Bordered by the Cerro Chato volcano and La Fortuna town and hidden among lush green trees and sloping forest is the Arenal Volcano National Park, in Costa Rica, a place where the Arenal Observatory Lodge with its 870 acres of different forest, habitats and biodiversity is nested- a place to hear “the frog sings”.
Many tourists have heard about the world famous bird watching in Costa Rica, but there is also another type of animal that is worth your attention: wild cats. Costa Rica is actually home to six different wild species: Ocelot, Margay, Jaguar, Puma, Jaguarundi, and Oncilla. Below are some cat facts for you to know when planning your next adventure vacation to Costa Rica.
Some days, Arenal Volcano really smokes Arenal Volcano stills let off smokes. This "sleepy volcano" may "wakes up" again and starts erupting. Because of the gas we see in the cone of the volcano, from Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa, we decided to check this phenomenon with volcanologist and friend J. Barquero, mentioning the stages taking place in the Arenal Volcano.
Why you can’t miss the spectacular rainforest and volcano trails at Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica.
Just around the bend on every trail at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is a magnificent new view of the impressive Arenal Volcano and rainforest in Costa Rica. The award-winning eco-lodge is uniquely located inside the Arenal Volcano National Park, directly between the massive volcano and Lake Arenal. Seven miles of mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking trails meander across the volcano lodge’s 870-acre property.
We are know how to put on a party - big time. If you are lucky enough to share a holiday or fiesta with our local people, it will add a whole new dimension to your vacation. December - All month - the Lights Festival in San Jose features homes and business decotared with lights. Parades, concerts and nightly firework displays. The following activities can make your trip an unique experience:
December 2013 - Arenal Annual Birding Count The 1st Arenal Annual Christmas Bird Counts, sponsored by Arenal Observatory Lodge and conducted by International and local bird watchers, bird lovers and volunteers, were held throughout the Arenal area. The counts attempt to record every individual bird encountered within 8 different routes and during 8 hours of one calendar day during December 7, 2013. The Christmas Bird Counts identified 341 bird species only in Arenal surrounding area; this represents 38% of Costa Rica´s Biodiversity.
Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica If you weren´t impressed by - or couldn´t see - the volcano, take a ride around Lake Arenal, Costa Rica´s largest lake at 33km/20miles long. The view of the countryside is wonderful.
The most spectacular and exciting feature of Costa Rica´s central and northern mountain ranges are the active volcanoes that form their high summits.Active not just a millennium or two ago; several of your friendly neighborhood volcanoes are still going strong. These are
Writen by Andrea MacEachern The Final Leg of my Costa Rica Adventure - A Night at the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa, a Mighty Volcano and my First Run-in with a Very Poisonous Snake
Arenal Volcano is a very famous and an international tourist spot. It is known as the best holiday spot in Costa Rica.