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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

  • 24 km Oeste de la fortuna de San Carlos, 21007 El Castillo de La Fortuna, Costa Rica - View on map
4.5 /5
Hotel type: Guest accommodation
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Hotel themes – Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

  • In high demand!
  • ✓ Mountains
  • ✓ Countryside
  • ✓ Nature / wildlife

Quick description

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 showers.

The on-site restaurant serves international and local food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there is also a bar. A guided morning walk and the breakfast buffet is included for all guests.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa also features an on-site bird sanctuary that has around 500 different species of birds; other recommended activities include tours of Arenal Volcano's lava flows, exploring the several nearby waterfalls, or climbing the 28 m. (92 ft.) wildlife observation tower, The Nest. 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.

Rooms: 36

Important information

Please note that the road to reach this lodge is not in optimal conditions. Some guests may prefer to rent a 4x4 vehicle to reach the property. Please inform Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

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Double Room with Two Double Beds with Mountain View

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee Maker


Toilet, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Bath or Shower, Shower, Bathroom, Toilet paper

Room Amenities

Safety Deposit Box, Tile/Marble floor, Fan, Wardrobe/Closet


Laptop safe


Mountain view, View, Terrace

This room features a ceiling fan, a safe and a furnished terrace with views of the Arenal Volcano. The bathroom is private and has a shower. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the hotel.

Queen Room with Two Queen Beds with Garden View

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee Maker


Toilet, Shower, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Bath or Shower, Toilet paper, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Safety Deposit Box, Fan, Wardrobe/Closet, Tile/Marble floor


Laptop safe


View, Garden view, Terrace

This room features a ceiling fan, a safe and a furnished terrace with views of the gardens. The bathroom is private and has a shower. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the hotel.

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa


Hiking, Cycling, Table tennis, Fishing, Billiards, Horse riding, Canoeing

Food & Drink

Restaurant, Packed lunches, Vending machine (drinks), Chocolate or cookies, Kid meals, Restaurant (à la carte), Wine/champagne, Bar, Restaurant (buffet), Fruits, Vending machine (snacks), Bottle of water, Special diet menus (on request)

Pools and wellness

Beauty Services, Pool/beach towels, Full body massage, Body Treatments, Outdoor pool, Massage, Manicure, Body scrub, Outdoor pool (all year), Facial treatments, Spa Facilities, Kids' pool, Pool with view, Sun loungers or beach chairs, Body wrap, Foot massage, Hot spring bath, Swimming pool, Neck massage, Hand massage, Spa and wellness centre, Head massage, Back massage, Pedicure, Hot tub/jacuzzi


Airport shuttle, Secured parking, Airport pick up, Airport drop off, Shuttle service, Accessible parking, Bicycle rental (additional charge), Airport shuttle (additional charge), Car hire, Shuttle service (additional charge)

Front-desk/reception area services

Express check-in/check-out, Safety deposit box, Tour desk

Common areas

Outdoor furniture, Sun terrace, Shared lounge/TV area, Games room, Library, Terrace, Garden

Entertainment and children services

Board games/puzzles, Kids' outdoor play equipment, Children's playground, Children television networks

Cleaning services

Laundry, Daily maid service, Ironing service

Business facilities



Shops (on site), Gift shop


Non-smoking throughout, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Facilities for disabled guests


Free WiFi! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.


Free parking! Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).

Policies of Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa


From 15:00 Until 21:00 hours


From 07:00 Until 12:00 hours

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

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Table tennis
Horse riding

Food & Drink

Packed lunches
Restaurant (à la carte)
Restaurant (buffet)
Special diet menus (on request)
Vending machine (drinks)
Vending machine (snacks)
Kid meals
Bottle of water
Chocolate or cookies

Pools and wellness

Spa and wellness centre
Hot tub/jacuzzi
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool (all year)
Hot spring bath
Pool with view
Pool/beach towels
Sun loungers or beach chairs
Beauty Services
Facial treatments
Body Treatments
Body scrub
Body wrap
Spa Facilities
Back massage
Neck massage
Foot massage
Head massage
Hand massage
Full body massage
Kids\' pool
Swimming pool

Front-desk/reception area services

Express check-in/check-out
Safety deposit box
Tour desk

Entertainment and children services

Children\'s playground
Board games/puzzles
Kids\' outdoor play equipment
Children television networks

Cleaning services

Ironing service
Daily maid service

Overall room rating

    support / service

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