Casa Luna Hotel & Spa - Costa Rica

Four-Night Stay with Nature or Adventure Package Including Tours and Activities at Casa Luna Hotel & Spa in Costa Rica

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Nature-Inspired Hotel with Tropical Gardens Close to Arenal Volcano

Until 2010, Arenal was Costa Rica's most active volcano, known for its impressive eruptions of ash and elongated lava flows. Today, the volcano is in an indeterminate resting period; it could be months or even years before its next explosion. But the lush rainforests around Arenal are very active, overflowing with tropical birds, bubbling hot springs, and gushing rapids and waterfalls. Casa Luna Hotel & Spa is located close to the volcano in the rural town of La Fortuna, making it a convenient spot for travelers to explore these natural wonders. Its setting certainly helped the eco-friendly resort earn a place on TripAdvisor’s 2013 list of Costa Rica’s top hotels.

Nature lovers founded Casa Luna, and it shows—the hotel's tropical gardens grow native plant species, creating a natural ecosystem that attracts toucans, iguanas, howler monkeys, and other wildlife. The hotel also hosts its own nature walks, canopy tours, and horseback rides. Resident bilingual guides can lead tours to some of the area's most prominent sites, pointing out the flora and fauna along the way. The hotel owners have also made an effort to minimize the resort’s ecological footprint, using reforested wood and other recycled materials during construction.

Nature also inspired the look of the hotel. It has a colonial-style aesthetic with vaulted, exposed wood-beam ceilings and wicker armchairs. Wooden doors open into guest rooms tiled in terra cotta. The onsite restaurant also reflects the hotel's rustic ambiance with wrought-iron chandeliers contrasted by the dark woods of the tables and seats. This is where guests gather for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to sample an eclectic variety of dishes, including steaks and pastas.

Adventure or Nature Tour Through Arenal Volcano and Rainforest Wildlife Refuges

For this deal, Casa Luna Hotel & Spa offers one of two excursions via Ecoterra Costa Rica, a local tour company. Both packages include English-speaking guides, roundtrip airport transfers, some meals, a hot-springs visit, and a tour of Arenal Volcano.

Nature Lover's Package: This laid-back tour focuses on appreciating the surrounding rainforest and wildlife. You’ll take a tour of La Fotuna, which has 200-foot waterfalls. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is a remote spot that serves as a flyover for many birds, including the green-backed heron, the rare Nicaraguan grackle, the glossy ibis, and the American anhinga.

Adventure Lover's Package: This tour ratchets up the adrenaline with two hours of whitewater rafting on the Balsa River. On another day, your guide will lead you up to Arenal Volcano on horseback to a zipline that spans 12 cables and takes you nearly 2 miles through the forest canopy. After the trip, you can unwind with a dip in a natural hot spring. You’ll also pay a visit to a farm restaurant and sugar-cane processing plant.

Between excursions, you'll have days off to relax at the hotel or join another activity. La Fortuna is a convenient jumping-off point for a variety of natural attractions. You can also make the two-hour drive south to San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city, which has a wide selection of museums.

What You Get

Four-night stay for two in a double room with experience package

  • Option 1: $999 for a Nature Lover's package (up to a $1,983 value)
  • Option 2: $999 for an Adventure Lover's package (up to a $1,953 value)

Book by: 4/12/13
Travel by: 6/30/13

Nature Lover’s package includes:

  • Ecocentro Danaus tour
  • La Fortuna Waterfall tour
  • Arenal Volcano tour
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge tour

Adventure Lover’s package includes:

  • Rafting tour
  • Cultural tour of sugar-cane mill
  • Zipline tour
  • Horseback riding to Arenal Volcano
  • Arenal Volcano tour

Both experience packages include an English-speaking guide, roundtrip transfers from Juan Santamaría International Airport, admission to hot springs, daily breakfast, and two lunches and one dinner.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Balconies on every room
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Swimming-pool complex
  • Full-service spa
  • Computer access and complimentary WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 4/12/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 6/30/13
  • Not valid 3/24/13-3/31/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% Groupon price applies; 15-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Must be 5 or older & 220 lbs. or less to ride horses
  • Must be 8 or older & 300 lbs. or less to raft
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Tax included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Double Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: not available
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: no pets allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms and activities are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 67 miles from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • By shuttle: roundtrip transfers for two from SJO included in package

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • A passport is required for all travel outside the United States.

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