Costa Rica Lake Arenal
Lake Arenal is a wonderful location in Costa Rica by the Sierra de Tilaran in Guanacaste. This lake is the eternal companion of the impressive Arenal volcano which had its last eruption on Sept 5th, 2003; although it is still active since 1968 with very small random eruptions. The weather on this wonderful Costa Rica Lake is tropical, the dry season is between December and April and it rains the rest of the year. It is cold in the area located 1500 meters above sea level, which has a temperature of 14ºC. The experience of Lake Arenal is so incredible pictures can’t even begin to describe it, the magnificence of the majestic peak combines gently with the peaceful bright of the Lake Arenal. Costa Rica’s greatest pictures known worldwide are taken here, and staying at the Arenal Hotels in the area you'll be surrounded by this beauty. The flora is exuberant and there are a lot of tropical plantations such as papaya, cacao, oranges, coffee and decorative plants. Among the animals that live in this region, you can see regular tropical weather species such as Quetzals, Toucans, incredible breeds of butterflies, monkeys and quite a variety of insects. The town is relatively small, it has about 300 000 inhabitants.
Regarding the economy, tourism is its mayor industry, especially from Europe, United States and Canada, every year thousands and thousands of people come to experience the incredible views and enjoy the calming hot springs, giving a whole other meaning to their vacation. Bathing on the surrounding “Pozas” of Lake Arenal has become one of the top activities for tourists that visit this side of Costa Rica. There are Arenal hotels, resorts, hostels, restaurants for every budget and all of this industry is entirely focus on the preservation of the Arenal area, turning this jewel into a place everyone from anywhere in the world can enjoy. It is the largest in Costa Rica and is also a National Park, which means that everything in it has high standards of preservation. The Lake Arenal is surrounded by forested hills that nestled the entire beauty of the region. At the lake, you can enjoy a nice day of bass sport fishing locally known as “guapote”, is a really fighting fish; these activity is quite an adventure
By taking a boat through the lake Arenal you can easily access the Monteverde Cloud forest reserve, a natural sanctuary where you can enjoy amazing canopy and impressive hikes, not to mention the incredible cheeses and ice creams made right on the area. Lake Arenal has everything to make your stay, not only pleasant and peaceful with the one of a kind hotsprings, but it can also give adventure and amazing experiences from the moment you arrive until it’s time to go home. To choose a hotel in the Lake Arenal area, we recommend you contact one of our experienced travel advisors; they will gladly help you plan a nice and fun trip to Lake Arenal including transportation, Arenal hotels, tours and interesting tips and guides so you can take advantage of everything Lake Arenal has to offer. Costa Rica and the incredible natural jewels are waiting for you to share the many wonderful things inside the country.