Arenal Nightlife

  • Pool at the Eco-Lodge, Arenal, Costa Rica
    Pool at the Eco-Lodge, Arenal, Costa...
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  • Leaf cutter Ants, Costa Rica
    Leaf cutter Ants, Costa Rica
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  • 2 pubs and a disco

    by endbegins Written Jun 7, 2005

    There is a pub in the 2nd floor of restaurant # 1. We went there and we're almost the only customers, although I think it was Friday¡¡
    There's another one on the road towards Arenal Country Inn, but we didn´t stop and didn't seem the most crowded either.
    There's a disco, the only one, so you'll find it but it seemed crowded and too latin for us. People play indoor soccer there at about 1 or 2 am???? I love soccer but u know...

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    The Lounge at the Eco-Lodge: Rack 'em up!

    by travelgirl3 Written Dec 30, 2004

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    Pool at the Eco-Lodge, Arenal, Costa Rica

    The Great Room at the Lodge is the centre of the activities. Here you can play pool, shoot some darts, play board games, or just relax in front of the giant fireplace with a cocktail.

    It was such a laid-back atmosphere, and we felt totally at home, from the minute we arrived.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Leaf-Cutter Ants: Nightlife in the Jungle

    by travelgirl3 Updated Dec 30, 2004

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    Leaf cutter Ants, Costa Rica

    One night the guides passed us all flashlights, and told us we were going on a walk through the forest. It was pitch dark, and very spooky, and the jungle sounds were overwhelming.

    They took us along the boardwalk, and we were told to hold hands, and leave the flashlights off until they said it was ok. Finally, we turned them on, and looked down to see hundreds of pieces of leaves, moving along the boardwalk. On closer inspection, we realized they were being carried by Leaf-cutter ants, holding the leaf pieces like the sail of a windsurfer. It was so cool to see them all walking in the same direction - the only problem they seemed to run into was when there was a gap in between the boards, as seen in this picture. They got through ok, but were stuck in traffic, just like us in rush hour!

    Dress Code: Be sure to tuck you pants into your socks, for protection from the creepy-crawlies!

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Family Travel

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