Arenal Manoa

  • Arenal Manoa
  • Arenal Manoa
  • Arenal Manoa
  • Arenal Manoa
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Bright and cheerful lodge beside Arenal volcano. Rooms have private terraces with rocking chairs from which to drink in the extraordinary views at leisure.

The cheerful riverside Arenal Manoa lodge makes the most of its rural location and truly spectacular views of Arenal volcano, which can be seen framed by the wide private terraces of the bedrooms or simply rising up majestically above the pool and dining area.

Rooms are bright and modern, in bungalow-style buildings, with rocking chairs perfectly positioned for admiring the fantastic volcano views. There is plenty of space and light, and a natural ambiance enhanced by plants and tropical touches.

There is a restaurant and a wet bar beside the swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the garden. You can also have a massage in the comfort of your room or in the spa and luxuriate in the healing waters of the separate thermal pools that are fed by the property's own volcanic hot springs.

The hotel has its own dairy farm on the premises which you can visit for an insight into traditional Costa Rican agriculture, and other excursions include visits to Arenal volcano, forest hikes, white-water rafting, and horse riding to La Fortuna waterfalls.

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What our clients say

  • Rooms spotlessly clean, great views of Arenal volcano. Not much choice of restaurants at the resort and the town is a taxi ride away.

    HT, Cardiff
  • “For us, Arenal Manoa was a bit too far out from anywhere with no shuttle bus and expensive taxis. But the pools & views were lovely.”

    JP, Newton
  • Our rooms (224 and 225)had spectacular views of the volcano and were also very private yet just near the cut through walk to the restaurant and main pool. We fell…

    MS London
  • “Arenal Manoa; lovely site, but very spread out so that you really needed a car just to get to your room. We organised a good five hour walking tour of…

    PR, Edinburgh
  • "Staff overwhelmed by tour groups staying 1-2 nights, restaurant service rather surly and breakfast and dinner buffets often denuded and not restocked. Gardens outstanding and education programmes re nature conservation…

    LF, Bristol
  • Our room was beautiful- newly refurbished lovely views of the volcano. On site hot spring was great -especially when combined with happy hour cocktails. Breakfast was fine but we did…

    JH, Rochdale
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Our Expert's Opinion

There's a surprisingly wide range of things to do from this countryside lodge. It's the obvious choice as a base for visiting the active volcano, which sporadically splutters into life.

Paul Winrow Giffin
Paul Winrow-Giffin Travel Expert After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.


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