Essence Arenal Biofarm, Wellness and Retreat Center, Costa Rica

Essence Arenal Hotel, Spa & Bio Farm, Alajuela Province, El Castillo, El Millon, Costa Rica

Closest airport: San Jose airport (SJO), Alajuela. Juan Santamaria (3 hours driving) Liberia airport (LIR), Guanacas

Venue Details

TypeRetreat Centre
Sleeps8 - 30

About the property

Natural beauty of Essence Arenal, provides you with the space to journey inward, renew, and refresh your body, mind, and spirit. Immerse in the jungle of Costa Rica and facing Arenal volcano and lake.


  • Best for Hiking
  • Best for Silent & Meditation
  • Eco Friendly Venues
  • Farm Stays
  • In the Mountains
  • Outstanding Views
  • Swimming Pool

Types of retreats we host

  • Adventure
  • Art Retreat
  • Nutrition Retreat
  • Team Building
  • Wellness Retreat
  • Women’s Only
  • Yoga Retreat
  • Yoga Teacher Training

Included Amenities

Swimming Pool
Hot Tub
Yoga/Seminar room

Our yoga deck is located in our eco farm, surrounded by nature and with breathtaking views of the Arenal volcano. It can fit up to 15 people. We provide yoga mats, blocks and other equipment for yoga or meditation sessions. The deck is semi open, with a roof and big glass windows looking over the jungle and the Arenal volcano.

Eco practices

Our spa is footprint carbon neutral which produce the electricity from solar panel system. We have an eco farm where we produce organic food using the permaculture practice. The land was mainly a cattle pasture area of 22 hectares. During 15 years we planted more than 9000 trees to reforest all the area, using native trees.
The most of the energy we use is produced by solar panels.


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Essence Arenal is located in El Castillo, close to the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal area, Costa Rica.

El Castillo is a small neighboring village to La Fortuna, directly on Lake Arenal atop the hills overlooking Arenal volcano. With 22 hectares of prime hilltop forested pristine land and breathtaking views, the retreat center takes pride in giving their guests an experience of a lifetime.

The property counts with trails in the jungle and a permaculture organic farm that produces vegetables and medicinal plants for the farm to table vegan and vegetarian restaurant. We count with an Spa with a sauna, a steam room with aromatherapy and a jacuzzi. We also provide an space for a temazcal ceremonies or cacao ceremonies. The yoga deck can fit 15 people. We offer different kind of therapies, massages, sound healing, reiki, ionic detox, we also offer tours in the property like morning birdwatching tour, permaculture and chocolate workshop tour and jungle night tour etc. We had different retreat groups, like breathworking, yoga retreats, meditation retreats, wellness retreats, etc. We can accommodate up to 30 people.

From forest trails down to a majestic waterfall hidden in the rainforest, enjoying mystical free hot springs, horseback riding, hanging bridges and canopy tours, there is a rich amount of nature activities to experience around Essence Arenal.

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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Address: 1 km al sur de El Castillo, 200 meters next to the Butterfly Conservatory


Essence Arenal Hotel, Spa & Bio Farm, Alajuela Province, El Castillo, El Millon, Costa Rica

Nearest Airport

San Jose airport (SJO), Alajuela. Juan Santamaria (3 hours driving)
Liberia airport (LIR), Guanacaste. (3 hours driving)

Nearest Town

La Fortuna Town (24 km), Arenal area

Nearest Station

La Fortuna Town (24 km), Arenal area

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