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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
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#3 in Costa Rica

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

22 km Oeste de la Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
+506 2290 7011   Official website

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rate per night

9.2

Excellent
based on 897 reviews
Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa - La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Good to know

Distance to city center 4.9 mi
Location rating 8.6
Nearest Airport San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Distance to airport 45.6 mi

Rooms

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Double Rooms

$185+

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Double bed
$185 per night

Queen Rooms

$135+

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$157 per night

Superior Rooms

$174+

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$180 per night
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Standard Rooms

$127+

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Reviews

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arenal volcano in 136 reviews
beautiful setting in 17 reviews
birds and wildlife in 64 reviews
bit disappointing in 34 reviews
costa rica in 18 reviews
flora and fauna in 11 reviews
good restaurant in 59 reviews
great location in 135 reviews
great view in 124 reviews
helpful staff in 90 reviews
hiking trails in 76 reviews
horseback ride in 15 reviews
hotel were amazing in 50 reviews
la fortuna in 19 reviews
national park in 27 reviews
nice pool in 36 reviews
saw monkeys in 18 reviews
view of arenal in 53 reviews
  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10.0

    Our guide Christian was amazing. We did 2 trips with him. The view of the volcano and the animals was amazing.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    - Large, spacious and clean rooms - Beautiful view from room - Awesome sunset view over lake from the restaurant deck and bar - Excellent birding opportunities - Great breakfast - Lots of nature trails - Colorful frogs at the frog pond - Highly recommend for nature lovers

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    8.8

    Epic view from the restaurant to see the volcano!

    The breakfast could have included more green vegetables.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. They helped us organize tours and transportation. One staff member went above and beyond to make sure we were able to join our tour after a miscommunication. The grounds are beautiful! There are trails on the property that make for an amazing independent hike. I really enjoyed my stay here!

    Our stay was great!

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    Location

    Perhaps another restaurant to choose from.

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About

Overview

Located in La Fortuna, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Lake Arenal. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator (lift). A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.2 Excellent

based on 897 reviews

9.6

Wellness

8.9

Service

8.3

Room

5.8

WiFi

Things to Know

  • Clean rooms
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Great view
  • Wonderful sightseeing

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
Car rental
Internet
Gift shop
Bicycle rental
Game room
Spa
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free parking
Playground
Pool table
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Hiking
Massage
Library
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Child pool
Pets not allowed
Elevator
Laundry service
Hairdryer

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Mount Chato 1.5 mi
  • Arenal Volcano National Park 1.9 mi
  • La Fortuna Waterfall 2.8 mi
  • Butterfly Conservatory 3.1 mi
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park 3.5 mi
  • Baldi Hot Springs 3.8 mi

Getting Around

La Fortuna 9.1 mi
San José Juan Santamaria Intl 45.6 mi