This Costa Rica luxury resort perches one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano but safely outside the government declared danger zone. Our higher altitude relative to other hotels in the area allows for not only incomparable views of the Arenal volcano, the lush valley, and the surrounding towns that sparkle at night, but also access to the area’s famous prevailing breezes. In fact, the name Arenal volcano is an indigenous word meaning “Window of the Wind”. With an average daytime high temperature of 80?F in the shade and nighttime lows averaging 70?F you are sure to enjoy countless comfortable hours in your balcony hammock, al fresco dining, or sipping a frothy tropical cocktail in one of our spring pools.
Restaurants & Bars
Room amenities include a private terrace with balcony, hammocks, rocking chairs, central air conditioning, luxurious marbled bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and multiple head showers, satellite television with 37” flat screen TV, surround sound stereo with CD/DVD player and iPod/mp3/USB connectivity, telephone, wet bar, in-room safe, mini-bar refrigerator and coffee maker.
The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal offers the following restaurants:
Las Ventanas (The Windows) - Enjoy the best fine dining in La Fortuna, Arenal in our incredible restaurant Las Ventanas where the only thing better than the view is the food. Be careful to avoid the window seats if you are afraid of heights because the windows are angled out to allow you to look almost straight down a thousand feet to the river below! At night the distant mountains twinkle with the lights of cities thirty miles away. Be sure to dine here at least once during the day and once during the evening to capture the complete experience. Our master chef has created a menu blending the latest fusion concepts and the finest ingredients found on Costa Rica’s farms and in its two oceans. The menu is a well balanced combination of beef, seafood, pork, and homemade pasta as well as vegetarian fare. The incredible desserts are prepared using some traditional French cooking methods combined with the natural flavors of Costa Rica. Lunch 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM; Dinner 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Tres Cascadas (Three Waterfalls) - Our gourmet buffet restaurant would be appropriately described as a “Tasting” experience. Here you will sample to your heart’s content a complete salad bar with our signature dressings, hot and cold soups of the day, assorted fresh baked breads, and a selection of hot entrée items of which a few will be specially prepared for you right at the buffet. The menu changes daily and may tend toward Italian one day to Asian the next. Our dessert bar offers small bite size portions to minimize your guilt while sampling them all and, of course, maybe returning for an extra piece of your favorite. Fresh fruit juices, tea and coffee are included. Even though it is a buffet you will have a waiter attending to your every need. We like to refer to it as a “Full Service Gourmet Buffet”. Breakfast 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM; Lunch 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Dinner 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.
Ginger Sushi - Whether you just want an afternoon or late night sushi snack or an entire meal, Ginger Sushi is your ideal option. You will find that we do not just have the best sushi restaurant in La Fortuna, Arenal but many sushi connoisseurs that live and travel in Costa Rica tell us that we have the best sushi in Costa Rica. You can dine under the stars or under roof in our festive open air Casino and Games Level. Our fish arrives fresh daily straight from Costa Rica’s fertile fishing grounds where they consistently catch Yellow fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sea Bass and Snapper along with an assortment of other tasty seafood delicacies. If it is on the menu it is fresh! What better place to have a light, healthy snack while enjoying the view of the Volcano and perhaps a game of chess, checkers or backgammon. Open 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Treetops Grill - We are not sure whether to describe the experience as poolside, cliff-side or tree canopy dining. It all depends on which way you turn because you are surrounded by five waterfall pools, while overlooking the tree canopy, down a slope which falls one thousand feet below, while the prevailing breezes rustle the palm fronds shading you from above. Add great food from the grill including the best hamburger in Costa Rica, an informal dress code, and some Jimmy Buffet music to the equation and you might realize that you have found the definition of the word “vacation”. Bathing attire is not only permitted it is suggested. Even better, if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your poolside chaise lounge, we will bring the menu to you. Because after all, we think this is what your vacation is all about. Open 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal offers the following bars:
Heliconia Bar - Located on the fourth floor of the reception between Las Ventanas and Tres Cascadas, this bar is perfect for a relaxing drink before or after dinner or for an afternoon cocktail. The seating presents a magnificent view of the volcano. The music is a mellow Latin jazz and the feeling is casual elegance. The bar is decorated daily with cut Heliconia flowers from our onsite collection of 150 species. The flowers are so magnificent you have to touch them to make sure they are real. Open 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
La Laguna Bar (The Lagoon Bar) - Located in the center of our largest pool named La Laguna (The Lagoon), this swim up bar boasts 12 dry and 30 wet seats. This unique pool has multiple waterfalls and contains chlorinated water that is heated to a more than comfortable 88?F by a heat exchange system using the hot water pumped from our natural hot springs. Another unique feature of this bar is the warm curtain of micro-bubbles emanating from its base that creates the sensation of sitting atop a flowing spring. When there is a televised sporting event this becomes the best sports bar in La Fortuna, Arenal where you sit in the warm water and watch the game on our flat screen TV’s. Spending a few hours at this bar which has the best view of the Arenal Volcano is one of the best things to do in La Fortuna. Open 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
The Ranchito Bar (The Little Rancho) - Located next to Canyon Falls, we believe this bar boasts the most beautiful setting in the reception pool area. Its higher location on the upper level of the Cascada Grande Pool allows you to see out toward the volcano, down over Playa Piedra Pool and Lower Laguna Pools, back toward the largest waterfall of Cascada Grande and out over the La Laguna pool and down to the valley below. There is also a heated Jacuzzi a few steps away. This bar is also well suited for small private parties of 25 persons or less.
Los Perdidos Bar (The Lost Ones) - Located at the nexus of the trails within Perdido Springs (Lost Springs), this is a rustic palm thatch jungle bar that seats about eight people surrounded by hot spring waterfalls on three sides and gardens on the other. There will be waiter service to all seven of the Perdido Springs Pools from this bar. This is a great place to watch the adventurous take a ride down our water flume the Monkey Slide.
Game Lounge - Located on our Game Lounge Level this bar is not only for sushi but is a great place to watch sports on Satellite TV and perhaps play a game of pool, darts or backgammon. Don’t forget to come to the Sunset Terrace located just steps away from the bar for happy hour cocktails. This is definitely the best sports bar in La Fortuna.