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Top 10 Hotels in Northern Plains

Selina La Fortuna
3 out of 5
Avenida 325, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna
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$62
per night
Jan 11 - Jan 12
4.3/5Excellent! (101 reviews)

"This was the first time my boyfriend and I stayed on a hostel and we loved it. We spent two nights in a tepee and it was great. The staff is very friendly and the food is amazing. It is budget friendly and delicious."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Selina La Fortuna
Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
3 out of 5
22 km Oeste de la Fortuna de San Carlos, 1.7 km del Volcán Arenal, La Fortuna, Alajuela
$147
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
4.7/5Exceptional! (346 reviews)

"I loved this property. It's beautiful and I saw so many wonderful birds and even the diversity of frogs and insects was amazing. A great place for nature lovers wanting a beautiful place to relax and explore all at once. I will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
Paradise Hot Springs Thermal Resort
3.5 out of 5
3mi. NW of La Fortuna’s Catholic Church, Rd. to Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, Alajuela
$180
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
4.6/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)

"Beutiful hotsprings with awsome follage and many flowers You fealt u were inthe jungle with a swim up bar"…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

Paradise Hot Springs Thermal Resort
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
1.5 km northwest from Arenal Dam, La Fortuna, Alajuela
$165
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
4.7/5Exceptional! (580 reviews)

"La propiedad tiene vista al volcán Arenal. Si el clima es soleado vas a tener una vista espectacular, si está lloviendo no podrás ver nada solo neblina. El restaurante si optas por comer es delicioso y su precio es como cualquier restaurante, nosotros fuimos una vez y fue excelente. El desayuno está ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
13 Km Oeste del Centro, de la Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna, Alajuela
$355
per night
Jan 9 - Jan 10
4.6/5Exceptional! (838 reviews)

"Loved everything about this place !!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
4.5 out of 5
7 km West from La Fortuna Town Road 142, the entrance to the Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna, Alajuela
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4.9/5Exceptional! (405 reviews)
Great oasis

"We stayed in a villa with a private jetted tub outside. You feel like you’re in the middle of the jungle. Definitely recommend. Service is top notch, too."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
Hotel Arenal Lodge
3 out of 5
200 Meters NW of the dam of Arenal Lake, Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna, Alajuela
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$84
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
4.1/5Very Good! (632 reviews)

"We loved this place. Very unique setting with a combination of room types and the property itself. Had wonderful walking trails and the food was good too. The main thing about this place was the staff. They could not have been more wonderful. The owner meet us and was so warm and gracious. One of ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Hotel Arenal Lodge
Arenal Springs Resort
3.5 out of 5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal, La Fortuna, Alajuela
$148
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
4.6/5Exceptional! (821 reviews)

"Great property and staff. No VIP benefits received."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Arenal Springs Resort
Mountain Paradise Wellness & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Arenal Volcano, San Carlos, San Jose, La Fortuna, Alajuela
$99
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
4.2/5Excellent! (439 reviews)

"Beautiful place. Our Villa felt very secluded surrounded by beautiful lush fruit trees and butterfly attracting plants. Breakfast was delicious and service was outstanding."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Mountain Paradise Wellness & Spa
The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
4.5 out of 5
2.5mi / 4km from Fortuna, La Fortuna, Alajuela
$228
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,102 reviews)

"Everything about this hotel was amazing. I had the junior suite and I couldn’t stop staring at the volcano view."…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort
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Visiting Northern Plains

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Northern Plains, and visitors give high marks for the volcano viewpoints and local tours. Top sights in the city include Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Tenorio Volcano National Park.

  • There are 419 hotels and other accommodations in Northern Plains
  • The closest major airport is in La Fortuna (FON-Arenal), 29.1 mi (46.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), 39.7 mi (63.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Northern Plains

Attractions like Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Kalambu Hot Springs, and Costa Rica Sky Adventures are fun for kids of all ages. The volcanoes, hot springs, and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty, and Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Tenorio Volcano National Park are worth a visit. Top activities include ziplining and taking adventure tours, while Costa Rica Chocolate Tour is one place to visit.

In Northern Plains, there are 419 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Nayara Springs - Adults only - This 5-star hotel features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and pool.
  • Casitas Tenorio B&B - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and breakfast at this guesthouse. With a stay at this 3-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room refrigerator.
  • Lucky Bug B & B - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and breakfast.

Other favorite sights in Northern Plains include Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano, and La Fortuna Waterfall.

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