The Nest

The Nest, Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

Our newest installation at the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa, The Nest, is a 28 m. (92 ft.) observation tower dedicated to the viewing of birds and other wildlife. Placed in the center of the rainforest, The Nest offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities. As you ascend the 146 stairs to the top, keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, toucans, and other wildlife moving through the lower levels of the trees. Once at the top, you will be treated to an incredible 360° panoramic view of Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, Cerro Chato, and the Tilarán Mountain Range. This is the perfect spot to scan the canopy for birds and other wildlife amongst the treetops. With a telescope, you may even find some aquatic birds in the areas surrounding the lake. 

In order to ensure that every climb up the tower is a safe one, ascending without an authorized guide is strictly prohibited. The cost of ascending the tower with our authorized guide is $3 per person per hour. Additionally, every one of our birding tour packages includes the option to climb The Nest.

For more information about The Nest or to reserve a time slot before your visit, please contact us by telephone or email.