Arenal Observatory Lodge

Address: 23 Km West From la Fortuna Town, Located on the Base of the Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | Lodge
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This lodge, located on 23 Km West From la Fortuna Town, Located on the Base of the Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, is near Doka Estate Coffee Tour.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsArenal Observatory Lodge La Fortuna

    Reviewed by pwong

    Stunning Location

    Reviewed Feb 22, 2015
    by (104 reviews) Calgary , Canada Flag of Canada

    Stunning location, with decent facilities. We never had the chance to enjoy the pool area, but it looked inviting. The included nature walk was excellent. Rooms with shared bathrooms are comfortable, and there was never a problem with waiting to use them. Breakfast was decent with a varied selection, and it was nice to take coffee after outside, overlooking the bird feeding station. I'd skip the overpriced and average restaurant for dinner, however.

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    Reviewed by erickht

    A beautiful natural spot!

    Reviewed Mar 18, 2013
    by (1 review) San Jose , Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica

    Arenal Observatory Lodge is based the foot of the Arenal volcano and just next to this national park. The views are simply gorgeous but what I do really enjoyed is the wildlife in this property. It is a secluded location, about 22 kms from La Fortuna town, where the central mountain range divides it from Monteverde Cloud forest allowing to be one of the most important places for bird watching in Costa Rica.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Arenal Observatory Lodge La Fortuna

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from La Fortuna

    Arenal Volcano

    A travel blog entry by rnespeca on May 28, 2015

    4 photos

    Hola mis amigos! I am doing my update from my iPhone so I will make it short. We had a travel day today from UGA to Arenal Observatory Hotel. We took a 2 hour bus ride to Arenal lake and then took a 45 min boat ride across the lake and caught another bus to the AOL hotel. The students were more than shocked at the hotel we are staying at. One …

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    A travel blog entry by pwong on Feb 22, 2015

    18 photos

    I'm not a huge fan of hot springs - sure, they're a nice spot for a soak after a long day on the ski slopes, and they feel great for those achy muscles and weary bones. But in North America, more often than not, those hot springs are a nasty human soup, a filthy mixture of humanity, dead skin, and floating band aids! They've never felt like a …

    Tico Time

    A travel blog entry by pwong on Feb 21, 2015

    14 photos

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    Hitting the Roads in CR!

    A travel blog entry by nabeards on Feb 12, 2015

    2 comments, 12 photos

    The rear driver-side tire is hanging precariously over the edge of the 6-foot ditch, and Maria, standing in said ditch, is pushing with all her might and yells "Ready!". I use both of my feet, left on the brake and right on the gas, to slowly apply acceleration while slowly releasing the brake so we don't slide backward even 1 millimeter. I cross …

    A beautiful ending to a spectacular tour

    A travel blog entry by christim on Jan 03, 2015

    1 comment, 10 photos

    We birded the grounds around Arenal Observatory Lodge one last time before packing up to leave. We picked up a Boat-billed Flycatcher, Collared Aracari, Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. I think the realization hit Frank that the tour was drawing to a close, and as we walked toward the car he exclaimed, “The party&# …

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