Accommodations by the Arenal Volcano

Drift off to sleep listening to the lullaby of chirping frogs and humming crickets in the Costa Rica rainforest. Wake up with the symphony of birds singing and monkeys howling. All the while, right outside, the spectacular Arenal Volcano keeps watch.

The commanding presence of the Arenal Volcano and the intriguing Costa Rica rainforest set a dramatic stage for your visit to Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa. Our 48 spread in various building over the property are comfortable and spacious and designed for your enjoyment, with attention to the details that make the difference for a wonderful holiday. Most hotel rooms have views of Arenal Volcano, a private balcony or deck, and all have verdant garden surroundings. Five rooms are fully equipped for disabled travelers.

If you are looking for completely private accommodations, or are visiting Arenal Volcano with your extended family or group of friends, our two well-equipped vacation villas fit the bill perfectly as your home away from home.

We’d like to mention a few details about what it’s like to stay at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa:

  • Our remote location is part of the adventure, and you can rest deeply knowing that there will be no disturbing noise from busy roads or town centers.
  • From your room terrace, you can sit and enjoy nature while relaxing.
  • Our hotel rooms are without TVs; but we know you didn’t come to Costa Rica to watch TV. You came to experience the amazing nature, wildlife and scenery of this tropical country. The rainforest and one of the most famous volcanoes in the Americas is right outside your door!
  • Our hotel rooms are cooled naturally by the nearly constant rainforest breezes by Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano. All rooms have fans and screened doors and windows for natural ventilation. Up at 2,160 feet elevation, Arenal Observatory Lodge is cooler than at the beach and lower elevations.
  • We offer free Wi-Fi at the lodge; sometimes the signal goes out, but that happens everywhere in Costa Rica.
  • Children ages 11 and under stay for free at our Arenal lodge, when sharing a room with their parents.
  • We do not allow pets.