switch hot spring water flows with pressure into the jets of the Jacuzzi allowing for a soothing massage of your lower back and legs. The overflowing water then cascades over the infinity border edge and out of the Jacuzzi.
This three bedroom three bath guest room occupies the highest elevation of any of our guest rooms and enjoys an even more spectacular view of the volcano and countryside from the Master and second bedroom. The master bedroom has the same layout as the vista but the bathroom is larger with a special arched ceiling and lighting feature behind the Jacuzzi tub.
Accommodates four guests with a possible rollaway for children. The Villa Calatea is a one of a kind Villa with two bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms. Both the Master and Guest Bath have Jacuzzi Tubs. In addition, the Guest Room has an outdoor shower on its private terrace. The Master and Guest Suite share a living room and kitchen with a large refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven. The Villa has separate entrances, heated plunge pool with Jacuzzi jets and cascades, sun deck, hammocks, an outdoor dining area and, of course, an incredible view of the Arenal Volcano. The Guest Room has a Private Terrace that is perfect for morning room service as well as afternoon cocktails. There is an additional per person daily charge for more than four guests.
The Villa Guayaba boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms with a Jacuzzi Tub in the Master bath, full kitchen, heated plunge pool with Jacuzzi jets and cascades, sun deck, hammocks and outdoor dining area. The Villa Guayaba location allows for the most incredible views of the Arenal Volcano. There is an additional per person daily charge for more than four guests.
The Vista Plus has a small extra bedroom with two single beds and a handicap bathroom which you enter by passing through the master bedroom. This room features private terrace with balcony and picturesque volcano view, hammocks, rocking chairs, central air conditioning, luxurious marbled bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and multiple head showers, satellite television with 37” flat screen TV, surround sound stereo with CD/DVD player and IPOD/MP3/USB connectivity, telephone, wireless internet access, safebox, mini-bar refrigerator and coffee maker. Lodging includes unlimited access to all Hot Springs and Pools.
The two bedroom two bath Oropendola Suite is the largest accommodation on the property with the exception of our Villas and the second floor of the unit occupies the highest elevation of any of our guest rooms. The layout is “townhouse” style comprising two levels with an interior staircase and privacy door.
This accommodation is located on the top floor and offers maximum flexibility. Although it has a completely separate entrance for the second bedroom it also has sliding connecting doors to the master bedroom that can be opened to create a spacious effect. The master bedroom is a great room with 16 foot vaulted ceilings and a unique bathroom with Jacuzzi.
This two bedroom two bath guest room occupies an even higher elevation than our Alta Vista units and enjoys an even more spectacular view of the volcano and countryside. The master bedroom has the same layout as the vista but the bathroom is larger with a special arched ceiling and lighting feature behind the Jacuzzi tub.
The Palm Bungalow features 950 sq. ft (90 m2) of indoor and outdoor living space along with an oversized outdoor Jacuzzi nestled amidst its own private garden. Along with a fantastic view of the Arenal Volcano the bedroom area (705 sq. ft or 67 m2) features a spacious vaulted ceiling and a grand marble master bath with a Jacuzzi tub, an oversized indoor shower and a landscaped outdoor garden shower. It also boasts a fully stocked wet mini-bar with refrigerator and coffee maker as well as a 47” LCD TV and a surround sound system with IPhone, IPod and MP3 docking capability. The outdoor living space includes a loggia with two hammocks and a sundeck with a dining table and lounge chairs.
The Presidential Villa boasts 2,060 square feet (195 m2) of indoor and outdoor living area surrounded by lush gardens, an incredible lagoon pool with Jacuzzi and waterfall, two sun terraces, three covered loggias and a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano rising from the lush rainforest. The 710 square foot (67 m2) detached master suite comes complete with a grand marble master bath with a Jacuzzi tub, an oversized indoor shower and a landscaped outdoor garden shower. It also has its own wet mini-bar with refrigerator and coffee maker, a private sun terrace and a private loggia with two hammocks as well as a 47” LCD TV and a surround sound system with IPhone, IPod . The Great Room” indoor living area measures 720 sq. ft (68 m2) and is separated from the Master Suite by a small garden area with a covered walkway and a privacy door that connects the exterior front terraces. The living area has a full kitchen, a full bathroom off the exterior walkway, dining table that seats eight, and a sofa and chair set. The terrace in front of the living area hosts a sun deck and two loggias and the lagoon pool which is perched on the mountain’s edge for a most spectacular effect. There is a sofa set under one of the loggias and a dining table for six under the other. The pool and its jacuzzi are heated by both solar and propane and the infinity edges of both the pool and Jacuzzi along with the waterfall lend a surreal affect to the mountain landscape dominated by the majestic Arenal Volcano in the background. One of the most popular amenities included with the Presidential Villa is the use of a four-person golf cart.
Enjoy the best fine dining in La Fortuna, Arenal in the incredible restaurant Las Ventanas where the only thing better than the view is the food. Be careful to avoid the window seats if you are afraid of heights because the windows are angled out to allow you to look almost straight down a thousand feet to the river below! At night the distant mountains twinkle with the lights of cities thirty miles away. Be sure to dine here at least once during the day and once during the evening to capture the complete experience. The master chef has created a menu blending the latest fusion concepts and the finest ingredients found on Costa Rica’s farms and in its two oceans. The menu is a well balanced combination of beef, seafood, pork, and homemade pasta as well as vegetarian fare. The incredible desserts are prepared using some traditional French cooking methods combined with the natural flavors of Costa Rica. Without a doubt you will find that this one of the best restaurants in La Fortuna. If you want the best steak in Costa Rica come try our imported rib eye. Most of the vegetables are grown exclusively for us on an organic farm in order to create special dishes for vegetarian diners.
This gourmet buffet restaurant would be appropriately described as a “Tasting” experience. Here you will sample to your heart’s content a complete salad bar with in-house signature dressings, hot and cold soups of the day, assorted fresh baked breads, and a selection of hot entrée items of which a few will be specially prepared for you right at the buffet. The menu changes daily and may tend toward Italian one day to Asian the next. The dessert bar offers small bite size portions to minimize your guilt while sampling them all and, of course, maybe returning for an extra piece of your favorite. Fresh fruit juices, tea and coffee are included. Even though it is a buffet you will have a waiter attending to your every need.
Whether you just want an afternoon or late night sushi snack or an entire meal, Ginger Sushi is your ideal option. . You will find that we do not just have the best sushi restaurant in La Fortuna, Arenal but many sushi connoisseurs that live and travel in Costa Rica tell us that we have the best sushi in Costa Rica. You can dine under the stars or under roof in the festive open air Casino and Games Level. The fish arrives fresh daily straight from Costa Rica’s fertile fishing grounds where they consistently catch Yellow fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sea Bass and Snapper along with an assortment of other tasty seafood delicacies. If it is on the menu it is fresh! What better place to have a light, healthy snack while enjoying the view of the Volcano and perhaps a game of chess, checkers or backgammon.
The Treetops staff are not sure whether to describe the experience as poolside, cliff-side or tree canopy dining. It all depends on which way you turn because you are surrounded by five waterfall pools, while overlooking the tree canopy, down a slope which falls one thousand feet below, while the prevailing breezes rustle the palm fronds shading you from above. Add great food from the grill including the best hamburger in Costa Rica, an informal dress code, and some Jimmy Buffet music to the equation and you might realize that you have found the definition of the word “vacation”. Bathing attire is not only permitted it is suggested. Even better, if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your poolside chaise lounge, we will bring the menu to you. Because after all, we think this is what your vacation is all about.
Located on the fourth floor of the reception between Las Ventanas and Tres Cascadas, this bar is perfect for a relaxing drink before or after dinner or for an afternoon cocktail. The seating presents a magnificent view of the volcano. The music is a mellow Latin jazz and the feeling is casual elegance. The bar is decorated daily with cut Heliconia flowers from the on site collection of 150 species. The flowers are so magnificent you have to touch them to make sure they are real.
Located in the center of the largest pool named La Laguna (The Lagoon), this swim up bar boasts 12 dry and 30 wet seats. This unique pool has multiple waterfalls and contains chlorinated water that is heated to a more than comfortable 88˚F by a heat exchange system using the hot water pumped from the natural nearby hot springs. Another unique feature of this bar is the warm curtain of micro-bubbles emanating from its base that creates the sensation of sitting atop a flowing spring. When there is a televised sporting event this becomes the best sports bar in La Fortuna, Arenal where you sit in the warm water and watch the game on the flat screen TV's. Spending a few hours at this bar which has the best view of the Arenal Volcano is one of the best things to do in La Fortuna.
Located next to Canyon Falls, this bar boasts the most beautiful setting in the reception pool area. Its higher location on the upper level of the Cascada Grande Pool allows you to see out towards the volcano, down over Playa Piedra Pool and Lower Laguna Pools, back towards the largest waterfall of Cascada Grande and out over the La Laguna pool and down to the valley below. There is also a heated Jacuzzi a few steps away. This bar is also well suited for small private parties of 25 persons or less.
Located at the nexus of the trails within Perdido Springs (Lost Springs), this is a rustic palm thatch jungle bar that seats about eight people surrounded by hot spring waterfalls on three sides and gardens on the other. There will be waiter service to all seven of the Perdido Springs Pools from this bar. This is a great place to watch the adventurous take a ride down the water flume the Monkey Slide.
The fourteen thousand square foot full service luxury Spa encompasses one entire level of the reception building and reflects the resort's serious commitment to providing a complete treatment experience to replenish your mind, body and soul making us the leading spa retreat in Costa Rica. Massages, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures are offered in a luxurious and holistic setting administered by trained professionals with the latest technology. The treatment menu utilizes tropical botanical ingredients indigenous to the country as well as a variety of lab-tested, therapeutic volcanic clays harvested on the property near the hot springs. For guests who enjoy staying in shape while on vacation the resort offers a comprehensive collection of the latest technology cardiovascular and strength equipment. To enhance your workout experience the cardio room features an inspirational view of the volcano and surrounding valley.
Each of the eighteen freeform, landscaped pools provides guests with great views of the volcano and a multitude of options. The Arenal hot springs, with temperatures ranging from 83 ˚F to 103˚F, provide soothing relaxation within a plethora of different environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest settings, an experience that guests can find the completely rejuvenating. Tests of the hot mineral springs reveal an ideal natural combination of high bicarbonates and high chlorides with relatively low sulfur content to provide a safe and clean soaking experience. The high level of natural salt chlorines in the spring water makes them the cleanest Costa Rica hot springs in Arenal, La Fortuna.
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