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Lake Arenal is simply gorgeous. There are charming towns, great restaurants, and adventure parks with ziplines, tucans, monkeys, quads, etc.
Friendly people everywhere help with directions and brighten up you day. This is a secret gem of Costa Rica.
We had booked a B&B Cebia tree lodge for 4 Days and this was part of the first leg of our vacation to CR,
we decide to do the 5k volcano walk stsrted out rainy but toward the end of the walk it cleared up,...More
We were on the lake for about 40 minutes traveling from La Fortuna to Monteverde by the famous Jeep Boat Jeep route. Beautiful views. The lake is actually a reservoir created to generate about 40% of the country's hydroelectric power.
Yes. I just fish from the shore of Lake Arenal on the south end by the dam. Catch and release. I hit it up early morning and late afternoon and tend to stay pretty busy letting fish go. There are also guys like Captain Ron... More
Yes. I just fish from the shore of Lake Arenal on the south end by the dam. Catch and release. I hit it up early morning and late afternoon and tend to stay pretty busy letting fish go. There are also guys like Captain Ron (look him up) that will take you out on a boat and put you on fish.
We are going to Costa Rica March 7th for one week. Should I make reservations for zip lines, tours etc. now or can I do it when we get there? We are staying near Lake Arenal. Thank You
December 29, 2008|
Day Trip to Monteverde or Cano Negro? (10 Replies)
My husband, daughter and I are heading to CR next week, spending our first 4 days near Dominical/Uvita. We're then meeting up with my parents and sister/boyfriend and moving on to a home we've rented on Lake Arenal, near Nuevo Arenal. My parents are big time nature lovers (plants and animals). With that in mind, would you recommend a day trip to either Selvatura Park near Monteverde? Or a Cano Negro boat tour? We don't mind long drives. Where we live in Illinois, it's a 3 hour drive to the...More
July 14, 2014|
Response fromSusan M|
Selvatura is a beautiful park, but I wouldn't do it as a day trip because of the amount of time spent driving to/from Monteverde on extremely rough roads. I think in total you'd be looking at about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive, with almost 2 of it on unpaved, rocky roads. Driving in Costa Rica (even on paved roads) is quite different than driving in the U.S. A 3 hour drive in Costa Rica will leave you a lot more drained than a 3 hour drive in the U.S. because of the concentration required.
Lake Arenal Fishing (5 Replies)
Has anyone fished Lake Arenal? How was it...and who was your guide? Looking for suggestions (opinions).....Thanks :)
October 25, 2011|
Dear Minnesota MO.. I do not fish anymore...but in my good days we used to go at Arenal to fish...some great MACAHACAS my favorite...Rainbow Bass....some as big as about 8 pounds... The best about the Machaca at least for me was the fight...fly fish for a good Machaca is so much fun...just like a tiny Tarpoon...they jump all over the place... Of course we practice catch and release ... Some good guides around...but I used to fish with my own boat! roadadvisor