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Route 142, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 63 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Arenal Manoa Hotel is a beautiful Arenal hotel to relax and enjoy the marvelous view of Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals, our rooms have been designed so that each one offers you a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano. Our visitors can take advantage of our spacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Neck massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Green
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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John A wrote a review 12 Apr
Folsom, California1 contribution
Two over the top extras: a veranda with two rocking chairs with a brook babbling by (room 134) and a swim up bar in the thermal pool with a bartender that made huge mojitos that were the best I ever tasted. Don’t miss this place if you are going to La Fortuna.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear John Thank you so very much for your comment, we are so happy to know you had a wonderfull stay and enjoy our property and service. Any time you decide to come back to Costa Rica, we would love to have your visit again, and we are going to save some mojitos for your next time! 😉 Pura Vida!🖐
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Kristinestravelpicks wrote a review 10 Apr
Naples, Florida212 contributions15 helpful votes
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Arenal Manoa Hotel exceeded our expectations! Our suite was in a villa located in a lush tropical setting that opened to magnificent views of the Arenal Volcano. The exotic bird life was incredible! We enjoyed the hot springs pool and ate delicious mushroom risotto at the pool bar. Our evenings were spent drinking wine on our patio watching birds (including the Toucans), monkeys, and sunsets. The Saca Restaurant at this resort deserves Michelin stars! The food was local, fresh, and delicious every time that we ate there. The staff was friendly and our room was clean and comfortable. I highly recommend adding this resort to your vacation agenda!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kristin Thank you so very much for your visit, It was an honor for us to have you here. We really apreciate you take your time to give us your kind feedback, it is very important for us to know about our guest experience. We are very glad to know that we exceedded your expentations, and also that you were very lucky to see our little friends like toucans, monkeys and many others 🤩 Any time you come back to Costa Rica we would live to have your visit again in our resort. Pura Vida!🖐
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Ms. Pura Vida wrote a review 1 Apr
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I'd just arrived at Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs in the afternoon and almost immediately saw a pair of toucans as they flew past the Arenal Volcano. It was an incredible way to start my stay in the area. I was also given a room upgrade with a direct view of the Volcano (assuming no clouds). My room was spacious and had a sizable outdoor space with furniture for enjoying the volcano views. Note: the rooms are in separate houses (2 units per house from what I could observe). The rooms are very private and it is easy to get around the grounds by either a short walk (my preference) or you can drive to the various parts of the hotel (the pool, restaurant, etc) should that be your preference. I also enjoyed the pool and the hot springs --- the service was spot on. David was very attentive and kind. I felt very relaxed and the location was very convenient to the downtown area and many of the local attractions.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: The rooms are very private and it is easy to get around the grounds by walking between buildings
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Ms. Pura Vida! We hope you are doing very well. We would like to thank you for your kind review, all of your comments are very important for us and for sure to others that are reading what a great time you had here wiht our friends, the Toucans and many other animals you can get to see here. For us it will be a pleasure to have your visit one more time in a near future. Pura VIda 🖐
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JHoward wrote a review Mar 2021
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This place is just not done and has a lot to learn. There is only a small sign for the hotel off the main road. You drive down a rutted dirt road for a bit before the road becomes paved with brick. The visit started off with unfriendly front desk attendants in a “lobby” that looked like an updated bus station. The property is all in Spanish, and VERY spread out. Most of the plants look like they‘be been planted in the past couple years, so don’t expect a lush jungle landscape. There is a bog right in the middle of the property that is trying to be passed off as a small lake. There is one pool that is whatever temperature the air is, so it can get really cold. The traditional hot tub by the pool is really just warm and has no jets. The bar tender at the pool was not very friendly and was more concerned about reconciling old bills in the system than making drinks. There is also not many places to sit around the pool to relax. There are a couple drilled hot spring pools, but are not very hot. Each room is a separate building, and the grounds around them are only well kept on the street side of them. Outside your patio is not well groomed. The rooms have almost no outlets, and the ones that are in there are far from the bed. So don’t expect to have your phone plugged in next to your bed. The bathroom was decent, but had no air vent and the shower head came from the same distributed that sells to roadside motels back in the States. The beds are decently comfortable, but only had a fitted and top sheet on them! no comforter or throw or anything. I had to call and ask for a coffee set up as only the pot was in the room. I also wanted a couple extra pillows. The housekeeping person was more unfriendly than the front desk people. No Pura Vida in these people’s lives. Very out of character for CR. The restaurants are over priced. Highly recommend going the short drive into La Fortuna where there are great restaurants. If you can find the under $180/night deal and just want a safe and decently landscaped place to crash after being out and about all day and evening, it’s a worthy option. But any more than that, I would say keep looking. It has a lot of potential. But it needs some years to make some adjustments and growth to the grounds, amenities and service. They just don’t seem to know who they are yet.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Mr. Howard, We hope that you and your family are doing very well. We would like to thank you for your visit and your comment, we are very sorry that the experience has not lived up to what you were looking for in this beautiful area of La Fortuna. We wish you luck in your future and we hope you continue enjoying CR Pura Vida! 🖐
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Johnkris925 wrote a review Mar 2021
Naples, Florida58 contributions22 helpful votes
Amazing place. Beautiful villas and surroundings. Superb food and service. An unforgettable experience. Arenal and pura vida at its finest. Mornings will never be the same.Costa Rican coffee on the terrace facing the volcano surrounded with the beautiful plants and flowers and countless birds and butterflies. Heaven.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Dear Mr. John Thank you very much for sharing your amazing experience. We are more than glad to know that you enjoyed our services, food and of course the delicious coffee, I can imagine how peacefull your mornings were here! Any time you come back to Costa Rica, we would love to have your visit Pura Vida!
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PRICE RANGE
US$133 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
arenal manoa hotel la fortuna de san carlos, arenal manoa hotel and spa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
102
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenal Manoa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include ChocoMuseo La Fortuna (5.0 km), Bogarin Trail (4.7 km), and Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mercadito Arenal, Tiquicia Restaurant, and Restaurante Tierra Mia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Arenal Manoa Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arenal Manoa Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Arenal Manoa Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arenal Manoa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.