Merchants and tourism operators in the La Fortuna area are deeply concerned because the nearby Arenal volcano is not putting out hot rocks the way it used to.
As the most spectacular and accessible of Costa Rica’s active volcanos, Arenal has a big following. There are few better ways to remove the strain of modern life then lounging in a heated pool watching the volcano perform. Unless it is lounging by the swim-up bar in a heated pool watching the volcano perform with a drink sporting a little umbrella in hand.
The adjacent printout provided by the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica shows clearly that the volcano is not fully asleep. The opinion of a vulcanologist is not needed to show that the mountain still has a few tricks left.