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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  • We drove along the border of the lake and e volcano and the rainbow was just amazing. Beautiful scenery and we stopped in cafes and had a wonderful afternoon on our way to Fortuna 
  • Hired local guide Captain Ron he was an absolute joy to be with lots of knowledge of the local area and where to fish provided top notch food and beverages pineapple from his own garden and locally ba...  more »
  • Would have been stunning,apart from the heavy rain at the start of our boat trip. Despite the initial rain,we saw plenty of bird life and the surrounding scenery was stunning.