Lake Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Costa Rica's largest lake, Lake Arenal encompasses about 85 sq km (32 sq mi). Originally much smaller, the lake tripled in size when a huge dam was built in the 1970s. Get on the water to admire the surrounding natural scenery, green undulating hills surrounding the deep blue lake, and the Arenal Volcano in the background. A windsurfing and sailboarding haven thanks to its constant winds, the lake offers numerous recreational activities. Take a boat tour and enjoy the picturesque landscape, go fishing for rainbow bass, rent a kayak, or explore the surroundings on bike, foot, or horseback. With our custom trip planner, La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions like Lake Arenal can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Has views beautiful from any promontory that it surrounds, for example traveling in car from her fortune. the road is two-way and can stop in many parts of the road. It also has a good view from the Arenal Volcano Park. When I went in September 2016, in the area of the dam had a large group of students collecting paper and waste in bags or by those kids and their teacher!!
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  • We went there to take a look, took a dirt road from the main road and found a local fisherman with his son/grandson against. The best man spoke only Spanish but very friendly desondank and buttoning up a conversation with us. With hands and feet and some Spanish words we could understand each other. Fun to encounter local people who want to sell you anything like the dam where a lot of tourists are!
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  • We toured around the Lake, and we have countless views, beautiful landscapes to photograph. Also surprising is the amount of wind mills to generate clean energy that exist around all over the Lake, that gives a special touch and sample awareness has Costa Rica in its culture with respect to the care of the environment.
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