A great way to see the local flora and fauna is with a suspension bridge tour. These tours allow visitors to stare into the upper rainforest canopy and search for various creatures and tropical plants. Travelers who are in the mood for an exciting activity should try windsurfing on Lake Arenal or a canopy tour. There are a great deal of hiking and biking trails, and a profusion of naturally occurring hot springs.
Hotel Lavas Tacotal makes it easy to enjoy the Arenal area. Guests can use the hotel’s private hiking trails, which wind through solidified lava fields, or go on horseback rides through the nearby rainforest. The property has great views of the volcano and an observatory where guests can gaze upon the surrounding hillsides. There is a swimming pool that offers up a wonderful place to relax and a restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine. Every morning the restaurant serves an American/Costa Rican fusion breakfast buffet.
The rooms at Lavas Tacotal have Italian tile floors, wooden walls and vaulted ceilings. All have small private porches with volcano views and private hot water bathrooms. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure guests’ comfort, while a cable TV allows for entertainment during down time. Some rooms even have a private Jacuzzi bathtub.