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    Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

    El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230, Costa Rica
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    • Excellent62%
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    Reviewed 4 days ago
    Google Translation

    Nous avons passé 3 nuits dans cet établissement. La vue sur le lac Arenal et sur le volcan sont magnifiques...More

    Thank Justine D
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Location: This hostel is located in a scenic spot high above El Castillo, on the south side of Lake Arenal. I'm sure there are people who manage to get here without their own vehicle, but it would be tough walking up the mountain to get...More

    Thank Rachel P
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Essence Arenal is a great place to be. All the staff is really nice and disposable. They propose a lot of tours and activities, no time to get bored. And the view is breath taking. you can also access to the farm where there is...More

    Thank Hajar K
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Essence had stunning views and incredible food! Breakfast and lunch costs 6 bucks, and dinner is 12- great deal for the quality of food! Casada for lunch ( standard costa rican food) and themed for dinner ( spanish, mexican, etc etc). The hostel is very...More

    Thank Julie F
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    A local person is San Jose recommended this place and it was totally worth it. We booked a large tree top tent that accommodated 5 adults. The bathrooms were close by. The were large organic farms and natural pools all around the property. The even...More

    Thank Akshatha P
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    • US$ 30 - US$ 57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Brittany F
    Hi! Im going to the hotel end of May and still dont know how to get there. How did you get from San Jose to the hotel? Im not planning on renting a car but you think I should? Thanks!
    14 April 2017|
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    Brittany F
    How do we get from La fortuna to your hostel?
    14 April 2017|
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    Response from ZaMartin | Reviewed this property |
    Take the 142 west from La Fortuna. Take a left to enter Arenal Volcano National Park, which is well marked. Follow the signs to Essence. You will go through the tiny town of El Castillo. Keep going. When you think... More
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    Room Tips
    "Tree Top Tents!"
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    "awesome views, yoga, organic farm"
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    "if you enjoy to wake up in the middle of the nature, ask to stay at the farm, you wont regret it!! And say..."
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    "Go for a tent!"
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