The only hotel that is located inside the Arenal Volcano National Park

Facilities & services
  • 48 rooms
  • Two villas
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Complimentary nature walks
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Rafting
  • Canopy tours

Located between the looming Arenal Volcano and the blue waters of Lake Arenal, this eco-lodge is perfectly positioned for some Costa Rican adventure.

48 comfortable rooms are spread between various buildings around the property, most enjoying views of the volcano. There are also two private villas for larger groups and families.

Also found amid the gardens and forest on the ridge top are a restaurant with a panoramic decking area, spa and swimming pool.

Eleven kilometers (7 miles) of well-maintained hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails wind through the Arenal Volcano hotel’s 870-acre (352-hectare) property, through primary and secondary rainforest, past waterfalls and across verdant pastures. Plenty of wildlife lives in the area, including three kinds of monkeys, anteaters, coatis, raccoons, deer, and more than 400 species of birds – making Arenal Observatory Lodge a favourite for bird watching. Daily walks with naturalist guides are complimentary.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.