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    Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

    El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230, Costa Rica
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    2017-09-03 2017-09-04
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    1 - 5 of 273 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We spent 3 nights in this place that felt like an oasis of tranquility and nature after driving through commercialized la Fortuna. Brilliant location, stunning view of lake Arenal and of the volcanoes if you're lucky enough to get the clouds cleared (which we were...More

    Thank Holger W
    Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

    Nicely located in front of the volcano Very basic room, clean, but just what you need to explore the area. They have also tents in front of the farm view. Great team, very welcoming and hospitable Speaks good English, know how to guide you around...More

    Thank Frqflyer
    Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

    We started our trip in Costa Rica in Arenal and we could not have found a better place to start our vacation! Stunning views and absolutely gorgeous surroundings. We were welcomed by Alex, who was very helpful, friendly and able to help us out with...More

    Thank MeMyselfandCharlie
    Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

    This place was exactly what we needed to clear our heads! From the spectacular views, friendly staff, wonderfully wholesome meals, and exceptional hiking trails we were not disappointed! We ended up booking another night because we couldn't resist one more sunset in the mountains🌄 Thanks...More

    Thank Heather H
    Reviewed 5 June 2017

    The room was great with 3 beds and the shower was good. Everyone was very friendly and able to help you with whatever you need. Just know that it takes 30 min to get to LA Fortuna on a bit of a bumpy road at...More

    1  Thank Brittany F
    Linda Vista Hotel
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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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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • El Castillo
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    Brittany F
    13 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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    13 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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    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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