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2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 21, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for two nights and have no negative things to say about this place. It is run by a family and that gives it a little air of homeliness which is always good. The receptionist (assuming she was the or one of the owners) was amazing, her English is excellent and she is very friendly and always... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our time here. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I loved that there are only a handful of cabinas spread throughout the property. My kids loved exploring the trails and area around the cabin. Nice, quiet and peaceful. We had the two room villa which was more than enough for our family of four. We... More

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

At breakfast (that is very good) you are treated to birds coming in for fresh fruit, you have a front row seat to watch as you enjoy your food. Kind servers, and they watch the fruit, when it's near gone they set out more so all that come for breakfast can enjoy the birds there. The rooms were nice, but... More

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Tijuana, Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed in a bungalow and a villa (3 couples) and it was so great. It really feels like you are staying in the jungle, there are beautiful plants all around and you can't see the other villas because they are all tucked away in the wilderness. Pablo and his family are all very nice! There's a free drying service... More

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Port Orchard, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Great place to stay! We did the bird and night tours...excellent! Counted over 50 bird species in a 4 hour tour. The night tour was full of frogs, ants, nesting hummingbirds and a lot more. Good breakfast that was part of the deal.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed here for four nights in December and it proved a great choice. The cabins are on the basic side, but the setting and wildlife close by make up for this. We've stayed in a more upmarket lodge previously, the rooms were a better, but the manicured grounds were sterile compared to the Oasis. Set in a few acres... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

This was a great place to feel one with nature. We had a little cabin in the rainforest. It was very private and surprisingly no little bugs in the cabin. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This was one of our favourite stays in Costa Rica. To get to the town it's a bit of a hike but doable.... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I booked two night with them. After first night in the morning I had a nice chat in reception and went for my day trip around Arenal just to find out after return 5pm we got kicked out from second night just because they sold to somebody else. Actually they packed cabin of my friends and put there staff in... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We spent 3 nights with our kids at this magical place. Not only they have great location, wonderful challets, friendly service and peaceful atmosphere - as a bonus they have huge grounds, with a walking trail passing through it, including an option to go down to the river below. A great morning stroll . Highly recommended!

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Assen, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Enjoyed the stay (one night only because property was then fully booked). Quiet, abundantly green area just off the main road, with cute little nature trail; no volcano views though! Large and comfortable bed, bathroom with bathtub and shower (that will, however, make the whole floor wet!). For a longer stay, the humidity in the bungalow (no air conditioning) might... More

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Also Known As:
Arenal Oasis Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Oasis Hotel
Arenal Oasis Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Address: PO Box 21, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 51 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arenal Oasis 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This wonderful place is the results of several years of conservation, allowing to a different species of animal a new home; at the beginning of the 80’s was a big cattle field and now it is a paradise for Sloths, Mexican Anteater, Gray Fox, Ocelots, howler Monkeys, Toucans, Manakines, Hummingbirds, Turkeys, Tree Frogs, Glass Frogs and Poison Dart Frogs, Snakes, Lizards and much more...Accomplishing this rich natural environment, the Rojas Bonilla family created some cabins out in the woods, restaurant and one thematic trail of a several stations all along the refuge, where the visitors get a speech about natural history of the species. ... more   less 
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