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

      Chilaxed Fin de Semaña

      A travel blog entry by amelisheva on Jul 20, 2014

      1 comment, 16 photos

      ... in the ground... Creepy looking! Saturday, yoga first thing in the morning was just what I needed for an achy back. Carry my mochilla all day nearly everyday takes a toll but, I still cannot get those hip openers!! The instructor did teach a neat trick though: inverted V with either your hands or your feet on a blanket instead of the mat. It really forces you to engage those core muscles instead of relying on the hands, arms and shoulders to do the work. Loved it and gonna ...

      The Fortunate

      A travel blog entry by deni367 on Apr 21, 2014

      10 photos

      ... got an all natural mud mask from our guide. We drove back down towards town to go to the "local" hot spring, which meant free. We got out with our mud stricken faces and got down to our bikinis at the side of the road. We then followed our guides down an unlit path that eventually led to a candlelit hot spring. We dipped into the spring and within a few seconds in the water, none of us wanted to leave. We had a nice cocktail each and just sat ...

      Zip lining above a rainbow

      A travel blog entry by bruceontour on Jan 02, 2014

      53 photos

      ... are 15 cables
      - 5 longest = 550 m / 1804 feet, 425 m / 1394 ft, 600 m / 1968 ft, 750 m / 2460 ft and 1 km / 3280 ft.
      - Height from 75 m / 225 ft to 180 m 540 ft
      - 24 platforms
      - Tarzan Swing 60 m / 196 ft
      - Rappel 98 ft
      - Total walking distance 3.8 km

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      Sloths, Butterflies, and Volcanoes

      A travel blog entry by egatfield on Jun 22, 2013

      4 comments, 5 photos

      ... and then continued on through dense vegetation. We shared an unforgettable moment on the drive when Edgar announced we were approaching the “Oh my God Corner”: a 180-degree switchback turn going downhill. The bus driver had to stop midway through the turn, put the bus in reverse, inch backward, crawl forward again, reverse a second time, and then slowly creep around the turn successfully. ...

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      A travel blog entry by mybigtrip on Apr 07, 2013


      ... of horseriding. This countryside is magnificent and our ride takes us for several hours through lush farmland and forest, up and down hills with several water crossings, working our way closer to the base of the volcano and a magnificent view. We're lucking today as it's clear with minimal cloud cover and as expected, quite warm. The horses are very well cared for and very well behaved, but there's clearly some horse relationships/hierachy as William's hoof ...