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1km South of the El Castillo School, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park Costa Rica
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#3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in El Castillo
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Nestled on a lush and secluded hilltop, with spectacular views of Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano and the Children's Eternal Rain Forest, Birdsong Villa welcomes you to little piece of paradise. Experience an unforgettable holiday in one of Costa Rica's premier travel destinations. Birdsong Villa is only 3 hours (150km) from two international airports, either in the capital of San Jose, or on the northern pacific coast in Liberia. Birdsong Villa is just 30 minutes from La Fortuna, which offers amenities such as grocery, banking, post office, restaurants, hot springs, excursions and much more. Birdsong Villa is a unique and luxurious accommodation that offers you the flexibility to rent one or both floors of the villa. Stay in the Bird's View Suite for $180-night, or the Garden View Suite for $95-night. Have a large group, or are you looking for a bit of privacy? You can rent the entire villa for $275-night. The Bird's View Room has a beautiful Bali interior with huge glass windows opening to the breathtaking 180-degree views. The suite has a modern built-in kitchen, large bedroom with corner Jacuzzi tub, large bathroom with walk-in rain shower and separate toilet, and an outdoor enclosed rock shower. $180-night. The Garden View Suite looks out on vibrant and luscious gardens with dozens of hummingbirds and butterflies fluttering around. The suite has a fully equipped kitchen, sitting area, sleeping area, and bathroom. $95-night. Both suites offer luxury and elegance with the comforts of home, including satellite TV, high speed wifi internet, and telephone, computer, and printing service. A delicious breakfast is included in your stay. We'll serve breakfast at your preferred time, or leave the ingredients for your own cooking pleasure. Lunch and dinner can be requested for a fee. Experience the ultimate Costa Rican holiday with some of our recommended day trips. The Arenal area has it all, from zip-lining, water rafting, hot springs, butterfly conservatory, wind surfing, fishing, extreme hiking, birding, and more. Everything you could ask for is less than an hour away so you will spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time driving.
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English, Spanish
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Mike M wrote a review Jan 2020
Kansas City, Missouri77 contributions70 helpful votes
Saddest day of 2020 so far was when I had to depart from Birdsong Villa. My girlfriend Courtney and I stayed there 2 nights in early January. We were instantly blown away by the beauty of this property. After traveling up a bumpy mountain road, we pulled into Birdsong and met our host, the owner Allan. He showed us around the property and we fell in love with our room. I would DEFINITELY suggest renting the top floor, as the view of Arenal and the jungle below is unparalleled beauty. We woke up each morning to the sounds of the jungle. Howler monkeys echoed throughout the floor, and seemingly hundreds, maybe thousands of species of birds singing. Then we'd make coffee and have breakfast made *in our room* by the sweet Louisa. We'd eat outside on our little patio the freshest fruits, pancakes and eggs. We decided to get massages out on the lookout pier that overlooks the jungle. That was a memorable experience. Also had Yami, the owners wife over to make us a private dinner one night. The entire experience was awesome and we are so happy we got to make new friends in Allan and Yami. We also adopted the cute little toad in the outdoor shower area and named him Marty. To be honest, we will never stay anywhere else again when visiting this area in Costa Rica. A resounding 5 stars.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Rhoda C wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York2 contributions
Spectacular world-class views, excellent service, gracious hosts, centrally located for many activities, bedroom is like in a movie setting, very tastefully decorated, huge hot tub in the bedroom, beautiful gardens, can sit for hours watching the volcano steam, and listen to the birds sing. lots of fun
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Date of stay: October 2019
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A. Cristina Ciurezu wrote a review Apr 2019
Montreal, Canada15 contributions
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My 2-night stay at the Birdsong Villa was a brilliant last minute decision, which I spontaneously took after deciding to bus my way up to La Fortuna to spend a day hiking and discovering the beauty of the Arenal National Park with newly met friends. Though it was so last minute, Alan (the owner) was very accommodating and easy to get in touch with. He even arranged a taxi transportation to pick me up from the Arenal National Park once the day ended. I arrived at the villa when it was already dark, yet he stood there waiting and, after I mentioned being a bit hungry, even brought me to the center of the rural town where I was able to buy get a little something to eat before bedtime. The suite I booked was the garden view suite. What can I say about it? Frankly, I was expecting it to only be a room but it was a whole house - kitchen, living room and bathroom included, all for me! I was very pleasantly surprised. Everything was very clean and functional, and the decor was aesthetically pleasant. 10/10 would live in such a house. I was met, in the morning, by the most stunning 180 degrees view of the Arenal Volcano, lagoon and rainforest. I stood in awe and admired the beauty of the scenery from the comfort of the suite's bed. It was surreal! Breakfast was also delicious. Provided in the suite was also a coffee machine and all culinary tools needed to eat or even cook your own meal. Alan was also very helpful in arranging for me to go hike with Fernando, a very kind local, the next day. It was easy for me to book a second night there! Thank you for everything, Alan! I will definitely return to the Birdsong Villa, should life ever bring me back to Costa Rica (which I hope it will) :)
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Room Tip: Suites in the heart of nature with a view of the volcano, 20-minute drive to La Fortuna, privacy...
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Sebastogas wrote a review Mar 2019
Alajuela, Costa Rica18 contributions3 helpful votes
Look no further, Birdsong Villa offers an Uncanny aesthetic experience to all your senses! Best place around, definetely will come back Again, rejoice around the green canyons and a concert of beautiful birds, Mr Owen is an amazing host as well.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dan W wrote a review Feb 2019
Portland, Oregon1983 contributions774 helpful votes
Birdsong Villa is a super unique, two room B&B with a remote; quiet location and the the best view ofArenal Volcano. The road to Birdsong is notoriously rough - but not as bad as some say. Not good for sedans but 4 wheel drive is not a must. Allan the owner and host is very gregarious and accommodating. The Villa is high up on the mountain with a fantastic view and the area is good for hiking and birdwatching. The upper unit affords views that cannot be compared with the lower unit, but the price difference is substantial. A good restaurant is right down the road -The Phoenix - where Juan and Luisa will treat you well. It's also close to the butterfly sanctuary which I highly recommend you visit.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Connie S wrote a review Feb 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri88 contributions18 helpful votes
Tucked away on a mountainside that faces the Arenal Volcano, this small 2 unit B&B was near paradise. Choose the upper unit with 5x8 foot windows around three sides and you will see a panorama of mountain jungles, the Arenal Volcano, and the Arenal Lake. And an added treat, on a clear night, the sky is littered with a million stars! The owner, Alan, is great with lots of information on the area. Don’t be intimidated by the stone steps to the doorway, the view is worth the climb! Breakfast is served on the patio each morning.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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David M wrote a review Jan 2019
14 contributions5 helpful votes
The drive to the villa is a little tough - you should not attempt with a sedan. But its worth it. We arrived at night and were unable to see any landscape, but in the morning we were greeted with the most amazing view of the volcano, lake and surrounding jungle. There's lots of activities nearby. And Allan (he's a friendly American) is a great host with lots of tips on activities and getting along in Costa Rica. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Fortuna.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The larger room upstairs is worth the extra cost.
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Ammara M wrote a review Jan 2019
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica6 contributions
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Birdsong Villa is undoubtedly the best place to stay if you want a great view of Arenal volcano and quality relaxing time. It worked really well for us as a family and I feel it will be a great choice for honeymooners and people who really want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life to rejuvenate. Our family (2 adults, a 6 year old and a 2 year old) stayed there for two days and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of our stay. The villa sits on top of a mountain overlooking Arenal volcano, we drove from Coco Beach to here and passed Lake Arenal on our way, the drive was long but full of amazing views. The villa is extremely comfortable with all the possible amenities one can wish to have in a rainforest/on a mountain. From the super comfortable bed to the outdoor shower (yes we met Mr. Frog there 😊)... the lovely breakfast area outdoor to super clean bathroom to the GORGEOUS windows.... we literally could see the volcano from inside our suite. However what made our stay even more special was the awesome hospitality of Allan, the host. Allan was extremely helpful from the time we inquired to the time we left the place. He provided us great suggestions, accompanied us for dinner, entertained us with his wealth of knowledge and made sure our kids had as much fun as us. Allan has set the bar super high 😊
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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cowgirl49 wrote a review Mar 2018
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida250 contributions38 helpful votes
Birdsong Villa is quaint with the best view ofArenal Volcano. Allen the owner is very friendly and accommodating. The Villa is high up on the mountain with a fantastic view. There is hiking and birdwatching. Be sure to eat at The Phoenix. Best Ceviche ever!!!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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halfloaf1 wrote a review Jul 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina10 contributions6 helpful votes
I have stayed at Birdsong several times and I have more fun every time I come. The view of Arenal is beautiful and it is so relaxing being in the rainforest. I love hearing the howler monkeys early in the morning and enjoying a cup of coffee on the patio. I've only been home for several weeks and I am already thinking about my next trip to Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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PRICE RANGE
$106 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Birdsong B&B
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkEl Castillo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Birdsong Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Birdsong Villa?
Nearby attractions include Butterfly Conservatory - Arenal (1.4 km), Arenal Hanging Bridges (7.8 km), and Tabacon Hot Springs (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Birdsong Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Birdsong Villa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Birdsong Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Birdsong Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Birdsong Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Essence Arenal Restaurant, Fusion Arenal., and La Ventanita.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Birdsong Villa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Birdsong Villa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.