From Caño Negro, we returned south, to the the crossroads at Muelle, and then turned west. We climbed to La Fortuna, where we had lunch, and then circled around the north side of Arenal volcano, to the Arenal Observatory Lodge, which sits just south of the volcano. The volcano is no longer active, but the La Fortuna area is a tourist hub, and very busy.
On the way:
Laughing falcon, by Tom Peterson
Stopping to shop. That’s me (Steve) in the pink shirt, by Tom Peterson
At the hotel:
By Tom Peterson
Arenal Volcano. Cloud cover never allowed a glimpse of the summit of Arenal Volcano while we were there.
Cloud forest (in the clouds)
Clouds obscure the view of Arenal Lake
Arenal Lake is a large reservoir
The hotel was surrounded by cloud forest and beautiful grounds. An elaborate fruit feeder was positioned a few yards from the viewing…
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