Lake Arenal is fisherman’s paradise ! Large, 33-mile long lake has sparkling fresh water and is the ideal place for fishing thanks to abundance of fish, same as calm waters and beautiful natural scenery surrounding the lake.
Lake Arenal is world-famous for its colorful Rainbow Bass (Cichlasoma Dovii) , also known as Guapote (“the most handsome” in Spanish) These hard-fighting fish can reach over 12 pounds, and are very tasty. The other fish found it the lake is called machaca (Brycon Guatemalensis), a flashy acrobatic fish that can reach up to 10 pounds in Lake Arenal.
Lake Arenal is surrounded by emerald green mountains, dominated by active volcanoes Arenal Volcano Tenorio Volcano and forms one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. The Lake Arenal and La Fortuna area is a convenient hub for many adventure tours, and features hot springs, zip lines, kayaking, white-water rafting, wind surfing, mountain biking, fly fishing and other exciting excursions.