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Diag. 301 300 Metros Oeste De La Catarata de La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 10287 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 09/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 69 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Boutique hotel with luxury rooms, located in the vicinity of "Rio Fortuna Waterfall" surrounded by lush biodiversity.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Concierge
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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2catsmommy wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. Everything was great. Danielle and Joseph at the front desk are very friendly. Our room (#6) has a direct view of the volcano and we loved it. It's only 5 minutes walk to the famous Rio Celeste waterfall. The hotel is only 8 minutes drive to downtown La Fortuna where you'll have plenty dining options. A night tour was also included in the room rate and we saw so many frogs. The hotel doesn't have hot springs but the room rate is considerably lower compared to those hotels that do have hot springs. I'd say it saves money to stay at a medium priced hotel like Tifakara and buy a day pass at one of the hot springs hotels.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Madison wrote a review 3 Jul
Key Biscayne, Florida1 contribution
We had an amazing stay at this hotel! We enjoyed all the amenities and services the hotel had to offer. The service from the hotel staff was unmatched — we had complimentary drinks at check in, quick and delicious room service, and the staff even offered to take us on a night walk throughout the property to see the wildlife. While we did not get the chance to do the night walk, we did walk their nature trail on our own during the day and enjoyed seeing all the plants and animals. We appreciated the complimentary breakfast as well as the bar service. The bartender even made us custom drinks that weren’t offered on the menu. Although it was raining most of the time we were there, we still took advantage of the jacuzzi and took a dive into the pool. We really loved being walking distance to la Fortuna waterfall. As far as the room goes, the cold AC, comfy bed and — last but not least, the open air shower were the best part. The sound of birds, rain and nature pouring in at night was incredibly relaxing. I wish I could take this little piece of heaven back home with us!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bebertodoslosdias wrote a review Jun 2022
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Everything was amazing. Free breakfast. Although I got the basic room, it had a great walk in shower! I went into the jacuzzi every day. Every single one of the staff members there were friendly and accommodating. They were very organized when in regard to the activities booked through them as well as with the transportation to and from SJO. I wish I could have stayed longer. Pura Vida.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Abie Grynspan, Dueño at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back!
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Kellie B wrote a review Jun 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in the bungalows, which are small, but well appointed and have a/c. The shower is outside and we loved showering with the trees and birds above us. The resort has hiking trails and offers a night tour on property. The pool and hot tubs are beautiful. A gorgeous breakfast menu is included and there are amazing coffee machines that are complimentary all day long. This was a hit with our group! Staff is very friendly and helpful. The restaurant menu could use better vegetarian options. Close enough to other restaurants to eat dinners/lunches off property in La Fortuna. Highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Thank you very much for your review! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back!
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Dellanira V wrote a review Jun 2022
Hollywood, Florida40 contributions10 helpful votes
This place was a little gem !! The rooms are separate little cabins and very clean. It’s situated in the middle of a nursing oasis - so if you like the sounds of the rainforest, this is the place to be. Joseph and Derek were amazing! They were so friendly and hospitable. The food was very good, beds were comfy, easy location….highly recommend Tifakara!! I will be back in the future!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Easy parking You can hear the sounds of the rainforest at night and in the early morning - it’s...
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Thank you very much for your review! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back!
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Kassi W wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved out experience here. The staff were amazing and so kind. There is AMAZING breakfast and food available. The night tour they give allowed us to see so many cool frogs too! Our rooms were clean and comfortable. Loved the views. Overall we would come back and loved this location. It was just a few minutes from the la fortuna waterfall!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you very much for your review! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back!
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Claire W wrote a review Jun 2022
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Tifakara was amazing! The staff was incredibly accommodating, flexible, and easy to communicate with. The resort was beautiful, clean, and had great views. Our room was clean, comfortable, and well kept. The service was amazing. Our favorite part was the pool and the free breakfast service in the mornings. We also loved the Night Walks offered at the resort where we toured the frog sanctuary. The Front Desk Staff did an amazing job helping organize excursions and transportation for us as well. BIG thank you to Daniela for all her amazing help!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back!
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CRayVenture wrote a review Jun 2022
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We loved our stay at Tifakara and were very pleased with the service, staff, breakfasts, abundance of birds & frogs & trees, comfortable / spacious rooms with air conditioning, and the feeling of being tucked away in a rainforest oasis. Highly recommend! It's hidden away but still just a 10 minute drive from downtown Fortuna where there are plenty of tours, restaurants and shops for tourists.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back!
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Ritz wrote a review May 2022
Tampa, Florida1 contribution
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This hotel made my trip! There is a restaurant, bar, bird sanctuary and frog tour on site. Breakfast was included as well as coffee, hot chocolate, water and tea. The hotel staff were amazing! Emphasis on Derek and Josue!!! They truly made me and my friend feel like royalty! I will be booking this hotel every time I visit! Close to tours of Arenal volcano and souvenir shops. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 1 Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your review! we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back!
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MikeyLa wrote a review May 2022
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Tifakara is amazing. We stayed in one of their tropical forest bungalows and it was beautiful. The sounds of nature surround you and you really feel a part of it all. Keep in mind, you’re literally in the jungle, so some tiny critters are present at times, but they did a fantastic job of ensuring the place is spotless every day. We had dinner at their restaurant the first night we arrived, and it was phenomenal. Steak and ceviche. Doesn’t get much better than that! The included breakfast was also 10/10. So many options to pick from. Salmon bagel was amazing, montecristo sandwich was delicious and the traditional Costa-Rican breakfast was second to none. Mouth is watering just writing about it! Unfortunately we didn’t make it to the frog tour, but we did happen to see some beautiful (and poisonous) frogs and Joseph was able to explain to us what they were etc. There were some amazing birds that we saw, from toucans to humming birds and everything in between. The La Fortuna waterfall is a 5 minute trek down the road, and I must say, it was one of the highlights of our stay there. There are also amazing views of the Arenal Volcano, definitely better in clearer days, but we could see it from our outdoor shower and it was breathtaking. The grounds are beautifully kept, with gorgeous flowers and unique plants surrounding the area. A true oasis. Thanks to Joseph, Mauricio and Steven for making us feel like family! It was a great place to kick off our first trip to Costa Rica. We will miss it here!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$162 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis
Which popular attractions are close to Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Nearby attractions include Bogarin Trail (3.2 km), Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (1.8 km), and Ecotermales Fortuna (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiquicia Restaurant, Chifa La Familia Feliz, and Restaurante Los Rodríguez.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.