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What's San Carlos like?

There's a lot visitors like about San Carlos, especially its hot springs and restaurants. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and ziplining. Have a relaxing day at Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Arenal Volcano and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park are other popular sights to see.

Where are the best places to stay in San Carlos?

We have 337 San Carlos accommodations with prices starting at USD 9. Choose one of our 739 deals and get discounts of up to 60%.

Below are the number of accommodations by star rating in San Carlos and the surrounding area:

  • • 5 5-star accommodations from USD 332 per night
  • • 28 4-star accommodations from USD 119 per night
  • • 156 3-star accommodations from USD 33 per night
  • • 23 2-star accommodations from USD 10 per night

Here are our travelers' top 5 places to stay in San Carlos:

Nayara Springs - Adults only

Mountain hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near Ecotermales Fortuna
  • • Free breakfast • Free valet parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Spacious rooms

Hotel El Silencio del Campo

Family hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near Arenal Volcano National Park
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Spacious rooms

Maquenque Eco-Lodge

Mountain hotel with outdoor pool, bar
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Attentive staff

Arenal Cacao House

Mountain farm stay
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Lazy river • Central location

Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul

3-star lodge, convenient to La Fortuna Waterfall
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Bar • Walkable location

How to Get to San Carlos

What is the closest airport to San Carlos?

  • • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal), 15.3 mi (24.7 km) from central San Carlos

Things to See and Do in San Carlos

What is there to see in San Carlos?

  • • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • • Arenal Volcano
  • • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
  • • Lake Arenal

What is there to do in San Carlos?

  • • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour
  • • Kalambu Hot Springs
  • • Costa Rica Sky Adventures
  • • Arenal Adventure World
  • • Arenal Natura Ecological Park

Other Popular San Carlos Attractions

  • • Juan Castro Blanco National Park
  • • Quebrada Grande Biological Reserve
  • • Ecotermales Fortuna
  • • Quesada City Park
  • • Cerro Chato Lake

When is the best time to visit San Carlos?

  • • Hottest months: April, May, March, June (average 83°F)
  • • Coldest months: January, December, February, November (average 62°F)
  • • Rainiest months: October, September, June, and August (average 11.69 inches of rainfall)