Our first time visiting Costa Rica was in January 2018 and we visited two locations there, Arenal Volcano and Drake Bay. This post will discuss the Arenal Volcano area, if you want to learn more about Drake Bay click here! If you're just starting your research into Costa Rica you've probably come across Arenal Volcano. This is one of the more popular destinations in Costa Rica and for good reason! There are lots of things to do in the area and plenty of lodging and food options for different budgets. Costa Rica is a gorgeous country so I really don't think you can go wrong visiting any region, below is some more specific information about the Arenal Volcano area.
Also we always book our trips through Costa Rica Expeditions who are abosolutely amazing and really make planning these trips easy. I usually do all the planning for our trips but I happened to use them for our first trip to Costa Rica and now I can't imagine doing it any other way.