Lake Arenal Costa Rica
The country’s largest lake, Lago de Arenal is set next to the infamously famous Arenal Volcano. The Lake, although and artificial one, creates probably one of the country`s most beautiful scenic framework, with idyllic and romantic scenery, were rainforests meet the blue waters, with the volcano in the back and other mountain ridges surrounding and bordering the lake. Driving around Lake Arenal from La Fortuna to Tilaran is one of the most beautiful and relaxing drives in Costa Rica. Not only will you enjoy the unmatched scenery, but you will experience firsthand the fast and dramatic changes in climate, from tropical rainforest in La Fortuna, passing through some transition climate and ending in the windy and dry climate of Tronadora, Tilaran and finally the ever dry climate of the African-Style savannahs of Cañas, in the Guanacaste lowlands. The are some lodging options between Arenal ( La Fortuna ) and Nuevo Arenal, a cozy and charming lakefront town, and some more between Nueva Arenal and Tronadora, a small lake village with ideal conditions for windsurfing. For some reason, this region has never been a major tourist destination, and there is a lack of vast forests, or abundant wildlife, or major attractions like waterfalls, or canopy or else. But for some reason, precisely this lack of tourism, combined with the fact that it is one of the most romantic and idyllic destination in Costa Rica makes it a great place for truly authentic, romantic, quiet and off the beaten path vacations, amidst the easy going and quiet countryside of Costa Rica.