Arenal Observatory Lodge is one of the closest hotels to the Arenal Volcano. It offers one of the best, if not the best views to this colossal . You will definitely be impressed when you enter the room; the sense of peace and tranquility can be felt in every corner. The hotels gardens are full of bright flowers that attract a variety of birds and butterflies that will wake you up with their beautiful singing. The hotel is surrounded by untouched forest and an amazing volcano that never seams to rest, all put together in one place to provide its guest a balanced feeling of adrenaline, admiration and a sense of inner peace.
Observatory Lodge Arenal is a Mountain hotel offering its guest beautiful, lightly rooms to choose from. Divided into 4 building, yet all surrounded by the rainforest and well-tended, lush gardens with full view to the Volcano, allowing all its guests the opportunity to enjoy their experience with the Colossal “Arenal Volcano”.
Make sure to keep your camera handy, as the view is spectacular. Keep your eye out for Howler monkeys, as they live in abundance in the trees along the road towards the hotel.
Amenities & Services
The restaurant features an incredible view to Arenal Lake and the volcano, which keeps you in balance with your surroundings. For those wanting to emerge themselves closer to nature, we have settled our swimming pool in the middle of the rainforest, and a Jacuzzi that melts you into your surroundings and natural hiking trails. All of this in one place, one hotel that offers so much excitement yet in a peaceful and harmonious way.
- Restaurant with volcano and lake view.
- Swimming pool.
- Beautiful gardens.
- Nature trails.
- Wide green areas.
The Standard rooms are another way to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Arenal volcano and/or contemplate the beauty of the lake from your balcony. Each of these rooms has two double beds (queen-size), a private bathroom, coffeemaker and room safe.
La Casona is ideal for groups or friends or families and is set 500 meters off from the main building. Its 5 comfortable, value-priced rooms with a large terrace provide an impressive view of the volcano and Arenal Lake. Four rooms are furnished each with a queen-size bed and offer a beautiful volcano room view; the fifth room has 3 bunk beds with a view of the rainforest, and all have room safes. The two large, comfortable bathrooms are shared by all La Casona guests.
The Junior Suite are rooms with a volcano view through large picture windows framing the often active side of the majestic Arenal; see the volcano from the room or enjoy the beauty of the Arenal Lake from the comfort of your private deck. The walls are decorated with original ceramic paintings done by a local artist illustrating the area’s flora and fauna. For your comfort each of these suites is furnished with two king-size beds, a small living room, coffeemaker, mini refrigerator and room safe.
The Smithsonian rooms boast huge picture windows giving you a premiere majestic view of the volcano from the comfort of your bed. Each room has two double beds (queen-size), a private bathroom, coffee maker and room safe. Some Smithsonian rooms have balconies commanding a magnificent view of the volcano.
Five of the Smithsonian rooms are fully equipped for guests in wheelchairs; the halls, bathrooms, corridors, parking area, swimming pool and 2 kms of paths have all been designed for the handicapped.