From Caño Negro, we returned south, to the the crossroads at Muelle, and then turned west. We climbed to La Fortuna, where we had lunch, and then circled around the north side of Arenal volcano, to the Arenal Observatory Lodge, which sits just south of the volcano. The volcano is no longer active, but the La Fortuna area is a tourist hub, and very busy.
On the way:
At the hotel:
The hotel was surrounded by cloud forest and beautiful grounds. An elaborate fruit feeder was positioned a few yards from the viewing deck of the hotel, but there were no hummingbird feeders.
We also visited a nearby “skywalk”, which consisted of a trail system connected by bridges that spanned a number of ravines.
We also encountered one or more groups of White-faced capuchin monkeys, who broke off branches and tossed them down in our direction, as they are known to do.
Here is the link to Part 4: https://believesteve.org/?p=16538