Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Costa Rica

  • The only lodge in Arenal National Park.
  • Magnificent vistas from this hillside location.
  • 11 kms of walking trails through the property.
  • Over 360 birds recorded in the lodge surrounds.

Open: Arenal Observatory Lodge is open all year round.

Location: This is the closest accommodation to the Arenal Volcano at 3 kms, and it is about 20 minutes drive from La Fortuna.

Rooms: There are 48 rooms in total across different categories. All are comfortable with en-suite facilities. Some are located in the main building and others in the grounds, surrounded by lush gardens.

Activities: There is plenty on offer here both in the lodge grounds and in the national park. This includes guided nature walks, bird watching in the hotel gardens, hiking, take the canopy tour which consists of 12 platforms and 10 zip lines, climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting and fishing. You can take a tour of a local coffee plantation or relax in thermal springs.

Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant and terrace, a friendly bar, swimming pool and Jacuzzi and a spa where you can obtain relaxing massages and body wraps. The gardens are extensive and there is a private rainforest with 11kms of walking trails. There is a computer and WiFi available in the reception area.

Dining: Meals are served at individual tables in the restaurant or on the deck.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome at Arenal Kioro.

Health: Costa Rica has only a low risk of malaria.

Communication: There is WiFi internet access and a computer available at reception.

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Client Rating for Costa Rica 5/5 from 216 reviews

We picked the hotel because the birding was good there and so it proved. Staff were friendly, the rooms were good and the wildlife excellent. We particularly liked the deck overlooking the bird feeders.

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