Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

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

    Our first active volcano!

    A travel blog entry by carlyandjosh on Oct 30, 2013

    4 comments, 35 photos

    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, …

    Monteverde, Costa Rica

    A travel blog entry by scottandcorrina on Mar 27, 2014

    13 photos

    ... cheaper coffee.... (Argh?!?). Then it was adrenalin time! We went zip lining on the longest zip line in Latin America at 1590 metres long. The zip line tour also included two superman lines and a Tarzan swing! The superman lines are where you are harnessed as if lying face down - then you take off across the valley and have a birds eye view of the valley - it feels like you are flying, it was a really awesome experience! The Tarzan swing ...

    Wildlife and Farm Life

    A travel blog entry by apot-of-flowers on Aug 15, 2013

    5 photos

    Happy Mother's Day, Costa Rican Style of course! All classes everywhere are canceled so that the Moms can rest! Which as you are probably already thinking, day off!
    In the morning I opted to go for a guided tour with Nancy and her family along with Rod of the Curi Cancha Reserve. When I go hiking and such in the United States, it never really occurs to me to actually stop and look at wildlife or to stop and look at the bark on a tree. You learn can ...

    In which everyone gets peed on by a monkey

    A travel blog entry by summersabroad on May 20, 2013

    88 photos

    ... an attempt to see whether there were any late afternoon horse riding trips, but failed to actually find anyone. We drove up to one place which obviously had some stables and tack, but no clear information, and no sign of people or horses. We relaxed a little and had an early dinner near the hotel; the restaurant didn't look like much, but was pretty tasty. After that, we headed to the Tabacon Hot Springs. We had actually had a reservation ...

    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 ...