Lomas del Volcan
Our own bungalow in the rainforest
After a long day on the road, we finally reached our destination, Lomas del Volcán Hotel. From the main road, you see the huge sign, but don't see the buildings. Hmmm, ok where is this place. So we turn into the drive way and follow the signs...for the first 100 yards, there is a brick driveway, but then after that, it turns into off-roading. Nice, that's why we have the SUV. Ok so we continue down the road (I mean dirt track) for about a mile, round the bend and then we are back on the brick driveway. Up a small incline and there it is!!! Little did I know at the time that the hotel is situated on a hill in a cattle ranch. I tell you what, I love it!!! It's an awesome facility and we had our own cabin in the rainforest at the foot of the volcano. Can't ask for anything else. We had all of the amenities we would ever need, A/C, Wi-Fi, two queen beds, front and back patios, flat screen TV and call of the wild. I would highly recommend this place and would definitely go back again.
Unique Quality: As mentioned above, we had all the comforts of home yet we were off the beaten track, in the rainforest on a cattle farm. The cabins are in great shape surrounded by beautiful plants, birds and animals. The rustic nature of the area just adds to the ambience but also the employees and amenities made this a pleasurable experience. We didn't get the opportunity to use the pool or hot tub, but breakfast every morning was delicious (fresh fruits, juices, eggs, meats, Costa Rican coffee...yummy) and the views from the dining area were outstanding. I can say the same for our room; the birds singing, the raindrops falling on the roof, the amazing scenery is something that can't be beat and one should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to stay here.
Directions: Distance to the town of La Fortuna: 3,5 kms
Eyes on the Volcano
Amazing volcano views!!! From these beautiful bungalows you can literally sleep looking at the volcano spitting his smoke. It looks too close, but it's 6km away.
We weren't so lucky with the weather, it was quite cloudy and rainy, cause we were told that on clear nights you can actually see red lava at the top of it!!!
U need a 4x4 car to get there.
Directions: When in La Fortuna, turn to the left from east to west on the direction to the Arenal Volcano, keep driving for 2 km and then you will find the entrance at the left side of the road.
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