Arenal Carmela Hotel offers the best lodge service in the Arenal Volcano National Park area, located in La Fortuna-San Carlos. Our Hotel is the best Hotel and resort near La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area.
We at Arenal Carmela Hotel can arrange tours and activities to keep you busy during your stay with us. Below are some of our guests' favorites. Some can be done on your own, others are organized by the Hotel, in cooperation with the best tour operators from the town of La Fortuna.
Arenal Carmela Hotel has an excellent centralized location for regional tours; Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Arenal Volcano tours, Safari Adventure Float, Fortuna River Waterfall, Sport fishing in Lake Arenal, Canopy Fortuna, Tabacon hot springs hiking through the Rain Forest, Danaus Ecocenter, Horseback riding tour to Monteverde,
It really depends where you are coming from of course, but the following should cover most bases:
If arriving via the Central Valley (San Jose):
There are three possible routes. The nicest is over the Poas Mountains; the most direct road is via San Ramon. By night you should take the road over Ciudad Quesada. The average trajectory is about 3.5 to 4 hrs from the airport.Please drive carefully, in Costa Rica drivers tend to be careless. If you get lost, please ask the local people: they like to help you. We do not recommend you drive at night, unless impossible otherwise. If possible, it is advisable to plan your departure to arrive before 5 PM at the Hotel. The sunsets are usually very romantic and you will be able to appreciate the beauty of our location upon arrival.