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Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, regardless of its popularity, will only ever furnish you with a limited view into the wider personality of a region. So be sure to visit Northern Plains' other cultural and natural attractions. Alajuela, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north, and Santa Rita, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest of San Carlos are also worth visiting should you have the time.
Alajuela, is another interesting spot to visit. It is 19 miles (31 kilometers) from San Carlos and offers a number of interesting points of interest, like Parque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco, ARA Project and Zoo Ave. Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto and Central Park are also good to visit.
Stop by Northern Plains' popular traditional villages, it's a good way to familiarize yourself with the area's colorful history.
No vacation is really complete without a bit of rest and relaxation. Shore fishing is one of the ways they relax here. In this region and wildlife watching is another.
The real meaning of a region resides not just within its mountains, but also within its words. Taking the time to memorize just a few everyday Spanish words and phrases will make your time in Northern Plains all the more rewarding. "¿Querría bailar conmigo?" is a good example. It means "Would you like to dance with me?" And also "Este caballero pagará por todo", which translates as "This gentleman will pay for everything"
When it's time to leave, bid a fond Adiós (farewell) to the people you've got to know and the places you've spent time.
Accommodation in San Carlos
Securing a lovely hotel room or suite is a crucial element of any vacation. Expedia lists many of the most-booked San Carlos lodging.
Excellent examples of the more high-quality short or long stay lodgings in or near San Carlos are the Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal, Arenal, 9 Km West and, and the Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens, 7 km West from La Fortuna Town Road 142. If those recommendations don't tick all your boxes, the Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa, 11 km North from the Catholic Church, or the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, 13 km oeste del centro may be more to your taste.
Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paradise Hot Springs and Ecotermales Fortuna. Ecoglide Arenal Park and Arenal Natura Ecological Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This family-friendly La Fortuna hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Ecotermales Fortuna and Paradise Hot Springs. Ecoglide Arenal Park and Arenal Natura Ecological Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this spa lodge is within a 10-minute walk of Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Go Adventure Park. Paradise Hot Springs and Ecotermales Fortuna are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Paradise Hot Springs and Ecotermales Fortuna. Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Go Adventure Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Arenal, this spa resort is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Go Adventure Park and Costa Rica Sky Adventures. Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Arenal Eco Zoo are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this spa lodge is within a 15-minute walk of Go Adventure Park and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Paradise Hot Springs and Ecotermales Fortuna are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This family-friendly Arenal hotel is located in the mountains, 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Arenal Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservatory are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in a national park, this spa lodge is close to Costa Rica Sky Adventures, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Butterfly Conservatory. Area attractions also include Ecotermales Fortuna and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.