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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

24 Km Oeste De La Fortuna De San Carlos, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica 21007 (Show on map)

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Features of Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • car hire
  • dry cleaning
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • fishing
  • games room
  • garden
  • horse riding
  • hot spring bath
  • hot tub
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • spa
  • table tennis
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms


  • car park

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Hotel Description
Surrounded by 860 private acres of tropical rainforest and featuring an on-site lake, a swimming poo...see more Surrounded by 860 private acres of tropical rainforest and featuring an on-site lake, a swimming pool, a sun terrace and games room, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is located within the Arenal Conservation Area, only 2.7 km from the Arenal Volcano. The rooms at this lodge feature tropical décor with wood finishes and are equipped with ceiling fan, safety box and a furnished terrace with views of the garden and the Arenal Volcano. The bathrooms are private and have shower. The on-site restaurant serves international and local food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there is also a bar. The breakfast is included for all guests. Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa also features an on-site bird sanctuary that has around 400 different species of birds; other recommended activities include tours to the Arenal Volcano, hikes to the waterfall or exploring Cerro Chato, the extinct volcano that now has a lake in its crater. Arenal Lake is an excellent site to practice sports fishing. There are also 11 km of walking trails throughout the property, or guests can just relax in the hot tub or have a massage in the spa. The property is 9 km from the hot springs at Tabacon River and 22 km from La Fortuna Village. The Daniel Oduber International Airport is 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive away.
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J Groups
United States of America, October 22, 2015
Fantastic - can't wait to...

The property was beautiful and had fantastic views. There was a lot to do there and is perfect for an outdoorsy vacation. Karla was amazing in her recommendations and help.
Anonymous Couples
Canada, October 20, 2015
Mark Couples
Netherlands, October 20, 2015
Relaxed stay @ Arenal

The location is inside the Arenal park (a 4x4 is not needed, but extremely comfortable to reach the hotel). The rooms are very clean and spacious. From the balcony you can see the volcano during ...
Bonnie Couples
United States of America, October 20, 2015
Great view, tons of animals...

The view of the volcano was amazing and the staff was wonderful. Our tour guide was very talented at spotting animals out for us!!
Shani Groups
Israel, October 02, 2015
Very good
Lucia Groups
Spain, September 18, 2015
Nice view, bad tours and...

The views of the volcano, the room and the staff in the restaurant, the breakfast was also very good
Gerard Groups
Switzerland, September 16, 2015
Paul Families with older children
United States of America, September 15, 2015
Evgeniya Couples
United States of America, September 11, 2015
Worth the money spent

Amazing location, property, beds facing the volcano, star sky at night, happy hour at the bar facing both the volcano and the lake, free morning hike.
Maria Couples
Spain, September 09, 2015
Very good

Inside the Volcan Arenal National Park.

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