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Rejuvenating Arenal

by Melanie Adams last updated on 07/25/2008 Disclaimer

Tabacon hot springs

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Spend a couple of days here and let the stress of the wedding melt away. Arenal is a place for lovers.

The majestic Arenal Volcano sits in the background with natural hot springs flowing through many resorts, and top notch spas. Many of the resorts have taken advantage of the hot springs, and have build gorgeous flowing tropical hot tubs, where one tub flows into the next, creating water falls and beautiful tropical gardens to relax in. You can spend the day at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort for a daily fee. Tabacon is a large rainforest environment with beautiful gardens, and rivers of thermal hot springs creating a river with many waterfalls. They have an extensive spa menu.

Arenal is in the middle, northern part of the country with an almost equal distance to either the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. There is a charming little town called La Fortuna nearby with shops to stroll through and many wonderful restaurants.

Arenal also offers many activities, Canopy tours with zip lines, horseback riding, waterfall hiking trails, and waterfall rappelling.

While walking the path of my hotel one evening, I heard an incredible sound come from above, it is very loud, and caused me to look up from the path, it was the volcano letting off steam as the top turned to a red blaze of fire. Words can hardly explain what I saw, it was the most awesome sight I have ever seen. Amazing!

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