The Arenal area is basically one of those places where you should stop if you are going to Costa Rica. The area is beautiful, the hotels are great and the view is outstanding! One of the most popular attractions is the natural Hot springs that run near the volcano and into the La Fortuna area. Hotels have harness this and have the natural springs running right though them. The natural thermal hot springs are heated by the volcano and are rich in minerals. Just picture yourself siting in the stream that’s heated like a spa while sipping on a drink.
The Arenal area is known for its volcano and nearby lake where you can take on fresh water fishing or wind surfing. Tours of the volcano are a hit in the area with many of the local hotels have day trips going out. The 7000 year old volcano is still considered one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. Many day trips are available in the area and most hotels will over dinner for that night cap. The hot springs are still its biggest draw and a visit can be added to any package.