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    Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

    1 km al sur de El Castillo | junto a la Granja de Mariposas, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230, Costa Rica
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    • Excellent63%
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    “organic farm” (26 reviews)
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    Free Internet
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    Reviewed 6 February 2012

    Great views, otherwise nothing special and too expensive for what you get: paper thin walls and so so food. Wouldn't recommend.

    Thank rdv221
    Reviewed 27 January 2012

    The dinner concept created friends from all over the world. To do something together gives you a common experience that binds you together.

    Thank Gulli K
    Reviewed 27 January 2012

    A steep climb for our little Jimmy 4 wheeler brought us to this laid back and efficiently run hotel high in the Volcano Arenal neighborhood. With wonderful views and sweet mountain air we enoyed the goutmet cooking of their chief outside for breakfast, while watching...More

    Thank msconfal
    Reviewed 23 January 2012

    If you want to retreat to an unbelievable place, Essence is the perfect spot...Just simply sitting and watching the clouds pass is enough to do to enjoy the day at this lovely hostel. A quiet, beautiful setting spectacular view of the volcano and of the...More

    Thank 987mel
    Reviewed 10 January 2012

    We (family with two kids 3 and 5 years old) stayed there for 4 nights instead of 8 in the mid of december 2011. there are spectacular views to the volcano (if it is not cloudy)and the lake. A very friendly and helpful staff answers...More

    Thank DavidFrida
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    • US$ 33 - US$ 57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • El Castillo
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    Brittany F
    14 April 2017|
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    Response from EssenceArenall | Property representative |
    Dear Brittany, Sorry for not reply your question. We din´t see the email at the right time. apology for any inconvenience Best regards, Jairo Lopez.
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    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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    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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