Heliconias Nature Lodge

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2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers

Overview of Heliconias Nature Lodge

Heliconias Nature Lodge

3 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
11 Miles South from Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela, 20213

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationProyecto Asis9 min drive
  • Popular LocationChildren's Eternal Rainforest11 min drive
  • Popular LocationArenal Adventure World20 min drive
  • AirportLa Fortuna (FON-Arenal)27 min drive

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About this area

Peñas Blancas

Located in Peñas Blancas, Heliconias Nature Lodge is in a rural area and in the mountains. Costa Rica Chocolate Tour and Camara de Ganaderos de San Carlos are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Children's Eternal Rainforest and Arenal Volcano National Park. Arenal Adventure World and Ecoglide Arenal Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with rafting nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Proyecto Asis - 9 min drive
  • Children's Eternal Rainforest - 11 min drive
  • Arenal Adventure World - 20 min drive
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 22 min drive
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 104 min drive


  • Heliconias Restaurante — 1 min walk
  • Restuarante y Vivero — 3 min drive
  • Rancho Villa Rodeo — 9 min drive
  • Cantina — 9 min drive
  • Soda y Verduria — 11 min drive

About this property

Heliconias Nature Lodge

3-star hotel with 2 outdoor pools and free breakfast
This hotel features 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a children's pool, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. All 18 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Private yards, rainfall showerheads, and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Heliconias Nature Lodge offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 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
  • Extended parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Yard

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 156 per vehicle

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB International; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Property is also known as

Heliconias Fortuna
Hotel Heliconias Fortuna
Hotel Heliconias San Isidro de Penas Blancas
Heliconias Nature Lodge Peñas Blancas
Heliconias San Isidro de Penas Blancas
Heliconias Nature Peñas Blancas
Heliconias Nature
Heliconias Nature Peñas Blanc
Heliconias Nature Lodge Hotel
Heliconias Nature Lodge Peñas Blancas
Heliconias Nature Lodge Hotel Peñas Blancas

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 215 out of 283 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 59 out of 283 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 283 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 283 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 283 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Treehouse Adventure!
Amazing views! Pleasant surprise. Adventurous! Great hospitality! Jungle book feeling! Very safe! If you love adventures and want to try something different this was definitely an awesome experience! There were a couple of ants which is expected because you are in a treehouse. But everything else around you such as monkeys, sloths and beautiful birds and landscape will make up for it! Oh… the pool next to the treehouse we stayed in was at perfect temperature and we really enjoyed seeing lots of beautiful hummingbirds flying around. It was the icing on the cake to our Costa Rica adventure!
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Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed at the deluxe treehouse and had a great experience! The family that managed the Restaurant and Lodge are the nicest people. Our Driver from the Lodge, Andres, was prompt and very professional! Thanks for a great family experience!! True Pura Vida!!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stunnning treehouse
The perfect place! Our room was up on a treehouse and it was stunning overlooking the jungle we saw tucans and all sorts of birds. This is a family run establishment and you feel at home right upon arrival. Alejandro makes sure you have everything you need and the breakfast is delicious, also 3 options to choose from American style or Costa Rican style, we tried both and it was homemade and organic. Definitely recommend it
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021