The Riverbank I

The Riverbank is situated on what is absolutely one of the best locations in all of La Fortuna. It is less than 50 feet from the River and the beautiful back yard garden is full of gorgeous flowers, perfume trees, iguanas, hummingbirds and the occasional sloth in the trees as well as countless songbirds and even the legendary toucans… all accompanied by the peaceful sound of the little river laughing over it’s bed of small rocks. And yet it is only 100 feet from the liquor store, 200 from grocery stores and the park in the center of town!

Here are other key points which make The Riverbank unique:

• Designed and equipped using our years of experience providing rentals to tens of thousands of intelligent and selective vacationers, people just like you!

• Flexible, tiered pricing makes The Riverbank and The Riverbank II equally accessible for anywhere from 1 to 11 people.

• Large and spacious, cathedral ceilings, large bedrooms with new, posteurpedic, pillow-top mattresses.
• Queen-sized beds, Full-sized beds, unique custom designed bunk beds and a convertible couch, (a full mattress is available to put on top of the couch if you wish,) sleep up to 11 people comfortably.

• Huge windows, amazing volcano views. (All the pictures in the listing were taken personally by me with nothing more than a cheap hand held camera.)

• Powerful air conditioners with remote controls and timers, fans too.

• High speed, secure, wireless internet access plus Cable TV including English channels.

• LITERALLY a one minute walk to all of the amenities that you could want including several supermarkets, the liquor store, two churches, the central square/park, countless souvenir shops and an impressively wide array of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

• Lovely balcony, see pictures for examples of the views. Guests have spent hours there every day, staring at the impressive bulk of the volcano and watching the birds and the people go by.

• Custom cabinetry and Italian tile.

• Fully equipped kitchens for those who want to cook.

• Ready access to the Friday Farmer’s Market and other fruit/vegetable stands for fresh farm produce.

• Tranquil setting with lovely yard and garden full of tropical flowers, hummingbirds, toucans, iguanas, flowering vines and trees.

• Ideally located for pickups by tour/activity companies. We can book all of your tours at a discount including; horseback riding, zip lining, canyoning, hot springs, ATV’s, caving, butterfly gardens, hanging bridges, kayaking/cruising/fishing on Lake Arenal, the area’s innumerable hikes and even early morning hot air ballooning over Arenal.

Our first priority in designing The Riverbank I and II was to make you comfortable and give you great value at a great price; you get a LOT more here than you would at a hotel room and for a lower price. Your comfort and the value of your experience come first!

Our second priority was to do all of this in accordance with sustainable tourism principles that give back to the community. For instance:
• Giving back to the local community. 10% of every rental fee collected is donated to the Hogarcito, the local child rescue centre. Opportunities to visit the Hogarcito and play with the kids are easily arranged and very enjoyable. We can also provide you with assistance should you wish to make your own donations.

• Dedicated to reducing impact on environment via recycling, reusing products, (see pictures of our uniquely beautiful reclaimed, hand-painted refrigerator,) and reducing consumption in ways such as purchasing more expensive air conditioners which run on less electricity and have timers so that one doesn’t need to run them all day in order to return to a cool place etc.

• Supporting local economy by hiring local artists, carpenters, furniture makers and other artisans.

• Building to last using local materials; there are no cheap, throwaway goods or furniture at The Riverbank or The Riverbank 2! Instead you will find furniture designed by us and built from local woods by local artisenal craftsmen.

• Unique, original paintings crafted by local artists commissioned by us for your enjoyment.

• Participating in efforts to preserve local culture by supporting and promoting the local Indian culture. Contact us for details.

• Investing ourselves into the project. For instance our two-month project of building hand-made furniture using rare, reclaimed Black Laurel.

Staying at The Riverbank 1 and 2 is the smart decision for comfortable, convenient and conscientious travel! Come have the best vacation of your life at a great price in complete comfort, knowing that just by being here you are supporting excellent, worthwhile efforts in sustainable tourism too! Welcome to your home away from home.


Nightly Rate
Jan 5 – Apr 30

High Season

2 night minimum stay

$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests

May 1 – Jun 30

Green Season

2 night minimum stay

$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests

Jul 1 – Aug 31

Summer Rate

2 night minimum stay

$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests

Sept 1 – Nov 30

Green Season

2 night minimum stay

$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests

Dec 1 – Dec 14

High Season

2 night minimum stay

$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests

Dec 15 – Jan 4

Holiday Rate

3 night minimum stay

$20 per person per night for more than 2 guests


Hotel Tax 13% of rent

Damage Deposit $200

Stays of one night are possible, however a cleaning fee of $30 will be required

One block from park in town center


Master bedroom – Queen size bed

Second bedroom – Full size bed with single top bunk

Futon with double mattress