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Hotel Faro Arenal

Mountain hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near La Fortuna Waterfall

  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • Beautifully maintained gardens. Breakfast was very delicious. Room was comfortable with…

    Feb 29, 2020

  • It's a decent property with simple and clean rooms. Location is right out of town, quiet…

    Feb 2, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 30 min walk
  • Chato Volcano - 17 min walk
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 20 min walk
  • Arenal Adventure World - 38 min walk
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 43 min walk
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Family Bungalow
  • Superior Triple Cabin
  • Standard Double Cabin


  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 30 min walk
  • Chato Volcano - 17 min walk
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 20 min walk

What’s around


  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 30 min walk
  • Chato Volcano - 17 min walk
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 20 min walk
  • Arenal Adventure World - 38 min walk
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 43 min walk
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Cerro Chato Lake - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 129 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 9 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 12
  • Year Built - 2006
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counters/sink

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

Small print

Also known as

  • Cabinas Faro Arenal
  • Hotel Faro Arenal Hotel
  • Hotel Faro Arenal La Fortuna
  • Hotel Faro Arenal Hotel La Fortuna
  • Cabinas Faro Arenal Fortuna
  • Cabinas Faro Arenal Hotel
  • Cabinas Faro Arenal Hotel Fortuna
  • Cabinas Faro Arenal Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Hotel Faro Arenal La Fortuna
  • Hotel Faro Arenal
  • Faro Arenal La Fortuna
  • Faro Arenal

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Hot springs access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Faro Arenal does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-in are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Chifa La Familia Feliz (2 mi), Restaurante Tierra Mia (2.1 mi), and Soda La Hormiga (2.1 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and helicopter/airplane tours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Hotel Faro Arenal also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property is family owned and operated and they do an exceptional job to make sure the guests are happy. Only issue was the hot water mechanism did not heat the shower water enough. We were very happy with the breakfast choices. The restaurant had wonderful views of the birds (attracted to the fruit set out for them). We only stayed one evening, but would stay again if we return to the area. They do not have their own hot springs, but the area has several places you can choose from if you want that option.

    Scott, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good


    These little huts are like private cottages and close to town. The birds on the grounds are amazing; saw 4 toucans and other neon blue birds... we saw more than we saw on our hike to the mountain. Lol. Also they have an amazing gardens that surround you. Overall very good stay.

    Julie, 1 night trip, Nov 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely and knowledgable hosts, friendly staff, great breakfasts and outstanding location. highly recommend.

    3 night family trip, Mar 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The couple who own this property go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful stay. Our room was very clean and cozy. The surrounding property was well maintained with beautiful gardens. Great view of volcano from property. The breakfast each morning was amazing. If you are feeling ambitious walking to la Fortuna takes 30-45 mins or is a affordable cab ride. If I return to this area I would definitely stay here again.

    3 night trip with friends, Feb 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Definitely recommend

    Beautiful grounds, The owners were very accommodating when our flight was delayed and arranged for us to gain access to the property. The cabins are clean but you can hear everything going on outside at all hours of the day. Breakfast was lovely. There were a few restaurants within a 10 to 15 minute walk but you will need a car or taxi to get to the main town area

    Deborah, 3 night romance trip, Feb 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Faro Arenal was the highlight of my stay in La Fortuna! Yorleny (the owner) is an absolute gem! She helped to make my stay a memorable one. If you have a car in La Fortuna, don't worry about finding things to do. Yorleny helped to book my activities and communicate as my spanish isn't that great (her english is perfect) The hotel is a hidden oasis in the city. Its far enough off the beaten path but close enough to downtown. Dont be worried about the low price as compared to other hotels, it does not mean the place is low quality. Great value, great host, and great area. Absolutely no complaints, I would recommend anyone to stay here! PS, the breakfast and bird gardens are top notch!

    2 night family trip, Jan 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Arenal 2018/19

    The host was very friendly and upbeat. The area of Arenal is beautiful with lots of thermal springs.

    2 night romance trip, Dec 31, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property owners and hosts, Yorlaney and Javier, were wonderful and very attentive to their guests. They had many good suggestions for seeing the sights and restaurants. We felt like we were staying with longtime friends. The rooms were very quiet and clean.

    3 night family trip, Dec 29, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful gardens with thousands of birds and the view of the volcano make this property so unique. It's not a 5 star hotel but the owners maintain it and serve their clients at the 5 star level. I miss it already!

    4 night family trip, Dec 22, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Yorleny made us feel welcome and right at home. When we told her about little water pressure , she took care of it the same day. breakfast was hearty and we even got tortillas and sour cream! the stay was pura vida!

    Linda, 2 night family trip, Dec 17, 2018

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