Costa Rica Honeymoon: Most Romantic Hotel In La Fortuna, Arenal

Planning a wedding or honeymoon in Costa Rica? Make La Fortuna your destination! This charming town has stolen our hearts completely and was one of our most favourite regions in Costa Rica. What stood out the most was our stay at The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal, where we celebrated our wedding anniversary!

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

Honeymooners’ Top Pick: The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal

What makes The Springs honeymoon-worthy?

It has everything just-married couples need for relaxation and romance: from solitude and breathtaking views to luxury and the royal treatment, they’ve got you covered for your romantic honeymoon in Costa Rica.

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

But what really sets The Springs apart from the other hotels in La Fortuna is its secluded location. Sitting atop the Arenal Valley, the dreamy resort brings you close to the Arenal Volcano and rewards you with jaw-dropping views of the Arenal volcano, the lush valley, and the surrounding towns. Trust me, you won’t find better volcano views from a resort anywhere else!

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

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Exclusive Access To Hot Springs!

Another thing worth mentioning is the on-site hot springs and thermal pools. As a guest at this 165-acre luxury hotel, you will have direct access to as many as 28 freeform, landscaped spring-fed pools throughout the property!

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

A popular thing to do here is “pool hopping.” The temperature and environment vary as you discover what’s around. From slightly warm to piping hot, cascading waterfalls to forest tranquility, The Springs allows you to find the right one for your mood! It’s easy to forget the time and spend half a day soaking in healing waters, like what we did!

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

Note: Not a hotel guest? Hot Springs Day Pass (starting at $60 for 2 days) are available for purchase!

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Vista Grande Guest Room

The Springs offers a choice of 74 rooms, each of which ensures privacy and boasts a generous space for guests to unwind. Our Vista Grande Guest Room was located in the Aracari building, just a short walk from the Main building. From the moment we arrived, the room mesmerized us with its open space and warm decor.

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

Our room exuded luxury yet blended seamlessly into the surrounding environment with its rustically elegant wooden furnishings. Besides the king-sized bed, the 720 sq. ft. interior space also includes a full-size pullout sofa, a twin-size daybed, and a marble bathroom with a jacuzzi tub (big enough to fit 2 people!).

But for those looking for that extra wow factor, the picturesque volcano view from the private balcony really sealed the deal!

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

The room comes equipped with practical amenities you’d expect, from hairdryer to coffee-maker, as well as a flatscreen TV (with full media package) and complimentary Wi-Fi to keep you entertained, informed and connected.

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Romantic Dining at Las Ventanas

It can be a pain to drive out to the town to find food. Luckily, The Springs offers multiple dining options to satisfy a very broad array of palettes – from local Latin cuisine to traditional Japanese dishes!

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

A dinner at Las Ventanas is a must, especially for couples and newlyweds! Not only does it offer stellar volcano views, this fine-dining restaurant also serves up mouthwatering fusion cuisine based on the fresh flavours of Costa Rica. What a perfect place to impress your significant other!

We highly recommend its pork belly confit featuring delicious layering of crisp skin, melty fat and moist meat, with a unique spicy kick from hot panameno chile and cilantro mayo!

The Springs Arenal Costa Rica Honeymoon Romantic Hotel

pork belly confit

Local Tours + Activities

At The Springs, your days will never boring. Their concierge team can assist you in coordinating day trips and local tours. You can go waterfall rappelling, visit the Arenal hanging bridges, fly high on the zip lines, or take a trip to the wildlife sanctuary at their sister property, La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Costa Rica

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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If that’s not enough, then take the shuttle to Club Rio! This onsite outdoor center sits alongside the Arenal River and offers the widest spectrum of activities to fill your days with action. Kayaking, river tubing, horseback riding, and rock climbing are just a few of the fun things you can do there.

Kev and I went on a guided night walk tour at Club Rio and saw the famous Costa Rican red-eyed tree frog and two-toed sloth!!! A bucket list item checked!

Costa Rican red-eyed tree frog. The photo is taken with permission of the guide.


Whether you’re seeking pampering or adventure, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal can help make your Costa Rica honeymoon remarkable from beginning to end. Even if you just want an intimate vacation with your partner, the hotel will ensure your stay will be one to remember!

Disclaimer: This post is written in partnership with The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal. As always, all opinions on For Two, Please are my own and I only recommend brands that I 100% stand behind.

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  1. This place looks gorgeous! I’d love to lay in a hammock and gaze at the Arenal volcano. I didn’t get to that area when I was in Costa Rica and definitely want to go back. Now I know where to stay!

  2. Congrats on your wedding anniversary! You had me at “secluded.” It looks like the perfect getaway and I like the idea of pool hopping, no matter the temperature!

  3. Well.. first of all, many anniversaries ahead! Second.. I am SO jealous! This place looks like something out of heaven. I think I can literally spend the rest of my life here 😊😊 I wonder if I can visit it without a groom 😜😜

  4. I am loving the look of this place! What fabulous wilderness all around and views of the volcano to boot. Can you see any lava?

  5. I love those hot springs. I think they make a great alternative to the Baldi Hot Springs. You get a lot more privacy and beauty and a lot fewer kids. The La Paz gardens look amazing too. We’ll have to check them out. We just bought tickets to Costa Rica today! We’re so excited.

  6. What a beautiful setting for a honeymoon.  The hot springs would have been a lovely treat.  Costa Rica looks amazing

  7. Costa Rica moves higher and higher up my must see list every time I read about it. La Fortuna looks like it might just be the perfect place to stay to really experience the sights and sounds. Thatview of the volcano seriously floats my boat!

  8. You’ve totally sold me on this! The views of the Arenal volcano are enough to encourage me to go solo let alone with my partner! The room looks stunning too, and yes, very romantic!

  9. Honeymooning in Costa Rica looks so romantic and full of luxury. The view from hammock has won me over. Hopping between the pools and hot springs must be so relaxing. La Paz waterfalls and river is really stunning with so many options of water sports. Thanks for introducing such a beautiful romantic destination.

  10. Wow! This place is a dream, and quite romantics I must say. The view of the volcano is spectacular, and the waterfall garden looks idyllic. Thanks for sharing it! 

  11. Wow look at that balcony view! The hot springs in the hotel itself is such a HUGGGGE Plus, what a feature! Think that the view to the mountain is what makes us want to book asap. Happy you had an amazing time here.

  12. That resort is massive! Sounds excellent to be buffered by 165 acres of rainforest, private hot springs and have a volcanic view to boot. And that bed looks oh so comfy. Luxury surrounded by serious nature is a winning combo in my book. I guess I better start looking for a husband! 😀

  13. My sister stayed in La Fortuna and she absolutely loved it! She always talks about the amazibg things she did there like rafting and water rappeling. The volcanoes and hot springs are enough to make me want to visit though and hopefully I will one day.

  14. he Springs Resort and Spa looks like a gorgeous and romantic hotel! I love that it’s surrounded by jungle, and those views of the volcano from the hammock are stunning. It’s also amazing that you get private access to hot springs – great to know you wont have to fight for space with lots of tourists!

  15. What a wonderful location for a hotel. The hammock would be my favorite place to enjoy the lush green surroundings from the comfort of my room, when I’m not out there smelling the flowers 🙂

  16. The resort looks beautiful and the view from that balcony looks wonderful, especially with a glass of wine in your hand. The exclusive access to all those spring-fed pools sounds really nice.

  17. I also loved The Springs for it’s secluded location – makes it so much more exclusive! Plus that view of the volcanoes can certainly create some serious fire 🙂

    Exclusive access to the hot spring is a major boon as well!

  18. You would find me in that hammock or hiking to those waterfalls about 90% of the time haha. I don’t really care for pools but I like this one and pool hopping sounds super fancy.

  19. What a beautiful place! I’m very interested in returning to Costa Rica, and of course Arenal is on my list of places to visit. La Fortuna looks like a perfect hotel as far as I’m concerned. “Secluded” has to be one of my favorite words.

  20. I love Costa Rica. I stayed in Parrita back in 2014. I’m not sure about eating a pigs belly but definitely would be up for drinking Coconuts and eating Pineapples 🙂 Vista Grande does look amazing though so I’ve added it to my list. All in all, thanks for the detailed info, I’ve bookmarked your page for later reading.

  21. You’re not kidding! This is absolutely THE MOST romantic-looking accommodation that I have ever seen. I love those mountain views from that hammock! I totally just pinned that for whenever I make it Costa Rica. This is second honeymoon material for my husband and me. 

  22. La Fortuna in Arenal is definitely a great place to spend your honeymoon and there are so many things to do around it. I would choose it because of the hot springs (I love staying in hot water, is just magic) and the hammock in the tree. I am not sure about the night walk, I usually take lots of photos so I need good daylight, but I am sure that a day tour is a much better option for me.

  23. Those waterfalls are amazing. They look so refreshing and fun to be in. And you say that the hot springs are right in the property. That itself is a clincher for me. Cheers

  24. Wow! What an amazing spot for a honeymoon. I love how secluded it is and the rooms are gorgeous. I’m a huge fan of Hot Springs, so this is definitely my type of vacay. That little frog is so cute too!

  25. I will never turn down a chance to soak in some natural hot springs, and after reading this, I’m kind of sad that I’m not just married. My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary next year, though, and this might be exactly what we need! Such an beautiful spot!

  26. The La Fortuna really looks like the stuff that dreams are made of. What a romantic setup for a honeymoon. Such a surreal ambience. The hot spring looks straight out of an exotic movie set.

  27. This resort looks like pure bliss! I just visited Arenal and I’m bummed we didn’t stay here.

  28. This place looks gorgeous! I’d love to lay in a hammock and gaze at the Arenal volcano. I didn’t get to that area when I was in Costa Rica and definitely want to go back. Now I know where to stay!

  29. stunning your all pictures and article too really nice thanks for sharing n keep it up thanks a lot…!

  30. This Costa Rica luxury resort perches one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano but safely outside the government declared danger zone. Our luxury hotel’s higher altitude relative to other hotels in the area allows for not only incomparable views of the Arenal volcano, the lush valley, and the surrounding towns that sparkle at night, but also access to the area’s famous prevailing breezes.

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