Come Visit Essence Arenal Hostel & Organic Farm in La Fortuna, Costa Rica!
El Castillo is a small village located near the village of La Fortuna on Lake Arenal overlooking the Arenal volcano. This peaceful village offers the most exquisite views of the mountains and is home to Essence Arenal. Surrounded by lush foliage and breathtaking views, you will enjoy a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Discover a magnificent waterfall hidden in the rain forest while traveling down forest trails. Become engulfed in mystical Free Hot Springs, enjoy horseback riding or other exciting tours. There are so many natural activities at Essence Arenal you will enjoy every minute of your stay.
Hostel and Organic Farm Amenities:
While enjoying views of the Arenal volcano, Lake Arenal, and the El Castillo Valley, you will enjoy their Yoga Deck, Jacuzzi, Organic Permaculture Farm, Swimming Pool, and excellent meals at their Vegetarian Restaurant.
Visit their Tilapia pond, magnificent trails to discover the wonders surrounding the hostel. You will enjoy hot showers, and receive relaxing massages at their Bamboo Spa. You are also provided Free Wi-Fi, and laundry services to round out your stay.
Their Vegetarian Restaurant:
Enjoy excellent dishes for breakfast, lunch, and diner. Join in on demonstrations of cuisines and even participate with the chef to learn how to create unique international dishes for the vegetarian diet.
The restaurant is open every day at 7am for a breakfast that includes coffee or tea, a fruit plate, and plate of the day for only $4.50.
The Essence Demo Cuisine Restaurant will give you basic ideas for cooking great dishes. Every vegetarian and international dish is prepared each night with a different theme. You are welcome to come in for dinner and participate with our chef and other guests watching the chef prepare a portion of a meal directly in front of you.
In the heart of El Castillo La Fortuna, Costa Rica, you can cook and enjoy 3-course meals while taking in the breathtaking views of Essence Arenal’s magnificent surroundings.
There Are So Many Activities During Your Stay:
Experience daily morning yoga classes that start at 7am.
Go on a Waterfall Jungle Tour
Relax in their Free Hot Springs
Join tours of the rain forest and farm on their 22 hectare property.
Take a swim in their magnificent pool and then relax on a hammock overlooking the magnificent Arenal Volcano.
Swim in the volcanic lake above Cerro Chato
Take a relaxing Horseback Tour viewing the El Castillo hills and waterfalls.
Enjoy Kayaking and Rafting tours.
Get ready and join in on their wonderful Forest Night tours.
Canopy Zip-lining & Rappelling is an exciting experience for everyone.
As you can see, there are just so many activities to suit everyone’s taste!
One of the most popular activities is provided by Sky Trek. Sky Trek offers a very unique tour of Lake Arenal, the volcano, and lush rain forest. You will ride on a silent gondola that transports you up above the canopy. You are than welcome to return on the tram or be really adventuresome by returning on the canopy zip-lining.
If you are looking for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience, you must visit the Hostel and Organic Farm in La Fortuna, Costa Rica! You will be so glad you did!