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"Arenal Vista lodge is 40 mins drive (very bumpy) away from La Fortuna and none of the tour operators pick you up for no cost. This place severely immo ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 10 Jan 2010

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Hotel Description

3.5-star luxury hotel near Arenal Volcano National Park

On lake

Stay at this Peñas Blancas hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Lake Arenal and 2 miles (3 km) of Butterfly Conservatory. Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Chato Volcano are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Renovated in 2005

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, laundry service, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the fitness center and free full breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 25 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Balconies, sitting areas, and room service are also available.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Arenal Vista Lodge ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Arenal Vista Lodge

3 out of 5

Know what you are getting into..

Arenal Vista lodge is 40 mins drive (very bumpy) away from La Fortuna and none of the tour operators pick you up for no cost. This place severely immobilizes you if you dont have a car, and even then it is not in the city. You do have great views of the lake and the volcano, and the staff/service is really great. Just know what you are getting into, and dont even think of booking if you dont have a car. We easily spent almost $* over 2 days just to get from there to any of the other places.

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2010

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Property Features

Arenal Vista Lodge offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi and wired Internet are available in public spaces for a fee. A business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 474 square feet (44 square meters). Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Arenal Vista Lodge. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Arenal Vista Lodge was completed in 2005. This 3.5-star Peñas Blancas hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 474 sq ft of conference space
  • 44 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1993
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Arenal Vista Lodge offers 25 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature ceiling fans. Rooms open to balconies. These individually decorated accommodations have separate sitting areas and include desks. Beds feature memory foam mattresses. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Rollaway/extra beds are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Memory foam beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily.

Arenal Vista - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 20
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome for a fee


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A pet fee will be charged

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Arenal Vista Lodge
  • Vista Arenal
  • Vista Arenal Lodge
  • Arenal Vista Hotel Volcano National Park
  • Arenal Vista Lodge El Castillo
  • Arenal Vista El Castillo
  • Arenal Vista Lodge Hotel
  • Arenal Vista Lodge Peñas Blancas
  • Arenal Vista Lodge Hotel Peñas Blancas

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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