What Is the Current Lava Flow at the Arenal Volcano?
Currently, there is not a consistent flow of lava from the volcano. Arenal has entered a resting phase after more than 40 years of consistent activity. To get the full picture, look at this map of Arenal Volcano's current and historic lava flow
The vast majority of hotels in this area are located on the northern side of the volcano and offer great views of Arenal. On the Arenal map link above, you can see the how the hotels are arranged around the volcano. Most tours in the area will offer to pick you up at your hotel, a service which is usually included in the rate. However, for the hotels that are further away, there will likely be an extra fee for transportation.