-Standard Room Or standard Tent //Shared bath,
-Standard Room Or standard Tent //Shared bath,
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

All of the comforts of a bedroom a little closer to nature. Electricity, windows and lights, lockers and cement floors with bed.


Extra people $12 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 14%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

1 night minimum stay

44 Reviews

Check In
Leila User Profile
August 2017
Perfect place to explore Vulcan Arenal and escape the hustle of La Fortuna. We stayed in a tent: clean beds and spacious rooms but still 'camping'. The toilets and douches were clean, staff was super friendly and helpfull. The outdoors are amazing: you will see hummingbirds not more than metres from your window. You wake from the strange sounds of oropendola's and chacalaca's. Just walk a few feet at dawn and you can see over 20 different species of birds. A hike to cerro chato is well worth the effort. You can also rent a kayak to fish on the lake for guapote and machaca. It can be quite rainy so bring raincoats and as everyone else said: the property is only reachable by 4X4 (or maybe by public bus and foot and/or by horse or something like that). Last but not least: we brought our own musquito net. We didn't see a lot of musquitos, but the tent isn't 100% closed so heaving one is no luxury.

Raven User Profile
July 2017
If you are looking for a humble get away, this place is for you. Essence provides you with a breathtaking view of the Arenal Volcano as well as the man-made Arenal Lake; you will not want to miss the sunrise/sunset. Essence has some unique features to it besides the great views of Costa Rican nature. Feel free to take a small hike along its Rain forest which leads you to an organic farm and swimming pool! As far as the Essence staff, they are just the kindness people. They are very considerate about their guests and will for sure help and guide you if you have any questions! My friends and I had such an unforgettable experience there.

Michaela User Profile
March 2017
This place is heaven. It's off the beaten path but worth every minute!

Grant User Profile
March 2017
Essence was great! Good food, great views, and fair prices. Don't let the distance from la fortuna scare you.

Ryan User Profile
March 2017
Essence is great! We stayed in one of the tents, which are much more sturdy than the word "tent" implies. These are tents with cement floors, one full cement wall with electricity run to it, a closet, and heavy, heavy canvas covering. They're legit, and sleeping in them is a treat. The views all around the property are absolutely stunning, and the staff are lovely and welcoming. Special shout out to the chef (I forgot her name!) who made the best meal we ate in all of Costa Rica.

Aurelie User Profile
February 2017
The view was magic when we wake up. This is close to an entrance to the park and cerro chato trail. Lunch was so good and with an attractive price. They gave us informations we needed.

Judith User Profile
January 2017
Amazing place, amazing food and very very nice and helpful staff!! Highly recommended!!

This host has 178 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews
La Fortuna, Costa RicaJoined in August 2012
Essence User ProfileEssence is a superhost.

we like to hike and relax eat good food talk with the locals and walk the beauty way

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Similar listings