At the foot of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano, on the banks of the La Palma River, sits the modest Volcano Lodge. In the surrounding forests live many species of birds as well as monkeys, coati, and other mammals. Rooms are simple, roomy, and comfortable, all with private baths, hot water, and views of the volcano. Guests can book additional tours from the cozy reception and dine in the quaint restaurant on grounds. Other Volcano Lodge features include Internet access, a pool and Jacuzzi.