If you want to go to a very special place, and get away from the big resorts of La Fortuna, you’ve come to the right place. Essence Arenal is located on the heights in the village of El Castillo, with a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano and lake. Situated on more than 20 hectares of land, the environmentally friendly hotel has its own “organic” “permaculture” farm. It offers simple rooms with private bathrooms and also tents, with shared sanitary. Many nature-related activities are also offered there, as well as a natural swimming pool and yoga sessions.