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My husband and I stayed there for two nights and didn't want to leave. They were all super friendly and Kelly gave us great advice for exploring the area. The best part was the food. You get home from a day of hikes and hot...More
We had a great 3-day stay at Essence. The top 3 features are: great location to view Arenal (from the swimming pool...), delicious dinners in a friendly atmosphere, very helpful staff for organising outings. However beware: do not choose the tiny bedroom (unless there's no...More
We stayed at Kelly's place at the end of June, searching for a different kind of family vacation with teenagers. We were two families of 9 people, but Kelly managed to find place for us at very short notice. The rooms were basic, also the...More
We spent two nights at the Essence Arenal, stopping over on our way from San José to Monteverde. Though it's a little bumpy to drive the last eight or so kilometers on a tough rough-road you'll be rewarded with a a wonderful location, extremely friendly...More
We stayed 4 nights in July and enjoyed it very much. We had a private room with private bath which had lovely views of the volcano from the sitting area in front. The only downside was that the room was right next to the kitchen/dining...More
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
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 you've gone too far, and the road is in terrible shape, keep going. It's on the right and well marked.