Arenal Observatory Lodge

5 miles past Tabacon, La Fortuna, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | Lodge
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Volcano wonderland 3-5 July

A travel blog entry by jones2000


Did you know that Costa Rica has 120 volcanoes? Today we set off to stay at the one that erupted most recently - 1968 and a few minor eruptions since then, the last being in 2010. As this would take most of the day we set off early and said goodbye to the beach for the while. We were going well until about the last quarter of the trip at which …

Rolling on the River

A travel blog entry by andyandott


As breakfast here finishes at the ridiculously early 8.30 we are forced to get up when we don't really need to. We go to reception at 9.30am to get our taxi into La Fortuna. When the taxi turns up the guy at reception asks if 2 staff members can jump in aswell on the ride into town. I think that he must be used to Americans saying yes without a …

Horse in the Country

A travel blog entry by andyandott


It what has become somewhat of a routine over these 3 days we play a sort of chicken with the restaurant at breakfast, in that we get up as late as possible but still able to get to the restaurant before breakfast closes. Today was close to the bone as they had run out of hash browns when i got to the self service bit. Disaster. However, at the …

Singing in the rain

A travel blog entry by andyandott


Got up at a ludicrously early time! 7am! This is because our included breakfast finishes at 8.30 which is crazy! This is also the time our guided walk starts. So the four of us (mum and dad) have breakie and then set off with the worlds most dead pan guide. It was one of those situations where we were unsure if he has an extreamely dry sense …

Never say goodbye

A travel blog entry by andyandott


Today is a sad day because we have to say goodbye to both Sueno del Mar and family. Sueno has been amazing, it was everything I hoped it to be and when this involves the place you are to get married in the expectations are high! We were so lucky to have the place to ourselves as no other guests were staying there. At night the watchman would light …

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This lodge, located on 5 miles past Tabacon, La Fortuna, is near Doka Estate Coffee Tour.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsArenal Observatory Lodge La Fortuna

    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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