› Volcano Arenal in Costa Rica is one of the ten most active Volcanoes in the world
› The waterfall from Rio Celeste
Don`t miss the hanging bridges close to the Volcano Arenal.
Morning atmosphere in the jungle.
EXCURSIONS IN COSTA RICA
Many of the sights to see in Costa Rica lie in the area near our chalets.
A trip to the active Arenal Volcano is an absolute highlight when visiting Costa Rica. Nobody leaves costa Rica without seeing it, and an eruption is an experience that cannot be compared to. Arenal is not only the youngest and most active volcano in Costa Rica, but also one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Lava flows regularly from the slopes to the valley and glowing pieces of rock with diameters of up to 7.5m can be shot 300m into the air. At the foot of the volcano is the city of La Fortuna on one side, with the largest inland lake, Lake Arenal, on the other side. Up until the first ascent in 1937 nobody believed that the approx. 1 670m high mountain was of volcanic origin, as it was completely overgrown. The volcano was inactive for over 400 years, and now grows yearly by several meters as the lava piles up around the crater. It’s approximately an hours drive from our chalets to the Arenal Volcano.
A visit to the Rio Celeste is also highly recommended. This sky blue river flowing through the tropical rain forest, is in the Tenorio National Park, north of the Arenal Volcano The river is famous for it‘s unnaturally turquoise-blue coloured water. This is caused by the meeting of the headwaters of two rivers with different mineral compositions. You can see this natural wonder on one of the hikes through the park. Local legend is that the creator washed his paintbrush in the Rio Celeste after creating the sky.
For those who’d like to follow the tracks of the original inhabitants, a trip to Farallones Hieroglyphics is recommended. The Farallone wall paintings are undeciphered characters carved into a large massif. Experts claim that an ordered graphical representation can be seen in the characters, althought the meaning is unclear. The past, present and future are represented.
The Vientos Frescos Waterfall is also around the corner. Surrounded by exquisite fauna and flora, these five waterfalls lie close to each other.
For those who love warm water, the Tabacon and Baldi hot springs are nearby. There you can cross hanging bridges, where the animal and plant life can be observed from close-up.