Studio Malinche

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Studio Malinche

Food scene

Originally built as a corral to receive horses competing in the annual endurance race around the lake. It's been a restaurant for 30+ years now... best BBQ around... a true local spot!
Bar Restaurante Equus
Originally built as a corral to receive horses competing in the annual endurance race around the lake. It's been a restaurant for 30+ years now... best BBQ around... a true local spot!
Best ceviche in town. I also love their Chifrijo (a must try when in Costa Rica).
Marisqueria Guayo
Best ceviche in town. I also love their Chifrijo (a must try when in Costa Rica).
Lake front restaurant, prices are a bit higher, and it's beautiful for sunset!
Tinajas Arenal
Lake front restaurant, prices are a bit higher, and it's beautiful for sunset!
Favorite place for breakfast or lunch (ask for a "casado", another must have while in Costa Rica). Super good prices!
Soda El Ciprés
Favorite place for breakfast or lunch (ask for a "casado", another must have while in Costa Rica). Super good prices!
Walk down the hill to the local Brewery that usually has live music on a Tuesday / Thursday.
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Lake Arenal Hotel and Brewery
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Walk down the hill to the local Brewery that usually has live music on a Tuesday / Thursday.
A fun place across the river. Served family style and I'm pretty sure they only take cash. Only open for breakfast or lunch.
Soda La Macha
A fun place across the river. Served family style and I'm pretty sure they only take cash. Only open for breakfast or lunch.

1/2 Day trips

20 mins away (on the way to Monteverde). It's a hike, wear good sneakers, take towel and snacks. They have horseback riding, or at least they used to!
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Viento Fresco Waterfall
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20 mins away (on the way to Monteverde). It's a hike, wear good sneakers, take towel and snacks. They have horseback riding, or at least they used to!
Great for bouldering! Beautiful river to swim in and explore. Family owned, take snacks -- cash only place for entrance and parking. 20 mins away!
Libano Waterfall Park
Great for bouldering! Beautiful river to swim in and explore. Family owned, take snacks -- cash only place for entrance and parking. 20 mins away!
Rafting 30 minutes away. I used to go a lot as a kid, it was more of a float trip. Next door is Las Pumas animal reserve that is also nice to check out!
RCR Rafting
Rafting 30 minutes away. I used to go a lot as a kid, it was more of a float trip. Next door is Las Pumas animal reserve that is also nice to check out!
They have a nice restaurant and offer other activates open to the public (for a fee).
Hacienda La Pacifica
They have a nice restaurant and offer other activates open to the public (for a fee).

Local activities

Boat tours, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, swimming, jet ski, etc.
Club Nautica Lago Arenal. Tilaran
Boat tours, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, swimming, jet ski, etc.

Full Day trips

Hot springs are 1.5 hours away. Tabacon is $$$ but so worth it (day pass) Eco Termales (less $$ and very nice)
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La Fortuna
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Hot springs are 1.5 hours away. Tabacon is $$$ but so worth it (day pass) Eco Termales (less $$ and very nice)
Fun for hiking, going for the day if you leave early, enjoy lunch there, and come back before dark. It's a beautiful drive!
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
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Fun for hiking, going for the day if you leave early, enjoy lunch there, and come back before dark. It's a beautiful drive!
Beautiful hike and local restaurants in the area for lunch. There are two ways to get there (the 4x4 is the way to go if you can) or loop around to not backtrack!
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Tenorio Volcano National Park - Rio Celeste
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Beautiful hike and local restaurants in the area for lunch. There are two ways to get there (the 4x4 is the way to go if you can) or loop around to not backtrack!

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Valuables (car, accommodations, at beach)

I can't emphasis this enough, all valuables must always be out of site when left unattended!