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Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge & Wildlife Refuge

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Gateway, Colorado
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We expected 2 beds in one big room, so were pleasantly surprised to find a two-bedroom cabin with plenty of privacy for 3 adults. There were only 2 sets of towels, but the owner himself brought us a third. Beds were comfortable, ceiling fans provided plenty of coolth. Highlight was the night tour where our guide kept pulling rabbits out...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The cottage is basic but very clean but what makes this place special is the jungle night tour and the friendly owners. We saw spiders, snakes and many frogs on the night tour. At breakfast time they have bird feeders which attracts many different type of birds. Staying here was highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Pablo at front...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing staff and there night walk and birding tour is wonderful. Just know there is no air conditioning and it does get humid in the cabins. The food was the best I had in Costa Rica. We loved the morning breakfast time. They put out fruit and the birds come and eat. You'll see mot mots, aracaris, saltator and Orioles.

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We arrived here late ( actually after the reception was supposed to close) but they were waiting up for us! The little cabins were excellent; hot showers, comfortable bed, and felt like you were staying in a great oasis. The breakfast was great; choice of a couple basic options and fresh fruit. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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Hasselt, Belgium
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge is a small family owned lodge. The rooms are in fact separate small wooden houses. each house consists of a parking place (if you come with a rental car like we did), a terrace with a few seats or a bench, a main room/sleeping room and a bathroom. All is very well maintained and our...

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Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I m a retouring customer, l now personally know the Rojas family (the owners) and have been going back since about 10 years. I like that place because of the good service and professional attention they give you when you are there. You literally feel like part of the family. That place is centrally located and is very quiet, they...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to stay, the cabins are surrounded by jungle and all its sights and sounds. However it is the stand out service which is really of note. The staff helped get my girlfriends phone posted from manuel Antonio by calling the sender, the post office and anyone else numerous times. They were invaluable. They were also...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The ecolodge is a bit hard to find at first but when you get there you are in for a treat! From there, you can walk to a supermarket or restaurants so it is pretty convenient. The lodges are well designed and quite clean, of course a bug or two can make their way inside since you are in the...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 10 December 2015

My son and I stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage on this property in late November 2015. The cottage is simple, but very nice, with 2 comfortable King size beds beds in the bedrooms and a twin size bed in the living room. There is also a small kitchenette w/ microwave in the unit.The building blended perfectly in the forested...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stayed here for three nights, and we loved it. Private cabins, which are simple yet clean, comfortable, and convenient, surrounded by nature with the sounds of birds, frogs, and raindrops. Such a personal feel. We walked the trails daily. The restaurant is just lovely, especially at breakfast, with lots of little colorful birds to enjoy. We ate many of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre 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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range: €74 - €92 (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/La Fortuna De San Carlos
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“These are individual cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles narmadhas880, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“far back, tucked away”
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“Go to breakfast early to get a good place”
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“wifi in reception and breakfast area.”
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