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From Muelle San Carlos, it is roughly 45 miles southeast to San Jose and 55 miles southeast to Cartago.
Why don't you explore two of the most popular stretches of coastline? Jaco Beach, 60 miles to the south, and Herradura Beach, 60 miles to the south, are top picks.
Outdoorsy types will love the beautiful natural areas of this region. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is located 30 miles away from Muelle San Carlos, while La Fortuna Waterfall lies 14 miles away.
The buzz around Guillermo Vargas Roldan Stadium on the day of a game is something you should experience. To witness the Asociación Deportiva Ramonense do their thing, go 25 miles to the south of Muelle San Carlos. Red and white are the team colors of the Asociación Deportiva Ramonense, so be sure to don some.
If you go 8 miles to the west of Muelle San Carlos you'll reach El Tanque. Some time here gives you the chance to experience Puentes Colgantes del Arenal and Arenal Adventure World. Alternatively, Florencia is around 8 miles away. When you get there, go to Quesada City Park and Proyecto Asis.
La Fortuna is 12 miles to the west of Muelle San Carlos. This regional hub is where you'll find The Motmot Jungle, Ecoglide Arenal Park and Termales Los Laureles. Ecotermales Fortuna and Baldi Hot Springs are a couple more places you can check out.
In order to truly understand the character of Arenal Volcano Region, you'll need to accustom yourself with its signature aromas and tastes.
There's nothing quite like locally grown ingredients. You'll soon realize that pork and chicken are well utilized here.
Any enthusiastic foodie should make sure they order casado and arroz con pollo (rice and chicken) before looking to other local dishes.
No dining experience can come to an end without a delicious dessert. Tres leches (custard flan) is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.
Most places will have Bavaria available. Order a round or three with your buddies and you'll soon find out why this beer is cherished by the locals.
If you're in the mood for an alcohol-free beverage, fresco de frutas (fruit shake) is an option.
One of the most enjoyed spirits around these parts is Ron Centenario.
Perhaps one of the most useful courtesies you can present to the locals you meet on your travels is to make the effort to understand some of their language. ¡Hola! translates to hello. Happy birthday is another great one to have in your arsenal, so try pronouncing ¡Feliz cumpleaños.
An exciting national celebration, Independence Day is something you won't want to miss. It takes place each year on the 15th of September.
Ready to say a final "Hasta la vista" to Muelle San Carlos? Pick up some last-minute souvenirs with the last of your colones to ensure you never forget your terrific trip.
Juan Santamaria International Airport is your closest airport at roughly 40 miles to the southeast, so just make sure you give yourself plenty of time.
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Situated in the mountains, this resort is within 16 mi (25 km) of Aquas Zarcas Square, Aguas Zarcas Church, and Proyecto Asis. Quesada City Park and Arenal Adventure World are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Situated in the mountains, this spa lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Arenal Volcano National Park. Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in a national park, this family-friendly lodge is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cerro Chato Lake, Costa Rica Sky Adventures, and Butterfly Conservatory. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and Ecotermales Fortuna are also within 12 mi (20 km).
This family-friendly La Fortuna hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Arenal Volcano National Park and Ecotermales Fortuna. Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Ecoglide Arenal Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This family-friendly La Fortuna hotel is located in the mountains, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and La Fortuna Waterfall are also within 9 mi (15 km).
This family-friendly La Fortuna resort is located on the riverwalk, 3 mi (4.8 km) from Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ecoglide Arenal Park and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato Lake are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in a national park, this spa hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from La Fortuna Waterfall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cerro Chato Lake and Ecotermales Fortuna. Costa Rica Sky Adventures is 13.7 mi (22 km) away.
Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park. Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Costa Rica Chocolate Tour are also within 6 mi (10 km).