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Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arenal Oasis is truly a terrific place. The best place I stayed in Costa Rica, while also being reasonably priced. It helps that the place is more sustainable than most. The restaurant on site and the night tour are also great. Recommend it highly!

Thank soniafaruqi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely little eco nature reserve is certainly well worth a visit. We did a night walk and were treated to a great display of nature's wonders. Firstly a visit to see Cayman and crocs, which for a variety of reasons, need to be kept in captivity and we were enlightened to the differences between them. The tour continued, with...

Thank NicoleO513
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the night tour and it was awesome! We saw lots of frogs, snakes and spiders! We were staying at another hotel when we booked the tour. The picked up up and dropped off at the hotel. Their English was perfect. They were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the animals and plants that we saw. Thanks...

Thank mweinrich13
Mill Creek, Washington
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Such a great night time frog tour. Our guide Brandan was amazing. Not sure how he even saw some of the frogs . We also saw an eye lash viper and some other bugs. We got great pictures and learned at lot. If you want some great pics take this tour

Thank Swimmy128
Colorado Springs
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the small, rustic, and off the beaten path nature of this resort. Dirt road and "sidewalk," howler monkeys at daybreak, small resort - just a few units, and the hiking trail is short but lovely. So what's missing? A comfortable bed. The mattresses are beat up with small little pillows. We slept in separate beds because the...

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed it. The cabin was simple but clean. It rained a lot while we were there and the roof made it pretty loud, but the front patio is covered enough that we could sit out and listen to the rain and the jungle sounds. The staff (especially Pablo) was very helpful with information...

Thank Romey822
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

No TV. Light bulb in bathroom was on the ceiling, so very dim lighting to see yourself in the mirror. Breakfast was not good, just eggs and toast, or a sickly sweet omelette. Friendly staff. Cool concept. Animal noises did make it hard to sleep through the night. Great location for tours. Room service turned over our rooms every time...

Thank Sonya H
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband and I had an amazing time at this Eco Lodge. We were welcomed like family, treated like dear friends, and left with many happy memories and life-changing experiences. Breakfast on the terrace surrounded by lush vegetation and with lots of beautiful birds visiting the many fruit feeders. Our thanks to Andres for being such a knowledgeable guide, careful...

Thank narmadhas880
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights to explore Arenal. Everything about the place was great. Just far enough out of town that it feels like the jungle, close enough to drive in within 5 mins for dinner. Room was big, very clean and well appointed. Staff were really friendly and helpful, we even checked in about 3h early. Also did the...

Thank ch9sab
New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I am writing about the Arenal night time oasis tour. This is a walk of less than a mile in which my tour guide Isaac was able to point out an animal about every five steps. We saw beautiful frogs toads even snakes and from a distance the eyelash pit viper. Don't worry it is completely safe because Isaac knows...

Thank Rhett303h

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This wonderful place is the results of several years of conservation, allowing to a different species of animal a new home; at the beginning of the 80's was a big cattle field and now it is a paradise for Sloths, Mexican Anteater, Gray Fox, Ocelots, howler Monkeys, Toucans, Manakines, Hummingbirds, Turkeys, Tree Frogs, Glass Frogs and Poison Dart Frogs, Snakes, Lizards and much more...Accomplishing this rich natural environment, the Rojas Bonilla family created some cabins out in the woods, restaurant and one thematic trail of a several stations all along the refuge, where the visitors get a speech about natural history of the species. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

Address: PO Box 21, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: ₹ 5,393 - ₹ 6,758 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Arenal Oasis Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“These are individual cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles narmadhas880, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“far back, tucked away”
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“Go to breakfast early to get a good place”
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“wifi in reception and breakfast area.”
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“Wifi is available at reception and restaurant.”
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