It sounds like you have to stay at Arenal Observatory lodge to have views of the lava flow. We will be there in June. Will it rain and will the rain obscure the view? We plan to take an evening volcano tour and hope to see the lava flow then. i am just trying to decide on hotel location. We won't have a car so we want to stay somewhere near restaurants, hot spings, and short taxi rides to activities. is it possible to have all this in one place? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.