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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Lecco, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so happy and grateful that we stayed at Arenal Oasis in La Fortuna. Not only was it the best place we stayed at in all of Costa Rica, it was the staff that really made the difference. It's a real family feel, and as soon as you walk in there you feel welcome, at home. And on top... More

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Coming from the touristic crowds in La Fortuna, Oasis lodge lives up to its name. It's a beautiful place with its own wild-life tracks. You sleep in nice, comfortable cabinas with ensuite bathroom. Everything is clean and cosy. Breakfast is included, and is served in the open air restaurant with birdfeeders all around. Nothing better than breakfast with woodpeckers and... More

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Haifa, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Me and my husband spent 1 night during our honeymoon in april 2014.Arriving in early evening,after driving through the amazing views of arenal surrounding, receptionist was extra welcoming and helpful and showed us to our bungalow. To our surprise We got the large family bungalow (although we were only a couple) since no other bunglow was avaliable at time of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

bungalows right in the forest, enjoy the natural sounds around you, lots of birds. night walk recommended, guides very knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife. bungalows basic but great and bed large and comfortable. large areas to park your car beside bungalow. good design in that there is a second outside light on the side of the bungalow which attracts... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

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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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arenal Oasis 2.5*
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Arenal Oasis Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Oasis Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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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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