We spent three night s at the Occidental El Tucano. The hotel is a bit separated from any community as it is located by hot springs in a more rural area. There are a variety of rooms with larger rooms on the higher ground and smaller rooms closer to the pools. We had a larger room even with a back deck over looking the valley. The rooms are very comfortable and the grounds are well kept. We ate in the dining room where they provided a great buffet every meal. There are four pools. The larger pool is for swimming and is quite a bit cooler than the other three pools. Two of warmer pools are similar to larger hot tubs and the lower pool is larger for mainly sitting and soaking.
We did get a half hour massage and my massage was okay.
On the second day of our stay, there were four macaws in the tree just by the spa. They made a lot of noise and was of great interest to all the guests.
We wanted to see the Arenal volcano and we drove for about an hour to LaFortuna and then onto the volcano. The drive was interesting as we got to see many of the rural sites of Costa Rica. The volcano was exciting as we saw the red lava tumbling and popping as it came down the mountain.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking