Wellness Arenal

Immerse yourself in a magical and healing experience. Wellness Arenal is located in El Castillo, a small neighboring village to La Fortuna, directly on Lake Arenal a top the hills overlooking Arenal volcano. With 22 hectares of prime hilltop forested pristine land and breathtaking views, we take pride in giving our guests an experience of a lifetime. Enjoying the permaculture farm and edible forest, or relaxing at our vegetarian / vegan farm-to-table restaurant ordering natural health smoothies.

From forest trails down to a majestic waterfall hidden in the rainforest, enjoying the mystical free hot springs, or hiking in the national park, there{s a rich amount of nature activities to experience at Wellness Arenal. Our special location surrounded by all healing elements of water, fire, earth and pure jungle air makes this the ideal place for your retreat, health vacation, detox or recharge. Your presence in these pure surroundings will start a transformation connecting to mother earth in a respectful place.

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Wellness Arenal has 8 private rooms, free parking and Wi-Fi throughout the property. Guests have access to an open-air pool, Jacuzzi, 3km of trails, volleyball court, yoga/exercise deck, jungle spa with on-site naturopathic doctor, and Temazcal sweat lodge.

Superior rooms
Our spacious Superior private rooms provide spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, lake and surrounding tropical forest. Each room is equipped with a double bed (with orthopedic mattress and anti-allergic pillows), private en-suite bathroom with hot water and safe deposit box.

House on the farm
We have an option of a farm house located in the heart of our ecological farm with wonderful views. This house has capacity for 5 people, it can also be used for double and single occupancy, it has a room with a double bed, living room, small kitchen, fridge, private bathroom, shower with hot water and is very comfortable.

At our on-site restaurant, we take pride in our farm-to-table kitchen. We encourage thoughtful, healthy meals that come from the earth, using all the tropical delights from local farmers, and from our farm. We offer gourmet organic vegetarian/vegan food and natural health smoothies. We cater for a range of different dietary requirements and detox needs.

We understand these are complicated times and want to share with you the opportunity to be free to explore a safe space while interacting with a community of like-minded individuals sharing the same experience. We work very hard to minimize exposure and have available produce onsite, and most other products delivered.

Wellness Property Investment
From the beginning, we wanted to create an ecosystem and community intertwined with the harmony or nature and favorable to humans. This model of permaculture and organic agriculture emerged from 22 hectares of deforested pastureland, where an immense variety of species coexist and strengthen this new community ecosystem.

The farm has been in family hands for more than 30 years and has been reforested with more than 6,000 trees and 3,000 fruit trees, of more than 30 varieties. It has tilapia pond for the organic consumption of fish and uses water as a nutrient to feed the forest system. And two chicken coops with more than 60 happy grazing hens, for the healthy consumption of food. At Essence we see the importance of closing natural cycles.