Lake Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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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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  • The lake is actually artificial but you can't tell because of the sheer size of it. We passed through to make our way to Monteverde and took a water taxi. At the end of our boat ride we made about a f...  more »
  • Beautiful place to walk and explore the nature. Great view of Arenal Volvano. Excellent offers for the boats around the lagoon.  more »
  • Beautiful views of the Volcano and surroundings. if you are a nature lover and you would like to soak in the beauty. This lake is a must do. We hired a local guy and it was just awesome.  more »