Volcano Lodge

Wonderful views of Arenal Volcano and spring-fed thermal pools in attractive gardens make Volcano Lodge a popular choice for couples and families

Alta Hotel exterior
Alta Hotel dining room
Alta Hotel pool
Alta Hotel lounge


About 8kms from La Fortuna town, near Arenal Volcano


Volcano Lodge is open all year

Accommodation type


Volcano Lodge

Experience the therapeutic properties of natural thermal springs during your stay at Volcano Lodge, as well as enjoying all the activities at nearby Arenal Volcano. It’s a winning combination of adventure and relaxation that appeals to all ages.

The hotel makes great use of the mineral rich hot springs. They are used to feed the two pools in the gardens, where you can bathe beneath waterfalls, and sip a drink from the swim-up bar. The springs also flow into private plunge pools for guests staying in thermal rooms and suites. As well as being a pleasurable experience, swimming in the warm thermal waters helps you benefit from their health-bestowing qualities. Further therapies such as massages, body wraps and scrubs are available at the spa. 

The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast each morning and specialises flavourful Costa Rican fare at lunch and dinner times. It is open to the front, so you can take in views of Arenal Volcano and listen to waterfalls as you eat. The adjoining bar is a popular place to relax, while at the lobby bar you can play a game of pool and catch up with sports on the TV. 

Rooms are more than a place to sleep, they provide a comfy place to unwind, each having a private terrace overlooking the gardens, some with a plunge pool. Inside they are cooled by air conditioning and ceiling fans, have coffee making facilities and a small fridge where you can keep refreshments.

Why go to Volcan Lodge?

Benefit from bathing in thermal springs, which are known to have a wide range of positive health properties, and treat yourself to a day at the spa. With Arenal Volcano on your doorstep you are perfectly positioned to take part in the many activities offered there, from hanging bridges to zip lines, and horse riding to white water rafting. There’s never a dull moment at Volcano Lodge! At the end of the day you can unwind over a drink at Sura Bar socialising with other guests.

Wildlife around Volcano Lodge

Volcano Lodge offers a number of excursions in the surrounding area. Many of these provide opportunities to observe different wildlife species such as monkeys, sloths, otters, turtles, caimans a variety of reptiles and an array of birdlife including kingfishers and toucans. Guides help you spot and identify different animals.

Volcano Lodge highlights

  • Bathe in mineral rich thermal springs
  • Hanging bridges, hiking, biking and horse riding
  • Adrenalin activities including ziplining and white water rafting
  • Families welcome, playground and activities for children
  • Choice of spa treatments
  • Dine within sight of Arenal Volano


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Alta Hotel pool

Volcano Lodge


  • Restaurant
  • Three bars
  • Two swimming pools
  • Two thermal pools
  • Two jacuzzis
  • Spa
  • Gardens
  • Walking trail
  • Children’s playground
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access


  • Hanging bridges
  • Rainforest hikes
  • Waterfall visits
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking
  • White water rafting
  • Boat trips
  • Canyoneering
  • Ziplining
  • cave visits
  • Birdwatching

What is included in the stay

Accommodation and breakfast, use of the facilities which include thermal pools, jacuzzis and swimming pools.



There are 64 rooms and suites in total, divided into three categories. All are en-suite and come with a supply of toiletries. It should be noted that rooms are located quiet close to each other and some noise may travel between them.

Junior suiteSuperior rooms include twins and doubles, have both air conditioning and ceiling fan, a small fridge, coffee maker and TV. Each room has its own terrace and sitting area.

Thermal superior rooms are similar in style and amenities to the superior rooms indoor and out plus  a spring-fed plunge pool and sun loungers on the terrace.

Junior suites have the same facilities as the thermal superior rooms including a plunge pool, and have a slightly larger indoor sitting area with two armchairs.



Children of all ages are welcome. The hotel has a playground.


Free Wi-Fi in the hotel.

Swimmers entering the water during sunset on a costa rica holiday

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