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Surrounded by 860 private acres of tropical rainforest and featuring an on-site lake, a swimming pool, a sun terrace and games room, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is located within the Arenal Conservation Area, only 1.7 mi from the Arenal Volcano.

The rooms at this lodge feature tropical décor with wood finishes and are equipped with ceiling fan, safety box and a furnished terrace with views of the garden and the Arenal Volcano. The bathrooms are private and have showers.

The on-site restaurant serves international and local food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there is also a bar. A guided morning walk and the breakfast buffet is included for all guests.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa also features an on-site bird sanctuary that has around 500 different species of birds; other recommended activities include tours of Arenal Volcano's lava flows, exploring the several nearby waterfalls, or climbing the 100 feet. (100 feet.) wildlife observation tower, The Nest. Arenal Lake is an excellent site to practice sports fishing. There are also 6.8 mi of walking trails throughout the property, or guests can just relax in the hot tub or have a massage in the spa.

The property is 5.6 mi from the hot springs at Tabacon River and 14 mi from La Fortuna Village. The Daniel Oduber International Airport is 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 11, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking


Availability

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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • Are there other restaurant options available nearby? What is the distance between hotel and downtown?
    The closest restaurants are locosted on the way to la Fortuna about 30minutes drive from the hotel
    Answered on October 20, 2019
  • Las habitaciones no tienen aire acondicionado?
    las habitaciones cuentan con abanicos de techo
    Answered on January 11, 2021
  • Are there hot springs on the property?
    Hello, no we dont have hotsping in the property. We do have a hot tub and lots of trails to enjoy wildlife and nature.
    Answered on September 11, 2021
  • Can we request just one bed in the room instead of two?
    Hello !!! yes, you can request a room with one king bed ....
    Answered on April 7, 2021
  • Is the shuttle from the international airport to the hotel free?
    Hello!!! The cost for a transfer service from San Jose or Liberia internaional airport to Arenal Observatory lodge & Spa is US$190 for a one way tra...
    Answered on April 3, 2021
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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1 Restaurant On Site

    El Jilguero

    Food: Local

Amenities of Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Secure parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Curfew

The entrance to the property is closed between 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the road to reach this lodge is not in optimal conditions. Guests can rent a 4x4 vehicle to reach the property.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is 5 miles from the center of Fortuna.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • À la carte

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa has 1 restaurant:

    • El Jilguero

  • The prices at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa on this page.

  • Room options at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa include:

    • Double
    • Villa

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 3h 30min

  • Check-in at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Body wrap
    • Swimming pool
    • Body treatments
    • Walking tours
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Happy hour
    • Beauty services
    • Spa facilities
    • Body scrub
    • Full-body massage
    • Horseback riding
    • Facial treatments