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Hotel Magic Mountain

3.5-star3.5 stars
La Fortuna de San CarlosArenal Volcano, La FortunaAlajuela414417Costa Rica

Family hotel in La Fortuna with spa and outdoor pool
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
  • Decent hotel, albeit it's a bit dated. Great location near everything, with free parking.…Apr 1, 2016
  • Over priced Breakfast not too good and bad service No hot water to shower location is…Apr 16, 2018
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Hotel Magic Mountain

from £100
  • Junior Suite, Balcony
  • Standard Room, Balcony

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 42 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (9 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Swim-up bar
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, MAGIC GRAND SPA. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a mud bath.

The spa is open daily.


Lina's – This poolside family restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Lina's Bar – Overlooking the garden, this sports bar specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Hotel Magic Mountain’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Magic Mountain La Fortuna
  • Magic Mountain La Fortuna
  • Hotel Magic Mountain Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Hotel Magic Mountain La Fortuna
  • Magic Mountain La Fortuna
  • Hotel Magic Mountain Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 160 per vehicle (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Magic Mountain


  • Ecoglide Arenal Park (23-minute walk)
  • Ecotermales Fortuna (31-minute walk)
  • Arenal Adventure World (44-minute walk)
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 11.9 mi / 19.2 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 123-min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 125 reviews

Hotel Magic Mountain
Very Good8.0
Clean & Comfy
Nice place and comfortable stay. Only issue was that we told them about our toilet being clogged on the first morning and it still wasn't fixed two days later when we left, so we kept using the bathroom of the unlocked (vacant) room next door. Very weak wifi & limited desk hours as well. Nice view of the volcano from the balcony.
Marc, us3 night trip
Hotel Magic Mountain
It was ok, but not fun, not worth the money
The hotel is a bit more run down than what is shown in the pictures/ advertising. They are expanding/ building, but really need to focus on fixing the existing resort. There is a pool bar that is only really accessible from the water, which was so hot, our family could not sit in it. They would not turn the temperature down even though we were the only people at the pool. Outside of the pool, there were only 4 lounge chairs and three tables to sit and hang out. Not enough for a resort of this size. Then, we tried to get some dinner at the hotel. Our options were a nice restaurant with white table cloths or a "sports" bar. Neither of these fit the environment of Costa Rica where we wanted to sit in an open air casual bar/ restaurant for some food. The "sports" bar seemed like it really turns into a club at night even though we didn't see anyone in there during our stay. Disappointed that there wasn't a good place to hang out and relax at this resort, because I selected it for the amenities. It is located within walking distance of several shops, restaurants, and a local supermarket.
A Traveller, us3 night trip
Hotel Magic Mountain
Door lock mechanism was defective on many rooms.
Bharat, us2 night trip with friends
Hotel Magic Mountain
Very Good8.0
Nice hotel with good location
Good location with a lot of things to do in that area
A Traveller, ie2 night family trip
Hotel Magic Mountain
Great location and amenities
Carmen, us1 night family trip

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Hotel Magic Mountain

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