In the heart of paradise at Volcano & Lake Arenal near La Fortuna and many activities within a short distance of the B&B.
Relax in our tropical garden paradise at a private 2-bedroom hideaway with incredible panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Situated in the community of El Castillo, you will find yourself surrounded by monkeys, butterflies, exotic birds and a plethora of other rainforest wildlife.
The Hummingbird Nest offers a luxurious hot tub spa and all the comforts of home that will provide you with an unforgettable stay. Minibar service, included breakfasts, gated parking, wireless internet and spa services are just a few of the many amenities available to our guests.
Our spacious and comfortably appointed rooms offer guests a quiet place to relax and rejuvenate during their travels. With only two bedrooms available, you will always find yourself in a quiet and peaceful setting.
Room options include either a queen bed with single bed (3 person max) or queen bed with two single beds (4 person max). Each room has a private veranda with spectacular views and a private bath with hot water. Ceiling fans and uniquely artistic decoration create for a comfortable atmosphere.
Costa Rica’s famous Butterfly Orchid Gardens, hot springs, Arenal Rain Forest Reserve, Sky Trek and many other attractions are just minutes away. A host of activities are available to suit a variety of tastes from horseback riding and white water rafting to fishing, hiking, cultural tours and much more. Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, Costa Rica is Central America's special jewel and we are happy to make arrangements for adventure tours and activities.
We researched the area and knew we wanted to be close to the rain forest and we were! Ellen greeted us upon our arrival which was very nice. Ellen knows the area well and helped us with making arrangements for tours and dinner reservations. The breakfasts were delicious, always including wonderful fruit. The outdoor shower was great! We loved being close to everything while staying in a beautifully serene guest house surrounded by birds and flowering trees.
If you want a quaint place in the rainforest near Arenal, then this is the place to go. It is close to La Fortuna (but not too close - La Fortuna is a tourist trap), and Ellen was super helpful in giving us tips to navigate the area. Tall windows in the room look out to the rainforest, and so does the hot tub and kitchen (where we got a great breakfast). The road in is bumpy but I was expecting much worse based on the other reviews - it's not off-roading, it's just a dirt road with a lot of potholes and any sedan can make it through if driven slowly. Highly recommend this place!
The place has a nice view of the lake, but not directly from your room. Also, the place is kind of far from the main road. The room was nice but there was a smell of moisture and it was not very clean when we got there. Also, you have to walk through a path that goes up and it's not accessible for people that have problems walking, however we were able to enter through a hotel that's right next to the room.
Apart from that, the breakfast was great and José was very polite and helpful.
Prime location, 10 min drive to Arenal Volcano and about 30 mins from The Springs Resort & Spa, where we enjoyed a day of hot springs, river tube riding, rock climbing and an animal tour. You can see the volcano from the B&B, our rooms were clean and welcoming. You wake up hearing animals and are surrounded by the rainforest. The hammocks outside were a nice touch. There is a restaurant located right across the street with authentic costa rican food.
Only downside was that there was no hot water, we showered with cold water both days. Also be prepared to walk up the pathway where the rooms are located, the B&B is located on top of a hill, it definitely gives you a daily workout.
Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to meet Ellen but Chefe and Maria were amazing hosts! They cooked us breakfast every morning and it was ready by 7:30am. The breakfast consisted of pancakes, fresh fruit, freshly baked bread with butter, coffee, yogurt and cheese - muy delicioso!
Overall, great location and hosts were amazing. If you are looking for a place that is close to the Arenal Volcano this B&B is the place for you.
I stayed with my family at The Hummingbird Next B & B and loved it! It was a bit of a drive on a rocky road, but worth the journey. Tucked into a beautiful hillside filled with flowers and trees, we walked from the parking lot up a small trail to a gorgeous home with a view. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with lovely windows overlooking Arenal, and the hot tub outside was a real treat. Ellen joined us for breakfast and was helpful in suggesting what to do in the area. We had a great weekend and would recommend it to anyone!
The Hummingbird Nest is absolutely beautiful, and definitely helped make our stay in Arenal unforgettable! Ellen was incredibly welcoming and helped us figure out our plans every day (she even helped us book our tours, which was incredibly helpful considering we are not spanish speakers). There is also a maid that cleans the room every morning. I loved eating breakfast (which was delicious) while gazing out over the mountaintops and waking up to the sound of birds chirping outside our window! Ellen's cat and parrot are also adorable!
A gem of a place set in what turned out to be a fantastic launching pad for surrounding activities. Ellen's recommendations for activities saved valuable research time and all were first rate. A great location to stay for a 4-7 days. Room was clean and comfy. Views as advertised. Breakfasts different every day (nice!) and always with fresh local fruit. Horseback riding w/Lilander @ Appaloosa a most recommended way to see the beautiful countryside. Kudos to Ellen for her attention to detail! Will come again we hope.
B&B owner in El Castillo/Volcano Arenal from BOSTON and been here 10 yrs.
Like the mountains, lake, outdoors, yoga, animals of which I have a parrot, black lab and cat. Speak Spanish and enjoy living among the locals.