Observatory Lodge

The Arenal Volcano Observatory Lodge sits in a private nature reserve in the heart of one of Costa Rica’s numerous natural areas. Rich volcanic soil supports primary and secondary rainforest. Waterfalls and crystalline rivers offer sparkling jungle refreshment for the soul. A well-marked, manicured trail system provides easy access to the property’s breathtaking natural beauty. The Arenal Observatory Lodge features 48 rooms in various buildings spread over the property. Five rooms are fully equipped for disabled travelers, with rooms, bathrooms, hallways, parking areas and even the new swimming pool designed accordingly. Most have a view of the volcano and all overlook verdant gardens. Everywhere you can feel the volcano’s commanding presence.

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The Smithsonian rooms feature huge picture windows giving you a premiere majestic view of the volcano from the comfort of your bed. Each room has two double beds (queen-size), a private bathroom, coffee maker and room safe. Some Smithsonian rooms have balconies commanding a magnificent view of the volcano.

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The Standard rooms are another way to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Arenal volcano and/or contemplate the beauty of the lake from your balcony. Each of these rooms has two double beds (queen-size), a private bathroom, coffeemaker and room safe.

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Junior Suite

Junior Suites feature a volcano view through large picture windows framing the often active side of the majestic Arenal; see the volcano from the room or enjoy the beauty of the Arenal Lake from the comfort of your private deck. The walls are decorated with original ceramic paintings done by a local artist illustrating the area’s flora and fauna. For your comfort each of these suites is furnished with two king-size beds, a small living room, coffeemaker, mini refrigerator and room safe.

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Arenal Observatory Lodge Restaurants

The Restaurant 's menu is influenced by Costa Rican cuisine in a pleasant ambiance. Here you can enjoy tasty breakfasts and lunches as well as extensive A La Carté dinners which are exquisite masterpieces prepared by Chef Warner. Delicious food, high quality service and stunning volcano and lake views will make your meals a real delight.

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Arenal Observatory Lodge Activities

Explore the lava flow trail and marvel at the active lava flows on the Arenal hotel’s night tours. Ride horseback over varied terrain with great natural beauty. Tour the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge wetlands. Canoe Cerro Chato Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano. Enjoy the comfort of the Arenal lodge’s swimming pool and Jacuzzi while viewing the volcano.

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