casado with tilapia.
The next day we were up early for a canyoning trip. The main draws for canyoning were a series of rappels down waterfalls. While these were exciting, they were also very tame and methodical. There was a guide at both the top and the bottom that could stop you at any point. This reduced the feeling of control. It also seemed like they were just going through the motions, giving everyone the same experience, making sure everyone stopped at a certain point so they got in the waterfall. When it was done they too took us to lunch, but it wasn't as good. After our great experience the day before we were a little disappointed. For the afternoon we went to downtown La Fortuna for an ice cream and a walk around the center square.
For our last day in Arenal we walked in the volcano park with some wonderful views of Arenal volcano. Though the volcano is dormant people are not allowed to get too close. The park contained lava flows, jungle flora and fauna, and some nice views of our next destination: Lake Arenal. We soon checked out of our first hotel and started our drive around the lake to our next hotel overlooking the lake. We had lunch out on a scenic, windy peninsula of the lake and took a short walk around. The countryside is nice, but the lake seemed very under-developed since we didn't see a single boat out on it or any piers. We finished the day off by reading out on the balcony of our room and then walking next door to a delicious dinner.
It was all very peaceful and relaxing; and a nice mid-point for our trip.