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 La Fortuna de San Carlos has to offer by arranging your trip with our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning app .
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  • One of the best Costa Rica national parks! You have activities for all tastes! You can go up the cable cars and throw yourself in Tyrolean either low walking by a few trails that never forget and take out the best photos! You can lunch in the restaurant at good price
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  • We were of honeymoon by making a tour of several places of Costa Rica all precious... Volcano arenal we loved its vegetation that volcano seems q this active that isn't it but it always looks like smoke.. .is to see it... amazing .precioso... .increible... We fell in love
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  • The trails around the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica are wonderful! Feels really at the heart of the jungle with multiple birds and monkeys who are walking in the trees. The market worth worth since the view of the volcano on the Cape is beautiful! Provide good shoes and water bottles! * Check the weather before start you. If the sky is too overcast and low clouds, it is difficult to see the volcano... There's the Lake Arenal near to see also! (Last photo)
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  • 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!
  • On a Spanish class field trip from America we hiked the 1968 lava trails. It was pretty neat. Bring lots of water if you plan on going, it's very steep and you'll probably get thirsty.
  • Ordered the molten chocolate lava cake. Was way too hot and not at all what I expected. Service was slow and terrible. Loud atmosphere. I guess the view was adequate.
  • My first volcano experience. Not as big as I had in my mind for some reason. Still a wonderful site.
  • Beautiful volcano that is so big it takes over the town! Heats the water into hot springs and is an iconic land mark in La Fortuna
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