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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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    • Excellent63%
    • Very good27%
    • Average6%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    “organic farm” (26 reviews)
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    Free Internet
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    11 - 15 of 273 reviews

    Reviewed 18 April 2017

    Essence had stunning views and incredible food! Breakfast and lunch costs 6 bucks, and dinner is 12- great deal for the quality of food! Casada for lunch ( standard costa rican food) and themed for dinner ( spanish, mexican, etc etc). The hostel is very...More

    Thank Julie F
    Reviewed 6 April 2017

    A local person is San Jose recommended this place and it was totally worth it. We booked a large tree top tent that accommodated 5 adults. The bathrooms were close by. The were large organic farms and natural pools all around the property. The even...More

    Thank Akshatha P
    Reviewed 13 March 2017

    A friend of ours told us to visit this little gem. It's a fun drive down a dirt road to get there and the view is phenomenal. I loved our tent which was on a bamboo structure with a perfect little balcony that looked out...More

    Thank Carly K
    Reviewed 9 March 2017

    We stayed in a standard tent for 3 nights. I did not realize that there were shared bathrooms (I realize it was silly given we were staying in a tent, but it had beds so I thought there could also be bathrooms) and were slightly...More

    Thank Nikki L
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    Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

    During 2 days here my wife and I felt the tension of city living (Boston MA is home) was completely unwound. We stayed in a Superior Terrace Tent. We enjoyed the sounds and air of the forest at night whilst on a real bed with...More

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    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
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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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    • Essence Arenal Boutique Hotel 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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    Brittany F
    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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    "Deluxe terrace tent #4 had an awesome view and a double bed"
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    "awesome views, yoga, organic farm"
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    "if you enjoy to wake up in the middle of the nature, ask to stay at the farm, you wont regret it!! And say..."
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