Arenal Volcano/Monteverde Travel Tips

Best Way to Hummingbird-Watch: The Hummingbird Gallery in Monteverde

On your way in or out of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, make sure to take some time to stop at the hummingbird gallery. After you watch the beautiful little birds buzz about, try the yummy coffee shop for a treat. The best part: the gallery is free!

 

Hummingbird Gallery in Monteverde
Volcano Brewing Company makes great beer in Arenal and Monteverde.

Best Brew With a View: Volcano Brewing Co.

If you're a beer connoisseur, this is a must-do on your stay near the Arenal Volcano area. The quirky Volcano Brewing Company will give you a delicious farm-to-table experience. It's located on the northwest side of Arenal Lake.

The Magical Blue Water in Rio Celeste

The challenging hike through Tenorio Volcano National Park is so worth it once you get a view of the Celeste River. Thanks to the sulphur from the Tenorio Volcano, the water is teal and light blue. It flows through the river and spills over a cliff to form a gorgeous waterfall. The view is so magical you'll fill your camera to the brim with photos.

Rio Celeste has sparkling waters unique to the Arenal and Monteverde area.
Monteverde Cheese Factory is a sweet Monteverde treat.

Best Milk in Monteverde: Monteverde Cheese Factory

For a sweet treat on your trip to Monteverde, visit the Monteverde Cheese Factory. Just a mile down the road from El Establo Hotel, the factory tour will give you the chance to learn how dairy products are made and try sweets like ice cream. 

Vacay by the Volcano for a View

There's nothing like waking up to majestic mountainous views. To get the most out of the Arenal Volcano experience, you have to spend at least a night at a volcano resort. Take your pick with Arenal Kioro, Arenal Volcano Inn, Los Lagos Hotel, or Hotel Royal Corin.  There's one for every budget, and you'll be guaranteed an incredible sight!

 

Go to Arenal Observatory Lodge for the best view of Arenal.
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Dine by the Springs

The Ave del Paraiso restaurant at the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort serves fresh entrees and local fruits. You can enjoy dinner at one of the nightly themed buffets with varying cuisine from Mexican and Italian to Asian and Indonesian. Sit out on the terrace for views of the famous thermal springs or in the main area for views of Arenal. 

 

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