Our recent installation at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Trails, “The Nest” Observation Tower, is a 28 meter high tower for observing birds and other wildlife. Located in the center of the tropical forest, “The Nest” offers unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing.

During the 146-step climb to the top, we recommend keeping an eye out for monkeys, toucans, and other animals moving through the lower levels of the trees. Once at the top, you will enjoy an incredible 360° panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, Cerro Chato Volcano and the Tilarán Mountain Range.

This is the perfect place to spot birds and other wildlife among the treetops. Even with the help of a telescope you can spot some waterfowl in the areas surrounding Lake Arenal.