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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  • That say except that this volcano is beautiful both on the side of the Lake side Fortuna. There are some nice walks from national park or the Arenal Observatory Lodge. Dense vegetation and lots of birds
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  • This half day hike is well worth the money. Hike through fields see wildlife and listen to the history of the area. See lakes which are clear and a lake which is green (stagnant) all beautiful. Then t...  more »
  • The volcano national park offers a stroll which allows to see 2 lava flows and a beautiful kapok tree. It is better to go for a walk around the Arenal lodge observatory
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  • My first volcano experience. Not as big as I had in my mind for some reason. Still a wonderful site.
  • Beautiful volcano that is so big it takes over the town! Heats the water into hot springs and is an iconic land mark in La Fortuna
  • If you go to Costa Rica - chances are you will spend some time at this ultra popular tourist spot. You will love it. Make sure to allow an evening of soaking in one of the volcanic hot springs.
  • Other than that it's in the rainforest and therefore you can hardly ever see the top like in pictures, it's really cool. Walking on the lava fields was really interesting, but you can't get very close because the volcano is active.
  • Arenal and the nearby La Fortuna were on my bucket list for a very long time. One of the best trips I've ever taken, hands down. I did a hike on a great day as well and swimming in the lagoon was amazing.

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