El Castillo de la Fortuna
WE are happy to give and serve…
Affordable accommodations for backpackers and Eco-travelers, as well as brilliant packages for retreats in a totally unique ambient: 22 hectares of primary forest, jungle trails, waterfall, organic farm, Permaculture and bio-intensive vegetable gardens, Tilapia pond, free range chickens, yoga deck, and massage spa all amongst wonderful views over the valley of el Castillo costa rica, lake arenal, and volcano arenal.
A few activities to enjoy while at essence arenal are our daily morning yoga classes for a perfect start to the day. Our evening night tours discovering the jungle through the eyes of frogs, birds, and monkeys while learning and enjoying the peace of the farm. Our restaurant is always here to fill your hunger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as we invite you especially for our demo cuisine dinners participating with the chef and guests for dinner, drinking fresh home grown teas, or enjoying fresh spring water from all faucets. To ultimately spending the day swinging in the hammocks overlooking the volcano after enjoying the mineral pool or a nice massage in our own grown bamboo spa, a perfect way to BE after hiking to waterfalls or climbing cerro chato, horseback riding, to kayaking and rafting. We invite you to a little slice of pardise:)
Restaurant serving 7am-8pm daily all vegetarian and Gourmet Demo Cuisine taught in the evening by the chef and guest participation, hiking trails, common area with fireplace, hammocks, jacuzzi with a view, infinity big size trampoline, fireplace, free wifi, laundry service, yoga deck, massage spa, tour desk, small heart shaped mineral pool, coffee plantation…
From our property in walking distance you can discover various attractions,
A 4 hour walk to the beautiful waterfalls which you can easily do your self , no guide needed or any entrance fee required.
Kayaking the arenal lake, discover the ecosystem the lake has, amazing birds and wild life.
Horseback riding, no huge massive groups, its just a neighbor with beautiful horses who wants to show you his private waterfall with atonishing views of the Arenal volcano and lake all along the ride through the rain and cloud forest.
starting from our property have the popular night tour where you will be shown all the medicinal plants of our perma-culture farm and the night life animals around, frogs in their natural environment and many other species.
with the local shuttle service available are:
Our neighbors, the Sky company, offer a variety of adventure tours like sky tram, sky walk,cannopy ziplining, rapelling, river tubing, hanging bridges and a lot of variety of wild life
Cerro chato , leaving from the observatory lodge, 2 hours up and 2 hours back, you can swim in the crater of the volcano.
free hot river, right by tabacon we can direct you to the free hot spring, also available close by mostly leaving from Fortuna,
Rafting, an adrenalin ride trough the rio Balsa o Rio Toro.
Caño Negro, Safari Floating,and lots of other activities.