For an unforgettable evening, enjoy the peaceful "El Silencio' Nature Hike through secondary forest. The jungle sound and aromas as well as volcanic views are unforgettable. You can also take in the breathtaking view of the volcano on a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal or a fishing excursion. For a short day-trip, visit the Venado Caves beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Set high on a ridge facing the spectacular volcano, the Arenal Observatory Lodge offers the adventurous traveler a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The lodge sits in a private nature reserve with well marked trails perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding through the rain forest. An infinity swimming pool, tiled in cobalt blue, melts into the rain forest beyond. A sunken bubbling Jacuzzi provides soothing relaxation beneath a glass gazebo framing the volcano's peak against a starry sky. There is also a restaurant for your dining pleasure.
The lodge offers standard, Smithsonian and Junior Suites, all of which boast excellent volcano views. The walls of the Junior Suites are decorated with original ceramic paintings done by a local artist. La Casona, with a large terrace, five rooms with queen or bunk beds and two large shared bathrooms, is an excellent option for families or large groups. The White Hawk Villa is set away from the other buildings and is accessed by a short, scenic hike. The villa is also equipped with a dining room and a full kitchen.
Note: The reception of the Hotel closes at 9:00PM, it is impossible to do the check in after that time. If somebody arrives later than that they must look for another hotel to spend the night.