Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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R1 649

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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
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About Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

  • Lodge
    Enjoy the many amenities of a lodge in the great outdoors
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

Boasting a 36-seater cinema, an amusement arcade and a Jacuzzi, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa provides well-appointed accommodation close to Arenal Volcano. It also features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Staying at the lodge is fun for the whole family, as kids will love the play area and adults can plan sightseeing trips with the help of the friendly staff at the lodge's tour desk. Airport transfers and a laundry service are available on request.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa features 48 rooms, each with a laptop safe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. They are also fitted with a hair dryer, a ceiling fan and a shower.

With its own restaurant serving international and local dishes, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa provides guests with all they require for an enjoyable evening within the lodge. Packed lunches can be prepared on request for those with day trips planned.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is an ideal base to explore nearby Tabacon and La Fortuna Waterfall. El Castillo and Chachagua are also a brief drive from the property.

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Amenities at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • Infinity pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Pool table
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Coffee machine

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Eco tourism
  • Bicycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Hiking
  • Table football


  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins

Pool and spa

  • Infinity pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Private entrance
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Services and conveniences

  • Car hire
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine


  • Garden view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • Storage available
  • Tile/marble floor

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Family friendly

  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Playground


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Drying rack for clothing


  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area

Reviews of Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

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9,4 Wonderful
Pros:The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds were amazing and we loved that we had access to the National Park trails. The Jacuzzi was a nice treat after a long day of hiking. The views were breath-taking! Access to other activities was relatively easy but the roads are not great. Town was about a 30 minute drive away. Nice breakfast buffet provided free of charge!
Cons:It would be nice to have screens on the front doors as well so you could have both the patio door (which had a screen) and front door open to allow a cross-breeze. The room became a bit stuffy and buggy during the day without this. Also it would be good if t pool was heated to allow swimming year round. The prices for food at the restaurant were expensive. The Happy Hour (2 for 1) would be better if they allowed for 2 different drinks vs. 2 of the same kind of drink. Finally a shuttle to town that ran even just 3 times a day would be a great perk!
10,0 Wonderful
Pros:We loved having so many hikes/walks to do right on the property and a very good restaurant as well. It was so nice having nature and animals outside our door each day. The staff was warm, welcoming, helpful and friendly. There were plenty of activities to do on the grounds for all ages: pool, foosball/game room, checkers, books, TVs in the main buildings and a hot tub.
Cons:Be aware that the Lodge is a 20-25 minute drive from La Fortuna up a somewhat rough dirt road. If you have your own vehicle it's easy to get to and from, but without a bit more challenging. There are taxis that cost $30 each way or a shuttle 3x/day from the lodge.
9,4 Wonderful
Cons:Prices or food were a bit expensive...we had a car so we drove to La Fortuna
10,0 Wonderful
Pros:Location, views and surroundings were fabulous. Staff were ultra helpful.
Cons:It would have been helpful to have a small desk and chair in the room for using computer. Morning nature walk was a bit disappointing, as guide only occasionally stopped to point something out. Food was only fair.


Exact location provided after booking

What's nearby

  • Mount Chato2.4 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park3.1 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall4.5 km
  • Butterfly Conservatory5 km
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park5.6 km
  • Baldi Hot Springs6.1 km
  • Ecotermales Fortuna6.1 km
  • Tabacon Hot Springs6.4 km
  • Los Lagos Hot Springs6.4 km
  • Termales Los Laureles6.8 km
  • Reno's International Mini Golf7.2 km
  • Arenal Adventure World7.4 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is located at , 7,9 km from the centre of La Fortuna. Mount Chato is the closest landmark to Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa.

  • Yes, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers free parking.

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is 14,6 km from La Fortuna. Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is 73,4 km from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

  • Yes, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

7,9 km

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Nearest airport

San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Distance to airport

73,4 km