I saw it! It’s a volcano notorious for being shrouded in clouds for days on end, but on our first morning in the Oasis Eco Lodge we took a stroll after breakfast through the rain forest “garden” and there it was, clear as day. 😁 it’s even still sending up little puffs from when it last erupted in 2010.
The central highlands are where you come to bird watch, and Arenal has no shortage. Right there at breakfast we saw all sorts of animals and in our first 10 minutes of arriving we saw a two-toed sloth (!), a praying mantis and a frog. There’s also a beautiful waterfall nearby and resort after resort of thermal hot springs. Wish we could stay and stay.