Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Take a hike through the lush flora surrounding an imposing peak at Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal. The trails take you through dense forest, past giant trees, and across lava fields, all the while Arenal, Costa Rica’s most active volcano, smolders above. You cannot go beyond a certain point, due to the liveliness of the volcano, but the surrounding trails are mostly flat and suitable for adults and children alike. Make sure to wear sturdy boots to traverse the rugged ground over the lava flows, and remember to bring a camera to capture memories of the area's colorful wildlife. Put Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder.
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  • Maybe we were not looky, could not see anything, it was rainy and by the time we get to the lookout it was foggy. But for those who like to hike in the nature it is a nice place hug ceiba tree to see,...  read more »
  • The input without guide are $10 for foreigners, for it seen them Costa Ricans pay 2. 000colones. We were carrying Guide and excursion we cost to $ 27, luckily that back, quite at night and with flashlights, the Guide showed us a variety of frogs when I went had clouds and nothing was seen of the Arenal Volcano, it was like touring a mountainside ordinary.
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  • We turned a pleasant Park, overly expensive as everyone in Costa Rica (15$). There is much wildlife, and travel is quite small, already one in hour and a half just so, but if you don't have time to see other parks "truth", used to have the feeling of forest. "Wash" that you see is very poor, and the volcano looks the same from the people (by far). We saw just a few white-faced monkeys and some birds.
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  • There's something exceptionally eerie about walking at the foot of an active volcano. Signs warn visitors of the dangers of going any further into the park due to volcanic activity, too. But the views are stunning and seeing the peak -- whether covered by clouds or not -- is well worth a visit. I had never seen such dense jungles close up until this. What a wonderful natural park!
  • We walked to the 1992 lava flow and really enjoyed it. The guide explained the history and we got rant lucky with some nice views of the Arenal peak. Interesting to see the forest try to take hold again after such destruction
  • Not very special walking paths, in between sugar cane and some tropical plants and trees. At the end of the paths, the lookouts are very nice though: at one side the Arenal volcano, the other side the beautiful Arenal lake.
  • When visiting Costa Rica a visit to Arenal and La Fortuna is a must. We had a lovely day out and visited the observatory and museum which afforded some great views before walking to the beautiful waterfalls. It's quite a hike in the hot weather but worth it.
  • My son and I went hiking at the Arenal Volcano National Park. We had a great time weather was beautiful we saw lots of animals in the wild.
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