Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica

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Pros

  • Big rooms, all with Jacuzzis, volcano views, and two terraces
  • Lush, beautiful grounds
  • Natural thermal springs and a beautiful spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour room service
  • Lovely (if small) pool with volcano views
  • Free parking

Cons

Bottom Line

Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa takes full advantage of its natural setting: The rooms, restaurants, and pool all offer stunning views of Arenal Volcano. Big suites all come with large Jacuzzis and two terraces, but the tube TVs and floral bedding make them feel slightly less luxe than those at the nearby Arenal Nayara.

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 Scene

Perfect volcano views and harmony with the outdoors

A view from the Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa
A view from the Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

If views are what you're after, the Arenal Kioro is tough to top. The hotel's developers used a laser to align each room with the volcano, so there's not a bad view in the house. (Though the views from the second floor are slightly better than views from the first floor.) Even better, there's no risk of future development marring the outlook, because the hotel abuts Arenal Volcano National Park.

The hotel makes the most of not only the views, but the entire natural setting. Part of the lobby is open-air, overlooking green hills; there's an outdoor area off of the restaurant; and every room has not one, but two terraces. On the grounds, stone paths wind through lush landscaping, and waterfalls connect seven small pools filled with natural thermal waters.

 Location

Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica, but far from airports and most other tourist attractions

The hotel is located in La Fortuna, home to hot springs, the 236-foot Waterfall La Fortuna and the 5,437-foot Arenal Volcano. The hotel is so close to the volcano you can actually hear and see small tephra eruptions from the guest rooms.

  • 3-hour drive to San Jose and Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
  • 2.5-hour drive to Liberia Airport
  • 5-hour drive to Manuel Antonio National Park, home to some of the country's best beaches, an evergreen forest, and diverse wildlife (including monkeys, sloths, tucans, and iguanas)

 Rooms

11 Couples Suites and 42 Family Suites with great views and indoor Jacuzzis

A Family Suite
A Family Suite

Rooms at the Arenal Kioro are pretty much identical. The only difference between Couples Suites and Family Suites is the bed type: Couples Suites have a king bed, and Family Suites have two queen beds. The hotel only has two floors, and all rooms have exceptional views.

All rooms include:

Room types:

  • Couples Suite: King bed; sofa bed
  • Family Suite: Two queen beds; sofa bed

 Features

On-site hot springs and free Wi-Fi

Thermal hot spring
Thermal hot spring
  • Spa open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; offers a range of services including massages, body treatments, facials, and couples treatments
  • On-site hot springs in seven small waterfall-connected pools, each with different minerals and massaging jets
  • 24-hour pool
  • 24-hour small fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • 24-hour game room with ping pong and pool tables
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • Copy and fax service available at the front desk
  • Two computers available to use in the lobby
  • Titoku Hot Springs, 3.5 miles from the hotel, feature eight pools of different temperatures and sizes.

 Food

Fine dining restaurant Heliconias features terrific volcano views.

  • Heliconias, open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., serves international cuisine with a focus on meat and seafood.
  • Orquideas, the hotel's informal restaurant, is open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bar El Higueron, located next to the pool, is open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • El Pilon offers private group dining for lunch and dinner.

 Bottom Line

Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa takes full advantage of its natural setting: The rooms, restaurants, and pool all offer stunning views of Arenal Volcano. Big suites all come with large Jacuzzis and two terraces, but the tube TVs and floral bedding make them feel slightly less luxe than those at the nearby Arenal Nayara.

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Address

  • 6 MI NW from La Fortuna, La Fortuna, CR

Room Types

  • Couples Suite
  • Family Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 53
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica
Address: 6 MI NW from La Fortuna, La Fortuna, CR
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