About Nuevo Arenal
ANuevo Arenal is a town and district in Tilarán Canton in the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. It is located on the north-east shore of Lake Arenal. The former village of Arenal near the La Fortuna area was inundated in 1973 with the formation of the artificial Lake Arenal. Nuevo Arenal was a government project to relocate the displaced people. Nuevo Arenal is located about a one hour drive northwest from the original village along a beautiful paved lakeside road that goes from La Fortuna to Tilaran.
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It is connected by road to Tejona and Tilarán along Route 142. Several miles south-east are the Arenal Botanical Gardens. Arenal Botanical Gardens are rarely open anymore.
Hotel Los Héroes is one of the main hotels about 10 km east of Nuevo Arenal. There are several Bed and Breakfasts within the outskirts of the town, the most notable being Chalet Nicholas and Villa de Cary. The town has notable German and Italian restaurants, a pizza place called Moya's, and the only fuel station in the area.