This all-suite hotel has extensive gardens, a spa, hot springs, and outdoor pool all of which you can enjoy to the full after hiking, ziplining and kayaking in Arenal Volcano National Park.
Near Arenal Volcano.
Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.
Arenal Kioro is convenient for visits to the national park with its lush rainforest, hanging bridges, gondolas and zip lines, and lake where you can explore by kayak, so days can be as action-packed as you wish. When you want some respite, you’ll appreciate a long soak in the hotel’s hot springs, all equipped with hydro-massage jets to ease any aches and pains, or a visit to the spa where you can choose from a long list of treatments. Relax with a stroll among the exotic trees and flowers in the gardens and cool off with a swim in the pool. When it comes to food and drink, there are 2 restaurants offering a variety of cuisines both in lovely settings, and 2 bars, 1 of which shows sporting fixtures on large screens. Each suite has a sitting area, bathroom with a shower and spa bath, and 2 balconies with views over the gardens towards the impressive sight of Arenal volcano.
Why go to Arenal Kioro?
Explore Arenal’s rainforest and wildlife with a guide on hikes by day and night, and gaze across the forest canopy from the famous hanging bridges. Take the Sky Tram gondola to a viewing platform at the highest point in the reserve, then travel back the same way or opt for a descent by a series of exhilarating zip line rides. At Lake Arenal you can go kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing. When you’ve had your fill of action, treat your body to a therapeutic massage or soak in the hotel’s hot springs as you benefit from their health-bestowing properties, before sitting down to a delicious a la carte dinner in the restaurant.
Wildlife around Arenal Kioro
The 11 hectares of gardens are full of animal and bird life, and you’re likely to see howler monkeys, sloths and toucans on a regular basis. Arenal Volcano National Park has many species of birds, including motmots, bellbirds, manakins, orioles and hummingbirds as well as toucans, and animals such as monkeys, coatis, agoutis, armadillos, tapirs, deer, frogs and lizards.
Arenal Kioro highlights
- Spacious suites with Jacuzzi baths and balconies
- Spa and hot springs on site
- Near to Arenal volcano, national park and lake
- Broad range of activities
- 2 restaurants and 2 bars
- Extensive gardens with walking trails
Arenal Kioro location
- 53 Suites
- Open all year round
- Children of all ages are welcome. Cots or Child beds can be supplied at no extra charge
- 2 restaurants and 2 bars
- Outdoor swimming pool and sundeck
- 11 hectares of grounds with marked trails
- Spa and Hot Springs
- 24 hour room service
- Games room with pool & ping pong tables
- Small gym
- Tour desk
- Gift shop
- Currency exchange
- Rooms with disabled access
- Arenal Sky Tram and Sky Trek
- Guided hikes including hanging bridges
- Night walks in Arenal National Park
- Complimentary visit to Titoku Hot Springs
- Kayaking, windsurfing and fishing on Arenal Lake
- Bird watching
- Horse riding
- Day tour to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
There are 53 suites, 11 of which have 1 king size bed and sleep up to 2 people, while the remaining 42 have 2 queen size beds and sleep up to 4 people. Each has 2 small balconies looking towards Arenal volcano. All are air conditioned, have a sitting area with a daybed, safe, coffee maker, minibar, cable TV, IDD phone, complimentary Wi-Fi, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom with jet tub, shower, twin hand basins, toiletries and bathrobes.
Rana the frog likes this because…
“Arenal Observatory Lodge – Now has 4 leaves
The lodge makes a concerted effort to cut down on green house gasses by omitting air-conditioners which are not necessary, limiting the number of TVs, nature is the entertainment here. They practice reforestation and the use of natural and biodegradable products to maintain the gardens. Water saving practices are encouraged among both staff and guests. Energy saving practices such as drying laundry outdoors rather than using dryers. Recycling is done where possible and organic waste is used as food for farm animals. Staff comes from the local community, and the lodge support the local school with books and assists the community with road maintenance, drainage systems and cleaning and dredging the river.”
And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.
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