Just 10 minutes outside the village of La Fortuna is Hotel Campo Verde. Quite literally it is located under the impressive and imposing Arenal Volcano. Although dubbed as one of the world’s most active volcanoes-it does seem to be having a ‘rest’ for the moment!While we were there, only the odd puff of smoke would rise out of the volcano every now and again.
The hotel itself is more a series of small cabins and lodges on a beautiful garden property. Each cabin is private and spaced enough apart so you can enjoy the garden and views all by yourself. The whole concept of the hotel is simple yet affordable for the facilities and services provided.
All lodges are spacious, with sitting areas, large comfortable beds, cable television, air conditioning and huge bathrooms with plenty of hot water. It is one of the few places we have visited that have rung true to their statement saying ‘All rooms have a view’. Here at Hotel Campo Verde, each lodge faces to the Arenal Volcano, so you can sit in awe of it all day from your room!
There is also a mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities in the room, so it really is a small home away from home!
The only downside was the WiFi was an issue while we were there and even though there is supposed to be a signal and available in every room, we had to sit our at the breakfast bar to receive it. But this is only a small issue in the grand scheme of things.
The staff here are very friendly and will help you with whatever you may need-whether it be tours, booking transport or even finding out places to eat in the area. Their English is limited but they are very patient with you if you are practicing your Spanish!
Breakfast is served each morning in the small open air dining room and consists of fruit, eggs, coffee juice. A decent quality meal to start the day sight-seeing, trekking or even just relaxing in the hot springs around the area.
If you are travelling with a car then Hotel Campo Verde isn’t really that far from town, however, if you are not travelling with the luxury of your own transport (like we were) then it is a little far away from everything. Add to that transport to and from town is very expensive, you really need to plan your day and how you will get around.
Overall, Hotel Campo Verde is an excellent mid range option available in the Arenal area, considering the plethora of hotels around. Quite simply it is a family owned business that seems to know how things work, provide good service and decent quality for the price.
While we did receive complimentary accommodation while staying at Hotel Campo Verde all thoughts and opinions remain our own. For the most up to date pricing and information visit Hotel Campo Verde