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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Very nice rustic cabin with great decor, fridge,comfortable bed, big corner bath with shower, no a/c but had a centre ceiling fan which sufficed. Wifi at reception and restaurant. The cabin is set in the woods surrounded by wildlife and has a porch with rocking chair. Done the night frog walk just after arriving which was brilliant then went straight... More 

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Sesattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is owned by a local family. We try to support locals when we visit towns. This place is very clean, very kind and helpful staff, breakfast is really good. The night tour is a must. I took some great photos of many birds on property. Even saw the mating ritual of the white collared manakin. This is a smaller... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights in May 2016 and paid $100 per night for a cabin. Compared to the other places we stayed at during our trip we found this a bit overpriced for the quality. The cabin was nice, but simple and buggy. There were large gaps around the door and as a result we had lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We spent 2 nights at the Oasis Ecolodge. Our cabin was very well equipped and the bed was comfortable. We loved the rustic touch and the small deck with rocking chairs in front of the cabin. The reception and breakfast services were excellent. The cabins are very quiet and very well located, away from downtown La Fortuna that can still... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Business Center with Internet 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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Arenal Oasis Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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