The Lava Lounge is well located in the center of La Fortuna, and with its open-air dining area and a menu with a wide variety of options, it is a good choice for families and is plenty kid-friendly. Sandwiches, burgers, pastas, and typical Costa Rican dishes are complemented by dinner specials. The decor is rustic and simple, and the vibe is casual and modern. The Lava Lounge emphasizes its high-quality local ingredients and creatively prepared dishes, and the owner's California roots clearly influence the style of the place. Open 11am to 12 midnight, the Lava Lounge has a bar with exotic cocktails, and views of the Arenal volcano, too. Casual, affordable, and a good blend of Costa Rican and international flavor, the Lava Lounge is a good bet for lunch or dinner. Driving directions are available on the website.