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In march 2012, we stayed tree nights at Essence Arenal. Upon arrival, we made reservations for the transport. The ride was bumpy, the hostel's location is relatively isolated. The rooms are very basic, but that's reflected in the relatively low price. The first night, we...More
This is the most magical place I have ever been to in my life, seriously! Set with the volcano right in your view, you could simply sit in the rocking chairs in the front of the hostel and watch the clouds pass you by with...More
I'll keep it brief because what I was going to write has already been said below. Really good hostel. Stellar food. Kelly the co-owner really has a great concept, and you get to see it evolving when you stay. Diner participation with the meals precipitates...More
Great view on the Arenal volcano and the lake. Probably the last hotel on the trail and located highest on the hill opposite to the volcano. Clean, basic room, shared bathroom, the managing girl enthusiastic in an US-american way. Great jungle surroundings nice for short...More
We stayed here, with our 4 young children for 3 nights. They had a quadruple room with bunk beds and we a double room next door. As previous reviews have said, the rooms are basic, but the beds comfortable. We shared the shower and toilet...More
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
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 you've gone too far, and the road is in terrible shape, keep going. It's on the right and well marked.