Treat yourself to a unique, once-in-a-lifetime adventure at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa. This volcano hotel - perched high on a ridge only 1.7 miles from Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica's most spectacular volcano - offers the area's most stunning views of the volcano and Arenal Lake. With easy access to the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa, only twenty minutes drive from the small town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica, volcano and nature lovers alike can feast their eyes on the majesty of Arenal Volcano in its lush tropical setting.
A paved trail extends 800 meters into the rainforest; in addition, 7 miles of bicycle, horseback riding and hiking trails wind throughout the volcano lodge's property through rainforest and over a hanging bridge. Just around the bend on every trail is a magnificent new view of the impressive volcano.
Between the main hotel facilities you will find:
Our restaurant: The Restaurant overlooks the volcano southern slop with floor to ceiling windows and opens to a wide deck to enjoy a majestic panoramic view of the lake and Arenal volcano.
Swimming pool & Jacuzzi: An infinity swimming pool was added for jungle refreshment. Tiled in cobalt blue, it melts into the rainforest beyond. A sunken bubbling Jacuzzi provides soothing relaxation beneath a glass gazebo framing the volcano's peak against a starry sky.
Walking trails & hiking: Seven miles of manicured, well-marked walking, bike and horseback riding trail system traverses the property and provides safe, easy access to breathtaking natural beauty. A paved trail, wheelchair accessible, extends 800 meters into the rainforest allowing excellent views of the volcano and primary forest.
The bird sanctuary: Birders will be particularly delighted, as the diverse habitats surrounding the volcano observatory lodge shelter nearly 400 species. Birds can be seen everywhere!