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

    Arenal Volcano: the shrouded monster

    A travel blog entry by goodner on May 17, 2015

    158 photos

    ... Monkey Slide 50,000 times
    • Enjoy a good movie at the end

    We did all this, but at the end of tubing Sam decided to not go the second time. Instead you went to the hot springs down there. Thy were amazing! Better than the ones up at the Hotel! Incredible! After doing the Springs, we ate there as planned, and took the shuttle back up (as planned). And as I wanted, we did Monkey Slide 50,000 times. We watched 'Tangled', while eating room service dinner. I loved my ...

    Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve

    A travel blog entry by kfl on Feb 14, 2015

    1 comment, 5 photos

    We were up by 6:30 this morning for a great breakfast at a local Soda. This is the name for a simple restaurant, probably derived from the American Soda Shop. We had a great breakfast with all the local fruit. You name it, they grow it here. Juicing would be so good and cheap here. A bus picked us up for a 2 hour drive north to the Refuge near the ...

    Birding and beyond

    A travel blog entry by vandna on Nov 02, 2014

    ... to help us estimate the degree of danger. After a while we resigned ourselves, grabbed some strange chicken lasagna at Luisa's, and signed up for a night tour. The driver taking us to our night tour location knew where some sloths lived, so, unasked for, he pulled us over on the way so that we could take photos and even videos of the sloths. W The guide for the night walking tour was excellent - he had already been through one that night ...


    A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson on Jun 01, 2014

    6 comments, 7 photos

    ... and excess, in the same way. Simply having to get in the car and drive to places is going to seem strange. We are vowing to try and bring as much of the simple lifestyle we have lived here back home with us, and it will be interesting to see if we are successful.

    We will also miss the many Ticos we have come to know during our time here, that shared stories of their lives here in Monteverde and Costa Rica and gave us a ...

    A Princess Screams

    A travel blog entry by tdv95 on Dec 17, 2013

    72 photos

    ... for jet airplanes? After our rafting adventure we made camp in Sarapiqui in the hopes of making an early morning run to one of the shyest active volcanoes in the world, and the most visited site in Costa Rica- Poas Volcan normally only shows its bubbling cauldron for a few minutes early in the morning before clouding over for the rest of the day. Ever the voyeur, I was hoping to grab a couple of photos before it covered itself up again (and the wildlife in the park is supposed to ...