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Experience the Best of Arenal

Not only do we have a beautiful hotel to rest in, we have jungle trails, a pickleball court, a brewery and it’s all 100% sustainable, we also support other local businesses and families through tours, activities and experiences.

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Guided Walk at Tilawa Jungle Trails

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Tilawa Jungle private trails with our Guided Nature Walk. Join our expert guide on a journey through lush landscapes, where the whispers of history and the symphony of nature come to life.

As you meander along the trails, you’ll be greeted by an array of vibrant birdlife, intriguing insects, and the occasional glimpse of local wildlife. Our knowledgeable guide will share the secrets of the surrounding flora and fauna, ensuring every step is both educational and awe-inspiring.

Delve into the past as you learn about the rich history of the lake that graces our property, and the storied Maleku people, whose cultural heritage is woven into the fabric of this land. Our guide will recount tales of the past, connecting you to the ancient spirit of the area.

Our Guided Nature Walk is more than a simple stroll; it’s a gateway to understanding the delicate balance of this ecosystem and the importance of preserving such treasures. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, this experience is a must for any nature lover or history enthusiast.

Reserve your spot on this transformative walk and embrace the opportunity to connect with nature and history in a truly unique and meaningful way.

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Libano Waterfall

The Libano Waterfall is a beautiful and accessible waterfall about 13.5km (8.5 miles) from Lake Arenal Jungle Resort. Located on a nature preserve, the waterfall is accessible on foot by a short hike from the parking lot. The preserve has many other adventurous options available as well, including the chance to rappel down the falls, hike around the area, and get your nature fix by camping and helping out in the park. Visitors to the falls will experience beautiful cascading water amidst Costa Rica’s signature lush green jungle.

One can visit the main waterfall and continue up the path should they want to and discover other smaller falls as well. At the foot of the first fall, it is possible to swim, hang out, and enjoy the luxurious surroundings.
As you will be walking over multiple types of terrain, be sure to wear comfortable shoes that you are also okay getting wet. It’s recommended you wear a swimsuit underneath hiking clothes, so you have the option of swimming in the pools. If you have a dry bag or a rain cover, it’s a good idea to bring it so your belongings don’t get wet underneath the waterfall spray or in case of rain. Be vigilant about your belongings and don’t leave your bag unattended while swimming or hiking!

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Viento fresco waterfalls

To visit this destination, drive 7 miles (11 km) from Tilarán — about 30 minutes. You will see signs for the office/restaurant and falls right off the main road (Route 145). The entrance fee is $17 for foreigners and €3000 for nationals. The road is bumpy — if you’re driving your own car, a 4×4 with high clearance is recommended.

Costa Rica is known for its breathtaking natural water features, and las cascadas de Viento Fresco (The Cool Breeze Waterfalls) are no exception. This series of 4 beautiful cascades is nestled in the verdant hills between Monteverde and Lake Arenal Hotel and Brewery.

The Viento Fresco Waterfalls are a scenic set of four waterfalls: Serena River Waterfall (102 ft), Hidden Waterfall (66 ft), Rainbow Waterfall (274 ft), and Slide Waterfall (312 ft).

These waterfalls are connected by a series of paths and steps up and down small hills and through the jungle. The trail can be slippery, so wear shoes with good grip that you don’t mind getting muddy.

Each of the falls boasts its own unique beauty; we recommend walking the whole trail to experience all of them, especially because there are swimming holes (with changing rooms) at each one.

This excursion will bring delight to adventurers of all ages. And when you’re all waterfalled out, you can return to Lake Arenal Hotel for a delicious meal and a comfortable night’s sleep.

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Safari Corobici & Pumas Rescue

Prices are: $15 USD or 8800 CRC for one adult, $10 USD or 6000 CRC for one senior

The name “safari” may bring to mind a desert tour for most, but the Safari Corobici is here to challenge that notion. As a river rafting trip, this is a gentle excursion that offers two hours of calm meandering down the Corobici River. This is a family-friendly adventure complete with snacks and refreshments. Visitors will be awed by the wildlife that you can see along the river, including crocodiles, tropical birds, iguanas, lizards, howler monkeys, and much more. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly, and will ensure your journey down the river is a safe and pleasant one.

In order to visit the Safari Corobici, you must travel 19.5km (12 miles) from Lake Arenal Hotel and Brewery. Prices may vary depending on your choice of tour.

The Puma Rescue in Cañas (Centro de Rescate Las Pumas) is one of the top attractions in all of Costa Rica. Pumas are brought here who have been found in unsafe or unhealthy conditions, and they get to rest, rehabilitate, and play until they are healthy enough to be released into the wild once more. Veterinarians are employed to ensure the animals are cared for properly and are released as soon as they are able to be. The Rescue center also has a delicious restaurant on site, making it an ideal place to spend your day. Visitors may also see other wildlife in residence, such as iguanas, monkeys, agouti, and more. This is a family-friendly experience that all ages will love!

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Cerro Pelado

The Many Ways to Explore Cerro Pelado

Cerro Pelado is an extinct volcano located 27 miles (44 km) from Lake Arenal Jungle Resort. This volcano is a host to a variety of exciting adventures: it is popular to summit the volcano for sunrise or sunset, and watch the colors streak across the sky and the lush landscape below. Summiting the mountain is about a 2 hour endeavor, but you can stop at any time and enjoy the panoramic views. The trail can be windy and steep at points, but is suitable for hikers of all skill levels.

You can also experience the volcano by rappelling down the waterfalls that cascade down its side. This adventure is not for the faint of heart: a medium to high fitness level is recommended for participation.

This adventure includes rappelling and canyoneering down and around the waterfalls, and also ziplining! This is an all day excursion in which you will push your boundaries while experiencing Costa Rica in a new way, all the while witnessing the abundance of flora and fauna that grow in this humid microclimate.

For more information and to book your tour tour, visit Cerro Pelado is a 1.5 hour drive from Lake Arenal Hotel, located off Route 1.

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Brewery Tour with Jean Paul Cazedessus

Embark on a journey of discovery where history meets innovation. Join us for an exclusive tour of the first hotel and brewery in Costa Rica, founded by the visionary Jean Paul Cazedessus.

Immerse yourself in the story of a 26-year-old entrepreneur who brought his dream to life by establishing a hotel inspired by the ancient Knossos Palace and integrating a sustainable brewery on-site. Explore our unique facility where we harness solar power, methane gas from our farm’s pigs, and the pristine waters from Tenorio Volcano’s slopes to craft our exceptional brews.

Taste the fruits of eco-friendly practices with our eight signature beers: the crisp LAB Lager, tropical Piña Blonde, rich Jungle Dunkel, vibrant Lava Red Ale, robust Black Ash Stout, fiery Chili Beer, hoppy a Paradise Pale Ale, and the classic IPA. Each beer tells a tale of dedication and passion for both brewing and our planet.

Don’t miss this chance to learn about sustainable brewing in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. Book your Lake Arenal Brewery Tour today and sip the flavors of innovation and tradition at Costa Rica’s pioneering brewery hotel.

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Massage with La Tia

Marilena, known to everyone as La Tia, is a Guatemalan woman who has lived and worked for more than 12 years with us. She loves to transmit her good vibes and love through her incredible massages. $25 per one hour.

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Horseback Riding

Our love for animals and the environment is combined in this exclusive tour. You will learn how to interact with your horse before traversing the mountains of Tronadora together. You can’t beat the panoramic view of the biological corridor and Arenal Lake on horseback.

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Private BirdWatching Adventure

Embark on a captivating and personalized birdwatching adventure around the stunning Lake Arenal, home to a diverse array of avian species waiting to be discovered. Join us for a private birdwatching tour led by expert guides who will unveil the secrets of Costa Rica’s vibrant birdlife.

As you venture through lush nature spots teeming with life, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to witness a kaleidoscope of colors and melodies as our guides help you spot and identify various bird species in their natural habitat. From the elegant aracaris to the majestic toucans and the elusive motmots, each moment promises a new and awe-inspiring encounter.

Whether you are a seasoned birdwatcher or a photography enthusiast seeking to capture these winged wonders in their element, our knowledgeable guides will provide insights and tips to enhance your experience. Immerse yourself in the symphony of nature, as you witness these beautiful creatures soar, sing, and display their unique behaviors against the backdrop of the picturesque Lake Arenal.

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Tilarán Sunset Tour

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Tilarán at dusk with our exclusive Sunset and Park Tour that promises an unforgettable journey through the stunning vistas and cultural landmarks of our picturesque town.

Join us as we embark on a magical evening adventure that begins with witnessing the mesmerizing sunset that paints the sky in hues of gold, pink, and orange over the enchanting town of Tilarán.

After the spectacle of the sunset, we will take you on a guided tour of the charming park in Tilarán, where each corner is adorned with unique decorations representing the eight cantons that make our town so special. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you stroll through the park, discovering the intricate details and stories behind each symbol that symbolizes the rich heritage and diversity of Tilarán.

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Canopy Zip-Line Nuevo Arenal

Experience the amazing rainforest from the top of the trees. Ride the wave of excitement from 8 different platforms as you fly through the sky with speed!

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Kayaking Adventure at Lake Arenal

Embark on a captivating kayaking adventure at Lake Arenal, where the  majestic surroundings set the stage for an unforgettable exploration of nature, culture, and history. Join us for a guided tour that combines the thrill of kayaking with immersive insights into the rich heritage of the Maleku people and the fascinating history of the lake.

As you paddle along the shores of Lake Arenal, you’ll be enveloped by the beauty of the water and the lush landscape that surrounds you. Our expert guides will lead you on, providing guidance and safety tips while sharing stories of the lake’s history and significance in Costa Rica 

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Lake Arenal boat adventure & history

Embark on a captivating boat tour at Lake Arenal and immerse yourself in the natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture that surrounds this picturesque body of water. Join us for a guided boat excursion that offers a unique perspective on the lake, providing a leisurely and informative journey for all nature and history enthusiasts. 

As you paddle along the shores of Lake Arenal, you’ll be enveloped by the beauty of the water and the lush landscape that surrounds you. Our expert guides will lead you on, providing guidance and safety tips while sharing stories of the lake’s history and significance in Costa Rica 

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Additional Services

We believe that travel is for everyone, and we’re committed to making your next journey unforgettable. With our personalized travel services, you can explore your destination like a local, with the support and expertise of our dedicated team every step of the way. 

Here’s what we offer to make your travel experience hassle-free and enriching:

Travel Advisor Services

Our friendly travel advisors are here to help you navigate the endless possibilities of your next adventure. Whether you’re a solo wanderer, a family explorer, or a group of friends on a getaway, we provide tailored recommendations to suit your interests and budget. We listen, we plan, we advise, and we care.

Local Assistance

Our on-the-ground team is your personal support network, offering local assistance whenever you need it. From language barriers to cultural nuances, we’re here to ensure you feel confident and informed throughout your travels. Think of us as your travel companions, just a call or message away.

Private Guides

Dive deep into the heart of your destination with our private guides. These passionate locals bring stories and landscapes to life, offering insights you won’t find in any guidebook. From hidden treasures to must-see landmarks, our guides personalize your experience, making every moment count.

Private Transportation

Get from point A to B with ease using our Private Transportation services. We offer a variety of comfortable and reliable transport options to fit your group size and travel style. Whether you’re looking for an airport shuttle, a day trip vehicle, or anything in between, we’ve got the wheels to keep you moving.

Private Dinner

Join us for an intimate dining experience. Our private dining service is perfect for special occasions, offering a curated menu in a cozy setting. Our chefs will delight you with a variety of cuisines, tailored to your tastes and dietary needs. Book your private dinner with us and make your next celebration one to remember.

One day Adventures

Bagases – Fortuna – Rio Celeste – Tilarán Waterfalls – Monteverde 


We offer a variety of on-site activities including swimming in our pool, working out in the gym, playing on our pickleball courts, exploring jungle trails, and relaxing with a massage. Additionally, you can join a brewery tour with Jean Paul Cazedessus for a unique tasting experience.

Absolutely! We can arrange one-day tours to several exciting destinations including BAGAces, La Fortuna, Rio Celeste, Monteverde, Libano Waterfall, Viento Fresco Waterfalls, and more. Each location offers a unique adventure and stunning natural beauty.Sunscreen is your friend! Make sure you bring good quality sunscreen on your trip, and make sure it’s reef-safe – since Costa Rica is a country that focuses on sustainability and being eco-friendly, as a visitor, it’s the polite thing to be conscious of that as well. The best reef-safe sunscreens are mineral-based: look for the active ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
Mosquitos are common, so pack a bottle of insect repellant as well.

Join our Safari Corobici & Pumas Rescue tour for a thrilling wildlife experience. You can also embark on a private birdwatching adventure to spot some of Costa Rica’s most exotic birds in their natural habitat.

Yes, for the thrill-seekers, we offer a canopy zip-line tour in Nuevo Arenal, kayaking adventures on Lake Arenal, and a Lake Arenal boat adventure & history tour that combines excitement with educational experiences.

Definitely! Our Tilarán sunset tour is a fantastic way to soak in the local atmosphere and breathtaking views. We also offer private dinners where you can taste traditional Costa Rican cuisine prepared by local chefs.

To enhance your stay, we offer Travel Advisor Services to help you plan your trip, Local Assistance to ensure you feel at home, Private Guides for personalized tours, Private Transportation for convenient travel, and Private Dinners for special evenings or celebrations.

Yes, we can arrange a horseback riding adventure for you, providing a unique way to explore the beautiful landscapes around Lake Arenal.

You can book any tour or activity through our reception desk or by contacting our Travel Advisor Services. We recommend booking in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak travel seasons.

Many of our tours and activities are family-friendly. Please consult with our Travel Advisor to choose the best options that cater to the ages and interests of all family members.

For any outdoor activities, we recommend comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle. Specific activities like kayaking or zip-lining may require additional equipment, which will be provided or can be rented from us.

Lake Arenal is known for its microclimates, so weather can vary significantly in a single day. Generally, the area enjoys a temperate tropical climate year-round, with temperatures averaging between 70°F and 80°F (21°C to 27°C). It can be quite windy, and rain is more frequent in the wet season from May to November.

The Lake Arenal area is safe for tourists, with no major health risks. However, it’s always a good idea to have travel insurance and take standard health precautions such as drinking bottled water and using insect repellent to prevent mosquito bites. Additionally, when engaging in water sports or hiking, always follow safety guidelines and local advisories.

Lake Arenal offers a range of accommodations to suit all budgets and preferences. Options include luxury resorts, eco-lodges, private villas, and budget-friendly hostels. Many places offer stunning views of the lake and volcano, providing a perfect base to explore the natural beauty of the area.

Swimming in Lake Arenal is possible, but it’s more common to engage in other water activities such as kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing due to the choppy waters and winds. Some areas near the shore may be suitable for swimming, but always check local conditions and seek advice from your accommodation as to the best spots.

Renting a car is one of the most convenient ways to explore Lake Arenal and the surrounding regions at your own pace. There are also local bus services connecting major towns around the lake to La Fortuna and other key destinations. For specific tours and activities, many operators provide transportation as part of their packages.