Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
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).
- Outdoor pool
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Total number of rooms - 48
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Fireplace in lobby
- Laundry facilities
- Television in common areas
- Free breakfast
- Children's pool
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Spa services on site
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Full-service spa
- Smoke-free property
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free WiFi
- Wheelchair accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Wheelchair accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Year Built - 1992
- Area shuttle (surcharge)
- Free self parking
- Luggage storage
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. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
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.
Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
Arenal Volcano National Park - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Children's Eternal Rainforest - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Chato Volcano - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Arenal Volcano - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Lake Arenal - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Arenal Eco Zoo - 7.3 km / 4.6 mi
Butterfly Conservatory - 7.5 km / 4.6 mi
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 13.1 km / 8.1 mi
Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 14.9 km / 9.3 mi
Kalambu Hot Springs - 17.1 km / 10.6 mi
Ecotermales Fortuna - 18.1 km / 11.2 mi
Ecoglide Arenal Park - 19.3 km / 12 mi
Arenal Adventure World - 23 km / 14.3 mi
Cerro Chato Lake - 23.2 km / 14.4 mi
The nearest airports are:
San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 135.7 km / 84.3 mi
La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 24.7 km / 15.4 mi
The preferred airport for Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.).
- Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.
- American Express
- Cash not accepted
- Debit cards not accepted
- Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
- Check-out time is 12:00 PM
- Minimum check-in age is 18
- Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
- Pets not allowed
- Only service animals are allowed
- No rollaway/extra beds available
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)