When June arrives in Arenal, it is officially the green season. That means that mornings are clear and warm, and most afternoons can bring some rain. As a result, tons of tours begin early in the morning. It is common to depart from your hotel before dawn in an effort to beat the rain. After all, you can return back to your hotel afterwards, enjoy a brief siesta, and then dig into the fun of the evening!
The beginning of June tends to be calm and quiet in Arenal, but it gets busier as the month goes on. Many visitors come to Arenal to enjoy summer holidays, but it still won’t be as busy as the high season. Toward the end of June, the streets will seem busy thanks to Dia de San Pedro y San Pablo. On this religious holiday, processions go through town to honor Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and local churches will be packed.
June can be the perfect time of year to visit Arenal Natura Ecological Park. If you’re a nature lover, there is no better place to see turtles, more than 30 types of frogs, armadillos, crocodiles and so much more. Guided tours bring you right to these exotic animals in their natural environments. Since it can be humid, it’s smart to bring and wear some mosquito repellent when you’re in a heavily forested area during this time of year.
Just a short walk from the Arenal Nature Ecological Park is Hotel Kokoro. With a natural hot springs pool and an onsite Japanese restaurant, this is a top pick for visitors. Plus, it is reasonably priced, especially in June. It is also close to Arenal Koita, a restaurant boasting spectacular volcanic views and an extensive international menu.
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