This area in Northern Costa Rica is home to one of the country’s most active volcanoes, Arenal, and Lake Arenal, the top windsurfing spot in the region. There is a whole industry built around eco-tourism and outdoor activities here, and many hotels are small and hidden away amid lush rainforests.
The actual town of La Fortuna is home to a number of budget accommodations, but for lush foliage and the best volcano views, you'll want to stay off of the road west of the main town, toward the lake.
|Airports:||Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)|
|Liberia International Airport (LIR)|
|Peak:||December - April (dry season), Easter week|
|Off-Peak:||May - November|
|Vaccines:||No, though some countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination|
|Currency:||Colon, but US dollars are widely accepted|
|Electricity:||120 V, 60 Hz|
|Tipping:||Not required for taxis; automatically included in the bill at most restaurants|