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

      Arenal and La Fortuna

      A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson on Apr 28, 2014

      26 photos

      ... hours. Then we took the next boat back to Costa Rica. It was cooling off and we saw monkeys swinging in the trees along the river.The next day we went to the natural hot springs river in La Fortuna, then back to Monteverde on the jeep-boat-jeep. It rained the whole time so we did not get to see Arenal volcano. As the bus was getting close to Monteverde it almost went off a cliff, but otherwise we got back from Arenal safely.


      Cloud forest fun

      A travel blog entry by wsbyama on Jan 06, 2014

      21 photos

      ... towards the entry/immigration for Costa Rica, only to see a long, long line of people standing in the sun. This couldn't be the line up to enter the country, could it? We asked an official looking guy (a policeman holding a shotgun) and sure enough, this was outer place. The end of the festive holidays + Sunday + more stringent security for the crossing Nicaragua-Costa Rica due to the living conditions/lifestyle etc. = Almost 2 hours of standing in direct ...

      Zip A Dee Do Da

      A travel blog entry by sianm_jones on Jun 02, 2013

      15 photos

      ... quati which is from the same family as the racoon. I saw several people ziplining as well and it looked horrendous. I walked around the town of sant elena for a while after before heading back to the hotel to pack once again. We had supper at a lovely restaurant called trio and they had fabulous cocktails. Passionfruit mojito. Yummy. We leave Costa Rica tomorrow for Nicaragua. Ive enjoyed Costa Rica but i'm looking forward to seeing some more of the culture of central ...

      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 ...

      Day two

      A travel blog entry by bot989 on Feb 16, 2013

      8 photos

      ... instructions and we are off. The road out of the Plantation is really rough but we make it to the main highway with no problem. The road out of San Jose is really good. Unfortunatley it ends very quickly and we go to a very narrow two lane road which to our benifit has just been repaved. There are no lines painted on the road and it is crowned up to where there is virtually no shoulder. To make it even more interesting, we will ...