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

      Exploring Costa Rica

      A travel blog entry by kpieroth on Jun 17, 2014

      8 comments, 6 photos

      So basically my life was made today. We saw a sloth. A SLOTH. It moved so much faster than I would have expected. Seriously, so cool. The first place we visited today was the the Poás Volcano. It alternates from being super cloudy (hence the name cloud forest) to being perfectly clear in a matter of minutes. It's kinda ...


      A travel blog entry by ksmith630 on Feb 16, 2014

      7 photos

      ... I would sit on the hammock and half read, half watch all of the tropical birds flying between the trees, not but 10 metres away. The most striking were the toucans with their stunning beaks and yellow plumage. Now that we're in the mountains up north, we don't get the same picturesque awakening, but not enjoying it any less! I wrote the last entry late on Thursday night after we had just arrived at the Monteverde backpackers following a broken 9 hour bus journey up from ...

      Ziplining, Superman & Cloud Forest catchups!!!

      A travel blog entry by m_and_m_time on Sep 16, 2013

      1 comment, 26 photos

      ... This eatery serves incredible tacos, burritos and guacamole and has the best food in Montevrde...mayb even the world! (We actually ate here about five times in four days!)

      When the daily afernoon downpour started we hung out at Qutzal Lodge drinking rum, playing scrabble, sharing travel stories and photos and overall delighting in each others company.

      The next morning we headed to the Monteverde Cloud Forest ...

      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 ...

      Debbie & Fiona

      A travel blog entry by millhousers on Feb 14, 2013

      1 comment, 1 photo

      ... the one lime tree in the yard. The only other evidence of children were two rusty kid's bikes leaning against the house. One of the bikes didn't have a seat. It was hard for me to reconcile the fact that the two happy, well-kempt little girls we know actually lived in this house.

      Meanwhile, Fiona and Debbie were absolutely delighted to see us. They came running outside all smiles and squeals. Their mother seemed less thrilled. I don't blame it ...