We spent two nights at the Chachagua Rainforest Hotel and on our one full day we drove to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where there is a very nice view of the volcano. We were lucky the day we went because we had a clear view, although there was a little white poof which never moved from the peak. I wondered if it was steam coming out of the volcano.
The drive from Chachagua to the Hanging Bridges is about 45 minutes and during our drive we saw a whole family of coatis crossing the road. They are beautiful creatures and if you watch them walk away you can see they have soft-looking grey pads on their back feet.
We had a very nice hike on the Arenal hanging bridges. I don't recommend the hike for people who are afraid of heights. I do recommend wearing good sturdy shoes as the trail is made with concrete blocks with holes in the middle. I wore my crocs by accident and it was a little rough on my feet. The waterfall below was part of the hanging bridge hike and when we were hiking up from it George spied the Broad-billed Motmot below.