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3.6 / 5Good
192 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Arenal Adventure World
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Chocolate Tour
    9 min drive
  • Airport
    La Fortuna (FON-Arenal)
    13 min drive
  • Popular Location
    The Motmot Jungle
    14 min drive

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    About this area

    Peñas Blancas

    Lavas del Arenal is located in Peñas Blancas. Kalambu Hot Springs is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Arenal Adventure World are also worth visiting.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Arenal Adventure World - 6 min drive
    • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 9 min drive
    • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 12 min drive
    • The Motmot Jungle - 14 min drive
    • La Fortuna Waterfall - 14 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 119 min drive


    • The Ranch – Restaurant offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    About this property

    Lavas del Arenal

    Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a lazy river, concierge services, and laundry facilities. All 10 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Room service, coffee makers, and safes are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Free self parking
    Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
    1 restaurant
    1 bar
    Room service available

    Things to do

    Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    Laundry facilities
    Lazy river
    Outdoor pool

    Guest services

    Concierge services
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken



    BBQ grill(s)
    Picnic area


    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning




    32-inch LCD TV
    Satellite channels

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker


    Access via exterior corridors
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Liked: Staff & service

    Great staff and breakfast. The rooms need to be upgraded.

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service

    Hotel owner and staff was nice, however the hotel rooms need some upkeep. Nice garden and pool

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    I pre-paid for this hotel on Expedia. Then when I arrived they said that I must pay them. I thought maybe the Expedia charge was just a hold, but when I returned home I found that my credit card had both charges. I have been working with Expedia for 19 days and the case still isn't resolved. They say that the hotel has not responded. It was actually a great stay, but this hassle is ruining it.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Great place to stay

    The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are reasonably priced, modest, and clean, and the staff is super friendly and so helpful. Miguel, the owner, showed us toucans in the trees, and fed us fresh coconuts from trees on the grounds . Francisco helped us plan excursions, and gave us lots of good tips about local places. If you come, don’t be discouraged by the rough 1/2 mile road in, because once you get here you’ll love the surroundings.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Lavas del Arenal is a small hotel situated just ouside of the main town in La Fortuna. There are plenty of benefits to staying at Lavas del Arenal. The first that I noticed is that the common areas of the hotel are surrounded by beautiful plant life, various birds, and a stream in the back. There is a pool available that wasn't overly occupied during my stay. I used it in the morning, so there wasn't actually anyone but me, but even in the afternoon, I only ever saw a couple people using it. The owner and the kitchen staff do a great job. The owner in particular was helpful in suggesting activities to do around La Fortuna, and went the extra mile in ensuring that I got to my destinations on time. They serve a complementary breakfast, which consists of rice and beans or pancakes, eggs, fruit, and a yogurt-like dip. Dinner is also available, though it is not complementary. The rooms themselves are simplistic, though you should be aware of this prior to showing up based on the budget pricing. Mine had a single bed, a mini fridge, air-conditioning, and a bathroom. An unexpected perk was getting to play with the owners puppy Mia. One of the friendliest dogs around! I would have no problem suggesting other people stay at Lavas Del Arenal. Just be aware that you'll be taking a taxi into town, which can be up to 5000 colones.

    Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019

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