Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
22 km Oeste de la Fortuna de San Carlos, 1.7 km del Volcán Arenal, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
4.5 out of 5 rating 2575 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa in La Fortuna, you'll be 2.5 mi (4 km) from Lake Arenal and 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Costa Rica Sky Adventures. This family-friendly lodge is 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from Butterfly Conservatory and 9 mi (14.5 km) from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 48 guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this Colonial lodge include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Dining

Enjoy a satisfying meal at El Jilguero serving guests of Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

Attractions

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Arenal Volcano National Park - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Chato Volcano - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Children's Eternal Rainforest - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
Lake Arenal - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Cerro Chato Lake - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi
Arenal Eco Zoo - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Butterfly Conservatory - 7.5 km / 4.6 mi
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 14.5 km / 9 mi
Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 16.3 km / 10.1 mi
Ecoglide Arenal Park - 17.9 km / 11.1 mi
Ecotermales Fortuna - 18.1 km / 11.2 mi
Kalambu Hot Springs - 18.5 km / 11.5 mi
Arenal Volcano - 19 km / 11.8 mi
Arenal Adventure World - 24.2 km / 15 mi

The nearest airports are:
Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 135.7 km / 84.3 mi
La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 25.1 km / 15.6 mi

The preferred airport for Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO).

Check-in time starts at 3pm. Check-out time is 12pm.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.


  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

  • Hot springs access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 170.00 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Features
  • -Fireplace in lobby
  • -Free self parking
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Roll-in shower
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Garden
  • -Spa tub
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Gift shops or newsstand
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Restaurant
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Spa treatment room(s)
  • -Terrace
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Children's pool
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Swimming pool
  • -Full-service spa
  • -Spa services on site
  • -Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • -Pool sun loungers
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Elevator
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking