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Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

It was such a treat to stay at Arenal Oasis Lodge. Their bungalows are in the middle of a reserve and it feels like you have your own little jungle retreat. The bungalows are lovely and I was actually pleasantly surprised by their quality. They have no air con but that didn't bother us. The staff are fab but a...

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Arenal Oasis was very cozy and quiet, we had no neighbors. The cabin is lovely and the shower had lots of hot water. The Frog tour at night is right on the grounds and is 2 hours long and our guide was very knowledgeable. We saw lots of frogs, large spiders, night birds, moths, lizards and other fascinating insects. Our...

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Basic accommodation although clean and adequate. The restaurant is in a small clearing in the forest so attracts biting insects. However it was pleasant to watch beautiful birds come and feed on the fruit put out for them. Restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful. The wildlife reserve was interesting and we enjoyed walk around the foot of the volcano...

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Jose Andres B, Gerente at Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Sheila C, Thank you very much for taking the time to tell your story during your stay with us. Indeed been in the middle of the forest, it´s part of the adventure of being in the wild at Arenal Oasis. We are actually finishing 2 more cabins and soon we are going to share with all of you...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We made the night walk tour with our guide Isaac and it was absolutely fantastic. See lot of frogs with wonderful colors. Isaac had a lot of knowledge about the flora and fauna so we learnt so much with him. Definitely the highlight of our trip. Thanks again guys. Seb

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Grasse, France
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Arenal Oasis is perfectly named - a little oasis of rainforest that has escaped the land clearing which has happened all around it. We can't say enough good things about this place and the lovely people who work there. We echo all the very positive comments made by previous reviewers. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Accommodations were great and breakfasts were excellent. We stayed six days in June and enjoyed using as a base for Arenal/La Fortuna activities. Staff was very friendly, especially Daniel at breakfast. The only cons we found was that the shower had an usually awkward high step to get into(maybe it was only intended to be a bath originally?) and the...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely, family run venue in the middle of the jungle. Only 8 bungalows, so if you are looking for loads of amenities, you should look elsewhere. Monkeys, crazy frogs, leafcutter ants and beautiful plants are all on the sprawling property. Breakfast is made to order and served in open air structure surrounded by birds who come for left out fruit....

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The whole accomodation was perfect! The staff was very friendly and the lodges were in the middle of the forest, but still very luxiuous (we even had a bath tub!). The restaurant at the hotel is very good and the staff was extremely nice. Do the frog watching tour. That was by far the best tour we did in Costa...

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice rustic cabin with great decor, fridge,comfortable bed, big corner bath with shower, no a/c but had a centre ceiling fan which sufficed. Wifi at reception and restaurant. The cabin is set in the woods surrounded by wildlife and has a porch with rocking chair. Done the night frog walk just after arriving which was brilliant then went straight...

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Sesattle, WA
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is owned by a local family. We try to support locals when we visit towns. This place is very clean, very kind and helpful staff, breakfast is really good. The night tour is a must. I took some great photos of many birds on property. Even saw the mating ritual of the white collared manakin. This is a smaller...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This wonderful place is the results of several years of conservation, allowing to a different species of animal a new home; at the beginning of the 80's was a big cattle field and now it is a paradise for Sloths, Mexican Anteater, Gray Fox, Ocelots, howler Monkeys, Toucans, Manakines, Hummingbirds, Turkeys, Tree Frogs, Glass Frogs and Poison Dart Frogs, Snakes, Lizards and much more...Accomplishing this rich natural environment, the Rojas Bonilla family created some cabins out in the woods, restaurant and one thematic trail of a several stations all along the refuge, where the visitors get a speech about natural history of the species. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

Address: PO Box 21, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $105 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Arenal Oasis Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“Room 11 had a lovely yellow warbler outside that enterained us from the balcony ! It was quiet as it was at the top of the drive.”
Philimp, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had cabins 10 & 11. Both new.”
360barry, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“These are individual cabins.”
narmadhas880, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“far back, tucked away”
Tisha15, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Go to breakfast early to get a good place”
GerhardS62, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
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