The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse

House - Private room · , La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica

A charming house in the middle of downtown La Fortuna. Close to all the attractions. We can pick you up from wherever you are comming from in Costa Rica and make all arrangements for the endless possiblities of fun adventures in the area

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A charming house in the middle of downtown La Fortuna. Close to all the attractions. We can pick you up from wherever you are comming from in Costa Rica and make all arrangements for the endless possiblities of fun adventures in the area

The Space

Depending on availability of rooms with two twins or one queen bed with private bath and hot shower. Perfect for individuals or couples. kitchen and large spacious common area. Free Wireless Internet.

We are nestled in the heart of La Fortuna. A guesthouse which offers the perfect accommodations for those who want the convenience of being in the heart of La Fortuna, within walking distance to cafes, restaurants and shopping and just minutes from area tours and attractions. Our Guest house offers six guest rooms with private baths, high speed internet, shared kitchenette, and common area. Onsite spa and tour office. Perfect for individuals, couples..

Two night min.

The owner Peter Fergurson loves hosting international travelers he has travelled the world and found Fortuna to be his own personal "Fortuna"

This is unique environment of international travelers who mostly are interested in the area for its reputation as an adventuretrravel center of Central America

The owner Peter Fergurson loves hosting international travelers..

It's easy to get here: By car- When coming from west, enter town and drive straight. After you pass the central park and the church, you'll see phone booths and Alamo rent a car. Make a right, and at the following junction make another right. you'll see us on the left hand side. When coming from south, simply keep going straight. When you see the office of Wave Expeditions turn right, and you'll see us on the left hand side. By bus- Stand with your face towards the bus. Make a right and walk straight, you'll see a Megasuper. At the first junction make a right and walk straight two blocks. You'll pass the church and the office of Desafio. Make another right when you reach Wave Expeditions offices. You'll see us on the left hand side.

The post office is next door and there is an art gallery below us

We can provide private transportation from almost anywherer in Costa Rica to La Fortuna for about the same price you would pay for a shuttle with several other people and drop offs.
WE will arange for all your activities while in the area and we can get the best prices for all tours

Guest Access

Full kitchen, spa with massage is downstairs, close to all the amazing attractions including the national park, canopy tours, rafting, horse riddiing and so much more

The Neighborhood

Fortuna is a sweet pueblo, small town and we are close to great food, shops, thermal hot srpings, etc.

Getting around


Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $315 /week
Monthly Price: $650 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a a phenomenal time at the Sleeping Indian. The location was great, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the Peter (email hidden). My buddy and I didn't know what we were going to be doing in La Fortuna while we were there, and Peter helped us out with some recommendations. There is a (email hidden) and pretty nice common kitchen area. I recommend staying here.

    June 2014
  • Ideally located in the centre of la fortuna, fairly basic rooms and bathrooms but fine for a couple of nights. We spent most of our time on the little shared balcony with a beer watching the world go (website hidden) very friendly and have lots of good advice on eating out etc. Heidy kindly arranged our rafting and canyoning tours through Lands in love which were fantastic and with discount!

    May 2014
  • Peter, Heidy and Rocky were great!! I must say the highlight was Peter taking us to the local swimming hole, it was so nice of him because we loved it. This is the epitome of what airbnb is; getting local insight that you wouldn't get in another type of housing setting. They were so helpful with arranging trips and advice about local adventures. The location is excellent. The houses atmosphere is really laid back and relaxing. Peter has a lovely eclectic mix of music which is playing during the day. I loved the front balcony and the open airy common spaces so you could catch the breezes. I loved Rocky, she filled a void in my heart for my dog who was at home. The only thing is a commentary really about La Fortuna, not the house itself. La Fortuna is just quite hot in general (at least the few days we were there, I can't speak for the rest of the year). There is a fan in the room which helps a lot, but the windows which open are all near the ceiling so be prepared to be a bit warm. I am also VERY sensitive to mosquitos and because of the open plan of the whole house it also made mosquito bites an inevitability for me while sleeping. I think I remedied this by night two with fan on high and wearing bug cream to bed!

    May 2014
  • Peter fue muy amable y nos ayadaba conocer el pueblo de La Fortuna y la area de Arenal. LLegabamos muy tarde pero no fue una problema. Recomendado para todos!

    Peter (email hidden) and really helped us get to know the town of La Fortuna and the Arenal volcano area. We arrived very late our first night and Peter accommodated us graciously. Highly recommend!

    March 2014
  • The place is very nice

    March 2014
  • The Sleeping Indian is a really unique and great place for stay in La Fortuna. The location, arrangements, cleanness, and flexibility from Peter were all wonderful. We enjoyed especially the ambiance of the common area and the balconies where we relaxed at the end of every tiresome day of excursions. Peter is a super friendly guy and is very knowledgeable in the area's offerings and can help you build an itinerary around many exciting offerings of the Arenal region. Rocky the Racoon (don't worry it's a cute friendly dog) was a treat. Highly recommended, we would love to stay there again.

    January 2014
  • We had a great time with Peter and Rocky. The house was comfortable and inviting (email hidden) to start our Cost Rican adventure. Peter (email hidden) in recommending restaurants as well as activities to do, even mentioning a great swimming hole nearby that's frequented by locals. We would easily stay at Sleeping Indian again.

    January 2014
  • Basic place nothing fancy but clean and maintained. Peter and Heidi were helpful and had great suggestions. Great location.!

    December 2013
  • Very cute place, cozy feeling, but unfortunately sooo noisy as it's right by the main road... So if you are after a quiet spot and want to sleep, this isn't your place. Another downside was the lack of mosquito protection (no nets or screens). Very friendly staff!

    October 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 74 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
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The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse
Peter Ferguson the owner of the The Sleeping Indian Guesthouse and welcomes international travelers from all over the world.. Peter is a world traveler who has explored many varied countries and environments and has chosen La Fortuna as his favorite place on the planet and is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of this special area (email hidden)e Sleeping Indian Guesthouse is centrally located in downtown La Fortuna named after a little chain of mountains next to Volcano Arenal in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. The wind and rain of millions of years of evolution has formed a chain of mountains that looks just like a sleeping indian. The more you look- the more you are amazed, since it seems that these giant mountains actually are a big fat Indian lying down. We think that no matter what kind of traveler you are, everybody likes to feel at home. Making you feel at home is Peter's goal. He loves people and he loves hosting.
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