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Arenal Observatory Lodge Costa Rica

Arenal Observatory Lodge Costa Rica

Rooms and Rates

Notes about this Hotel:
- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is not included.
- Rates include Full buffet breakfast and a complimentary guided morning hike along the property trails.

Hotel Description

Arenal Observatory Lodge Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers visitors adventure, wildlife, flora and fauna. And here, in La Fortuna de San Carlos, the Arenal Observatory Lodge Costa Rica offers you a wonderful vacation. You can enjoy this special time with friends, family, or with that special person in your life. You will have a once in a lifetime experience to take with you and share with everyone at home. The lodge used to be a volcano observatory facility for the Smithsonian institution, and now it opens its doors to anyone wishing to view this active colossus. Arenal Observatory Lodge is set on a mountain ridge by the famous and active Arenal Volcano. After 400 years of being dormant, the Arenal Volcano woke up and erupted in 1968. The volcano has been active ever since, and you can get amazing views from the lodge. This lodge in La Fortuna, is surrounded by beautiful scenery, with primary and secondary forests all around, offering the best atmosphere for a time away from all the hassle of everyday life.

Arenal Observatory Lodge Costa Rica

This lodge offers 37 rooms in a four-building spread, located 870 acres of private forest. Five of these rooms are fully equipped for disabled travelers, and most of the rooms have a stunning view of the active Arenal Volcano. All of the rooms are surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens with colorful flowers and plants to attract the wildlife. You can walk through trails, relax under the dappled shade of the trees or sit and appreciate the sights and sounds of an active volcano. This Lodge sits in a private nature reserve in the heart of one of Costa Rica's numerous natural areas. It is the rich volcanic soil that supports the primary and secondary rainforests. Waterfalls and crystalline rivers offer sparkling jungle refreshment. A well trimmed and carefully marked trail system traverses the property and provides easy access to the breathtaking scenery and natural beauty of this volcano lodge.

If you follow one of the hiking trails from the lodge, you can find the extinct Chato Volcano crater under its enchanting emerald lagoon. You can also visit the Arenal Lake which is the largest in Costa Rica and one of the best for world class sport fishing, and go for a visit to the town of La Fortuna where you’ll be able to experience life with the locals, who still maintain many of the Costa Rican traditions alive. Visit this beautiful hotel and get the best of the forest, volcanoes, lakes and waterfalls in one natural place.

 
 

Location and Driving Directions

The Arenal Observatory Lodge is located in La Fortuna, San Carlos. It takes around 3 1/2 hours to get to the Lodge from San Jose. Near the area you will find the famous and active Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, Cerro Chato, and Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve. If you are driving from Juan Santamria International Airport or San Jose, take the Inter American Highway towards San Ramon, where you head into the hills, passing La Tigra, on the way to La Fortuna. Once you reach La Fortuna, continue towards Tabacon and Arenal National Park. Just before reaching Lake Arenal you will come to a marked turn-off for the National Park entrance.

Arenal Observatory Lodge Costa Rica