• Observatory Junior Suite

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Balcony, Private bathroom, TV, Volcano view


    Bed size:2 King size beds

  • Observatory Standard

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Balcony, Lake View, Minibar, Private bathroom, TV, Volcano view


    Bed size:2 Queen size beds

  • Smithsonian

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Balcony, Coffee Maker, Lake View, Minibar, Private bathroom, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Volcano view, WiFi


    Bed size:2 Queen size beds


Arenal Observatory Lodge is one of the closest hotels to the Arenal Volcano. The view to this colossal is impressive. You will defiantly be impressed when you enter your room, the sense of peace and tranquility can be felt in every corner. On a clear night you will have the chance to awe at the incredible lava show that the Volcano shares with everyone. You will see the large boulders emerge from the Volcano cone, leaving behind a glow of lava and at the same time your heart will beat with every breath and rumble that the Volcano makes. The mere opportunity of being able to witness such a spectacular show put on by Mother Nature is a Blessing in itself.

You wake to the chirps and singing of small birds, breathing in the sweetness of the Rainforest will rejuvenate you in a most remarkable way. The hotels gardens are full of bright flowers that attract a variety of birds and butterflies. The flora and fauna that surround the hotel, the untouched forest that is full of life and the Volcano that never seams to rest, all brought together in one place to guarantee its guest a balanced feeling of adrenaline, admiration and a sense of inner peace.

The restaurant boasts an incredible view to Arenal Lake and the volcano, again keeping you in balance with your surroundings. A swimming pool in the middle of the rainforest, a Jacuzzi that melts you into your surroundings and natural hiking trails for those wanting to emerge themselves even closer to nature. All of this in one place, one hotel that offers so much excitement yet in a peaceful and harmonious way.

Observatory Lodge Arenal is a Mountain hotel offering its guest 48 rooms to choose from. Divided into 4 building, yet all surrounded by the rainforest and beautifully manicured gardens with full view to the Volcano, allowing all its guest the opportunity to enjoy their experience with the Colossal “Arenal Volcano”.

Make sure to keep your camera handy, as the view is spectacular. Keep your eye out for Howler monkeys, as they live in abundance in the trees along the road towards the hotel.

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  • Air Condition
  • Balcony
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lake View
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Volcano view
  • WiFi

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La Fortuna

La Fortuna

La Fortuna’s history is intimately connected with the Arenal Volcano. When the volcano violently erupted on the morning of July 29th, 1968, it spewed ash, rocks and gas for three consecutive days. As the smoke cleared, the villages of Tabacon, Pueblo Nuevo, and San Luis were found buried under the debris, with 87 people dead. Out of this tragedy, La Fortuna (The Fortune) was born as the central town in the Arenal Volcano area.
La Fortuna is situated 16 miles (26 km) from Ciudad Quesada and 75 miles (120 km) from San José. The drive from San José takes around 2.5 to 3 hours. There are, however, several side trips along the way that are worth exploring, including the Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens (see our Driving Map to Arenal). Within La Fortuna there are many hotels to choose from, most of which are conveniently located near restaurants, internet cafes and the town center. The hotels that are outside of the town’s boundaries are more expensive, but they offer great volcano views and more amenities than those near the center of town. La Fortuna has a number of good restaurants and bars, as well as banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, gift shops and more.
The La Fortuna and Arenal area has a wide range of activities, including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, hiking, canopy tours, cave explorations, and more. Visitors will sure enjoy relaxing at the La Fortuna Waterfall or at the area’s various hot springs. Arenal is the adventure center of Costa Rica, and as such it’s difficult to get the full experience in less than three days.

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