pool in Arenal hotel

It seemed a little bizarre to be hanging out in a jacuzzi with a volcano exploding behind us but here we are! The grounds around the lodge were just beautiful (rain forest area). I guess all the good volcanic soil helps things grow well. Mark saw monkeys but we missed them. We did see tons of hummingbirds and other colorful birds and butterflies. I was bitten by some type of nasty fly-thing. Mark claims it was a horse fly but the blood dripping out of my arm make me skeptical on that! Ants are in abundance everywhere and the leaf cutters are fascinating to watch — very industrious.