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Essence Arenal is a great place to be. All the staff is really nice and disposable.
They propose a lot of tours and activities, no time to get bored. And the view is breath taking.
you can also access to the farm where there is...More
Essence had stunning views and incredible food! Breakfast and lunch costs 6 bucks, and dinner is 12- great deal for the quality of food! Casada for lunch ( standard costa rican food) and themed for dinner ( spanish, mexican, etc etc). The hostel is very...More
A local person is San Jose recommended this place and it was totally worth it. We booked a large tree top tent that accommodated 5 adults. The bathrooms were close by. The were large organic farms and natural pools all around the property.
A friend of ours told us to visit this little gem. It's a fun drive down a dirt road to get there and the view is phenomenal. I loved our tent which was on a bamboo structure with a perfect little balcony that looked out...More
We stayed in a standard tent for 3 nights. I did not realize that there were shared bathrooms (I realize it was silly given we were staying in a tent, but it had beds so I thought there could also be bathrooms) and were slightly...More
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$33 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Take the 142 west from La Fortuna. Take a left to enter Arenal Volcano National Park, which is well marked. Follow the signs to Essence. You will go through the tiny town of El Castillo. Keep going. When you think... More
Take the 142 west from La Fortuna. Take a left to enter Arenal Volcano National Park, which is well marked. Follow the signs to Essence. You will go through the tiny town of El Castillo. Keep going. When you think you've gone too far, and the road is in terrible shape, keep going. It's on the right and well marked.