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Essence Arenal is an incredible volcano and lake view hostel, the perfect opportunity to live a real eco experience in a familiar atmosphere. With all comforts: pool, cafeteria, Japanese heated pool, common kitchen, fire place, jungle trails, waterfall, private or shared bathroom, TV and DVD rental, Internet, Play Station, tours info. And a unique position to observe volcano activities.
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1 km al sur de El Castillo junto a la Granja de Mariposas, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230 Costa Rica
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If you don’t like tourist places like la fortuna, El Castillo and essence Arenal is the place for You. Staff was heartwarming and we felt like home after minutes. Veggie food available and yummy. View is incredible! Highly recommended
This proved to be my favourite hostel during my time in Costa Rica! It’s a bit tricky to get to, perched up on the hill in El Castillo, but offers splendid views of the Arenal Volcano, especially at sunset.
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Response from EssenceArenall, Gerente at Essence Arenal Boutique HostelResponded 27 May 2018
Thanks so much for sharing your experience and visiting Essence Arenal.
for us was a real pleasure to serve you.
come back soon!!
The place is great, the big tents are nearly up in the trees with a great view on the lake. It is like sleeping in the middle of the forest.
Nice jacuzzi to use in the evening, and a common area.
Plus the food they...More
The lure of beautiful views of El Arenal volcano and Lake Arenal was what attracted us to Essence and we were not disappointed. Our photos are the stuff of postcards. Though Essence classifies itself as a hostel we had a spacious, comfortable room with a...More
Response from EssenceArenall, Gerente at Essence Arenal Boutique HostelResponded 4 April 2018
Thank you very much for staying with us and shared you experience,
was a real pleasure to have you here.
We hope to welcome you again
King regards from Essence staff.
We had dinner at the Essence Arenal where they make only one dinner each evening. It is totally prepared right there in the kitchen area and you can participate if you desire. They have some volunteer staff who get room and meals and the room...More
Response from EssenceArenall, Gerente at Essence Arenal Boutique HostelResponded 23 March 2018
Thank you very much for visit Essence Arenal and taking time to evaluate us,
If ever come to Costa Rica againg would be a pleasure to welocmne you another time.
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.