Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel: Arenal volcano
Essence Arenal offers a unique amients for backpackers and Eco-travelers,located in Arenal Volcano we are a 22 hectares Farm with primary forest, jungle trails, organic farm, Permaculture and bio-intensive vegetable gardens,with restuarant& jucuzzi

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Surrounding Area

Essence Arenal is located in El Castillo, 20 minutes from La Fortuna, on the lava flowing side of the Arenal Volcano, with spectacular views over the lake and the volcano's activities. Surrounded by two National Parks, Arenal and Monteverde, our 100 acres property is rich in flora & fauna, which can be appreciated in amazing jungle sites and trails.

Strategically located for adventure and eco-activities:
- Thermal Water (Tabacón, Baldi and others)
- Caño Negro
- Hiking in the forest
- Mountain Biking
- Boat Tours
- Bird watching
- Cerro Chato
- Serpentarium
- Canopy
- Butterfly Garden
- Sky Tram
- Horseback riding at the river
- Hanging Bridges
- Jeep-Boat-Jeep to/from Monteverde
- River Rafting
- La Fortuna Bunging Jumping
- Lava Trail
- Los Tucanes Trail
- La Fortuna Waterfall


Essence Arenal offers different types of accommodations for backpackers and eco travellers, in a totally unique ambien: 22 hectares of primary forest. Private rooms with private or shared bathroom & our popular Jungle Tents with shared bath All beds are equipped with orthopedic mattress antialergic pillows, Towels and sheets included.


- Restaurant that offers breakfast Lunch & Dinners
- Vegetarian Restaurant gourmet demo cuisine
- Jacuzzi with spectacular view
- Fireplace
- Free internet
- Laundry service
- Tour desk
- Jungle Trail & gardens

Essence Demo Cuisine is a meat free restaurant that gets everyone involved with the food. We show our international guest about local products and present them in a non-traditional way. Our chef Ronny prepares 3 vegetarian dishes with your participation in 1 part.

Services Offered

Room Service

Policies & Restrictions

No smoking inside the buildings

Rates & Availability

From $14 to $58 per night


From La Fortuna: 3 Km after Tabacon Thermal Water, there's a police station on de right, take your left leaving the main road and pass the Arenal National Park, then turn left. Alter the bridge turn right and within 3 Km arrive to El Castillo village, take the left up to the Butterfly Farm, alter 1 Km see Essence Arenal on the right side of the road.

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Nearby Attractions & Services

Vegetarian Demo Cuisine Restaurant
on site
Eco Zoo
200 meters
Canopy, Sky Tram & Sky Walking
2 miles
Hanging Bridges
2 miles
300 meters
Horseback Riding
200 meters
Lava Tour
5 miles
10 miles
Butterfly Farm
100 meters
Jeep-Boat-Jeep to Moneteverde
on site
Night Hiking

20 miles
200 meters
Caño Negro

Cerro Chato
1 mile
La Fortuna waterfall
3 miles
Bird watching
on site
Horseback riding
on site
Boat tours on the lake
300 meters
Mountain biking
on site
Thermal Waters (Tabacon, Baldi & others)

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Listing Amenities Amenities

Business Facilities
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities & Service
  • Breakfast - Available
  • Laundry Available
  • Parking - Available
  • Parking - Free
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service - Available

    Leisure Amenities
    • Jacuzzi
    • Massages

    Room Amenities
    • High Speed Internet
    • Telephone - Free Local Calls

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    Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel
    El Castillo
    La Fortuna, Costa Rica 065-1230

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