MONTEVERDE AND ARENAL

Rising dramatically from the surrounding greenery, the triangular cone of Arenal volcano is unmistakeable.

Until recently, this volcano has been popular with seismologists as it was once one of the most active volcanoes in the world. More than just a photogenic highlight, the area surrounding Arenal has a lot to offer visitors. The fertile lands at the foothills create excellent hiking opportunities and it is possible to take part in white water rafting excursions along the rivers. For a luxury holiday to Costa Rica, a visit to the hot springs and adjoining spa facilities is the perfect way to unwind and relax. Arenal and Monteverde combine perfectly. In Monteverde under the deep green canopy, 90 percent of which is virgin rainforest, an astounding variety of flora and fauna can be found. Follow the trails with a local guide and you are likely to spot miniature frogs, sleepy sloths and the shy resplendent Quetzal. There are suspension bridges among the trees which enable a birds eye view of this ecological paradise and zip lines between viewing platforms for the adventurous traveller. At the end of a long day exploring, guests can relax in luxury eco lodges that have been tastefully built around the reserve.

WHERE TO STAY

Our favourite luxury hotels

Nayara Springs, Arenal, Costa Rica

Nayara Springs

Immersed in the verdant natural beauty of the Arenal rainforests, Nayara Springs is a Relais & Chateaux, adults-only resort offering just thirty-five exclusive luxury villas tucked away amongst fragrant tropical gardens.

Nayara Gardens. Arenal, Costa Rica

Nayara Spa and Gardens

Located a three-hour drive from San José in amongst the tropical beauty of Costa Rica’s Arenal region, this high-class family-friendly resort is one of the most desirable hotels in the region.

Amor Arenal, Costa Rica

Amor Arenal

Located at the foothills of the Arenal Volcano, and on the edge of a virgin forest canyon, Amor Arenal is a brand new 5-star rain forest lodge in Costa Rica.

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

This 5* hotel offers the unique combination of the energy of the Arenal Volcano, the heat of the Tabacon Hot Springs and the purity and mystic of the surrounding rainforest blend into what many have described as a paradise.

Origins Lodge, Costa Rica

Origins Lodge

Delve into a place where time stands still, raw luxury surrounds you and once in a lifetime experiences are an everyday occurrence. Origins Lodge is the next generation of inspiring destinations for the ultimate holiday.

Hotel Royal Corin Costa Rica

The Royal Corin Resort

Located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, the Royal Corin Resort is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica

Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa

Arenal Kioro is a luxury hotel with unrivalled views of the spectacular Arenal volcano. Set in 27 acres of verdant land and surrounded by two streams, this hotel lives and breathes the spirit of Arenal volcano.

Hotel Arenal Springs

Boasting one of the best views of the Arenal volcano and sat within beautifully landscaped gardens, Hotel Arenal Springs is a slice of paradise that welcomes both couples and families alike.

Rio Celeste Costa Rica

Rio Celeste Hideaway

Rio Celeste Hideaway is a small resort-style and ecologically-oriented hotel that provides a truly unique Rainforest experience, located next to the Volcan Tenorio National Park (where the amazing Rio Celeste gains its sky-blue colour).

Hotel Belmar Monteverde, Costa Rica, luxury Costa Rica, luxury holidays to Costa Rica, tailor-made holidays to Costa Rica, luxury Costa Rica,

Belmar

Located in Costa Rica’s lush cloud forest and nestled in the mountaintops of the Monteverde Reserve, the venerable, world-renowned Hotel Belmar offers guests truly unique experiences full of natural wonder, elegance, and warm friendly service – all within an unprecedented sensitivity to the preservation of the environment.

El Establo Mountain Hotel

El Establo Mountain Hotel prides itself on superior quality service and unique location, a cosy and comfortable hotel nestled within the misty cloud forest of Monteverde.