Arenal Volcano National Park near San Jose, Costa Rica is a special treat! Truely remote, Arenal has spent a couple of years of relative quiet. Travel a gravel road of two or three miles to get to the lodge through dense rain forest. On one of our late night trips in we followed a coyote for a couple of hundred yards as he ran ahead of our vehicle staying in the headlights to light his way. Accomodations are very comfortable with a killer view of the volcano from your bed! Meals at the lodge are very good and the staff seemed to universally speak very good English. Highly recommended!!