Category Archives: Arenal, Costa Rica

Find out where to eat, stay and play when visiting Arenal and La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

4 Restaurants to Visit in Costa Rica – Arenal and San Jose

Back when I lived in Costa Rica I was able to do a lot of exploring. I also went back a couple of years ago to enjoy once more what it has to offer. During this time I was able … Continue reading

Cano Negro Adventure, Costa Rica

Cano Negro wildlife refuge is located on the northern region of Costa Rica, close to the Arenal National Park and near the border with Nicaragua. This refuge protects wetlands and a crazy amount of flora and fauna. I had heard … Continue reading

What To Do Around Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

Arenal volcano is a 1.633 meter high mountain with a perfect conic shape and a crater of 140 meters. It was asleep for hundreds of years and had a single crater with minor fumaroles covered by dense vegetation. Then in … Continue reading

Hotels of Arenal, Costa Rica – Mountain Paradise Hotel Review

Arenal and La Fortuna area of Costa Rica has got to be one of the most beautiful areas in the country. The rain forest, gorgeous hotels, tranquility, exciting nature tours are great. But they will blow your mind when Arenal … Continue reading

Canyoneering – Waterfall Rappelling Tours in Arenal, Costa Rica

Me and adrenaline tours simply don’t mix. My husband and sons are the adventure junkies in our family. But when it comes to tours in Arenal, if you don’t do the canyoneering tour with Desafio, you haven’t fully lived!   … Continue reading

Arenal Observatory Lodge – Leaves You Speechless

Years and years ago, before Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna town were the hot spot that they are today, this area was more for farming and geologist’s place for studying and researching the mighty volcano. One family combined the two … Continue reading

Horseback Riding Tour to Waterfalls in Arenal, Costa Rica

I’ll let you in on a little secret – I’m not at all a Horseback Riding Tour fan. It’s one of those tours I can take it or leave it. However, the buzz around town if you want to visit … Continue reading

Visit the Quaint Town of La Fortuna in Arenal, Costa Rica

Small towns of Costa Rica are the true pulse and essence of this small country and where you can get the feel of daily life. La Fortuna, which is the main town of Arenal Volcano area, is simply one of the cutest … Continue reading

Where to Stay in Arenal, Costa Rica – Silencio del Campo Hotel Review

Few hotels are just plain adorable. Silencio del Campo is so one of them! I have heard nothing but great reviews and comments about this tiny hotel and finally had a chance to visit and meet the owner and staff! … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

This is the second most popular volcano in Costa Rica and only because it is not as close to San Jose as Poas Volcano is. It is also among the top ten most active volcanoes in the world. Its beauty … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Arenal and Monteverde

Costa Rica has many Zipline/Canopy tours, so what is it that makes Sky Trek so good? For starters, they have: 2 Theme Parks. One is in Monteverde, where they offer sky tram, sky trek, sky walk and a serpentarium. The … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – The Springs Resort Hot Springs and Wildcat Sanctuary

The Springs Resort Hot Springs is a top of the line resort in Arenal Costa Rica. You will find it so close to the Arenal Volcano that the property, as the name implies has its own naturally heated hot springs … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica! Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica – A Room With A View!

Can you imagine yourself arriving to a place that is in the middle of the Costa Rican tropical rain forest? From unseen corners you hear welcoming howls of the howler monkeys and colorful hummingbirds whiz by you as you walk … Continue reading

Spotlight Costa Rica – Canyoneering with Desafio Tours in Arenal & Monteverde

This is a Costa Rican tour operator called Desafio Adventure functioning mainly out of Arenal/La Fortuna area and Monteverde that has an adventure that will rock your socks off and its name is: Canyoneering and waterfall rappelling! As its name … Continue reading

Photo Friday – The Hanging Bridges of Arenal, Costa Rica

Please sign up for my RSS feedand find me on twitter @marinavillatoro At the foothills of Volcano Arenal, one of the ten most active volcanoes of the world, is the town of La Fortuna. From here to Lake Arenal, the … Continue reading

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