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

    A beautiful ending to a spectacular tour

    A travel blog entry by christim on Jan 03, 2015

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... s over *****!” It was perfect. ...

    Mi Clase es Muy Defícil Pero... I'm Hanging!

    A travel blog entry by amelisheva on Jul 17, 2014

    2 photos

    ... amp; Yoga program that lasts 6 days starting in December. Looks like I'm coming back for a refresher! Running to dance class afterwards... Yeah start running down a rocky hill Amy, great idea. No injuries but I couldn't take my eyes off the path till I got to the main road, I couldn't slow down! Dance class had a good turnout, a dozen or so showed up and I was one of the few experienced dancers. Lots of basic Merengue and Salsa moves, lots for the newbies to ...

    Canyoning, Paddle boarding and Hot springs

    A travel blog entry by vincethepince on May 04, 2014

    1 comment, 1 photo

    ... a reservoir for a hydroelectric dam. We had never tried SUP before so we were pretty excited. There was also one other guy from our group joining us to kayak so there was only three of us and our guide. After our guide showed us the basics, we got to try it out. It wasn't as hard as I was expecting which made me immediately like it a lot. We were both standing and paddling on our first try. It was pretty stable so we could get right into it without worrying ...

    Life on the Green Mountain- Monteverde, Costa Rica

    A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson on Jan 18, 2014

    24 comments, 5 photos

    ... of local children and a small population of international students.

    Our adventure began, appropriately enough, in the wee hours of New Years Day. The girls and I had a teary goodbye to Todd who had to stay in Minnesota to finish up teaching first semester at his school. When we flew out of MSP the temperature was -23 F, when we arrived in San Jose it was in the 80s! Goodbye to winter!

    We have since settled ...

    Hot Springs and a Lake in a Volcanic Crater

    A travel blog entry by torihamilton on Sep 18, 2013

    6 photos

    ... creek a ways until we climbed into some pools where there was soft sand and many rocks to sit on or against. I found a spot just past where the water was cascading down some rocks and relaxed as the sun began to set. It wasn't long before fireflies were visible all along the edge of the stream. I couldn't believe I was actually experiencing anything so beautiful in real life. It wasn't a movie and it wasn't Disneyland, but it felt ...