Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

Address: Arenal National Park, El Castillo, Province of Alajuela, 0651230, Costa Rica | Inn
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This inn is located on Arenal National Park, El Castillo.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsEssence Arenal Boutique Hostel El Castillo

    Reviewed by carlyandjosh

    A beautiful place to be!

    Reviewed Oct 30, 2013
    by (5 reviews) Adelaide , Australia Flag of Australia

    This hostel is on a beautiful large property, with walking trails, waterfalls and an organic farm. We highly recommend staying at Essence! We slept so well here and ate the best dinners, which we helped to prepare! We had so much fun there.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by gabrielle.dumas

    Pura Vida

    Reviewed Jul 2, 2012
    by (1 review) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Cet hotel est a la hauteur de nos attentes, les gens sont sympathiques, la nature est magnifique et lambiance est calme et naturel.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel El Castillo

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    Travel Blogs from El Castillo


    A travel blog entry by pwong on Feb 23, 2015

    20 photos

    ... one of the pioneers of the conservation efforts to prevent the destruction of the cloud forests of Monteverde, which perhaps explains Ricardo's breadth of wildlife knowledge, and his passion for the subject. Yet again, we had an excellent guide, which seems to be the norm in Costa Rica, rather than the exception.

    Wildlife viewing in Costa Rica has been far more enjoyable than expected, but the ...

    Bumpity Bump to the Monteverde Cloud Forest

    A travel blog entry by lindakhaas on Jan 22, 2015

    26 photos

    ... to go that distance. When we got to Monteverde suddenly there was asphalt again. We drove to Stella's Bakery and Restaurant for lunch. She has a yard in the back with a bird feeder and we saw several really good birds while we waited for our food. Lunch was soup, sandwiches and salads all freshly prepared from food grown in Monteverde.

    We spent the afternoon hiking/birdwatching in Monteverde National ...

    La día del autobús

    A travel blog entry by kmakowski on Jun 17, 2014

    2 comments, 4 photos

    ... metal. After that, we got back in the bus and made it to Sarachi where they are known for the World's Largest Ox Cart. It was HUGE! And after that we toured an Ox Cart factory and got to see the intricate paintings in the process of being painted. They are beautiful and those guys must have so much patience! There we also had a really yummy buffet lunch. We then got back on the bus and drove like 2 hours to Arenal where we will spend ...

    Monteverde, Costa Rica

    A travel blog entry by scottandcorrina on Mar 27, 2014

    13 photos

    ... the next day! In the morning we enjoyed a three in one tour - coffee, chocolate and sugar cane! We went to the coffee plantation Don Juan, enjoying great coffee and learning that light roast is the highest quality coffee and that you want 100% arabica. Ok I won't give it all away but apparently only 1% of the worlds population know what good coffee is and 99% have no idea. This means the market can get away with adding corn to resemble ...

    ALL the activities

    A travel blog entry by nellems on Jan 26, 2014

    4 comments, 14 photos

    ... beat over 30 times a second.

    Step 6: Don Juan Coffee Plantation: To fill in your afternoon, this coffee plantation tour is a good change to the many cloud forest activities. The farm is not a big commercial farm that churns out massive amounts of product each month, but a small scale coffee plantation that still seems to do things the good old fashioned way. This tour will give you a good understanding of the process the coffee goes through, ...