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Was at AOL with the family 4 years ago when the volcano was active. Booked again when we decided to return with my sister and my niece, so a total of 6 people, 4 adults and 2 12 year olds. We love the AOL, but...More
i always love this place, the rooms are comfortable with beautiful views of the volcano and lake. the nature walk is great to see the wildlife, and learn about the volcano. breakfast was included in the price.
I spent 2 nights with a friend at this lodge and loved the experience: it is a great location when you like to be in Nature, far from city noise, with a beautiful view on the volcano, on Arenal lake and surroundings,... The garden, well...More
Maybe my favorite place in Costa Rica, Arenal National Park has great views of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake, a good variety of hiking paths including one to a waterfall and another very adventurous one to a smaller volcano, and lots of animals, including howler...More
It is in a beautiful area and wonderfully landscaped. The free breakfast was diverse and hearty.
The staff was aloof. The beds were uncomfortable. We had two rooms and the cheeper room was by far a better room so I thought our more expensive Smithsonian...More
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US$ 129 - US$ 185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa Rica >
Province of Alajuela >
Arenal Volcano National Park >
La Fortuna de San Carlos
Also Known As
Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos ,
Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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You do not have to cross a hanging bridge to get to the waterfall. There are three different ways to reach the waterfall, only one of which requires crossing a hanging bridge. However, you will have to go... More
You do not have to cross a hanging bridge to get to the waterfall. There are three different ways to reach the waterfall, only one of which requires crossing a hanging bridge. However, you will have to go down a moderately large set of stairs (~80) to get down to the viewpoint.