Arenal is so enjoyable due to the cooler climate and the variety of things to do or not do in one area. The hot springs are a must do and we know a number of good spots depending on the experience you're looking for. If you're up for a hike, the hike around the volcano has some spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities as well.
You'll want to spend some time at the lake – perhaps dining at one of the many international restaurants nearby or getting right in and paddling around on a kayak. From coffee tours nearby to waterfalls this lush green area of Costa Rica will be one you'll always remember.
Arenal and La Fortuna can be combined with a rafting trip down the Pacuare River or a trip over to Tortuguero. It's a great way to start or end the trip due to its relatively close proximity to San Jose
Hike around the active volcano and the spectacular La Fortuna waterfall
Renowned for its therapeutic waters
Enjoy the pristine mountain lake and the pleasant climate