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Arenal Observatory Lodge

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Central Valley Eco Lodges, Costa Rica Eco Lodges | Comments Off on Arenal Observatory Lodge

Location: La Fortuna
Price: $67-$452/night
Features: river, waterfalls, guided trails, volcano, lake

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arenal observatory lodge

Dramatically perched on a ridge of just 1.7 miles from the Arena Volcano in a private nature reserve, Arenal Observatory Lodge was originally built in 1987 as a Smithsonian Institute scientific research station. The La Fortuna located lodge was continuously upgraded over the next few years to provide comfortable accommodation options, a plethora of leisurely nature-based activities and top-class service. Arenal Lodge is strikingly surrounded by lush trails to adjoining lava flows, waterfalls, glistening lakes, crystalline rivers and impressive vistas of the Arenal Volcano. It is the only La fortuna accommodation to be situated inside the Arenal National Park premises. Immaculately landscaped gardens, carefully chosen natural flowering plants, colorful butterflies, howler monkey wake-up calls and mesmerizing humming birds accentuate Arenal Observatory’s lush tropical setting. The lodge is a heady mix of a commanding untouched natural retreat and luxurious eco-resort.

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