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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

La Fortuna
Total fromA$205
Check in 3:00 PM
Check out 12:00 PM
Located in La Fortuna, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is in a national park, within a 10-minute drive of Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Lake Arenal. This family-friendly lodge is 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from Butterfly Conservatory and 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Arenal Volcano.

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.

Property Details

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).

  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Total number of rooms - 48
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Television in common areas
  • Garden
  • 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
  • Terrace

Other details

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.

Hotel policies

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash not accepted
  • Debit cards not accepted
Check in and out times
  • 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

Other charges

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.


22 km Oeste de la Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica