Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa offers you 870 acres of primary and secondary rainforest, pastureland, crystal clear rivers and waterfalls to explore at the foot of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. We are uniquely and strategically located between the Arenal Volcano, Cerro Chato Volcano, and Lake Arenal – no other hotel in La Fortuna, Costa Rica comes as close!
There are seven miles of exciting trails to walk, horseback ride or mountain bike, which you can explore on your own or with a guide. Trails are well-marked and graded for difficulty. We highly recommend the Cerro Chato Trail which passes through the pristine primary rainforest. The bird watching is extraordinary, with more than 500 species of birds recorded so far in our forest.
In this aerial view, you can see just how close Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is to the Arenal Volcano, Cerro Chato Volcano, and Lake Arenal. We are the only La Fortuna hotel located inside the Arenal Volcano National Park.