Costa Rica: Arenal Observatory Lodge

Most people coming to the Arenal Volcano area stay in the town of La Fortuna, which is mostly a tourist trap. A million times better is the Arenal Observatory Lodge, an eco lodge located inside the Arenal National Park (the only such accommodation), and boasting its own hiking trails, observation tower, suspension bridges, bird-watching decks, night tours, and much more. You are in the middle of the most incredible rainforest full of flowers and birds.