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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 September 17, 2013
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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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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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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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Costa Rica
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My granddaughter and I stayed here for a couple of days while visiting the Arenal area. It was really perfect. It's secluded (about 800 meters off the "main" highway between La Fortuna and the Lake) but still very convenient to La Fortuna. There's no volcano view - but you can get a volcano view from many many locations around the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I spent two wonderful nights at Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge, and my visit was everything I hoped it would be. I stayed in a beautiful wooden casita that includes a large window that looks out into the forest, and I thoroughly enjoyed my delicious breakfasts at the Eco Lodge's outdoor, covered dining area. When I first arrived, I was welcomed... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We have lived in Costa Rica for a few months now but haven't had the time to do much exploring. When we found out last minute we would have time to travel for a few days to celebrate my birthday, we started searching for places to stay in La Fortuna. There are some spectacular resorts but they were well beyond... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We spent two nights here. My mom had a cabin to herself and the other four of us stayed in a bigger cabin (bungalo) with a kitchenette. This place is far enough off the beaten path that you don't hear any noise at night except the frogs. There is a little restaurant on the grounds. You can watch the birds... More

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East Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The best place visited on our whole trip to Costa Rica. This is a family run place and it is clear that they care so much about their environment. 30 years ago this was a cattle farm, but the height of some of the trees makes that hard to believe. The place is so peaceful, with just six chalets, plus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Loved staying here. Rocking on the front porch, listening to the birds first thing in the morning was a treat. At breakfast, they also feed birds so there area all sorts of birds close by, including Toucans once. The hosts have a wifi station and arranged trips for us. My family especially enjoyed the night tour, where they saw all... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My wife and I visited this property last week and took the 2 hours night walk. It was brilliant. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about what they do. The number and variety of frogs was outstanding. This is a family run business and the people are extremely nice. Excellent value for money. Doug and Ulai Thailand

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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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