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

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Peñas Blancas with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

299 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Guests rated location

  • Quiet44 positive mentions
  • Safe38 positive mentions
  • Easy Parking14 positive mentions

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
11 Miles South from Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, Peñas Blancas, Alajuela, 20213
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • 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
  • Chato Volcano - 29 min drive
  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 26 min drive
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 44 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 50 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 42 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 46 min drive
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 39 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 104 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Heliconias Nature Lodge

Heliconias Nature Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy regional cuisine at Heliconias Restaurante, which is open for breakfast and dinner. Other highlights include 2 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge, and a children's pool. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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


  • 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


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Rafting nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2014
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 156 per vehicle
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Vicky, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Don’t stay here unless you want to be isolated from all of the attractions. You should have a car to get back to LaFortuna to explore restaurants and shops and excursions. And it’s 30 minutes away. The restaurant on-site is marginal at best and the manager, Oscar, is not very responsive. He is the owners son-in-law so doesn’t care much about his customer service. Don’t bother with the on site night hike, the bird watching tour or the hike to the Childrens Rainforest. The guide only has a few months experience and was not very good. We kind of feel ripped off. The only good thing was the treehouse room we stayed in. Very unique experience in the room. If I had to do it again I would have stayed in LaFortuna.
Erika, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful natural grounds kept impeccable. Amazing warm staff, I felt right at home. I can’t wait to go back, absolutely wonderful.
Najhua Sinai, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff was amazing. They made us feel like family. They were very friendly and accommodating. The Deluxe tree house was amazing. We also stayed in another room but it was not as nice due to the water not getting warm enough all the time. The food was amazing. The property is peaceful and beautiful. We would definitely want to stay there again. We enjoyed it so much!
Cherianne, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Yuliana, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Very lovely property and unique. Super friendly and nice people running it. Unfortunately they weren’t as prepared as we would have hoped. The heater was never turned on in the warm pool when we wanted to use it and you can forget the TV working. If you don’t mind simple and rustic, this place is nice. There are many other options closer to town than may have more commercial amenities.
Terri R, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Dont book it
Nice land but staff doesn't help. Bad customer services
Alonso, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful property overall, but the workers yell at each other a lot across the property which really disturbs the quiet vibe, and they drive loud vehicles up and down the road a good bit within the property right past the cabins. Laundry came back wet. Rooms a bit stale. But I would give it another chance to see if maybe it was just a bad time.
Elizabeth, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

5-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Our group booked 10 rooms and all the rooms were unique in it’s own way. The glass rooms were great Bc you have full view of the jungle. The deluxe is great Bc it’s roomier and has a dining table which was nice with kids. We like the treehouse rooms also but these rooms are very small. The owners/staff were very friendly and helpful. It’s a family run hotel so they were very nice. The swimming pool was very nice also. I would definitely recommend staying here if you want to be in nature.
2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review