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Staying at Tifakara was a terrific experience. The staff is tremendous, they know all the best places to go, things to do, services to use, and they are very friendly. The best part about Tifakara is the location. Being outside of Fortuna and really in the forest itself was such a cool experience. Being able to sit on the porch and both see and hear the rain forest was awesome. The hotel is a short cab ride from Fortuna if you wanted to go into the town and don’t have a car. Overall, this is a great hotel and a great deal, price-wise. If we ever come back to Fortuna we will stay here.

Lovely breakfast in the morning, large comfortable room, and the host was so kind! He even drove in to town to pay for hot springs tix for us with his locals discount, and gave great other suggestions for things to do. Loved the little coffee and lunch spot next door and being able to stroll along the quiet road with beautiful views, including waterfall just 5 min away!

The staff was wonderful! The individual building/room was wonderful. Breakfast was included. Frank even made us special natural and delicious fruit juice. They helped us to coordinate our activities and shuttle from Liberia Airport. :) They are located within a 5 minute walk to the La Fortuna Waterfall. We thoroughly enjoyed the indoor/outdoor shower which was exposed to the rainforest and supplied with organic Costa Rican soaps. :) What an amazing place to escape to with a loved one. The bed was extremely comfortable. :) :) The terrace was spacious. We also were able to get a massage in our room. I would go back there in a heartbeat! :) Stay here. Very Romantic and private! :)

Terrible smell in room, which would not clear out. Window had no screen and would not close to keep bugs out. Moved to another very nice room with no lock on the door, and no safe. Kept stuff in traveling companions' room, so manager agreed to refund third night's charge. Complimentary breakfast was ok. Pool lovely and grounds nice, but overall construction of low quality (doors did not seal, no screens, sink leaked at base).

Great stay. Loved the staff and locations. Rooms great.

Our stay at Tifakara was amazing! The room was wayyyy bigger than we had anticipated, it felt more like an apartment. It had great AC which was nice with the humidity. We ate at the hotel everyday for breakfast--the gallo pinto was excellent! The hotel manager and the folks who worked in the hotel restaurant were all so incredibly nice and gave great tips! One of their tables even has a giant size map of the La Fortuna area. Super helpful!

300m oeste de Catarata de La Fortuna La Fortuna

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis places you next to Arenal Volcano National Park and within a 10-minute stroll of other popular attractions like La Fortuna Waterfall. This 13-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free cooked-to-order breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 13 individually decorated accommodations feature a separate bedroom. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Minibars, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage, securing valuables, and tours or tickets. This smoke-free hotel also has a garden.

Room options

Comfort Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Hill View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Comfort Double Room, Mountain View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Premium Quadruple Room, 2 Queen Beds, Mountain View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Premium Double Room, 1 King Bed, Mountain View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (1)
5
Everyone

By on Apr 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2019

Thanks you so much for staying with us!

5
Family

Staying at Tifakara was a terrific experience. The staff is tremendous, they know all the best places to go, things to do, services to use, and they are very friendly. The best part about Tifakara is the location. Being outside of Fortuna and really in the forest itself was such a cool experience. Being able to sit on the porch and both see and hear the rain forest was awesome. The hotel is a short cab ride from Fortuna if you wanted to go into the town and don’t have a car. Overall, this is a great hotel and a great deal, price-wise. If we ever come back to Fortuna we will stay here.

By on Mar 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 23, 2019

Thank you so much for your great review, we will be expecting you back soon. Our doors are always open for you.

5
Everyone

By on Jan 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guest! :)

5
Everyone

Lovely breakfast in the morning, large comfortable room, and the host was so kind! He even drove in to town to pay for hot springs tix for us with his locals discount, and gave great other suggestions for things to do. Loved the little coffee and lunch spot next door and being able to stroll along the quiet road with beautiful views, including waterfall just 5 min away!

By , from Colorado, USA on May 6, 2018

Review comment responded on May 7, 2018

Dear Suzie! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tifakara!

5

charming, elegant, & homelike :)

Couples

The staff was wonderful! The individual building/room was wonderful. Breakfast was included. Frank even made us special natural and delicious fruit juice. They helped us to coordinate our activities and shuttle from Liberia Airport. :) They are located within a 5 minute walk to the La Fortuna Waterfall. We thoroughly enjoyed the indoor/outdoor shower which was exposed to the rainforest and supplied with organic Costa Rican soaps. :) What an amazing place to escape to with a loved one. The bed was extremely comfortable. :) :) The terrace was spacious. We also were able to get a massage in our room. I would go back there in a heartbeat! :) Stay here. Very Romantic and private! :)

By , from Jax on Mar 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 28, 2018

Thank you very much for your nice review! I´m glad you enjoyed!

2

disappointed in facility

Everyone

Terrible smell in room, which would not clear out. Window had no screen and would not close to keep bugs out. Moved to another very nice room with no lock on the door, and no safe. Kept stuff in traveling companions' room, so manager agreed to refund third night's charge. Complimentary breakfast was ok. Pool lovely and grounds nice, but overall construction of low quality (doors did not seal, no screens, sink leaked at base).

By , from seattle, wa on Dec 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 2018

Thank you for the review, we will do our best to improve

5

great bnb near town and waterfall

Everyone

Great stay. Loved the staff and locations. Rooms great.

By , from kissimmee Fl on Nov 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 7, 2017

Thank you for the nice review!

5

great hotel!!

Everyone

Our stay at Tifakara was amazing! The room was wayyyy bigger than we had anticipated, it felt more like an apartment. It had great AC which was nice with the humidity. We ate at the hotel everyday for breakfast--the gallo pinto was excellent! The hotel manager and the folks who worked in the hotel restaurant were all so incredibly nice and gave great tips! One of their tables even has a giant size map of the La Fortuna area. Super helpful!

By , from Los Angeles on Jul 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2017

Thank you for the great review! i´m glad you enjoyed

Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis

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