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Very good hotel in the middle of the forest. Rooms are very big and clean. The view from the restaurant is great, the restaurant itself is very good and the staff very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended
We are a family of five (two adults, three kids ages 14, 12, and 6) and we stayed at the observatory lodge for four days of our month-long Costa Rica trip. The room was spacious, clean, and had a good view of the lake and...More
The Villa is removed from the other facilities by a short drive or a 10 minute walk. It's suitable for groups, with two downstairs bedrooms w/ baths, and a very large upstairs main room that can sleep several people on sofas, or mattresses you can...More
The bad: The hotel was right at the base of the volcano and therefore in the middle of nowhere and a $30 cab ride (each way) away from La Fortuna, where everything is centered. The tours offered do not include transportation. The food was decent...More
The facilities itself could have used an update, but we were fine with them considering this wasn't the spa type leg of the trip. It has everything you need for hiking trip. Staff was friendly. Location can't be beat!
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US$ 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
Response from Austin G | Property representative |
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.