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Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa

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Transport Time to/from
Option 1: By land
Bus: 3-1/2 hrs
Option 2: By air
Hotel to/from airport:15 - 60 mins
Plane & bus:1-1/2 hrs


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WHAT THE GUIDEBOOKS SAY
Frommer's Costa Rica (2006) - "This place started out as a small collection of cabins with a great view and great prices. As its popularity has grown, the prices and a whole host of new cabins have quickly gone up. Inside, the cabins are all varnished wood, with sparse appointments. Still, there's no denying that the rooms here have amazing volcano views from their spacious glass-enclosed porches. The junior suites all have air-conditioning and minifridges, and some even have back balconies overlooking a forested ravine, in addition to the volcano-facing front porch."

Fodor’s Costa Rica (2001) - "Set on a grassy roadside knoll, this highly recommended collection of 24 cabins affords utterly spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano. The spacious, well-made, hardwood structures are notable for their large porches. All rooms have ceiling fans and rustic decor."

COSTA RICA EXPEDITIONS DESCRIPTION
Located five miles out of La Fortuna, this hotel has 16 standard cabins and 24 junior suites, all air conditioned with hot water private baths and enclosed porches. Junior Suites have refrigerators. Acuarelas, a new restaurant at the hotel, serves international cuisine. Surrounded by gardens and nature trails. Children under ten stay free. Temperate climate.

FROM THE HOTEL'S WEB SITE
Montaña de Fuego Resort is a property owned and operated by a Costa Rican family, with customs typical to the region; the warmth of its people will make our guests feel part of the family.

With private terraces and a fine restaurant both with views of the volcano, Montana de Fuego is without doubt the best option for those seeking adventure or simply a relaxing vacation in a rustic, elegant, Costa Rican atmosphere. From your terrace you will witness the constant eruptions, or you may take a pleasant walk through our colorful gardens and nature trails.

Our Hotel consists of 40 rooms; some with two queen sized beds, others with one queen size and one twin size, and others with three twins. All rooms have private bathroom, hot water, closet, fans, telephones, and terraces. Junior Suite rooms include air conditioning. All rooms are totally private and surrounded by gorgeous gardens, as well as spectacular panoramic views of the Volcano.We offer standard rooms as well as luxury (Junior Suite) for those looking for a bit more than lodging. The Junior Suite contains two queen size beds, refrigerator, rocking chairs, and the best views of the volcano.

Room capacity: A maximum of four people allowed per room, owing that there is available a room with two queen size beds.


WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY:
Mar. 20, 2003“All the people doing the driving and transporting of us were wonderful.”
Marco: I wanted to report on our trip to Costa Rica, and thank you for all the leg work you did for us. We had overall a great time, and Costa Rica is a wonderful place. At Arenal, we were able to see the lava overflowing the lip of the volcano at night - the Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa is a wonderful hotel.

Monteverde was magical - we saw both a male and female Quetzals and loved the guide (Roy) who took us through the Cloud Forest. All the nature guides in Costa Rica are terrific. We hiked and hiked. On one afternoon Max and I took the Canopy Tour. I thought it was going to be kind of hokey, but in fact it was wonderful, beautiful and exciting. The people who ran this tour - Adventura Tours - were phenomenal. Boy do they work hard.

Manuel Antonio was a slightly mixed experience. The hotel was a bit high end for our tastes and so far off the main road that we felt somewhat trapped at night. Also, we had $100 stolen from the room. I had gotten out money to tip the people running the sail boat that we were going to take in the afternoon. I had left that money out, plus my wallet, (passports and extra cash were in the safe), and had gone to the beach with my daughter leaving my son behind. He then left the room. When I came back, the maid, Juanita, was cleaning the room, and I got my wallet to get out a tip for her. In my haste, I had the vague sense of looking for a $2,000 colones note, but didn't think too much about the fact that I couldn't find it, and gave Juanita something like $3,000. Only later when I went to look for the other tip money did I realize that, in addition to the $2,000 colones, all the dollars had been taken from my wallet. I just thought you would like to know that. Otherwise, the beach was magnificent (although it is clearly being affected negatively by tourism) and again the tour through the forest was excellent.

All the people doing the driving and transporting of us were wonderful - prompt, good-natured, and all around great. They all allowed me to practice my rudimentary Spanish and were extremely encouraging. I think, however, that if I were to do this again, I would try not to spend so much time in a car. The trips were just a bit too long. I don't know how that could be avoided (on a limited budget), but I would want that. I would suggest that you ask your clients more questions, and perhaps offer more alternatives. I left things completely up to you, not really knowing much of anything.

Finally, the Hotel Grano de Oro is a wonderful place. Someday I will want to come back there and maybe spend a few days in San Jose. Overall we were really happy and, as I said, had a wonderful time.
-Virginia Barry

Jan. 20, 2002“The time we spent in Monteverde was fantastic.”
Dear Grettel: I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica and how much we appreciate all that you, and Costa Rican Expeditions, did for us. We were very pleased to be met at the airport when we arrived, whisked through customs and transported to the Hotel Don Carlos in a matter of minutes.

Throughout our trip in Costa Rica, the efficiency, friendliness and helpfulness of all of the guides and staff of Costa Rican Expeditions helped to make our trip a wonderful experience. I wish I could remember the names of the guides, but I cannot remember them all, so I will simply tell you that they were all wonderful. We appreciated the faxes we received reminding us what time we would be picked up the following day. We also appreciated that the guides and drivers were always on time.

The time we spent in Monteverde was fantastic, from the delicious food at Monteverde Lodge to the beautiful surroundings and the attentive staff. The National Park is awesome, and though we did not see the quetzal, we did see many other beautiful birds in the Monteverde area.

We also liked the Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa, with its superb view of the Arenal Volcano. Most of the time it was covered with clouds, but it did clear up enough for us to see some lava flows on our last night there. The time we spent at Dona Mireya's hot springs and Don Pedros' farm were some of the best moments we had in Costa Rica. Dona Mireya and her son were so gracious, so were the members of Don Pedro's family. We are so glad that you arranged those special trips for us.

The Aguila de Osa Inn was also a wonderful place to stay and we enjoyed the time we spent there. Although we liked the location, the atmosphere and the furnishings at Don Carlos, it was often very noisy throughout the night and it was difficult to sleep there. Still, the staff was very helpful and attentive and we liked being able to walk downtown and to the museums from the hotel.

Thank you so much for helping to make our first trip to Costa Rica a marvelous experience. You have a breathtakingly beautiful country (so green!) and we will be back.
-Bill & Karen Pierce


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