To talk about Arenal Kioro is to talk about comfort and beauty.

It is a hotel made to enjoy… Actually is one of those hotels where you don’t want to go see anything else… If only in the area of Arenal there weren’t so many activities!

Let’s start by where it is: A little away from la Fortuna and on the way to the Arenal Lake, you will see its entrance to the left hand side. A guard will stop your vehicle and ask for your names. Once in, you will go through a paved road all they way up to this magnificent property.

Reception in Arenal Kioro is quite big with some great paintings and great reading areas.

The staff is really nice, which is no exception in Costa Rica.

In Arenal Kioro had a large bedroom with a breathtaking view from the bed and balcony.  The hot tub in the bedroom is a real nice add-on which we enjoyed after our full days hiking in the rain forest.

To wrap this up, our opinion on Arenal Kioro Hotel and Spa is that if you can afford it, it is one of the best choices to stay in Arenal, classy, comfortable, romantic, and offering a delicious stay, from beginning to end.


  • Huge Rooms
  • Huge Jacuzzi
  • Great view of volcano and rain forest from every room
  • Staff and service super efficient and personable.
  • Natural hot springs in the hotel
  • Many tours and attractions in the area.


  • A bit far from town ($16 cab ride)
  • Restaurant a bit pricey
  • Work-out room is dated
  • WIFI comes and goes.
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