I am looking for 2-3 nights in the Arenal area and my research keeps drawing me to these 3 places: The Arenal Observatory Lodge, The Nayara Hotel & Gardens, and The Lost Iguana.
So far I read that the Arenal Observatory Lodge is simply THE BEST for Volcano and Lava Flow viewing. Nayara seems to have good prices and comfortable accomodations for a reasonable price. And while from the pictures I am not seeing anything overly special with the Lost Iguana, it seems that so many people highly recommend it.
I definitely want a great view of the Volcano and the Lava Flow. But I'd also like something with a hot tub or a nice pool outside where we can float and soak at night and see the volcano.
A swim up bar IN the pool would be a huge bonus, and one of the reasons I really like Nayara as well.
It will just be me and my girlfriend so I'm also looking for something nice, clean, and romantic.
Does anybody have experience with all three of these places, or any others, that might be the best place for me to stay?