Hotel Arenal Paraiso located in the Arenal Volcano area is one of the more popular resorts in Costa Rica because of the views of active Arenal Volcano, luxurious hot springs and nearby Arenal Lake. Arenal Paraiso is ideally located between La Fortuna town with its many restaurants and shops and the very popular Tabacon Hot Springs as well as other hot springs in the area such as Baldi Hot Springs. Hotel Arenal Paraiso is perfectly located to enjoy the many activities and tours in the Arenal Volcano area. .
Built on a beautiful piece of property between Arenal Volcano and Rio Arenal, the grounds of the hotel are rather large. So large is the property that their two-hour canopy tour brings you to jungle locations and river views that feel miles from civilization. It is also able to support all the cold with fresh water changed daily, and the hot pools all drawn from the hot springs of Arenal Volcano. A few of the pools are left unfiltered to allow for a more natural dip in the mineral laden water. If some guests find the brown springs intimidating, they can enjoy the many other filtered hot pools. Although, you may not want to pass up the chance to bathe in these murky waters, volcanic hot springs are prized for their salubrious qualities and some of these minerals are said to help cure ailments from arthritis to backache.
The luxurious Mayin Spa is the place to get pampered. The extensive list of options includes massage services, sauna, facials, manicures, pedicures and weight room.
Many hotels in the area have Arenal Volcano views, and Arenal Paraiso is no exception, but few have 14 pools of which 11 are hot springs (with pools of differing temperatures), wet bar for the hot springs, comprehensive spa and gym (Mayin Spa) with jacuzzi sauna and gym, 2 restaurants, horseback riding facilities, trail system, steak house and its own canopy tour with 12 platforms.
The hotel has been around for over 12 years and is still adding new features and rooms. The older 'standard' rooms are beautiful cabins with wooden interiors and luxurious bathrooms. All standard rooms have two queen size beds and porches with volcano views. These rooms also have telephones, cable television, refrigerators and fans.
Summary of Types of Rooms
All standard rooms have private bath with hot water, air conditioning, telephone, cable TV and a small fridge. The bungalows are are made of block with lovely finished wooden interiors and have a balconies with views of Arenal Volcano
Superior rooms are located in attractive wood bungalows and have the same amenities as the standard rooms but the bungalows are bigger and have glass surrounding the balconies with great view of Arenal Volcano.
Suites are the largest rooms offered with space for eight people. Each bungalow has 2 bedrooms each with its own private bath. Both rooms have two beds: the main bedroom has one king size bed and one queen size bed and the second bedroom has two double beds.
The suites have a refrigerator, phone, air conditioning, cable TV, microwave, kitchen, living room and a balcony with wondferful views of Arenal Volcano.