Catarata Eco Lodge

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Arenal-Monteverde Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Catarata Eco Lodge

cataratas-eco-lodgeCatarata Eco Lodge is an unpretentious, family atmosphere sporting La Fortuna accommodation that combines the best of responsible tourism, comfortable amenities and a variety of captivating natural experiences. Nestled in the shadows of the breathtaking Arenal Volcano, far away from the chaos of city life; Catarata is a mélange of natural relaxation, cultural discovery and environmental education. The property’s strategic location in Arenal’s risk free zone allows visitors to enjoy spectacular vistas of the volcano from a safe distance, while also awarding them the opportunity of indulging in a cultural rhapsody at neighboring village communities. In addition to pristine waterfalls, Catarata’s surroundings comprise thermal waters and lush rainforests, among several other incredible topographical wonders. This quaint countryside beauty radiating eco retreat has been dedicatedly involved in the preservation of natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Catarata is a perfect fit for visitors looking to savor the unassuming natural charm of Costa Rica minus the characteristic touristy feel in plusher resorts.

Activities and Amenities

In-house amenities at Catarata eco lodge include a swimming pool, walking trails, a tour desk, laundry service, Wi-FI internet services, round the clock security and a nice local menu featuring restaurant.

This whimsical and unassuming property has an impressive list of high action adventures and pure relaxation offering nature based activities and tours. Some of the most popular tours in the region include a hanging bridges tour, a trip to the Danaus Ecocenter (where visitors can get up close and personal with the natural history Costa Rican butterflies along with indigenous tropical plants and organically grown traditional crops), a tour of the famous Arenal Volcano, a boat safari down the Penas Blancas River, a tour of Venado Caves, a kayak tour on Arenal Lake, horseback riding to the La Fortuna Waterfall, a thrilling night walk for viewing the region’s nocturnal animals in action and a picturesque Sunset Cruise. Other much sought after activities organized by Catarata Eco Lodge are a boat/canoe trip to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, a hiking trip down Celeste River, an early morning and late afternoon bird walk for viewing La Fortuna’ range of tropical birds, exciting canoeing tours, horseback riding to Monteverde, turtle nestling tours and a fun filled Liberia Shopping Tour. For patrons who prefer the action packed half day tours, there are snorkeling, scuba diving, competitive sports fishing and ATV tours.


Accommodation at the Catarata Eco Lodge is available in the form of 21 well appointed, airy and speacious rooms offering sweeping views of the volcano. Each room is minimally decorated, yet comfortably equipped with all basic amenities including hot water, a private bathroom and a ceiling fan. Catarata’s accommodations are not very high on frills but that is more than made up for by their practical layout and functional detailing. The décor is in keeping with the lodge’s spirit of rustic elegance and responsible tourism. It is more structured to offer visitors an uncontrived tropical Costa Rican experience in settings that offer as many opportunities to communion with the natural environment as possible.


The high season rates for the Tipo de Habitacion rooms are $ 68 USD, $ 74 USD, $ 89 USD and $ 104 USD for single, double, triple and quadruple occupancy respectively. Green season rates for accommodation at the Catarata Eco Lodge are $ 62 USD, $ 68 USD, $ 83 USD and $ 98 USD for single, double, triple and quadruple occupancy respectively. Children between the ages of 5 to 10 years are charged $ 10 per night. All rates are inclusive of breakfast and taxes.

Location: La Fortuna / Arenal
Price: $62-$104/night
Features: volcano, guided tours, river, waterfalls