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Amor Arenal

Arenal, Costa Rica

At a Glance

  • Luxurious rainforest lodge deep in the foothills of the Arenal volcano in the Arenal National Park

  • Elegant yet rustic jungle cabins feature private plunge pools and wraparound decks with volcano views

  • Explore the jungle on foot or on horseback, in search of wildlife, waterfalls and thermal jungle pools

  • A true ‘farm to table’ kitchen serves up the freshest local, organic produce

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Best time to Visit

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Average time to visit

November to April is the best time of year to visit Arenal and is the 'drier' season in Costa Rica. The ‘green’ season is from May to September, which sees tropical showers most afternoons. The quietest period is April to early June. The rain can be particularly strong in September and October. December to March is high season and hotels do get booked up months in advance so best to plan early.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a complimentary mini bar on your first night

Soak in an open air jacuzzi on your private balcony, taking in the sights and sounds of the lush rainforest

Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to Amor Arenal or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley

Description

Perched on the edge of a virgin rainforest canyon at the foot of the mighty Arenal volcano, Amor Arenal is a luxury jungle lodge set in the adventurous heart of Costa Rica’s north-western highlands.

Amongst the tracts of virgin forest and densely jungled foothills of the Arenal volcano lies Amor Arenal, a collection of luxurious jungle cabins overlooking the distant peak of the volcano and the surrounding forest terrain.

31 luxury lodgings are spread throughout the jungle, with wraparound wooden balconies and floor-to-ceiling glass designed to make the most of the views. Hardwood floors and natural materials emphasise the hotel’s connection with nature, with stone walls and thermally heated plunge pools a constant reminder of the proximity to the mighty Arenal volcano. King sized beds with high thread count linens, vast bathrooms with rainforest showers and jungle views make these cabins the ultimate jungle sanctuary, with air conditioning, WIFI and luxurious amenities ensuring a truly relaxing and restful stay.

Amor Arenal’s main restaurant, El Rancho, focuses on the ‘farm to table’ philosophy of using locally sourced, organic produce that changes seasonally to create delicious, dynamic menus throughout the day. La Jaranita is the hotel’s tapas bar, offering lighter bites, cocktails and live music after a long day relaxing in the jungle surrounds. The jungle spa is the place to visit to truly connect and commune with nature, with a host of pampering treatments available in the thatched forest cabins. The neighbouring fitness centre is fully equipped with cardio equipment and weights should the need for a jungle workout arise; whilst the hot spring and mineral fed swimming pools provide the ultimate place to relax, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the forest.

Meandering through the virgin forest canyon are a host of hiking trails just waiting to be explored, with maps and guides available to take you through the forest in search of thermal pools and waterfalls. To venture further afield, horse riding expeditions start at Amor Arenal and strike out into the canyon and across the foothills of the volcano, perhaps stopping en-route for a picnic or a swim. Further afield there are many jungle adventures on offer. From canyoning to ziplining, all originate in the vibrant town of La Fortuna, just a short drive from Amor Arenal.

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Accommodation

The spacious cabins are hewn from tropical hardwoods and large expanses of glass, to make the most of the sweeping views across to the Arenal volcano. Natural materials and muted tones reflect the stunning nature that surrounds the cabins, with huge double rain showers that overlook the virgin rainforest and wraparound decking complete with mineral spring plunge pools. Whilst nature is the star of the show, no luxury has been spared, with wide screen televisions, air conditioning and WIFI available throughout.

Childcare

Children over the age of 13 are welcome at Amor Arenal.

Facilities

Amor Arenal’s main restaurant, El Rancho, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and focuses on a ‘farm to table’ concept, using the freshest local produce available to create a delicious, organic menu. La Jaranita serves up lighter bites, tapas style, alongside live music and DJs each evening. The spa offers two treatment cabins with incredible jungle views and an extensive treatment menu, whilst the fully-equipped gym is packed with cardio equipment and weights, with a separate room for calisthenics. Amor Arenal also has two hot spring and three warm mineral water fed pools, some hidden in the jungle and available for private hire for the ultimate rainforest experience.

Activities

From its location of the edge of a virgin forest canyon, Arenal Amor has many self-guided walking trails through the jungle, with horse riding excursions available that can include a picnic or swim in local hot springs. The nearby town of La Fortuna is an adventure hub, with ziplining, canyoning, white-water rafting, hiking and lake cruises available nearby.

Location & directions

Arenal, Costa Rica

Amor Arenal is located on the foothills of the Arenal Volcano, west of the town of La Fortuna and gateway to the adventure heartland of Costa Rica.

How to get there

A 3 hour road transfer from San Jose. Alternatively, you can fly to La Fortuna, which is 15 minutes from Amor Arenal.

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Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to Amor Arenal or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley

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