Alajuela is known for its beautiful volcanos, yet some time we do go as far as we’d like so this week we travel across Alajuela into San Carlos and the Arenal Lake.
Image 1—map from airport to La Fortuna de San Carlos
A Few years back right before I finished high school, we traveled to “la Fortuna” in San Carlos every other weekend we stayed at a hotel, about 20mins drive from the lake Arenal lake. The hotels in the area mainly offer there exclusive thermal pools, which are naturally heated from water springs that are heated up by the close by volcano of “arenal” the only conic volcano in Costa Rica. Our hotel of choice was, “Los Lagos” this hotel has different pools most of which have slides which make for great for kids, canopy and a great view during the night if you get to see the volcano give small eruptions.
They also have a road that leads deep into their state, and have a canopy, during this we discovered they have a small lagoon in their property, which has a sight-seeing spot from which you can see down into the lake, me and my brothers of course had to find a way to get to the lake on our mountain bikes which me gladly did…
After riding back to our room, and going down the slides, we were given the chance to see something unique and awesome.
The Arenal Lake is a extension of water the reaches the volcanos edge. Currently it’s a great location for sports the main or only place you can wind and kite surf is in this like giving its wind forces in the area, also they offer tours by boat or even rent kayaks to paddle in its waters.