Heliconias Nature Lodge

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Overview of Heliconias Nature Lodge

Heliconias Nature Lodge

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Peñas Blancas with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

307 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
11 Miles South from Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela, 20213
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 51 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 42 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 46 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 39 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 104 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Heliconias Nature Lodge

3-star hotel in the mountains
At Heliconias Nature Lodge, you can look forward to free full breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a garden. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The onsite family restaurant, Heliconias Restaurante, features Regional cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as laundry facilities and a bar.
Other perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Extended parking, an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • A 24-hour front desk, a front desk safe, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the dining options
Room features
All guestrooms at Heliconias Nature Lodge offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Rainfall showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Private yards, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rafting nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2014
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Yard

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Heliconias Restaurante - This family restaurant specializes in Regional cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 156 per vehicle
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Heliconias Fortuna
Hotel Heliconias Fortuna
Hotel Heliconias San Isidro de Penas Blancas
Heliconias Nature Lodge Peñas Blancas
Heliconias San Isidro de Penas Blancas
Heliconias Nature Peñas Blancas
Heliconias Nature
Heliconias Nature Peñas Blanc
Heliconias Nature Lodge Hotel
Heliconias Nature Lodge Peñas Blancas
Heliconias Nature Lodge Hotel Peñas Blancas

Frequently asked questions

Does Heliconias Nature Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Heliconias Nature Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 156 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Heliconias Nature Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Heliconias Nature Lodge?
Yes, Heliconias Restaurante offers Regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Rancho Villa Rodeo (3.3 mi), Cantina (3.9 mi), and Soda y Verduria (5.1 mi).
Does Heliconias Nature Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Heliconias Nature Lodge like?
Heliconias Nature Lodge is located a short 11-minute walk from La Altura Viewpoint.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

We absolutely loved staying here! Peaceful and great service! Food was also amazing! Be aware however that this is a little out of the way so you will pay more for transportation to tours. Was worth it though!
Natalie, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Victor, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent service. The property is beautiful and peaceful. The bungalow was clean and big enough for two adults. The complimentary breakfast was delicious!! There are some outdoor activities that can be done within the facilities. They don’t have ev chargers yet. :(.
Natalie, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing we will be definitely going back soon
Celeste, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place was amazing. The individual bungalows were beautifully designed and cozy and the grounds were vast and beautiful, we saw toucans, sloths and macaws. Our family enjoyed the large field where we could play soccer and volleyball. The location is about 1/2 hour from the Arenal volcano and the touristy area so it was perfect. This is a family-owned Lodge and Alejandro was so friendly and informative. We would recommend this to families and anyone not looking for a nightclub scene. We loved our stay at Helconias Nature Lodge and will definitely go back.
Megan, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vicky, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Don’t stay here unless you want to be isolated from all of the attractions. You should have a car to get back to LaFortuna to explore restaurants and shops and excursions. And it’s 30 minutes away. The restaurant on-site is marginal at best and the manager, Oscar, is not very responsive. He is the owners son-in-law so doesn’t care much about his customer service. Don’t bother with the on site night hike, the bird watching tour or the hike to the Childrens Rainforest. The guide only has a few months experience and was not very good. We kind of feel ripped off. The only good thing was the treehouse room we stayed in. Very unique experience in the room. If I had to do it again I would have stayed in LaFortuna.
Erika, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful natural grounds kept impeccable. Amazing warm staff, I felt right at home. I can’t wait to go back, absolutely wonderful.
Najhua Sinai, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was amazing. They made us feel like family. They were very friendly and accommodating. The Deluxe tree house was amazing. We also stayed in another room but it was not as nice due to the water not getting warm enough all the time. The food was amazing. The property is peaceful and beautiful. We would definitely want to stay there again. We enjoyed it so much!
Cherianne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Yuliana, 2-night trip
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