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Travel Guide To Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna I Costa Rica I

In this travel guide to the La Fortuna and Arenal Area we're getting up close to the Arenal Volcano lava flow! We'll show you the best the area has to offer from hiking to hanging bridges, where to eat and stay, and take you to the Baldi and Tabacon Hot Springs to compare the two and help you decide which is best for you.

NOTE: Plastic disposable water bottles are not allowed in parks in Costa Rica

Arenal 1968
Our Rating ****/*
• Pet Friendly! Leashed dogs welcome.
• Easy to moderate trails
• Great restaurant at the end of the trail.
Open 8 am - 6 pm Daily
Adults $17 USD
Discounts for students, seniors and CR locals

Mistico Hanging Bridges
Our Rating ****/*
• We recommend going with a guide. It will make a HUGE difference in the quality of your time at the park. If you're going to spend the money it's worth it to do it right. Otherwise it's just an expensive walking trail.
• Closed toed shoes required
• Drive to park is about 25 minutes from town
Open 6 am - 3:50 pm Daily
Adults 19-64 years of age $26 USD
Guided Tour for $14 more per person • Choose from Bird Tour, Natural History Tour (we did this one), and Night Walk Tour
Group Rates available
Discounts for teens, seniors and CR locals
Children under 12 are free!

La Fortuna de San Carlos town
• Sundays in the central park are a fun way to see some local culture

Red Frog Coffee Roasters
• Breakfast Burrito with extra green sauce!
• Truly great coffee

La Cava Woodfire Pizza
• Pizza! And grill

Pollo Fortuneño Rotisserie & Grill
• Mixed platters to share for 2 people or more
• Bomb margaritas!

Baldi Thermal Resort
Our Rating ****/*
• It's really nice to visit the HOT springs on a rainy, colder day
Day passes start at 9 am on weekends and 10 am on weekdays
Closes 9:00pm (I'm pretty sure they told us 10pm)
Prices for Adults
Entrance: Nationals $19 / Foreign $36
Entrance + Dinner: $39 / $56
Entrance + Lunch: $39 / $56
Entrance + Lunch + Dinner: $59 / $76

Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa
Our Rating *****
• A romantic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation in the healing thermal waters
• We had the full day pass because it was a special deal although we arrived in the afternoon.
• We HIGHLY recommend the night pass if you are only going for a half day. It was SOOOO amazing at night!

Confort Arenal Hotel
Nicely appointed rooms or apartments with balconies facing the volcano!
• Pet friendly!
• Picnic tables & social area
• Lots of wild animals like toucans, sloths and wild turkeys

Casas del Rio
Gorgeous studio villas overlooking a giant pond and flowing river. Also, vacation houses available for bigger groups. Very nicely manicured grounds, social area with full kitchen, two pools and a water slide!
• Pet Friendly!
• Spa services on property
• Very close to town

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Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide - Step Into Europe in Central America | 90+ Countries with 3 Kids

Welcome to Antigua Guatemala, a colorful and elegant little town in Central America.

It is a small city that used to be a part of the Spanish colony. Famous for its well-preserved Baroque-influenced architecture, as well as colonial churches ruins, it used to be the capital city. After a hazardous earthquake in 1773, the Spanish crown decided to move it to a new place which is today known as Guatemala city. Some people refused to leave and what was left was renamed into “Antigua Guatemala” meaning Old Guatemala.

Today, it only has around 30 000 inhabitants, but it is a calm and cultural place with the buildings of vivid colors, clean cobblestone streets and breath-taking architecture, very popular for tourists. It is a really cute place which is also under UNESCO’s protection.

Walking around the city, there are views of the imposing Volcán de Agua to the south and the twin peaks of Volcán de Fuego and Acatenango to the west. There are many lined with farm-to-table restaurants, contemporary art galleries, and design studios. The whole town seems so sophisticated, but in such an unusual way, since it is a combination of vivid colors, Spanish culture, rich history, and Guatemalan spirit and surrounding nature.

With its booming coffee scene and boutique hotels, Antigua is quickly garnering appeal as one of the most alluring cities in Central America and we can now see why.

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