The Majestic Lodge

La Fortuna, Costa Rica (Show map)


Tucked away in the middle of the rainforest, the Majestic Lodge rests in a peacefull, little village on Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. This amazing Villa is more than just a home away from home. On the upper level you will find 5 private rooms which can sleep up to 13 people. For your comfort, all rooms offer air conditioning, ceiling fans, orthopedic mattresses and high quality bedding, as well full, private bathrooms for your privacy and convenience. On the first level of this amazing home, you will find a master suite with 2 full beds, air conditioning, ceiling fans and a full private bath. Our kitchen is state of the art and fully equipped to handle a crowd! Our wonderful staff will cook your daily breakfast that you can enjoy in our open air dining area. Sit outside on our beautiful deck overlooking the Arenal Volcano and pristine 22 mile Lake Arenal. Enjoy cocktails at the bar or take a dip in the pool or jacuzzi while listening to the sounds of the tropical birds and the howl of the Monkeys! This village is packed with adventure if that is what you are looking for! Our private concierge will be happy to book all of your travel activities at no charge to you. Choose Horseback riding to the waterfall, Sky Trek, the country's largest zipline, SKy Walk hanging bridges, The Butterfly Conservatory, The Eco Zoo, Kayaking on the lake, The National Park, Arenal 1968, and a variety of natural hot spring facilities. After a full day, return to the Majestic for a relaxing massage, or other spa services at Serenity Spa located on the property! There are many fine local restaurants, but if you don't want to leave your luxurious accomodations, let us know in advance and we will be happy to accomodate all of your meals. Sit back and let us plan your vacation of a lifetime!This home away from home is everything you need to enjoy relaxation or adventure in Arenal!

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Innkeepers: Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

The Majestic Lodge

5 on April 11, 2013

Recently my two daughters, sons in law and 2 grandsons stayed at the Majestic near Castillo, Costa Rica. The Lodge is situated in the shadow of the Volcano and has a breath taking view of the Lake. The rooms were outstanding in every respect and the service was incredible! Each meal was cooked to perfection. It really was a vacation in a vacation. Nancy and her staff were the most gracious hosts and they really knew the area, the people and the activities and did not hesitate to go above and beyond the call of duty to help us coordinate hiking, boating, fishing, horseback riding and even ziplining activities. One of our party fell ill and needed some medication and Nancy had it to us in a matter of minutes. I can't say enough about the Majestic, will recommend it to all of my friends and can't wait to go back!!!

Nancy and The Majestic were outstanding

5 on March 31, 2013

Nancy and the crew of the Majestic were super. The grounds were beautiful and excursions were fabulous. Nancy had connections with all sorts of fab activities. Juan and Magdalini (prob spelled that wrong) were great. The resident dog "Sayso" was a huge hit with our younger son. The stories that will be told about the trip to the La Fortuna area will be something my children will talk about for years. Thank you...Renee P and family


5 on March 24, 2013

We had a wonderful time. The staff is excellent. Very conscientious and friendly they couldn't do enough for our comfort. Very clean and excellent food. Will visit again soon. Thank you for a memorable experience. Will recommend to all our family and friends.

Highly Recommended

4.8 on January 03, 2013

Perfect combination of luxury and local charm - usually we have found one at the expense of the other, so we were thrilled to have both here. The place is simply beautiful, with great views of the volcano and Arenal lake. The craftsmanship of the lodge lends to the overall sense of luxury springing from the site - domestic wood species used throughout with beautiful details lend warmth and enhance the overall sense of comfort. Take the horseback ride to the falls - truly an "off the beaten path" experience that lets you see panoramic views of the lake and volcano as well as the jungle flora and fauna. The zip line and other more common attractions are close, while you can still enjoy the serenity at the lodge. This place is exactly as billed; no reason to stay anywhere else.

Breathtaking and Private

5 on December 17, 2012

My parents and I stayed at the Majestic Lodge last week and we were nothing but thrilled with our decision. From the moment we arrived, Nancy treated us like old friends. She works tirelessly to ensure her guests satisfaction - she booked our outings, gave us advice on the best tours, and shared her own Costa Rican experiences with us. If that wasn't enough, we were thoroughly impressed by the beauty and solitude of the location. Every window of the house has an incredible view of Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano, or the surrounding mountains. The staff keeps the place ridiculously clean and tidy. Highly recommend staying here. Secluded, stunning, and well-managed. 5 stars; 2 thumbs up; whatever it takes - stay here!

Our Vacation

5 on December 01, 2012

What a great place to stay. We happened upon this place and were blown away. The facilities and decor were magnificent. And the weekend we were there they opened Howlers, a small Bar & Grille next door. What a party! The place was packed, and had live music and dancing. Although the menu was very limited the food was great. Best fries I ever had, and a cheeseburger that would have made Jimmy Buffet proud. This place is owned and operated by americans who have all been there over 5 years. And the real value of that was when my girlfriend had a disk problem with her back. Nan, the concierge, with a couple of phone calls was able to get her prescription refilled within minutes. It totally saved our trip as she was bedridden due to the pain. I gave they place 5 stars, and they totally deserve it.

Simply Amazing

5 on November 28, 2012

Our 7 day stay at the Majestic Lodge was simply amazing! The moment we arrived we were welcomed by a friendly staff who made us feel very much at home. The name "Majestic" truly captures the feeling of the B&B. From the attention to detail and quality of the architecture and decor, cleanliness, amazing views of the lake, volcano and rain forest, and the private setting that gives you the sense of "getting away from it all" truly lives up to its name. The convenient location near La Fortuna was perfect for adventures of white water rafting, hiking, zip lining, and horse back riding. The staff even arranged for the horses to pick us up at the house for a beautiful ride through the forest to swim at the waterfall. We also enjoyed relaxing evenings on the deck watching beautiful sunsets while listening to the monkeys settle-in for the night, and leisurely strolls along the shore of Lake Arenal. We chose to have our meals with the locals in El Castillo and La Fortuna to get a taste of Tico culture and, therefore, cannot rate the dining experience at the Lodge. However, our local dining experience was outstanding! We can't wait to visit again!


5 on November 02, 2012

I stayed at the Majestic Lodge last year and I am already planning my return trip. When I first visited La Fortuna, I knew that I would have five days of hiking, zip lining, horseback riding and visiting the hot springs but what came as my greatest surprise was the Majestic. It is a beautiful inn that has an amazing view of Arenal and simply allows you to feel like you are on vacation. The staff is incredibly kind and accommodating and it is conveniently located so that it is easy travel to local destinations. Even though there I loved all of the activities that La Fortuna had to offer, my favorite memory from my trip was enjoying the hot tub and pool at The Majestic.

Welcome to Paradise!

5 on October 29, 2012

We arrived at Majestic Lodge and found the view of the Lake and Arenal Volcano breathtaking. We settled into our rooms and could not help but notice all the attention to detail and a decor that was so unique and warm. Nothing here was ordinary. The staff were polite, helpful and able to provide us with amazing, fresh tica (local) food that left us wanting to just move in and stay! There was more to do in the area than we could fit into our week and much of it close to the Lodge. The deck where we enjoyed our meals afforded a panoramic view of the Volcano and the hot tub was a great place to relax after a busy day of zip lining, hiking, horseback riding, and sightseeing. We would definitely return to Majestic. We feel like we made some special friends there and highly recommend it!


5 on October 26, 2012

Es un lugar espectacular, las vistas y paz que reflejan ese lugar son sencillamente maravillosos. Es como estar en mi casa de retiro, aun cuando no la tengo. Maravilloso

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Rooms & Rates

Orchid Blossom Room

This room has two full beds, a private full bath, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Beautiful view of Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $75 - $90

Bella Dona Room

This cozy room is perfect for 2! One full size bed and a private full bathroom. Air conditioning and ceiling fans for your comfort!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $65 - $80

Hummingbird Room

This room is comfortable with one full size bed, airconditioning and ceiling fan, as well as a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $65 - $80

Toucan Room

This single room has one full size bed. Airconditioning, ceiling fan, and private bath!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $65 - $80

Hibiscus Room

This room can accomodate 3 people with bunk beds...full size bed on the bottom and a twin size bed on the top. Perfect for a family of three! Airconditioning and ceiling fan as well as a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $65 - $80

Butterfly Room

This room has one full size bed, airconditioning, ceiling fan and a private shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $65 - $80

Serenity Room

This 2 room suite is a detached room across the street from our B&B and next to our Spa. It is comfortable for 3 people with one full bed and one twin bed as well as a private bathroom, a.c, and ceiling fan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $60 - $85

Ginger room

This room has one Queen bed and a large private bath, a.c and celing fans as well as a view of the volcano and lake.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $90

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Tropical, Village


San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) 150 miles

Directions to property:

Go to La Fortuna from San Jose . When you get to La Fortuna go through the town and pass Tabacon on your right, then go a few more miles(about 4 miles) until you see a tiny little police station on your will take a left there onto a dirt road. Go 3 or 4 miles until you get to an intersection where you must take a left or a right. You will see a lot of signs directing you to different places in El Castillo. You will take a left. Go another few miles until you go over a small bridge and take your next more signs. Keep going straight. You will pass the Sky Trek and continue to follow the road for a few miles, keep driving until you go over another small bridge. Your next left is the entrance to our village. Go straight past this road and drive a few miles until you see the Majestic on your left. Our number is 2479-1085 or our cell is 8703-1561.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, DVD Player, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Secretarial services, Spa, Washer/dryer, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Butterfly Conservatory, Eco Zoo, Horseback riding, Butterfly Conservatory, Eco Zoo, Horseback riding, Butterfly Conservatory, Eco Zoo, Horseback riding, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited We can provide daycare with notice
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card hold
  • Cancellations: Cancellation up to 30 days in advance for refund in full minus a 20% fee.



Nancy and Dan Zintsmaster

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

We love our life here in the tropical rainforest!! Horses are our passion and there is no better place to ride, than through the rivers, mountains and around Lake Arenal. The waterfall here is breathtaking and scenery outstanding! Life is good when surrounded by peaceful nature and wonderful people!

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: our dining area is an open air area, Overlooks Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian