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Hotel Kokoro Arenal

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good clean detached cabins, comfortable and well equipped. The setting and views are brilliant, all the staff friendly and helpful and the breakfast is fantastic! Loved walking around the grounds and soaking in the hot spring. Plenty to do in the surrounding area - we loved the hot river!

The service at this hotel could not be better, the owner is incredibly helpful and courteous. This is a lovely hotel if you want to feel that you are seeing Costa Rica properly. The thermal pools are a great advantage after a busy day

This place is a hidden gem. Peggy and her staff were wonderful. Expect great service and raw Costa Rica-birds, monkeys, flowers, and incredible views. The food was very good. The onsite hot springs were incredible after a day of zip lining and hiking.

My stay at Hotel Kokoro was nothing short of wonderful! I was in contact with Peggy even before I arrived in order to plan my stay in La Fortuna. She created a detailed itinerary, with my input, to make sure that I was seeing all the best that the area had to offer! Everything that she arranged for me to do, including Sky Adventures, the Volcano trails and hiking to the Waterfall, I couldn't recommend more! Throughout my stay all of the staff were welcoming and friendly, which put me at ease being a solo traveler! In addition, the food that I enjoyed at the restaurant for both breakfast and dinner was delicious as well. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel and look forward to returning in the future!

Hotel Kokoro and its staff was the best part of our trip to Costa Rica. From the moment we arrived, the staff was over-the-top helpful and friendly. Our first contact with Peggy made us feel like we were home. She made everything about our stay perfection. All meals, from breakfast to dinner, were made to order and absolutely delicious. Every staff member we came across was so kind and accommodating - we were amazed. This was the beginning of a 7 night stay in Costa Rica and it made us love the place! We were sad to move on to our next hotel along the coast....Four nights here did not seem long enough. We felt like royalty. Whenever I return, it will definitely include Hotel Kokoro! Thank you Peggy and all the staff for an unforgettable stay! Forever grateful, Claire

Searching for hotels in the area was hard because there are so many options. This hotel should be chosen for your time in La Fortuna. The service was by far the best service I've ever had at a hotel in any country. The manager Peggy gave us a bag of their coffee as a gift and supplied us with our favorite dry cake every morning after she found out we like it. The landscaping is gorgeous. There is a beautiful hiking trail with scenic views. There were humming birds outside of our window everyday! Just amazing. The wifi worked great in our room and in the lobby. Also the breakfast was delicious. We definitely suggest this hotel. PS. We saw a three toed sloth on the road side just outside of the hotel!!

Our stay at Hotel Kokoro was great, there were a few problems at the beginning of our stay, but they were fixed fast and we were all happy :) We got there at the beginning of the low season and the Hotel was very quiet. We had reserved three big rooms which were a little far from the reception area and were upgraded to three other rooms right by the reception area at no additional cost :) Beautiful AMAZING gardens, nice outdoor restaurant and very nice Staff. Will definitely stay here again :)

Peaceful relaxation 10 minutes from town. Beautiful gardens and outdoor pool area ,excellent breakfast. Quiet comfortable rooms. Definitely would stay again. Natural hot spring is an added bonus to soak at the beginning or end of a great day.

Highly recommend staying here. It's 10 minutes away from the town, so it's close enough to many establishments yet far enough to feel secluded. The people were very nice and helpful, making sure we were attended to properly.

This hotel is just about 7 km from the town of La Fortuna. Very authentic Costa-Rican experience/feel. Beautiful lush grounds. Long drive way into the property toward the cottages, so no road noise what-so-ever. Just the chirping of numerous local birds. Nice views from everywhere. Big comfy cottages and nice bathrooms.; pleasant local decor and furnishings. A little dark inside, lighting could and should be a very nice improvement on these little homes. A/C. Beds and bedding are all right (not the best, but definitely not the worst either). Very nice pool area, hotel has own thermal spas: Very-Very Hot temperature! --Natural - just how that beautiful Arenal Volcano heats it up, at some other hotels and locations the hot water is being cooled by cold water inflow. Great costa-rican full, vegetarian breakfast at separately standing dining terrace. In the evenings they serve dinner there at your expense, of course (breakfast is included in room price). Wonderful, friendly stuff.

500 mts west of Quebrada la Palma La Fortuna Alajuela

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Arenal Hot Springs within a short walk of Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Hotel Kokoro Arenal is within 2 miles (3 km) of Baldi Hot Springs. This 25-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free self parking. Also nearby are Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


The 25 rooms are air-conditioned and have refrigerators. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

At Hotel Kokoro Arenal, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations. This hotel also has coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Ecolodge Superior

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Ecolodge Superior King

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 714 reviews