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Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

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PO Box 21, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Kwajalein, RMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights here in Bungalow #5. The bungalow was big and spacious, the hot water worked, and there was a wall fan. The next closest bungalow was 50 feet away. The rainforest on on your doorstep. We really appreciated the fact that we could park our rental car right next to our bungalow. On the first night we... More 

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Bloomer, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a two bedroom cabin that our family group stayed in for the night. Basic cabin accommodations, but in a beautiful rainforest environment. The electricity went out in the cabin for a short period, there was a small microwave that was possessed (worked when it wanted to) and a few more insects stopping by to say hello. All of... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little cabins. Good breakfast. Great staff. Night frog walk- spectacular. Cottages are very cozy. The rain forest is truly worth seeing. Birds come every morning at breakfast to entertain guests. There is a little nature trail on site. The facility feels very rural, yet is close to town and to restaurants and tours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great stay, staff were very helpful and polite, cottage was clean, neat and functional, breakfast was plentiful and included in room cost. Close to town and attractions. Cost was reasonable and night jungle walk was awesome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This tour was lead by Jason who is a fine Naturalist and a very nice person to just visit with. Now on to the good stuff : we found red eye frog, ringed snail eating snake, beautiful fungus, hour glass frog ,owl butterfly and many more creatures. Then we turned out the lights and listened. Jason then told us what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We loved our stay. The individual cabins were extremely comfortable, provided plenty of privacy and a chance to feel as if you were staying in the heart of the jungle. If you need silence to sleep, this is not the place for you. Otherwise, going to sleep and waking up with the sounds of the jungle around you is amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I booked our accommodations through a third party, but we were happy they chose Arenal Oasis. Great room, awesome location and very helpful staff. It was an authentic experience staying in a log cabin in the forest. In the morning you get a nice breakfast and they put out fruit to watch the birds eat while you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stayed 2 nights. We arrived in the evening, so we were not sure what to expect the next morning...we were not disappointed. Although it was not to far from civilization, we were surprised of the amount of birds and other wildlife there. The service was excellent from the start with Pablo and Andreas, they were great, very helpful and friendly.... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Lovely rooms, nice staff in a great location. The best place for breakfast, there are bird feeders foll of all sorts of different species. This place really suits nature lovers, especially if your into birds, bugs and frogs. I would highly recommend Arenal oasis.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We came to this place to see frogs.....and payed 40 USD. There were 20 poeple, who wanted to do this also!!!! and 3 guides. The trails are not very long, so that you could hear and see the other groups all the time. We saw one dart frog "blue jeans", discoverd from my friend, one bat in a termite nest... More 

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