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It was certainly a challenging drive, arriving in the dark after a long flight from the UK, but what a treat to wake up there. Beautiful views of the volcano and the lake, surrounded by trees, with wildlife everywhere you looked. Really enjoyed the guided...More
1 Thank Vicky Q
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded yesterday
Hello Vicky Q.,
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to read you enjoyed everything about your stay. We also really like your idea about the wildlife sighting board :D This seems like a great way to share...More
We spent three nights at the Arenal Obseratory Lodge and Spa and, unfortunately it poured rain during most of our stay, but we did still get the opportunity to get out and do a few things in the area. The rooms are nice, clean, and...More
1 Thank IndyAdventureGirl
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 4 weeks ago
Wow! Thank you so much for leaving such a detailed review about your recent stay with us. We largely rely on word of mouth, and reviews such as yours, to spread the word about our lodge. We deeply appreciate you taking the time...More
We took the shared shuttle ($8 pp each way)with Arturo from Cristian store #1 and bought daily use passes ($10 pp) to hike all day. The road to the lodge is rough and pockmarked so I was glad to let an expert (Arturo or his...More
We just arrived this evening. The drive up to the lodge was breathtaking. The views of the volcano were impressive. The staff is gracious and generous. The property is spotless and maintained to the highest standards I have ever seen. With no phones or televisions...More
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 3 days ago
Wow! Thank you so much for your review. It brings us great joy to read your comments and we are delighted to hear that your stay exceeded the expectations. We hope you will remeber us should you decide to reutrn to Costa Rica...More
Came for the volcano and fell in love with the trails. The free guided trial to the waterfall is a must.
You'll spot howler monkeys and all types of birds on the trek. The trail is easy... 4 and 5 year old kids were in...More
Thank Keesha P
Response from Austin G, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Observatory Lodge & SpaResponded 5 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review and some constructive comments regarding your recent stay at our lodge. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your wife during our climb up The Nest and Fred appreciated you...More
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Province of Alajuela >
Arenal Volcano National Park >
La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos ,
Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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You do not have to cross a hanging bridge to get to the waterfall. There are three different ways to reach the waterfall, only one of which requires crossing a hanging bridge. However, you will have to go... More
You do not have to cross a hanging bridge to get to the waterfall. There are three different ways to reach the waterfall, only one of which requires crossing a hanging bridge. However, you will have to go down a moderately large set of stairs (~80) to get down to the viewpoint.