With it's fantastic location guests at Arenal Kioro can choose to be active and adventurous throughout their stay, or combine activities with some of the hotel's relaxing facilities, particularly the spa and the hot springs. More on those in a moment.
There are 53 suites at the hotel, and all have stunning views of the iconic Arenal Volcano visible from the large floor to ceiling windows and juliet balconies. All modern comforts have been catered for from air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi and tea and coffee. In addition all rooms have their own Jacuzzi bathtub. The furniture is modern and decor is in warm earthy tones, which seem to compliment the lush deep greens of the rainforest seen through the windows.
Arenal Kioro will cater to your culinary needs too with two restaurants and two bars on site. Delicious buffet breakfasts are served each morning in the main restaurant, Heliconias, you will find an array of fresh fruits and juices. The panoramic windows offer breath-taking views of the volcano, an awesome site to take in as you eat. In the evening delicious meals are prepared from a varied menu with meat and seafood specialities. If you are looking for a more casual dining experience, then try Orquideas, next door. Wander down to the bar near the hot springs for a relaxing after dinner drink, or try the lively Carajillos Sports Bar, a popular spot for socialising.
Arenal Kioro has 7 different pools all with hydrotherapy jets, these pools are only open to hotel guests so overcrowding is not a problem. The on-site Neidin Spa also offers many pampering treatments which are a perfect way to wind down after a hard day spent exploring the area. As a guest at the hotel you will also have complimentary access to the nearby Titoku Natural Springs. Here there are 8 pools each varying in size and temperature.
There is plenty to do in this area ranging from energetic hiking, gentle strolls, traversing the hanging bridges, discovering the area on horseback, or why not hop aboard the Sky Tram and enjoy the forest canopy? It is also possible to visit Lake Arenal from here and enjoy kayaking or even fishing on the lake. When there is no wind, you will see a perfect reflection of the volcano on the surface of the still waters, simply beautiful.
Open: Arenal Kiora is open all year.
Location: Arenal Kiora is 11 kms north of the town of La Fortuna. It is close to the Arenal Volcano, National Park and Lake Arenal. San Jose airport is about 3-hours away.
Rooms: There are 53 suites at Arenal Kiora, all with views of the volcano.All are air-conditioned, have a sitting area with a daybed, safe, coffee maker, minibar, cable TV, direct dial phone, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom with jet tub, shower, twin hand basins, toiletries and bathrobes.
Activities: Lots of activities are available in Arenal Volcano National Park, including guided nature walks, bird watching in the hotel gardens, hiking, take the canopy tour which consists of 12 platforms and 10 zip lines, climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting and fishing. You can take a tour of a local coffee plantation and relax in thermal springs.
Facilities: The hotel has a 2 bars, 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and 7 hot pools each with hydro massage. The spa offers massages, facials, body wraps, scrubs and special couples treatments, plus a small gym and a games room.
Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables in the restaurants.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome at Arenal Kioro.
Health: Costa Rica has only a low risk of malaria.
Communication: There is WiFi internet access throughout the hotel, and the rooms have direct dial telephones.
"This was not our favourite hotel. Although it is located right in the forest - good for spotting Howler Monkeys as you drank a cup of coffee in bed - the hotel is a bit tired and this was the only place in CR where we found the service a bit workmanlike. The restaurant has a bit of a functional feel about it - more like a school dining hall than a cosy place to eat, and as a result we went out to eat both nights in La Fortuna which has lots of options with a bit more character. We used their hot pools, which are located a km or so away (shuttle bus provided) which were enjoyable but less so than the ones we were taken too after the Sky tours."