Arise to the sound of showy tropical birds chirping and views of the impressive Arenal Volcano. Located on 10 acres of landscaped garden, the Arenal Country Inn offers an opportunity to experience the rural Costa Rican lifestyle. Guests are greeted and made to feel at home by the friendly and hospitable staff. While the Arenal Country Inn does not offer the luxuries of a high-end resort, the staff is attentive to guest’s needs and provides simple accommodations. After all, guests come here to explore the natural beauty of the Arenal region, not sit in the hotel. However, when guests need a break, the pool is a great location for a relaxing afternoon.
Despite the rise of the tourism industry, agriculture is still a large source of income for many people in La Fortuna. From papaya to ginger to oranges, guests can still witness the rural farming lifestyle, while enjoying the amenities and adventures that the tourism market has allowed to prosper. Head into town for a delicious meal at a local restaurant or to admire Parque de La Fortuna.
Outside of town, adventure activities and opportunities to relax in nature abound. Horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfall, which plunges over 200ft (70m) into a natural swimming pool. For hikers, the Toucans Trail crosses a large lava flow from 1992 and meanders through the abundant plant life in the rainforest. River rafting trips on Las Penas Blancas River are great for wildlife viewing and a thrilling day of white water. When visitors are ready to relax, the geothermal activity in the area offers many thermal springs for a relaxing and rejuvenating afternoon.