The lodge crowns a ridge top overlooking Lake Arenal- the largest fresh water lake in Costa Rica, and a popular place for sport fishing. AOL lies in the heart of some Costa Rica's most abundant natural areas, a private nature reserve- the only lodge within the Arenal National Park- the rich volcanic soil supports primary and secondary rainforest- alive with birds, butterflies, mammals and reptiles. Waterfalls and crystalline rivers offer a sparkling jungle refreshment. A well-marked and groomed trail system encompasses the property and provides easy and safe access to the breathtaking natural beauty. There is also a paved trail that stretches 800 meters into the rainforest and provides excellent views of the volcano, this trail is accessible by wheelchair. Arenal offers daily complementary walks with its naturalist guides. Birders will be particularly gratified at AOL, the diverse habitats surrounding the lodge shelter nearly 300 species.
AOL features 42 rooms in four buildings spread throughout the property, rooms providing incredible views of the volcano, an entire wall is actually a window, which frames the monstrous volcano and all have verdant garden surrounding. Everywhere at AOL one feels the volcano's commanding presence. The dinning room overlooks the volcano's southern slope with floor to ceiling windows and opens to a wide outdoor terrace with a spectacular view of Arenal Volcano and the mirrored expanse of Arenal Lake, the restaurant offers a variety of international and vegetarian cuisine.
AOL can also serve as a base to visit other places: one day tour to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, an evening visit to Hot Springs, the limestone Caverns, the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste's beaches and resorts areas amongst others. A host of activities await the spirited adventurer, you don't need travel far to feel nature's magic with its incredible services, friendly staff and great location AOL is the perfect place for the adventurous travellers. You can't be wrong.
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