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 Volcano: the shrouded monster

    A travel blog entry by goodner on May 17, 2015

    158 photos

    ... Because it was a short ride you did a second ride on which I was not very lucky. It started out okay. A few turns, very fast. Then I smashed into a bolder on the side on the river and fell out very quickly. By some unfortunate miracle my feet, knees, and shins found every rock and crevice to hit, get twisted in, or slam into. It hurt a lot. Once we were done, it was time to go Naturally this plan didn't work out very well. By the time we had the right gear for ...

    Arenal Volcano, Kayaking and Hot Springs

    A travel blog entry by costarica2015 on Feb 16, 2015

    1 comment, 7 photos

    ... activity the local springs are heated, bringing hot water all throughout the land. We swam at Baldi Hot springs, which diverges these Springs into various hot water pools For people to enjoy. Another great day in the books! Kacey C. Lucky for me, I was born with a natural sense of curiosity. Traveling to Costa Rica has not only been the highlight of my senior year but also given me a chance to splurge on that curiosity. I feel lucky to have this need to just learn as much as I ...

    Getting Misted In the Cloud Forest

    A travel blog entry by carlitravels on Nov 07, 2014

    9 photos

    ... naturally do the paso llano or paso fino type gaits. Super cool. (Sorry for all of you who don't care heehee). We also did get to do a bit of running. We passed the ATVers (of whom only Jan was left) and he later said we looked awesome as we ran by. They were just sitting on the side of the road doing something I guess - they weren't moving in case you were wondering how horses out ran ATV's - they didn't.

    That night we went out to ...

    Costa Rica, June 7-8, 2014

    A travel blog entry by aliciaslocomb on Jun 09, 2014

    7 photos

    ... but the Costa Rican teachers went in strike in May because they were not getting paid. They just went back to work last week, but there is no guarantee we will get to work at the school. But we will at least visit to deliver our donations. CASEM was founded in the 80s as a women's artisan cooperative. This area was very machismo and had few opportunities for women to work outside of the home. Around the same time, ecologists and biologists started coming to the area ...

    Zip lining above a rainbow

    A travel blog entry by bruceontour on Jan 02, 2014

    53 photos

    ... days on camps where we set up our flying foxes - pully over a wire with a handle beneath and one just hangs on. An old tent would often be at the end to stop us. None of this today’s safety gear helmet, harness, safety line, gloves. But then again our flying foxes were not high over a valley of some 500 metres to a kilometre ...