Lake Arenal looked so beautiful at a distance while we hiked near Arenal Volcano, so we wanted to see it up close. Yesterday we drove to it, hoping for some amazing views. Instead, we found really windy roads, surrounded by trees that blocked all possible views of the lake. Well, there were a few places that had nice views, but they were on bends in the road with no shoulder, so you took your life into your hands if you stopped and got out of the car.
Eventually, we found a small community that had cleared enough trees that you could see the lake. We stopped at a small German Bakery, got some treats that looked much better than they tasted, then headed home.