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Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

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Edmonds, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodations are rustic but just fine for a stay at Arenal. We were hardly in our room anyway. The staff at Arenal Oasis are marvelous - from the front desk to the restaurant to the frog tour - everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. We especially enjoyed having breakfast while our server put out fruit for the birds,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real paradise!!! An Oasis full of life and biodiversity! Experienced the real "Pura Vida", nice log cabins in the woods, great dining area with bird feeders and great food, very clean and private, friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

It was such a treat to stay at Arenal Oasis Lodge. Their bungalows are in the middle of a reserve and it feels like you have your own little jungle retreat. The bungalows are lovely and I was actually pleasantly surprised by their quality. They have no air con but that didn't bother us. The staff are fab but a... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Arenal Oasis was very cozy and quiet, we had no neighbors. The cabin is lovely and the shower had lots of hot water. The Frog tour at night is right on the grounds and is 2 hours long and our guide was very knowledgeable. We saw lots of frogs, large spiders, night birds, moths, lizards and other fascinating insects. Our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Basic accommodation although clean and adequate. The restaurant is in a small clearing in the forest so attracts biting insects. However it was pleasant to watch beautiful birds come and feed on the fruit put out for them. Restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful. The wildlife reserve was interesting and we enjoyed walk around the foot of the volcano... More 

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Jose Andres B, Gerente at Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Sheila C, Thank you very much for taking the time to tell your story during your stay with us. Indeed been in the middle of the forest, it´s part of the adventure of being in the wild at Arenal Oasis. We are actually finishing 2 more cabins and soon we are going to share with all of you... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We made the night walk tour with our guide Isaac and it was absolutely fantastic. See lot of frogs with wonderful colors. Isaac had a lot of knowledge about the flora and fauna so we learnt so much with him. Definitely the highlight of our trip. Thanks again guys. Seb

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Grasse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Arenal Oasis is perfectly named - a little oasis of rainforest that has escaped the land clearing which has happened all around it. We can't say enough good things about this place and the lovely people who work there. We echo all the very positive comments made by previous reviewers. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Accommodations were great and breakfasts were excellent. We stayed six days in June and enjoyed using as a base for Arenal/La Fortuna activities. Staff was very friendly, especially Daniel at breakfast. The only cons we found was that the shower had an usually awkward high step to get into(maybe it was only intended to be a bath originally?) and the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, family run venue in the middle of the jungle. Only 8 bungalows, so if you are looking for loads of amenities, you should look elsewhere. Monkeys, crazy frogs, leafcutter ants and beautiful plants are all on the sprawling property. Breakfast is made to order and served in open air structure surrounded by birds who come for left out fruit.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The whole accomodation was perfect! The staff was very friendly and the lodges were in the middle of the forest, but still very luxiuous (we even had a bath tub!). The restaurant at the hotel is very good and the staff was extremely nice. Do the frog watching tour. That was by far the best tour we did in Costa... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

Address: PO Box 21, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: $78 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Arenal Oasis Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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