Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Arenal Volcano 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 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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  • Along walk to the viewing area and then up some steps over some large stones and then finally get to the viewing area, the volcano can only be seen on clear days. The area where you can view the... 
    Along walk to the viewing area and then up some steps over some large stones and then finally get to the viewing area, the volcano can only be seen on clear days. The area where you can view the...  more »
  • Arenal Volcano National Park. Beautiful nature area. We were able to see snakes, spider nests, many birds, leaf cutter ants, lizards of all kinds and javelinas. Only downside: too many people... 
    Arenal Volcano National Park. Beautiful nature area. We were able to see snakes, spider nests, many birds, leaf cutter ants, lizards of all kinds and javelinas. Only downside: too many people...  more »
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  • The view of the Arenal volcano is good. We got to see many animals and different plants and trees, and we have learned a lot about the volcano. The views of this volcano are absolutely stunning, when the clouds permit you to see it and easy trails to explore (about 6 km in total) that wind through the forest and provide some beautiful viewing points of the volcano. To really benefit, you need to go when the volcano is visible, one up to a view point of the volcano and lake Arenal you can go by car and the second view point you should walk 1:30 -2 hours and after that you can take the car to see the lake about 15 minutes away from the volcano and you should be aware because part of the road isn’t paved and there’s a ton of high bumps. Tickets $17 adults and $5 for kids Keep in mind. You don’t have to go to this park to see the volcano. It’s visIble from many points around the city.
  • Amazing views, vistas, and vibe was all around. Enjoy the vistas from all sides, the hikes, the towns and the community.

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