Costa Rica: Arenal NP – Hiking in the Park

Arenal Observatory Lodge has 11km of pristine trail within the Arenal National Park within Costa Rica’s premontane tropical rainforest life zone with a variety of habitat types including primary forest, secondary forest, tropical gardens, and grasslands, waterfalls, suspension bridges, and much more. Hiking here is like walking through a botanical garden – there’s so many tropical flowers here – orchids, bromeliads, lilies, and so on. There’s some wildlife too – agouti and even coati came across the trails for a couple fleeting moments, and a sloth hang in a tree. And the birdlife here is beyond prolific.