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

  • ✓ 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 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.

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


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

Room Amenities

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


Laptop safe


Terrace, View, Mountain view

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

Room Amenities

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


Laptop safe


View, Terrace, Garden view

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

Food & Drink

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

Common areas

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


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


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


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

Cleaning services

Daily maid service, Ironing service, Laundry,

Front-desk/reception area services

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

Pools and wellness

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


Gift shop,

Business facilities


Entertainment and children services

Children television networks, Board games/puzzles,


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 06:00 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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Contact methods

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Free parking
Private parking

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
Breakfast options


Table tennis
Horse riding

Cleaning services

Ironing service
Daily maid service


Internet services
Free WiFi

Front-desk/reception area services

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

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
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

Entertainment and children services

Board games/puzzles
Children television networks

Overall room rating

    support / service

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