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.
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
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 neighboring fitness center 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.
When to visit
Enjoy a complimentary mini bar on your first night
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.
Extraordinary Costa Rica
A luxury tour of Costa Rica is an amalgamation of thrilling activities, incredible scenery, tropical temperatures, unusual wildlife and gorgeous beaches. Spot monkeys and sloths as they peer at you from the treetops. When you're ready to recharge, savor delectable cocktails and enjoy dramatic sunsets at some of the country’s most exclusive resorts.
Ultimate Costa Rica
Experience the very best that Costa Rica has to offer with this luxury tour. With verdant coffee plantations, active volcanoes, wildlife-rich jungles and adrenaline-fuelled activities, your stay is guaranteed to be unforgettable. To top it off, you'll enjoy effortlessly chic accommodation and authentic cooking experiences.
Arenal Canyoning - Waterfall Rappelling
Get your adrenaline pumping with this exhilarating canyoning adventure as you rappel down waterfalls, climb through canyons and immerse yourself in the tropical surroundings; prepare to get wet!
Arenal Sky Tram & Sky Trek
Soar through the rainforest canopy on this thrilling zip wiring adventure in the Arenal reserve. Experience the sights and sounds of the rainforest from a bird’s-eye view, admiring the wildlife and spectacular scenery from above. Minimum age 8 years old.
Arenal Volcano Walk
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Coffee Tour at Finca Rosa Blanca
Wake up and smell the coffee on a morning tour of Finca Rosa Blanca's coffee farm; the guides are knowledgeable and passionate to teach you all about the process from picking to the packet, whilst taking in beautiful mountain scenery.
Don Tobias Horseback Riding
Enjoy a gentle three hour trail ride taking you through beautiful lush scenery and as close to Arenal Volcano as possible. The Don Tobias stables have horses to suit every riding ability.
Full Day Caño Negro Wildlife Experience By Boat, canoe or kayak
The Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve is wonderful for wildlife lovers looking to discover one of Costa Rica's most biologically diverse regions. It is considered to be one of the best destinations on the continent for bird watching.
Kayak on Arenal Lake
Gently paddle around Arenal Lake and soak in the spectacular views of the volcano, best enjoyed on a clear day. Explore the shoreline and observe a variety of birds including herons, kingfishers and flycatchers.
Monteverde Reserve Night Tour
Experience the vast biological diversity of Monteverde Cloud Forest from a different perspective. Arriving just before sunset, you will have the opportunity to see many rare and nocturnal wildlife species emerge out of the darkness.
Monteverde Sky Tram, Trek & Walk
Sky Tram, Trek and Walk is a guided experience of a cablecar above the canopy, walking along the hanging bridges of Monteverde and zip lining through the cloud forest canopy.
Natural History Walk in Arenal Hanging Bridges
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Private Hanging Bridges & Arenal Volcano Hike with Tico Picnic
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Rafting the Pacuare River
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Rio Celeste & Volcano Hike
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Santa Elena Reserve Tour
Explore the magnificent birding opportunities in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Lose yourself in the forest, surrounded by views of the Arenal Volcano and the Guanacaste lowlands.
The Original Sloth Tour
For many, a trip to Costa Rica is not complete without a sighting of one of its best-loved mammals: the funny and curious sloth. Seek out the two different species with an expert guide who will take you to the best and lesser-known areas to spot wildlife.