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Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Volcano National Park
Costa Rica
TEL: 506 2290-7011

Close enough to Arenal Volcano for visitors to hear and feel the nearly constant rumbling, this observatory (on a hillside just over a mile from the peak) gets excellent views of the eruptions. Most of the lava flows, however, are now on the far side of the volcano. Much more than simply a vantage point to see Arenal in action, the lodge has a buffet restaurant, a swimming pool, guided hikes, nature walks, tours of the surrounding macadamia nut farm, and a museum about the observatory and volcano. You need not be a guest to make a day visit or dine at the restaurant while keeping an eye out the window on the smoldering mountain.

Insider Tip:

The trails can be muddy; even if the weather is nice, wear sturdy shoes and bring rain protection.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast Included
  • Family Friendly
  • Horseback Riding
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Mountain Resort

Number of Rooms: 48

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Year Opened:



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