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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  • Without a doubt, Costa Rica has spectacular locations and one of them is the hike to volcano arenal. Go prepared with a good shoe, sportswear and water! You walk among a vast vegetation, can not miss it! PURA VIDA!
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  • First things first. There is no need to hire a guide to visit the national park. It is just a short ride from La Fortuna. The main road out of La Fortuna (142) is fine, but the side road (Calle Real e...  more »
  • A park entrance $ 15 to find themselves on crowded, unattractive, paths with the view of the Arenal at the level of a former casting (view there as well without being in the Park). Families with children that whine, no or few animals. No, seriously, there are better things to do in Costa Rica if we want to experience nature. The Arsenal Volcano Park is to forget quickly. My worst experience in this country.
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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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