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
Treat yourself to a unique, once-in-a-lifetime adventure at the Arenal Observatory Lodge. This volcano hotel - perched high on a ridge only 1.7 miles from Arenal Volcano (Volcán Arenal), Costa Rica's most spectacular active volcano - offers the area's most stunning views of the volcano and Arenal Lake. With easy access to the Arenal Observatory Lodge, only a twenty minutes drive from the small town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica, volcano and nature lovers alike can feast their eyes on the majesty of Arenal Volcano in its lush tropical setting.
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.
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.
The Junior Suite are rooms with 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.
La Casona offers ideal group or family accommodations and is set 500 meters off from the main building down a moderate slope. Its 5 comfortable, value-priced rooms with a large terrace provide an impressive view of the volcano and Arenal Lake. Four rooms are furnished each with a queen-size bed and offer a beautiful volcano room view; the fifth room has 3 bunk beds with a view of the rainforest, and all have room safes. The two large, comfortable bathrooms are shared by all La Casona guests.
Breakfast: 7:00am - 8:30am, Lunch: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Dinner: 6:00pm - 8:30pm. They also have a comfortable bar open from 12:00 m to 10:00 pm everyday. This is a wonderful spot to gather or meet other guests, and definitely an excellent place to be for any volcanic eruptions.
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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