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My family and I (including 4 teenagers) were supposed to sleep 4 nights there but finally stayed 2 additional nights. We really liked it. The place is perfectly located (gorgeous views to the volcano and Arenal lake) and the staff is very kind and helpful....More
We stayed here last year during our 3 week trip and we really had a fantastic time. The people were really caring and the overall crowed here was really nice. They arranged trip for us and always cared about the customers needs.
The rooms are...More
We have come to this Boutique hostel without a reservation and that was a mistake. Place was only available for one night, but we booked anyway. They have the most amazing view on Arenal from this place and the chef cooking dinners there is one...More
A very nice place to stay with fantastic staff. The view is awesome.
It will be easier to go with a 4x4 but otherwise shuttles and taxis can be used pretty easily too.
Staff will help you to enjoy your vacation in the area with...More
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US$33 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.