Tilarán and Nuevo Arenal Among the evergreen zones of Guanacaste, we have the area of Tilarán and Nuevo Arenal, where the characteristic dry season of Guanacaste is barely perceived.
This area, traditionally devoted to livestock, was for decades only a crossing point between Guanacaste and the Arenal volcano.
Today, however, it has become a tourist destination with its own personality, developing services and attractions as adventure centers and wildlife watching in the surrounding forests or windsurfing, parasailing, boat tours, fishing and other water activities in the waters of lake Arenal.
This area was originally inhabited by the Huetar tribe and subsequently drawn by gold mining in Abangares. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw the arrival of immigrants from San Ramón, Alajuela, Poás and Atenas, among others.
The village of Nuevo Arenal is the ideal base to start a visit to Lake Arenal and the magnificent Arenal Volcano.
This colossus is in constant activity and provides hot springs and regenerative muds, which are visited by those interested in health tourism.