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

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from El Castillo

      June 20

      A travel blog entry by aliciaslocomb on Jun 20, 2014

      10 photos

      ... through the end of the game, and the Tico win. Ole ole ole ole! Tico! Tico! We then hopped in the van, racing to get to the road construction during the 1 - 1 1/2 hours it would be open during lunch break. On the way, we had to stop to watch the capuchin monkeys frolicking in the trees at the side of the road. They were either waving goodbye or telling us not to leave! So we got to the construction line to be second in line, and find out they ...


      A travel blog entry by sara.mairs on Mar 20, 2014

      2 comments, 12 photos

      ... Papa. We met them in La Fortuna, and right out of the van we embarked on one of our favorite tours yet with a local guide, Giovany.  Giovany is famous for taking people to the wildlife wherever it may be versus taking them to a reserve and hoping for the best. We saw so much wildlife under his enthusiastic leadership, and had a lot of laughs along the way. He has also spent much of his hard earned money ...

      La Fortuna to Monteverde

      A travel blog entry by bruceontour on Jan 01, 2014

      83 photos

      ... walk down to the Defasio office to book our tours. Monkeys were in the trees behind their office waiting to be fed with bananas.

      The picture of the Beringer wine seen in a local supermarket reminded me of my visit not too many weeks ago to ...

      Hand-Sawed Car Key

      A travel blog entry by summersabroad on May 19, 2013

      100 photos

      ... And ask every souvenir shop and restaurant whether anyone had turned in a lost key. Nothing. Not even the presence of the church had compelled whomever picked it up to do a good deed.

      I stopped in to a tourist excursion office: Wave Expeditions. The people there were extremely nice and helpful. Of all the people I spoke with, only they offered to call the rental company for me. In the end, we ended up taking them up on the offer. While I worked with them ...

      Revelations in Country 28

      A travel blog entry by k.bramberger on Mar 01, 2013

      ... from there when the 'helpful’ hostel owners tried to tell me that my plans for my week weren’t very good and then tried to sell me a bunch of tours instead, but specifically claim that they’re just being helpful and not in fact trying to sell me a tour. There were a couple of things wrong with this situation that really got me going. A) I don’t care if you try to sell me a tour, but don’t tell me you’re not trying to sell me a tour and ...