Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), Arenal Volcano National Park

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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) attracts nature lovers and adventurers with its lush scenery and wide range of outdoor activities. Hike through the jungle and on a lava flow trail, across hanging bridges and up the slope of the dormant volcano. The first recorded eruption occurred in 1968, when lava and ashes destroyed three little towns on its west side. The last explosion happened at the end of 2010. In the absence of spewing lava, get your adrenaline pumping with some waterfall rappelling or ziplining. See Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) and all Arenal Volcano National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Arenal Volcano National Park trip planning app .
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  • Beautiful volcano! Nature is really well done preserve here! Pura Vida. Here several view of this beautiful volcano.
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  • A park in nature that offer two styles of ballads: easy and hard. But the two are not hard just take time. Has been full of insects and animals. We had the chance to see the top of the volcano a few seconds. The time is always foggy and the top is still in the mist. Parking is guarded What reassures. The staff is super nice is given a maximum of information.
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  • We ran 2 trails in the National Park Volcan Arenal. The former lava flows and a vantage point. The paths are well accessible. There are large trees and is surrounded by loud noises of the jungle. Despite overcast skies and provide adequate sun protection!
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  • A most beautiful volcano. An imposing sight from all over the area. Great for day hikes although it’s still active so be careful...
  • Great hiking. You can feel the heat of the volcano right through the soles of your shoes. There are plenty of other options for hiking in the area, including a seldom visited caldera.
  • Absolutely beautiful! We came during the beginning of the wet season and it couldn't be a more perfect time! It was warm and sunny morning thru to 3pm then light rain for the night and everything was freshly green and fresh the next morning!
  • Very cool area, a must see. Was foggy when in the area but still spectacular. A must stop destination
  • Beautiful volcano which you can see throughout all of La Fortuna. Unfortunately it is closed for hiking because it is still in activity and has a very moving landscape with a definite risk of avalanche. Climbing it has been defined by some as "a suicide mission", and only "really really crazy people" would think of doing it.
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