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1 room, 2 adults

Heliconias Nature Lodge, Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free self parking
11 Miles South from Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela, 20213, Costa Rica

Mountain hotel in Peñas Blancas with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Children's pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
    • Free self parking
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  • This is a beautiful little retreat with amazing staff who treat everyone like family.…Mar 23, 2020
  • Extremely friendly/helpful staff, great food, unique treehouse lodging, beautiful grounds.Mar 13, 2020

Heliconias Nature Lodge, Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica

from NZ$229
  • Standard Bungalow
  • Treehouse Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Glass Bungalow
  • Deluxe Treehouse

What’s around Heliconias Nature Lodge, Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica


  • Children's Eternal Rainforest - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Proyecto Asis - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 12.7 mi / 20.5 km
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 14.2 mi / 22.8 km
  • Arenal Adventure World - 10.2 mi / 16.3 km
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 11.1 mi / 17.8 km
  • Chato Volcano - 13 mi / 21 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park - 13.7 mi / 22.1 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 104 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 37 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Extended parking


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Heliconias Restaurante - This family restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Heliconias Nature Lodge, Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica’s small print

Also known as

  • Heliconias Fortuna
  • Heliconias Nature Lodge Peñas Blancas
  • Heliconias Nature Lodge Hotel Peñas Blancas
  • 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


  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Optional extras

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 156 per vehicle

    Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Heliconias Nature Lodge, Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica

    • Does Heliconias Nature Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Heliconias Nature Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is parking offered at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
      Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Heliconias Nature Lodge?
      You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Heliconias Nature Lodge?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves regional cuisine.
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Heliconias Nature Lodge?
      Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is CRC 156 per vehicle.

    Recent reviews

    Exceptional 9.4 From 139 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Beautiful, Natural, Family-Run Hideaway.
    Our family (two adults, two teenage boys) stayed at Heliconias for 5 nights. We used it as our home base while exploring the La Fortuna/Arenal area. We had a rental car, which gave us the freedom to explore on our own, but they do make it possible to do many daily excursions directly from Heliconias if you don't have your own transportation or if you want a local guide. We stayed in the "deluxe bungalow." It was not large, and there was not a good place to store luggage (no closets), but it met our needs and definitely gave that rustic feel of being in the jungle while also providing modern conveniences. We were glad to have the AC. The beds were very comfortable and the housekeeping superb. One thing to note is that they are not built to be perfectly sealed (you can see cracks here and there near floors/doors) and are actually designed to be able to open the huge windows up and experience nature. I mention this because we did have an invasion of ants in our bungalow the first night. We were very grateful for the help of the night security who eventually moved us. The staff are fabulous and were willing to help with anything we needed and treated us like family. We really enjoyed the breakfasts! They were made to order and "all you can eat" (not buffet style). Dinners were wonderful too, though we typically ate out in La Fortuna or another restaurant in the area. The downside is that everything is a bit of a drive from the lodge, so you have to plan ahead. Small, clean, pool.
    Brandon, us2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Loved Heliconias Nature Lodge
    A beautiful and unique property! What really makes this place stand out is the family that runs it - our family enjoyed getting to know each of them. I highly recommend this place although you do need to keep in mind that this location is not close to town (it wasn't a long drive though).
    Yvonne, us3 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    The perfect place
    We absolutely love this place! This family owned business is definitely service oriented. The cabins are so private and surrounded by nature with so many amenities. Can't wait to go back.
    Patricia, us4 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Marilyn, us4 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great place to relax
    Beautiful resort, staff is very friendly and helpful. Planning to return soon
    Henry, us2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    We loved everything about this hotel. Having a rental car was definitely worth it because it gave us more flexibility to explore other parts of La Fortuna during the day. We would absolutely stay her again!
    Colleen, us2 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Heliconias Nature Lodge
    Heliconias Nature Lodge is a lovely place to stay. The food is delicious ( and so are the drinks). They offer several on site tours which we took advantage of. They were excellent. The landscaping is beautiful. It's a ways off the beaten path but well worth the drive. Everything you need is on site.
    Karen, us3 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    Returned to Heliconias
    My second time staying at the Heliconias the area. Great to see the new additions to the place. Loved the chocolate making session- so yummy!
    Judy, ca2 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    Would stay again.
    Easy to find, quick check in, tour of the property by friendly staff, great breakfast. overall very happy with the Lodge.
    Jeremy, ca1 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Comfortable accommodation in nice surroundings
    We stayed in a standard room which was actually a small bungalow with a little terrace at the front. The room itself was a good size although the bathroom was quite small. We really liked the hammock on our terrace though (and also the larger ones in the lodge gardens). All the bungalows are set in lovely surroundings and spread out throughout the gardens. The staff at the lodge are very friendly and helpful. They organised an excellent early morning bird watching tour for us with a local bird watcher which was fascinating. We also requested a few things, all of which were sorted out extremely quickly and without a fuss. The same applies for the staff in the restaurant - every one was very friendly and explained anything we didn't understand on the menu to us very clearly. There is a relatively limited choice of menu and the food is fairly plain but we had had some rich food elsewhere in our visit to Costa Rica so we quite liked that. Apart from that our only comment would be the location. The lodge is a reasonable distance from La Fortuna so it is possibly better to have a hire car when staying here as there is a supplementary charge for pick up from the hotel for a lot of the organised excursions. However this does mean the hotel is very peaceful.
    gb3 night romance trip

    Heliconias Nature Lodge, Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica

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