The Northern Region is world-famous for the Arenal Volcano, its Mountain Range of Tilarán, the Monteverde Cloud Forests and Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is a community that is located to the Northwest of the country and where the famous Arenal Volcano is located. For several years now the volcano has been inactive, however, the town will receive you with a spectacular view of this colossus that is watched with impetus from any point in the city center. Arenal is one of the most popular sites for the perfect combination of adventure and nature. All the activities that you have on your list can be made reality in this place. Dare to slip by zip line canopy while being in the heights you will enjoy that unique view of volcano in the lake. Guided horseback riding is the means of transportation that will allow you to reach the spectacular La Fortuna Waterfall or cross trails full of wildlife; for lovers of bicycles these routes can also be made on two wheels. But if you are looking for adrenaline, do not hesitate to put on a helmet, harness, safety equipment and launch yourself in the adventure of the white water rafting in the Río Balsa, the descent in the canyon or rappelling. Getting wet was never so fun! After those days full of physical activity, the area of Arenal gives you the most comforting way to recover your energies, what do you think about immersing yourself in natural hot springs pools? The properties of these waters are innumerable and will help you to conserve your body, your soul and your palate, since to dine in these places is a gastronomic experience not to be missed. We cannot forget fascinating activities such as bird watching or lush flora and if we add you can do it from splendid hanging bridges, with the help of a local guide who looks forward to sharing the natural history of the place. The culture as in all the country is present in Arenal, so make sure you save time to taste chocolate with the cocoa tour or, to take some cooking classes and surprise everyone at home with delicious tortillas.
Monteverde is known for its impressive Cloud Forest and the scenic beauty of a green that paints every corner of this town. The fresh climate that characterizes the area is ideal so that you can make natural walks in different biological reserves and appreciate the lush vegetation and a varied fauna; while you are immersed in paths that will leave you breathless. There are more active species at night, for this reason you cannot miss the night walk tours with a local guide. If you are one of those looking to challenge your adventurous spirit, the zip line will become your favorite place, as it will allow you to see the best scenery of this unique forest, but from the treetops with the feeling of flying like Superman. Another way to appreciate the wildlife of Monteverde is to walk through the skies, and with this we refer to the splendid Hanging Bridges, by the hand of a specialized guide you can discover the most hidden treasures of this destination, such as El Quetzal, a bird of overwhelming colors that enchant of the high zones and cold climates. There is always time to know a little more about culture and in that matter Monteverde has a lot to tell, starting with coffee and cocoa plantations. If the plan is more relax, a tour of the history and production process of these products; will captivate your attention as a cup of coffee or hot chocolate will conquer your palate with these delicious tours.