Tel: (506) 8849 - 8569

Transportation from San Jose Airport to Arenal La Fortuna

INTERBUS COSTA RICAShuttle Buses from San Jose Airport to:

Arenal Volcano La Fortuna

San Jose downtown to: Arenal Volcano La Fortuna

Collective Shared Shuttles and Private VIP Direct Services

  Collective Shared Shuttle



8:45 am

11:45 am

Shared Collective Shuttles have 2 departures per day, in the morning and in the afternoon from the San Jose Airport SJO area and also pick up from the main hotels in San Jose downtown, Escazu, Santa Ana and Alajuela

Rate: $49 pp

From San Jose Airport area:

From San Jose downtown hotels:

The 5pm departure Only pick up from the Airport Terminal SJO directly and not from San Jose downtown. In order to request this departure time please use the following links:



3:00 pm

5:45 pm




5:00 pm

7:45 pm


  Private VIP Transfer Service
Departure: At the time of your election

This is a private service with your own driver and own vehicle door to door. At the time of your election our driver will go to the location of your preference to pick you up from there you will be assisted. If needed we will stop in a restaurant, supermarket or drugstore.

Rate for the service, not person. from 1 up to 6 passengers. Rates vary depending on your drop off location and if the service is operated between 6pm and 6am.

You will be drop off directly at the location of your preference. Advance reservations required

Travel Time: 3 hrs
Rate: $165 US


Adventure Connections

San Jose to La Fortuna Arenal

Departure: 7:00 am

Go rafting on the way and get your transport included! People are calling our Desafío Adventure Connections the “coolest, scenic adventure ever!”

We pick you up in San Jose, take you rafting and you’re checking into your hotel in Arenal before 4pm – the

perfect travel day!!

Shuttle + RAFTING




Arrival: 4:00 pm

Lost Canyon Adventures


 Arenal Volcano, CR

 Lost Canyon Adventure

 from US$99 per person

Lost Canyon Adventure takes you right to the action as you rappel, climb down steep rocky paths and go river tracing. Each further step is more exciting…


Want or need to Rental a Car instead of a Shuttle?

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San Jose to Puerto Viejo






Hotel Silencio del Campo


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Tel: (506) 2479-7055

In Arenal you’ll find activities such as horseback riding tours to the Arenal Volcano or cascading waterfalls, nature walks on suspension bridges and white water rafting and fresh-water fishing on Lake Arenal or at Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Those seeking an adrenaline rush can go canyon repelling, rage down the river on a white water rafting excursion of brave the zip lines through the rainforest.

The family owned eight villa lodge has landscaped gardens where you may enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view of the magnificent volcano. Behind the recently-built premises, the splendor of other lush, natural beauty such as mountains and ever-green valleys offer a peaceful escape. The adult and children’s pools have a beautiful terrace with chairs surrounded by a garden and view of the volcano. You are proudly invited you to drop by the cozy restaurant where you can enjoy both local and international cuisines.

Hotel Silencio del Campo has been built around the “small-village’ concept. Each cabin is equipped with two queen-size beds, air conditioning, a personal refrigerator and a coffee maker for you to savor Costa Rica’s world renowned coffee. Also included are a full private bath, hot shower and two large windows affording views of the pristine nature that surrounds the hotel. With an on-site restaurant, two swimming pools and a large Hot Spring fed pool and an excellent view of the Arenal Volcano, Hotel Silencio del Campo is a great choice for your lodging needs in the Arenal area.


Lomas del Volcan


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Tel: (506) 2479-9000

Avid fishers and bird watchers will be delighted by a trip to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, which is brimming with wildlife and bird species. Indulge in complete relaxation at the Tabacon Hot Springs, which are sure to give you an unforgettable experience. Also worthwhile are the water activities available on Lake Arenal as well as hiking and bike riding adventures around the lake.

Lomas del Volcan is a small and cozy hotel situated on a mountainside within the property of a 150 hectare farm at the foot of the towering Arenal Volcano. Take time to enjoy the private trails into the primary forest where you’ll find yourself surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, pristine mountain air and abounding wildlife. For a mid-day refresher, take a dip in the pool or warm up in the Jacuzzi before enjoying a meal at the hotel restaurant where you’ll find delicious international cuisine.

There are forty spacious, rustic, finely finished bungalows. Each bungalow includes two terraces, from which you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano. The bungalows include one king size bed and one queen or two queen size beds, ceiling fans, refrigerators, hot water, security boxes and laundry service.


Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens


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Tel: (506) 2479-1600

The Arenal Nayara Hotel and Gardens is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of its 25 spacious bungalows provides an exclusive retreat in which guests can relax amidst the breathtaking view of the volcano. The hotels’ deluxe tropical architecture mirrors the beauty of Costa Rica’s natural wonders and gives the opportunity to enjoy the best of the authentic Costa Rica hospitality.

Arenal Nayara Hotel and Gardens is brand new hotel with comfort and style while maintaining a close contact with the natural surroundings. With the guests experience in mind, the hotel has built a unique concept of individual bungalows separated by lush tropical plants. Every one of its large suite-size bungalows provides the independent space and privacy that includes a private backyard with an outdoor shower as well as wide glass doors facing the private front balcony. 

Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens offers a full service restaurant, where local ingredients blend with a world-class cuisine to provide an incomparable dining experience. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and boasts a direct view of the active volcano.


Volcano Lodge


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Tel: (506) 2479-1717

You can coast over the waters of Lake Arenal while windsurfing, find yourself on an exciting fishing excursion or submerge your body in the natural hot springs after a day of hiking in the Arenal National Park. Horseback riding, biking and venturing out on an ATV tour are other great ways to explore the beauty of the area.

The Volcano Lodge is a quaint mountain hotel surrounded by exotic tropical gardens with excellent views of the volcano. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the crystalline swimming pools and open air Jacuzzi that enhances relaxation amidst a natural backdrop. Guests may also dine in the fine restaurant, which offers a selection of local and international cuisine.

The hotel features guest rooms that are tastefully decorated to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, with direct views of the grandiose Arenal Volcano. All the rooms are equipped with double beds or a King size bed, air conditioning and private bathroom with hot water. Also included in the rooms is a cable TV, hair dryer and safe deposit box.


The Lost Iguana Resort


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Tel: (506) 2267-6148

Adventure buffs will be interested in a white water rafting excursion, repelling down a waterfall or coasting through the air on a canopy tour adventure. Lake Arenal offers an abundance of fun activities such as windsurfing, sunset boating, fishing, swimming and much more. Also worthwhile is the horseback riding tour to the stunning La Fortuna waterfall.

The Lost Iguana Resort is a premiere, upscale retreat nestled gently in the jungle. Enjoy the double pool with swim up bar and waterfall or relax in the heated upper level with a sunning shelf with built in seats. The Lost Iguana has a tropical, open-air restaurant and Palapa Bar offering exotic tropical cocktails and international cuisine.

All rooms are luxuriously adorned with local and international artwork. For your complete comfort, only top quality cushion-topped mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton sheets grace the majestic beds. The Luxury Suites feature vaulted wood ceilings, a Jacuzzi on the deck and outdoor garden showers. Las Casitas have a separate living room, an extra large Jacuzzi on a huge private balcony and a full kitchen. The two Celebrity Suites offer a master bedroom, bathroom with a lava rock shower and a second bedroom.


Arenal Springs Resort


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Tel: (506) 2479-1212

Learn a great amount about the Costa Rican culture with a visit to the Maleku Indigenous Reserve, where they will share a little of their culture, language and traditions. There are several great ways to explore the Arenal Volcano, including on horseback, hiking with a guide through the Arenal Volcano National Park or mountain biking. Lake Arenal, at the foot of the volcano, is a wonderful place to swim, do some fresh water fishing and enjoy boat rides around the lake.

The Arenal Springs Hotel offers the perfect combination of relaxation, comfort, and exuberant tropical scenery. The refreshing swimming pool, poolside deck with lounge chairs and wet bar offer outstanding views of the volcano. On the grounds you’ll find a restaurant that offers an exquisite variety of national and international dishes in a completely natural ambiance and welcoming atmosphere. 

The hotel features colonial style rooms with all the amenities that one can expect from a mountain retreat. Each room can accommodate up to five people and feature king or queen size beds, air conditioning, cable TV, ceiling fan, refrigerator, telephone, security box, private bathroom with hot water, hair dryer, coffee maker and lush tropical gardens. In addition, the rooms come with their own terrace and rocking chairs for ultimate leisure and bird viewing.


Kokoro Arenal


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Tel: 506 2479 1222

To get to know the area in more depth, rent an ATV or bike and explore at your own pace. Bird watchers have several wonderful options like the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve with its abundance of bird species as well as an early morning bird watching tour in the La Fortuna area. At the foot of the volcano is the grand Lake Arenal, offering world class windsurfing conditions, excellent fishing opportunities and sunset boating excursions.

Kokoro Arenal is tucked up in a hillside, is a beautiful, charming resort. The pool and Jacuzzi are set in tropical gardens amidst the hills and natural surroundings of the dynamic property. Guests will find villas carefully designed so that each room’s balcony has a panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano. Each villa features a private terrace, king or queen size bed, air conditioning, cable TV, ceiling fan and a refrigerator, all in a beautiful environment.


The Springs Resort and Spa


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Tel: (506) 2401-3319

The construction and design of the Springs Hotel one of the most attractive features of the hotel with the entire main building set aside for guest services including, 4 restaurants, full service spa, fitness center, sitting areas and hot and cold springs. The wood used in the construction of the hotel and rooms originates from Costa Rican tree farms and was dried and hand crafted on site at the hotel.

The rooms and villas are located below the main building and is connected by wheel chair accessible walking paths.   The Springs Resort and Spa offers an array of on site facilities however the variety of Hot Springs is unique to the Springs Resort and Spa. With 3 separate hot spring areas Las Lagunas pools, Los Perdidos Springs (The Lost Springs), and the soon to be completed Hot and Cold Springs along the Arenal River. The Springs Resort has much to offer guests.
The Springs Resort and Spa is a truly luxurious experience and all of the rooms include a private balcony with volcano view, hammocks, rocking chairs, central cooling, jacuzzi and marbled bathroom, mini bar, wireless Internet, refrigerator and coffee maker.  All of the rooms can accommodate an optional roll away bed for a child for an extra fee. Breakfast is not included in the room rate and some areas of the hotel are still under construction.


Arenal Volcano Inn


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Tel: (506)-2479-1122

This popular tourist destination is full of outdoor adventure and sights. Lake Arenal provides excellent wind surfing conditions and is also popular amongst sport fishers that can expect to catch rainbow bass or any other of the ten species of fish that now inhabit the lake. Experience the power of the Fortuna Waterfall where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural pool and bird watch at the same time. Nature lovers will find themselves in heaven in one of the beautiful surrounding wildlife refuges and national parks and don’t miss out on the refreshing hot springs and spas. This, of course, is after you visit the Arenal volcano, one of the world’s ten most active.

The comfortable and well appointed Arenal Volcano Inn offers 15 rooms, all with an amazing view of the volcano. Alongside spectacular views, guests can lounge in one of the swimming pools or soak in the thermo regulated Jacuzzi. The restaurant, Que Rico, specializes in International cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with space for up to 140 people. They also have specials for ‘Happy Hour’ and have live music on Saturdays.

The charming accommodations invite you to unwind and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you. The 14 Deluxe rooms have two queen sized beds, a mini fridge, a counter and a terrace. There is also 1 Jacuzzi suite that has all of the above including only one king size bed and a luxury Jacuzzi.               


Arenal Manoa


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Tel: (506) 2479-11-11

The area surrounding the volcano draws avid nature fans from around the world to marvel at the rolling green pastures, the grandness of Lake Arenal, the lush green hillsides and the abundance of bird, plant and flower species.  The region is full of exciting activities and excursions such as the hanging bridges, waterfalls, horseback riding and bird watching tours. Visitors can hike in the Arenal National Park for close-up views and sounds of the temperamental volcano. Swim, boat or fish in Lake Arenal, which is also renowned for excellent windsurfing.

Arenal Manoa is a beautiful place to rest, relax and enjoy the marvelous views of the volcano. Surrounded by the La Palma River, the hotel is an ideal refuge for a great diversity of birds, mammals, lizards and plants. After an amazing day in the area, the hotel offers the opportunity to have a relaxing massage in your room. Guests can also enjoy their favorite beverages while taking in the volcano views and taking a dip in the pool. At the El Dorado Restaurant guests can enjoy both national and international cuisine while savoring the beautiful view.

Arenal Manoa is an ideal destination for guests who want to enjoy high quality service and exuberant natural beauty all in one place. The rooms are built with both modern and rustic architecture and designed with ample space and perfect views of the volcano. They all have large bathrooms with small gardens and balconies boasting panoramic views while you rest in a rocking chair.


Hotel Arenal Kioro


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This area offers an abundance of fun and exciting adventure activities and tours. Walk across the hanging bridges, bringing you closer to nature, or choose to zip through the tree tops on a canopy tour, giving you a bird’s eye view of the forest below. Longing to know the volcano more intimately? Tour the active northwest side of the volcano on the Arenal Volcano hike. Other great activities include boating on Lake Arenal, biking and hiking around the lake and surrounding area.

At Hotel Arenal Kioro the vision is to ensure the conservation of the surrounding natural beauty while providing first class service. There are acres of undulating land surrounded by two streams with crystalline waters and nature trails. Bask in the sun while indulging in a refreshing dip in the swimming pool which offers an astounding view of the volcano. Also available are a mini gym, a playroom for kids and a game room for adults. Restaurant Heliconias offers exquisite plates elaborated by original recipes. At the end of the day don’t forget to pamper yourself with a treatment from the exceptional spa.

The brightly decorated rooms at the hotel reflect the colorfulness of the Costa Rican Culture, nature and environment. All suites have two terraces with the best panoramic volcano and mountain views, a hydro-massage tub, AC, safe box, mini-bar, satellite television, private bath with hot water and key card safety locks. Some suites are equipped with a queen size bed and sofa, while others have a king bed and sofa bed.


Hotel Mountain Paradise


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Tel: 506 2479 1414

Arenal is a wonderful place to do some biking and hiking around the lake as well as engage in water sports such as world class windsurfing, boating and fishing. Enjoy the views of the volcano from the suspension bridges in the rainforest or while coasting through the air on a zip line excursion.

All rooms at Hotel Mountain Paradise are equipped with a king size bed, private Jacuzzi with direct volcano view, waterfall shower, flat screen television, wireless internet and international phone service. The Junior Suite came with 1 king size bed and 1 Queen bed. The Premium Suite have 1 King size bed and 1 Queen size bed. The Master Suites have a kitchen and wine bar, an additional bedroom with two single beds, bathroom and a private Jacuzzi in the master bathroom. Guests will have access to a beautifully designed pool, including multiple pools of different temperatures, a wet bar and a wonderful restaurant with regional and international menu options and free scheduled transportation to La Fortuna as well as some of the nearby hot springs.

Hotel Mountain Paradise Facilities
Swimming pool, restaurant, wet bar, volcano views, wine bar, landscaped gardens, Jacuzzi pool, laundry service and Spa.

All rooms come with a king size bed, private Jacuzzi, waterfall shower, flat screen TV, wireless internet and a phone. Master Suites have a kitchen and a wine bar.


Hotel Royal Corin


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Tel: (506) 2479-2201

The famous Arenal volcano is an active volcano and with some luck you may see the lava flowing at night. This area is great for people seeking adventure; there are numerous activities such as hiking around the volcano, flying through the tree tops on a Canopy tour, canyoning, rafting or renting an ATV.

Those looking for something less demanding but interesting can visit the Arenal National Park or regions nearby such as Cano Negro to spot wildlife and see the amazing biodiversity Costa Rica has to offer.

Hotel Royal Corin features elegant designs and modern furnishings throughout the hotel. Guests can enjoy the different pools with thermal water or indulge in a beauty treatment at the Lotto Spa. Wonderfully friendly and attentive service combined with a relaxing atmosphere, will make your stay at the Royal Corin a memorable experience.


Hotel Cerro Azul Arenal


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Tel: +506 2479 7360

The Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul is located 1.5 km from the beautiful town of La Fortuna on the way to the waterfall. The great natural beauty of the area will entice you to live the forest´s most wonderful experience.

Enjoy the comfort, peace and harmony assured by lodging with us in our cabins, surrounded by exotic gardens, birds and wildlife typical of the region. Delight yourself strolling along our trails towards Fortuna River and appreciate the perfect sight of the Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato


Nayara Springs


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Tel: 506 2479 1600

Nayara Springs is a new ultra-exclusive boutique hotel located in the Arenal Volcano National Park, host to one of the world’s highest concentration of tropical plants and wildlife. Sitting on an unspoiled mountain, the cluster of secluded luxury villas are surrounded by the lush vegetation of Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest, and bounded by a creek and underground mineral thermal springs. A place of breathtaking natural beauty, Nayara Springs appeals to a wide range of travellers because of the many things to do in the hotel and the Arenal area –including the fine art of doing nothing at all.