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Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    A friend of ours told us to visit this little gem. It's a fun drive down a dirt road to get there and the view is phenomenal. I loved our tent which was on a bamboo structure with a perfect little balcony that looked out...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed in a standard tent for 3 nights. I did not realize that there were shared bathrooms (I realize it was silly given we were staying in a tent, but it had beds so I thought there could also be bathrooms) and were slightly...More

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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    During 2 days here my wife and I felt the tension of city living (Boston MA is home) was completely unwound. We stayed in a Superior Terrace Tent. We enjoyed the sounds and air of the forest at night whilst on a real bed with...More

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    Reviewed 17 February 2017

    Great place with organic farm, a restaurant, hot tub, sitting area to have a nice cup of hot tea from getting your fresh herb off the plant. Hiking trail and they made you feel like you were at home. The restaurant serves dinner and the...More

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    Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

    Rooms were very clean and all staff spoke English very well. The only compliant I have is that the walls are VERY thin, so I was woken up multiple times by someone coughing through the night. Would have been nice to know this before hand....More

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    Love_traveling491
    Is it easy to reach this accommodation if we don't rent a car. And how will we get around from this property to the volcano, waterfall etc if we don't have a car. Would you recommend this to us?
    28 October 2016|
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    Response from gary g | Reviewed this property |
    As the others have said you will need a car. I wouldn't exactly say you need a high clearance auto but it wouldn't hurt.
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    Leigh N
    I just need to know how to get there from the San Jose airport? Bus? How long of a bus ride? Rent a car?
    17 December 2014|
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    Leigh N
    I need a ride from the San Jose, Costa Rica airport to your hostel on Feb 5, 2015 staying until Sun 8th or Mon the 9th. What are the best modes of transportation and cost? How long does a bus take & do I need to make transfers or walk from a bus stop or cross road? If so, how far is that? How about renting a car? Do you know anything about that? I am running the Ultra Marathon El Castillo on Feb 7th (Sat) and want to be close to the race start. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you
    17 December 2014|
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    Response from Charlotte B |
    Hiya Did anyone answer your questions? Or what did you do to get there? I'm wondering the same thing. I am assuming i get a bus from San Jose city to La Fortuna, but then what?
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    Room Tips
    "awesome views, yoga, organic farm"
    Carly K, 16 days agoRead review
    "if you enjoy to wake up in the middle of the nature, ask to stay at the farm, you wont regret it!! And say..."
    delicatmod, 2 months agoRead review
    "Go for a tent!"
    ZaMartin, 2 months agoRead review
    "Room 9 - amazing view overlooking the Arenal Volcano"
    zuma009, 6 months agoRead review
    "Get the superior room if you like private bath and a good view."
    coopervictoriaelise, 11 months agoRead review
    "dont stay here"
    megan b, over a year agoRead review
    "Tent with awesome scenery or closed room with all comodities."
    Samuel R, over a year agoRead review
    "Take a tent!"
    Yogitraver, over a year agoRead review
    "A superior tent with a lake view is great but if you want Wifi in your room stay near the restaurant"
    Jonathan_Hey, over a year agoRead review
    "Try to get a view of the volcano!!"
    Sabernal, over a year agoRead review
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