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300 Metros Oeste De La Catarata de La Fortuna 300 metros antes de Catarata Río Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 10287 Costa Rica
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#9 of 63 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Hotel boutique with luxury rooms, located in the vicinity of "Rio Fortuna Waterfall" surrounded by lush biodiversity.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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188Restaurantswithin 10 km
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Ben E wrote a review Today
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The staff was very friendly. We had a single room for a very reasonable rate. Good location for activities in the Arenal/La Fortuna area. It is within walking distance to the main waterfall and a short drive to many of the other attractions. We really enjoyed our stay! Also....free breakfast.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
TheQueenOfBlasia wrote a review Yesterday
North Bergen, New Jersey51 contributions20 helpful votes
If nature is on the top of your list, you’ll really enjoy staying at Tifakara. Tifakara is a small hotel immersed in a beautiful, secluded and peaceful rainforest setting. You’ll never feel overwhelmed by crowds here. During the day, most of the guests are out and about. At night is when you’ll see guests in the dining area, out at the small swimming pool/hot tub, or looking for frogs in the sanctuary. At bedtime, the noisiest beings are the frogs and cicadas. Tifakara is located on a quiet rural road, sparsely dotted with small homes, a couple of art/souvenir shops, and a restaurant. The waterfall is a kinda steep uphill walk up that road. Downtown La Fortuna, with its concentration of shops and restaurants, is just a beautiful 10 minute drive away. The hot springs are atleast a 15+ min drive away. You can see a bit of Arenal Volcano from the main building, if that matters to you. The grounds are clean and well-maintained, and very welcoming to the animals that inhabit it. You’ll see lots of beautiful and interesting birds, and the frog sanctuary is a delight for adults and kids alike. An informal restaurant in the main building serves food, cocktails, and beer. I didn’t eat there, but I was glad the option was there in case we didn’t feel like driving into town. The daily breakfast options were delicious, especially the fresh fruit. The staff here is really friendly and accommodating. We stayed in a bungalow, which felt a little small and cramped, even just for two of us. Other than the unique design, I’m not sure of the benefit of staying in one versus the traditional rooms. Your entire room’s contents are on display if you open the curtains. Still it was clean, and the bed was comfortable. I LOVED the semi-outdoor shower. Would we stay at Tifakara again? Absolutely!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Johanna S wrote a review 20 Apr
Twin Falls, Idaho9 contributions
We had a really nice stay at Tifakara! The outdoor showers were amazing, the bungalows were super cute and the pool area was really nice. The sounds of nature were beautiful singing us to sleep every night in the rain forest. This place has so much potential! There are a few things though that kept me from giving them 5 stars: -The food at the restaurant was not good for the most part. Even though the breakfast was included, most days we opted to eat elsewhere. The fruit bowl every morning was really great! My husband ordered the dinner special one night and it was good, but I ordered a chicken sandwich off the menu and it was pretty terrible. -The towels had a nice Tifakara logo on them, but they were in poor condition. They were not soft and had threads coming apart and such. In fact, they were a bit stingy on towels completely. When we went on our day adventures, they would only give us one towel per couple to take. In the rooms, I never saw a washcloth, so I had to wash my face with a hand towel. Also, it was not infrequent the housekeeping service would take our towel from the floor and hang it on the rack by my swimsuit - this kind of grossed me out. Overall, it was really good stay. The place just kind of needed some TLC. The side tables in our room (11) looked like they were about to become dislodged from the wall. The kitchen at the restaurant looked pieced together with a grill top and a microwave (they use the microwave frequently which is not a good thing.) And it would be simple to go get some new towels that are soft and not coming apart. The staff was really great. Daniela was really nice and gave us a great frog tour. We enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Brian P wrote a review 19 Apr
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I’ve been to Costa Rica four times prior to this trip and had never visited Arenal / La Fortuna. I feel like I won the lottery with Ti-Fakara. Pros: - The property is stunningly gorgeous and secluded from the town and other hotels yet is still just a 5 min drive to town - ALL the staff that work there are exceptional. Incredibly professional and friendly - The rooms are very clean, modern, and fun - The birds around the property are gorgeous - It’s a short walk to the La Fortuna Waterfall, which is 100% a must see - The food and drinks at the restaurant are excellent, much better than one might expect from a small hotel Cons: - honestly, none. However, if you want to be in a place that you can walk to various shops and restaurants this boutique hotel is not for you.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Abie Grynspan, Dueño at Tifakara Birding Oasis
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for your review! we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay! :)
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Suzy C wrote a review 18 Apr
8 contributions
Excellent!!!! 10/10! This place is incredible! The front staff was so accommodating and helpful (gracias Rosa & Daniela) and the restaurant ...wow! (delicious food thanks to Alvaro!) I highly recommend this place! The waterfall is 5 minutes up the street. The scenery is beautiful.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Abie Grynspan, Dueño at Tifakara Birding Oasis
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for your review! we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay! :)
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US$128 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tifakara Birding Oasis
Which popular attractions are close to Tifakara Birding Oasis?
Nearby attractions include ChocoMuseo La Fortuna (3.7 km), Bogarin Trail (3.2 km), and Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tifakara Birding Oasis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tifakara Birding Oasis?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tifakara Birding Oasis?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tifakara Birding Oasis?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tifakara Birding Oasis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mercadito Arenal, Tiquicia Restaurant, and Restaurante Tierra Mia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tifakara Birding Oasis?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tifakara Birding Oasis?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Tifakara Birding Oasis have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Tifakara Birding Oasis accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.