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Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

La Fortuna
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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 15-minute drive of Lake Arenal and Costa Rica Sky Adventures. This family-friendly lodge is 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from Butterfly Conservatory and 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.

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. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a spa tub. 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
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Television in common areas
  • Garden
  • Free breakfast
  • Children's pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Swimming pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


Check-in is from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Guests must be at least 18 to check-in.

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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 luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

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
Lake Arenal - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Cerro Chato Lake - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Arenal Eco Zoo - 7.3 km / 4.6 mi
Butterfly Conservatory - 7.5 km / 4.6 mi
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 14.3 km / 8.9 mi
Arenal Natura Ecological Park - 16.4 km / 10.2 mi
Ecotermales Fortuna - 18.1 km / 11.2 mi
Kalambu Hot Springs - 18.6 km / 11.6 mi
Ecoglide Arenal Park - 19.3 km / 12 mi
Arenal Volcano - 20.6 km / 12.8 mi
Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 23.6 km / 14.7 mi
The nearest airports are:
San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 137.9 km / 85.7 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 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Hot springs access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Hotel policies

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets not allowed
  • Only service animals are allowed

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