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Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“organic farm”(26 reviews)
“other guests”(20 reviews)
“private bathroom”(13 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this is one of the most special places i have been to in costa rica. insteed of staying in la fortuna which is just a regular place you can stay in this beautiful farm in tbe most calm beautiful village of el castillio just above...More

Thank Yaara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Essence Arenal! The food in the restaurant was so good and very reasonably priced! The room was small but we had extra bunk beds to put our luggage on. The bed was comfortable and it was soothing to listen to...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed the for our 2 first nights in Costa Rica. We slept in the deluxe tents and it was splendid, the balcony has a "private view to the nature" Breakfast (not included unfortunately) was good! A good introduction to Costa Rica Pura vida

Thank 599raphaelv
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We enjoyed our 3 nights up in Essence Arenal - the tranquillity of the location suited us much better than the hustle and bustle of La Fortuna, although on the taxi ride up there we did wonder quite where we were heading! Being higher up...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in this place that felt like an oasis of tranquility and nature after driving through commercialized la Fortuna. Brilliant location, stunning view of lake Arenal and of the volcanoes if you're lucky enough to get the clouds cleared (which we were...More

Thank Holger W
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Brittany F
14 April 2017|
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Dear Brittany, Sorry for not reply your question. We din´t see the email at the right time. apology for any inconvenience Best regards, Jairo Lopez.
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Brittany F
14 April 2017|
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Response from ZaMartin | Reviewed this property |
Take the 142 west from La Fortuna. Take a left to enter Arenal Volcano National Park, which is well marked. Follow the signs to Essence. You will go through the tiny town of El Castillo. Keep going. When you think... More
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Response from gary g | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said you will need a car. I wouldn't exactly say you need a high clearance auto but it wouldn't hurt.
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