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.
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
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 not particularly enjoy the meals in the evening.JH, Rochdale
“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 the volcano rainforest, but after a long walk up the volcano, the last stage from Reception to Room 134 seemed a very long way indeed.”PR, Edinburgh
“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
"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 v good."LF, Bristol
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 totally in love with the heated outdoor pool with wet bar and could think of few things more indulgent than drinking a cocktail on a bar stool in a hot swimming pool.MS London
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