Arenal Observatory Lodge is the only lodge situated within Arenal National Park. Spend the morning walking in one of its private trails through tropical foothill rainforest await. You wil explore the trails in search of wildlife, enjoying views of the volcano along the way. This region hosts an amazing 400 bird species, including an incredible diversity of hummingbirds. There are opportunities to encounter spider monkeys, howler monkeys, coati, and peccaries.
After lunch, you will be picked up for the lake crossing to Monteverde; shared service. Monteverde is a breath-taking rainbow –covered valley in the clouds offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Arenal Volcano.
This deep green spot atop Costa Rica’s continental divide inspired a group of Quakers from Alabama to settle here with their families in the 1950s and give birth to what became the nature conservancy movement that has turned Costa Rica into the eco-conservation paradise it is today. In the afternoon, you will meet Rincardo Guindon, he is part of one of the quakers families who were inspired by Monteverde to make it their home and hear the amazing story behind this cloud-filled canopy first hand.
From above or below, discover the spellbinding beauty of the tropical cloud forest that inspired an entire country to preserve its nature.
Superior option: Belmar Hotel (Peninsula Superior room)
Standard option: Cloud Forest Lodge (Standard room)