Arenal Observatory Lodge
Arenal Observatory Lodge is situated on the slopes of Arenal Volcano, near the town of El Castillo, about 45 minutes from La Fortuna. Without a doubt it has one of the most privileged locations of all the hotels in the area. The view that the customer enjoys is simply spectacular. You can appreciate the impressive Arenal Volcano and the extensive tropical forests surrounding the colossus, as well as tropical jungle covered valleys, plains, mountains and hills that abound in the region. The hotel has a large restaurant and bar with panoramic views, a large swimming pool that is surrounded by evergreen forests and gardens, spa and extensive trails that can be explored either on a guided or self guided manner. The best rooms and the ones we recommend the most are the Smithsonian Rooms, which feature a breathtaking panoramic view, besides being extremely spacious, cozy, beautifully decorated and equipped with all amenities. The hotel though also has standard rooms, below the Smithsonian Room price that are conveniently located near the main building and restaurant.