Northern Zone - Arenal Volcano
Arenal Observatory Lodge

Considered one of the best places to stay in the Arenal area, the historic Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers 48 comfortable hotel rooms in various buildings spread over the property, and two unique Costa Rican vacation home rentals. Five rooms are fully equipped for disabled travelers, with rooms, bathrooms, hallways, parking areas, and even the new swimming pool designed accordingly. Enjoy delicious meals in our lodge restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for gazing at the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, and a huge observation deck just outside. Our Observatory Spa will help you relax with massages and other body therapies.

We are a sustainable eco-lodge with a rating of Four Leaves in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program (CST) by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. Additionally, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa consistently wins TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award every year and is a proud member of its Green Leaders program.



Rooms

Junior suite

Security Box - A small living room - Coffee maker - Small refrigerator

 

Smithsonian

Terrace - Coffee maker - Safety box - Five rooms are fully equipped for disabled people and wheelchair access.

 

Standard

Coffee maker - Safe deposit box - Sitting chairs and a writing table



Food

El Jilguero, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking at Arenal Volcano, and panoramic views of Arenal Lake. Restaurant doors open to the wide viewpoint deck just outside, giving you a completely unobstructed view of the towering volcano and the rainforest leading down to the picturesque lake.



Features

Arenal Observatory Lodge boasts an 11-kilometer (7-mile) network of well-marked and maintained trails where 800-meter (0.5 mile) are paved and allow universal access. Additionally, the hotel offers a restaurant with International cuisine, a spa, laundry service, pool and jacuzzi, free tour every morning, transportation services, parking, rooms specially designed for physically challenged guests, spacious reception area & lobby living room with a guest computer for internet access, cable TV, phone cabin for local and international calls, souvenir shop, and a tour desk.

 

A List of Birds at Arenal Observatory Lodge and the surrounding area is available at Hotel Reception, Arenal Observatory Museum about the history of Arenal and Private gated entrance and 24-hour security. 



Tours & Activities

The visitor can enjoy bird watching and self-guided walks through the different trails in the hotel’s property like the Waterfall Trail, Saino (Peccary) Trail, La Hormiga (Ant) Trail, River Trail and Los Cangrejos (Crabs) Trail.

They can join the Morning Walk that takes them to hanging bridges, tropical gardens, primary and secondary rainforest, the pool and the Jacuzzi are available for a relaxing afternoon and a natural Frog Pond was built for the visitor can see different frog species.

Dates Room Meals Rates
      Sgl Dbl Tpl
From: 01 DEC 18 To: 30 APR 19
Jr. Suite B $210 $210 $229
Smithsonian B $187 $187 $206
Standard

B

$159 $159 $178
From: 01 MAY 19 To: 30 NOV 19
Jr. Suite B $177 $177 $193
Smithsonian B $161 $161 $183
Standard

B

$136 $136 $154
From: 01 DEC 19 To: 30 APR 20
Jr. Suite B $222 $222 $242
Smithsonian B $196 $196 $215
Standard

B

$166 $166 $186
From: 01 MAY 20 To: 30 NOV 20
Jr. Suite B $187 $187 $203
Smithsonian B $168 $168 $191
Standard

B

$142 $142 $161

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

Rates includes: A free guided morning walk in the property

Children under 8 years receive free lodging if sharing room with parents (if do not require an extra bed). Children over 8 years old pay as adult.

 

Max occupancy: Standard, Junior Suite & Smithsonian 4 pax***(the rate shown above is for SGL, DBL & TPL the fourth person on this room must pay $25 per night)

 

*Check-in is at 3:00pm. Check-out is at 12:00 md

• Arenal Paraiso Canopy Tour
• Arenal Volcano Hike
• Arenal Volcano Hike & Hot Springs
• Balsa River Rafting Tour - Class II - III
• Bird Watching Tour Near The Arenal Volcano
• Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge by Canoe
• Canyoning - Waterfall Rappelling
• Danaus Ecocenter
• Don Tobias Horseback Riding
• El Castillo Mountain Biking Tour
• La Fortuna Waterfall Horseback Riding / Hike
• La Pradera ATV Tour
• Natural History Walk in Arenal Hanging Bridges
• Peñas Blancas Safari Float
• Sarapiqui River Whitewater Rafting (Class III-IV)
• Sky Tram & Sky Trek
• Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Lessons
• Venado Caves
• Combo Tour
• Celeste River Hike
• Eco Glide Canopy and Tarzan Swing
• Rainforest Mysteries Tour at Finca Luna Nueva
• Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge by Boat (Pantoon)
• Sunset View on Boat at Arenal Lake
• Pure Nature Exclusive Safari Float Adventure
• Kayak on Arenal Lake
• Vida Campesina
• Hiking Lovers
• Tour + Volunteering (Proyect Asis)
• Rainforest Night Walk at Mistico
• Original Sloth Tour
• Frog Watching Night Walk
• Indigenous Territory Maleku
• Trekking Laguna de Hule
• Safari Tres amigos and Maquenque
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