22 km (14 miles) (45 mins) southwest of Nuevo Arenal, 62 km (38 miles) (1½ hrs) west of La Fortuna.
A windmill farm in the hills high above Tilarán attests to its being the windiest place in the country, and this lakeside town is used as a base by bronzed windsurfers. For those days when you get "skunked" (the wind fails to blow), horseback riding and mountain biking can keep you busy. A lakeside stroll is a pleasant
way to while away a few hours.