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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

24 Km Oeste De La Fortuna De San Carlos, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica 21007

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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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Lynn Couples
United States of America, January 27, 2016
A beautiful facility in a...

The Arenal Observatory Lodge was a beautiful facility so very close to the Arenal Volcano. It was a perfect place to stay with guided trails available on the premises and near by. One could also ...
Gerhard Couples
Canada, January 24, 2016
Good lodge, but you need...

View, cleanliness. location
Joannes Couples
Netherlands, January 18, 2016
Splendid location, a bit outdated...

The environment, the view from the rooms in the senior suites The guide for the free morning trip Bird watching Howler monkeys
Dina Couples
United States of America, January 18, 2016
Not good for the money...

Trail access, customer service
Anonymous Groups
United States of America, January 16, 2016
Loved it!

Views staff and accommodations were amazing
Sarah Couples
Canada, January 13, 2016
Good stay

Great staff. However the location was very far from town and without a car it was costly doing tours as they charged extra to pick you up at the lodge due to the location. The grounds were very nice ...
Michel Couples
France, January 12, 2016

Decent restaurant with well trained staff Ideally located for the cerro chato hike
Dagmar Solo travelers
United States of America, January 10, 2016
Fabulous Top-Notch Lodge with all...

Location is great. Service is wonderful. Beautiful views and the facilities are wonderful. Very good price for what you get.
Renee Solo travelers
United States of America, January 10, 2016
Beautiful, thank you!

The hotel is in a beautiful place, directly at the bottom of the volcano. The hiking around the grounds is amazing. There are many animals and insects to observe. The people who work there, especially...
Sander Couples
Netherlands, January 09, 2016
Nice but tourist trap

Nice situated lodge with hiking trails around. Good view on vulcano and Arenal lake.

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