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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly lodge with full-service spa and free breakfast

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool

Location

Located in a national park, this family-friendly lodge is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cerro Chato Lake, Costa Rica Sky Adventures, and Butterfly Conservatory. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Ecotermales Fortuna are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Property Features

A full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free lodge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, spa services, and a children's pool.

Room Amenities

All 48 rooms offer balconies or patios, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Laptop-compatible safes, showers, and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Languages Spoken

Lodge Amenities

Lodge Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The lodge offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This Colonial lodge also offers spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1992 
  • Total number of rooms - 48 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Balcony or patio 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9 AM.

El Jilguero - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Horse riding/rental on site 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, The Observatory Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Lodge Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

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

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

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.

Lodge Name

  • Arenal Observatory Lodge La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge
  • Arenal Observatory La Fortuna
  • Arenal Observatory
  • Arenal Observatory Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos

We should mention

Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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