Nearby Activities around Lake Arenal
The town of Nuevo Arenal is about 3 miles from the villa where you can get your supplies and groceries by car, taxi or local bus. It is a small town of 4000 friendly Ticos and there are a dozen or so restaurants with great Costa Rican food as well as American and German cuisine. Visit one of the great local restaurants in Nuevo Arenal to enjoy pizza at Moyas, gourmet food at Gingerbread, breakfast at Lucky Bug or typical Costarican food at Las Delicias or Las Tinejas.
Lake Arenal offers many activities. Fishing excursions and sightseeing tours are offered on the lake by Enchanted Tours pontoon boat at a 20% discount for villa guests.
Arenal has its own aerial canopy tour at the Eco-Lodge on Lake Coter which is only 15 minutes from the villa. It is one of the better ones and has all state of the art equipment. There is also local horse and ATV rental to explore the local terrain.
Arenal Botanical Gardens features a fine collection of flora and fauna and the Butterfly gardens in Arenal and Monteverde have a great variety of butterflies.
Windsurfing is at its best with warm waters and steady winds at the Tilawa Windsurf center that offers board and sail rentals and lessons which is just around the north end of Lake Arenal.