Arenal Real Estate
Arenal Costa Rica is home of the most beautiful
scenery in Costa Rica, including Arenal volcano,
natural hot springs, caves and waterfalls. The
lake is surrounded by rolling hills and
pastures, and dominated on the east side by the
imposing perfect cone of the Arenal volcano.
Covering an area of 85.5km (33
sq. miles) lake Arenal is the largest in Costa
Rica. It is situated approximately 400m above
sea level and was created in 1973 to store water
The water of Lake Arenal is
clear and pristine. The average temperature is
in the 70's and varies about 4 degrees
Fahrenheit year round. Water depth generally
varies between 100 and 200 feet.
The panoramic image on top of
the page was shot from the top lot of one of
Lake Arenal Realty's developed properties
overlooking the lake.
Lake Arenal Activities:
Fishing, world-class windsurfing, boating,
water skiing, soaking in hot springs, horse back
riding, hiking, canopy-tours, white water
rafting and bird watching are some of the many
activities of this awesome Costa Rica
Lake Arenal is one of the top
places of the world for windsurfing. Wind
speeds of the western part can exceed the 40 Kms
/h (24 miles/hour), in summer time, from
November to April. Arenal Lake is also a good
place for fishing, where Tilapias and
Guapotes can be found.
The Arenal Volcano is the
only volcano in Costa Rica constantly active
since it's big 1968 eruption producing huge ash
columns, explosions & glowing red lava almost
every day. It is considered one of the ten most
active volcanoes in the world.
Wildlife found in the
area include hummingbirds, toucans and parrots,
howler monkeys, pizotes (they love cookies) and
an incredible variety of trees and plants.
Furthermore there are the
beautiful waterfalls of Sabalito and
Viento fresco. (Just 3.2 km east of La Fortuna
lies one of Costa Rica's most spectacular
waterfalls) and the 7 million year old caves
The Arenal area is an ideal
location for retirement living or for making a
well calculated real estate investment.
How to get to Lake Arenal:
There are basically two different routes you
can take to Lake Arenal depending on which end
of the lake you are most interested.
Via La Fortuna - the more scenic
route is via San Ramon, for which there is a
clearly marked exit sign off the auto pista
(Interamerica Highway); which departs west of
San Jose, past the airport and continues
northwest past the coastal port of Puntarenas.
The exit for San Ramon is approximately 31.5
miles or 50.5 kms from San Jose.
Via Tilaran - For those whose
prefer the route via the west end of the lake,
you can take the Panamerican Highway towards
Liberia, getting off at Cañas. Take the road
from Cañas until Tilaran. You enter Tiliran at
a fork, turn left at the fork and continue on
straight towards the vulcano Arenal.
If you have any questions, please
don't hesitate to contact us.