Observatory Lodge in Arenal, Costa Rica

Arenal Observatory Lodge, Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

A Hotel in Arenal, La Fortuna - The Arenal Volcano Observatory. Treat yourself to a unique, once-in-a-lifetime adventure at Arenal Observatory Lodge. 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, 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. The volcano observatory lodge offers daily complimentary walks led by resident naturalist guides. Read More

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DISCOVER the Arenal Volcano, EXPLORE the nature, RELAX in our unbelievable destination!


Arrived at night to the wonderful grounds of the Observatory Lodge and woke up to howler monkeys and a full view of the Arenal Volcano - the best view you could imagine. Hummingbirds where everywhere as well as loads of other birds. The overall setting is spectacular and no need for a car while you are there. The hikes were fantastic to Cerra Chatto and the Fortuna Waterfall and the farm is a thing of beauty against the background of the jungle. The view from the restaurant is equally amazing looking over the volcano and Lake Arenal. Would recommend the Lodge to anyone who wants to loose the car and avoid the touristy hustle and bustle of La Fortuna.

Dan Hellmuth



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