La Pradera Hotel

Volcano View (Green Side) La Fortuna de San Carlos
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La Pradera Hotel
Our editors' rating
  • Hotel condition
  • Service
  • Cleanliness
  • Location
  • Value for Money
4.4 / 5
Very good

Hotel overview

La Pradera is a small boutique hotel that has become a favorite of visitors to La Fortuna. It offers great views of the volcano and well-equipped rooms where guests receive incredible personal service.

This cozy hotel has 30 rooms (8 cabins, 20 standard rooms and 2 Jacuzzi Suites). A restaurant, private parking, a swimming pool, 2 Jacuzzis, an ice machine, and lovely gardens are only a few of the things that you will enjoy while visiting La Pradera.

La Pradera Hotel is run by people who are native to La Fortuna. Their knowledge is of great importance when it comes to explaining the history of this area. You can rest assured that all of your vacation questions will be answered by our knowledgeable staff.

The attention you will receive from the people who work here will be warm, inviting, very personalized and memorable. The grounds reflect the love and attention the owners give to this small, but complete hotel. The relation between price and quality will please you.


Free breakfast Wi-Fi

  • Air conditioning
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • TV cable


You will find the entrance to the hotel only 2 km from downtown La Fortuna on the road towards Arenal Volcano; the entrance will be on the right.

Rooms and availability
2-5 years
< years

Snapshots of the Adventure

Average guest rating
4.74 / 5

See What Others Have to Say About the Travel Experience

Wonderful hotel
Chuck Audette
Great service & accomodating staff
Excellent food
Pools & Hot tubs excellent
Wonderful hotel
Chuck Audette
Very friendly & accomodating staff.
Excellent food
Pool & hot tubs, excellent
Wonderful hotel
Chuck Audette
Very friendly & accomodating staff.
Excellent food
Pool & hot tubs, excellent
A great hotel
richard key
The staff at LaPradera was wonderful. They went out of their way to help us with every question we had. They even booked us a zip line tour. The facilities and pool area are first rate. We stayed in one of the bungalows and it was comfortable and spacious. Overall, it was a wonderful experience to stay there.
Beautiful views, good location
Robin Lane
We stayed at Hotel La Pradera for 4 nights and enjoyed a sunny view of the green side of Arenal Volcano for 2 of those days.  (keep in mind that if you are coming here strictly for the volcano view, nature may be against you).  The grounds/gardens are well kept and make for an enjoyable atmosphere.  We were in a cabin with our own porch with 2 chairs, a table, and 2 rockers and a beautifu l view (on sunny days).  As we were 3 people it would have been nice to have a third chair for the table.  For the most part the hotel and our room were in good shape although small repairs were needed in our shower and other hotel areas.  Our room was clean and comfortable.  A small note:  the hotel only has bath-size towels - no hand towels or wash cloths.

The staff, and locals, were all friendly and helpful and the front desk booked a couple of tours for us.  We ate in the restaurant a couple of times and the food was good but not spectacular.

We enjoyed the location of the hotel very much as we were a 5-10 minute walk to small restaurants, souvenir shops, and a grocery store.  If you aren't afraid to walk and want to get off the beaten path, you can walk about an hour to a cacao farm for a Chocolate Tour, or an hour plus to La Fortuna Waterfall,  both of which we did and thoroughly enjoyed.  Also we walked about 1/2 hour to a site for a Night Walk which was great.  We found that walking afforded us a different view of the area that wouldn't be seen speeding by in a tourist bus or taxi.

The only down fault, and it was small, was that wi-fi was only available at the restaurant and reception area and not in our cabin.  When you travel with the younger generation this is a desired feature.

All in all a good stay at La Pradera.
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Additional notes

Official rates

Total rooms

Check out
12:00 m.d.

Check in
3:00 p.m.

Hotel services
  • • Pools for adults and children.-
  • • 2 Jacuzzis.
  • • Ice maker.
  • • Nature trails.
  • • Restaurant.
  • • Beautiful gardens.
  • • Private parking.
  • • Bar.
  • • Internet access.
  • • Laundry service.

Important notes
  • Price per night and per room (USD).
  • Children rate: between 2-5 years old
  • Children 2 and younger stay free.
  • Children over 6 years old will pay as adults.

Cancellation policy

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