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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
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Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We hiked the loop to the lava flow and the "kapok" tree, then up to the top parking area. Not too many people, had a nice time. Got caught in a rain shower, but we had our umbrellas. After visiting the main volcano, the park...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ImaFarmer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour to Arenal Volcano hike in the afternoon session. The walk itself is not really difficult. This volcano hike is not on the Volcano itself. It's only to the viewport. Along the path, we saw few snakes and passed by filming location of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank aph1985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked here for a morning with my girlfriend. Fun little hike up to the lava flow trail and the lookout (mirador, trail unlabeled but marked with yellow markers). You can also walk to the Ceiba tree which is gigantic and has survived numerous eruptions from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mattrM892ZL
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I went to the viewpoint as part of a tour. It initially was hidden from view from fog but it cleared up for beautiful views of the volcano. If you go to Fortuna it’s worth a stop to look at.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jmccoy2008
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky as the sky was clear and we were able to enjoy beautiful views of the volcano. There are two zones to visit, Peninsula Zone and Volcano Zone. The ticket is USD 15 per foreigner and you receive Nothing in exchange, just a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This year was our second time visiting the volcano. My mom and I had visited in November of 2015 and at that time we were able to see the volcano with a bright sunny day it was very clear. On our recent visit the weather...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jataniam
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

You need a tour guide to see this volcano to understand about the eruption and what has happened to the area after the eruption to present day. There are walks you can take, but they can be an hour to 3 hours. Or you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank A7530RJjulieh
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

If a national park charges entrance fees of $15 per head, I do expect something in return. After all, most national parks in other parts of the world are free for the public to enjoy! The Arenal Volcano National Park is an utter disappointment. You...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Dubaier_2012
Reviewed August 25, 2018

First things first. There is no need to hire a guide to visit the national park. It is just a short ride from La Fortuna. The main road out of La Fortuna (142) is fine, but the side road (Calle Real el Castillo) leading to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank luv4phood
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We did the trek. It was a nice hike. The bridges were nice to stop and take in the rainforest. The on-site restaurant was also great. Good food with wonderful views.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Silvie O
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Ikaempfe | Reviewed this property |
It was not cold at all . when i went i did not require a jacket it was in end of month of Mai.
January 17, 2018|
Response from Mireya B | Reviewed this property |
It think the walk inside the park is nice.