Arenal Observatory Lodge

Address: 5 miles past Tabacon, La Fortuna, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | Lodge
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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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      TripAdvisor Reviews Arenal Observatory Lodge La Fortuna

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from La Fortuna

      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&# …

      A volcano, an ant swarm, and a tumble

      A travel blog entry by christim on Jan 02, 2015

      19 photos

      Yesterday we headed into the Arenal Volcano area, with lush green landscapes and thick forests. We stopped for lunch in La Fortuna, a pleasant little town at the base of the volcano, and then birded our way toward the lodge. We picked up a Green Honeycreeper, Broad-billed Motmot, and many bird sounds back in the brush that we were unable to see. …

      Arenal and La Fortuna

      A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson on Apr 28, 2014

      26 photos

      Volcan Arenal and Cerro Chato by Maren

      The ride to Arenal was fun.On the way to the boat we stopped at a tourist stop where there was a parrot,a duck,and a cat living there.The boat ride was fun except that you couldn't see Arenal Volcano because there were clouds over it.When we got up to Arenal Observatory Lodge our room wasn't ready …

      Costa Rican Honeymoon Part 2

      A travel blog entry by christine-nate on Apr 13, 2014

      15 photos

      And now the final blog from our honeymoon, I am sitting on the plane from Dallas Fort Worth to San Francisco and thinking back on how fast 2 weeks seemed to go.

      Christine and I have had the most wonderful and romantic honeymoon up until this point. We had just completed the first half of the trip, the half where we spent the majority of …

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