Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

Arenal National Park, El Castillo, Province of Alajuela, 0651230, Costa Rica | Inn
Prices starting from $25.00

Travel Blogs from El Castillo

Our first active volcano!

A travel blog entry by carlyandjosh


Waking up in San Jose we were so excited!

We caught the local bus to La Fortuna. The local national bus system in Costa Rica is amazing! The buses are all modern coaches complete with reclining seats and luggage storage underneath the bus. After 4 hours we made it to La Fortuna, which reminded us both of Port Douglas - similar shops, …

Costa Rica - Playas del Coco, Arenal, Sarapiqui

A travel blog entry by seanandalexa


After two buses, and changing in Liberia, we arrived in Playas del Coco on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. We had been warned about how Costa Rica had been gringofied, with a huge American influence, but we still had a shock when we arrived. It was hard not to notice the malls, american bars and restaurants, hotels, resorts, and golf …

Le Volcan Chato

A travel blog entry by gabrielle.dumas


Ce matin, on s'est levee et on etait pleine de motivation donc on a decidee de monter le volcan pres de l'hotel. C'est le volcan cerro chato juste a cote du volcan arenal. Dans le cratere du volcan il y a un lac ou on peut se baigner. Bref, on a monte jusqu'au sommet (facile selon Gaby et mortelle selon Vero) mais l'effort en vallait la peine. Se …

On a vu des singes!!!!

A travel blog entry by gabrielle.dumas


Apres avoir pris le bus de Alajuela (nous lavons attendu pendant une heure) et passez 4 heures a regarder les bords de route qui etaient tout simplement magnifique, nous sommes arrivees a la fortuna.
Tout de suite apres notre arrivee des gens du kiosque touristique nous ont donne une carte et nous ont permis de deposer nos valises en attendant …

Vulkane, Lagunen und der beste Kaffe Costa Ricas

A travel blog entry by seeyou2011


Nächster Stop war die Region um einen der aktivsten Vulkane Costa Ricas, der Arenal! Leider oder eben zum Glück ist der Vulkan im Moment ruhig; so kamen wir nicht in den Geschmack die fliessenden Lavaströme zu sichten. Francesco und Philipp waren jedoch überzeugt, dass der nun mehr seit 6 Monate stille Vulkan (die längste inaktive Zeit seit 1968) …

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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