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Get an overview of this hotel3-star family-friendly lodge, walk to Arenal Volcano National Park

Popular highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Outdoor pool

Located in La Fortuna, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is in a national park, within a 15-minute drive of Lake Arenal and Costa Rica Sky Adventures.

This family-friendly lodge is 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from Butterfly Conservatory and 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 48 guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features at this Colonial lodge include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).

Enjoy a satisfying meal at El Jilguero serving guests of Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator (lift). A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

Lodge Amenities

Lodge Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The lodge offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This Colonial lodge also offers spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1992 
  • Total number of rooms - 48 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Balcony or patio 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9 AM.

El Jilguero - This family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, The Observatory Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Lodge Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 170.00 per vehicle (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Lodge Name

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge
  • Arenal Observatory La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory
  • Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos

We should mention

Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.


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