With an exquisite design and dreamy setting amidst tropical forest on the lower flanks of a perfect volcano, Amor Arenal is much more than just another luxury lodge.
The wilderness feels close here, with natural spring pools in which to bathe, trails leading into the forest and privileged views of the volcanic cone above the treetops. You may spot a sloth as you wander the trails here.
Its Casitas are beautifully crafted so as not to detract from the overwhelmingly natural feel of the place: rich hardwood floors and frames are offset by exposed stone feature walls and floor to ceiling windows. Each has a wide terrace with its own plunge pool, and their elevated positions are designed to catch the breeze.
Dine inside or out as you wish at either of Amor Arenal's two restaurants where there's a focus on sustainable produce. Leisure facilities include a spa, and a gym where you can work out whilst enjoying panoramic views, while yoga and meditation platforms are discreetly immersed within the idyllic setting. Amor Arenal welcomes guests age 13 and over.
What our clients say
Everything felt "easy" and stress free. The most memorable aspect was driving through fantastic scenery, so much to see!AF, Cardiff
A brilliant mixture of hotels. Excellent standard and great service. Beautiful settings and well located.LW, NW11
Highlights? Bosque Del Cabo, Rafiki and Maquenque, absolutely wonderful.ASP, Bexhill-on-sea
Highlight?: Tortoguero without a doubt-felt truly isolate in the rain forest and it was breathtaking in terms of the biodiversity.SW, Surbiton
Most memorable experience: "The amount and variety of wildlife in Tortuguero and Cahuita (which we visited separately). I lived in San Jose from 1978-1981 and never saw so much variety, even including visits to Monteverde...Review: As I used to live in CR and planned some time visiting friends, JLA was able to combine my choice of places to visit with accommodation with my independent arrangements."JW, Crowborough
So much variety of wildlife and vegetationAB, Sandy
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Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
All guests at Amore Arenal are offered a complimentary guided walks along the forest trails where you might spot sloths.
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