Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

Arenal National Park, El Castillo, Province of Alajuela, 0651230, Costa Rica | Inn
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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, …

Exploring Monteverde

A travel blog entry by andreatravels on Feb 27, 2014

17 photos

... Monteverde is known as "cloud forest." The definition can be a bit ambiguous, but a cloud forest is similar to a rain forest, with--you guessed it--less rain. This area sits at just the right altitude, close to the continental divide where it is influenced from both the humid Caribbean side and the drier Pacific Slope. This means it is foggy and cloudy most of the time, with moisture ...

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by bksawicki on Oct 22, 2013

9 photos

... the price as "organic, free range, grass fed, etc." is the norm here.

We checked into the Lost Igauna Resort at the base of the dam at the very east end of Lake Arenal. A gorgeous resort with large rooms, excellent service and amenities, and a great view of the Arenal Volcano from our balcony.

After checking in, we went to Tabacon hot springs. The resort is built on Tabacon river, which ...

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by mjnelson18 on May 07, 2013

15 photos

... we seem to be living in near luxury. We are immediately greeted with a complimentary drink at the poolside bar! That's right I said poolside - for £8 a night! It's quite a touristy place with a wide range of activities and tours to do, but once we had grabbed some food and had a wander round the best option seemed to be to chill by the pool with a beer in the heat. The hostel did a 3 hour long happy ...

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 ...

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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 TravelPod.com.

    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 TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel El Castillo

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding