Welcome to Nuevo Arenal

In case you were wondering what happened to old Arenal, it’s about 27m below the surface of Laguna de Arenal. In order to create a large enough reservoir for the dam, the Costa Rican government had to make certain, er, sacrifices, which ultimately resulted in the forced relocation of 3500 people. Today the humble residents of Nuevo Arenal don’t seem to be fazed by history, especially since they now own premium lakeside property.

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