Overview of Nepenthe B&B

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor Spa Tub

Nepenthe B&B

2.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationArenal Eco Zoo10 min drive
    Popular LocationButterfly Conservatory10 min drive
    Popular LocationCosta Rica Sky Adventures16 min drive
    AirportLa Fortuna (FON-Arenal)43 min drive

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Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

  • 248 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom

  • 161 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Suite, Kitchenette

  • 474 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Casitas del Hotel Nepenthe

  • 753 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

La Fortuna

Nepenthe B&B is located in La Fortuna. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Ecotermales Fortuna, while Arenal Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservatory are popular area attractions. Don't miss out on a visit to Costa Rica Sky Adventures.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Arenal Eco Zoo - 10 min drive
  • Butterfly Conservatory - 10 min drive
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 16 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 30 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportJuan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 163 min drive


  • Tres Cabras at Nepenthe — 1 min walk
  • Los Amigos — 17 min walk
  • La Mesa de Mamá — 20 min walk
  • Hotel Castillo del Arenal — 9 min drive
  • La Ventanita — 9 min drive
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About this property

Nepenthe B&B

Bed & breakfast with free breakfast, near Arenal Eco Zoo
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a children's pool, and concierge services. All 7 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios, and coffee makers. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, safes, and showers.
Nepenthe B&B offers 7 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Refrigerators and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–8:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Nepenthe B&B El Castillo
Nepenthe B&B
Nepenthe El Castillo
Nepenthe B&B La Fortuna
Nepenthe B B
Nepenthe La Fortuna
Bed & breakfast Nepenthe B&B La Fortuna
La Fortuna Nepenthe B&B Bed & breakfast
Bed & breakfast Nepenthe B&B
Nepenthe B&B La Fortuna
Nepenthe B&B Bed & breakfast
Nepenthe B&B Bed & breakfast La Fortuna

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Nepenthe B&B and receive a full refund?
Yes, Nepenthe B&B offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Nepenthe B&B cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Nepenthe B&B?
As of Jan 21, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nepenthe B&B on Jan 22, 2021 start from $152, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Nepenthe B&B have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Nepenthe B&B pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Nepenthe B&B?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Nepenthe B&B?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Nepenthe B&B?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Nepenthe B&B located?
Situated in La Fortuna, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arenal Eco Zoo, Butterfly Conservatory, and Costa Rica Sky Adventures. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Ecotermales Fortuna are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 42 out of 65 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 65 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 65 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 65 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 65 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nepenthe was great.....spectacular views, unbelievable foliage and flowers, excellent breakfasts and overall the place was great. The food at the Phoenix restaurant (associated with Nepenthe) was amazing....ceviche was soooo good! We would definitely return. Gracias por tu hospitalidad!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The views are amazing!! things to know before you book: this place is waaaaayyy out of the way, so be sure to reserve a rental car at same time you reserve a stay here. We travelled in february, and there were no rental cars to be found when we landed in San Jose or arrived in La fortuna. Uber was not available and Taxi drivers wanted an arm and a leg for the transport. We paid $80USD to get from this hotel to La Fortuna, maybe a 30min drive. There is 1 resturaunt on cite, really nice people. They said they are open until 10, but what that really means is they are open until they are not anymore. We told them we would be back for dinner after the hot springs prior to closing, and well, we came back to a closed restaurant haha another 80$ to get back to town to eat.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, room comfort
A great place in the nature.
It's a climb to get there, but the view is awesome. Love to be waken up with bird chirping, fell asleep with howler monkey howling. It's amazing to be part of the nature. The unit that we stayed is spacious and with good view. Delicious breakfast, friendly staff. The only thing we concern is lack of lighting outside the building, we have to use flash light to go out to our car and visit our friends in a different building/unit. The outdoor tiles are very slippery when wet.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The B$B located in a beautiful area, viewing the Arenal lake. The property is beautiful. I was staying in room#3 which was next to the kitchen which mean some noice and cooking small in early morning. The WiFi was not good, and hot water was a problem . I think it was just room#3. But the property is beautiful.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great views, lovely setting, super private, a bit difficult to get to but once you are there it’s great!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

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