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Spend one night the fortune of San Carlos, with the beautiful landscape volcano sand, is the perfect opportunity to enjoy many of the activities that can be done in the area.
Day 1: You will have front row seats for one of the natures natural wonders, then put on your hiking shoes for the walk of a lifetime around Arenal volcano. Here your guide will show you wildlife in its the natural environment as well as spectacular hidden waterfalls that you can swim in. Once you have worked up an appetite enjoy the Observatory Lodge's famous dining room with stunning plate glass window views of Arenal and traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Then spend the afternoon soaking in the natural hot springs at the base of the volcano at the world famous Eco-Termales that has numerous natural hot springs and waterfalls from warm to piping hot! Soak those tired and aching muscles and breathe a sigh of "Pura Vida" relief before your guide drives you to the hotel to check in, have a dinner a la carte and rest for the next day that is full of adventures.
Day 2: After a portion of really good and healthy breakfast, there is nothing cuter than a baby three-toed sloth, especially when you are observing it in its natural habitat. Explore the rainforests near Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano, where you can observe sloths up close and personal in their natural environment; there also is an area of 3 hectares of accessible trails to explore, great for all ages. On the trails, you will appreciate the wide biodiversity of the wildlife and tropical plants native to the area, including heliconia, orchids, and palms. During the tour, you can spot the famous two- or three-toed sloth, Guatusas, large numbers of birds (there are more than 150 different species) basilisks, iguanas, insects, red frogs, and others. Additionally, there is a butterfly garden with a special exhibit for the display of larvae, pupae, and eggs. There is a reproduction facility for some 30 different species of butterflies and it is one of the most popular attractions in Arenal. In the middle of the property, there is a lake that is a natural habitat for many species of animals, among which are the Chocuaco (Boat-billed Heron), the red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) and the caiman (Caiman cocodilus) among others. The medicinal plant garden is another attraction. To date, the facility has over 60 different species of medicinal plants being cultivated. When you are done exploring the trails, we will take you back to where you are staying.