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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
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  • Average14%
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“lava flow” (94 reviews)
“national park” (85 reviews)
“arenal volcano” (129 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hiked around the lower part of the volcano. Wound up being a 4 mile hike, but it was very easy. Not a lot of elevation gain unless you wanted to check out the lava flow, then there was a short hike up the side of...More

Thank dh00ple
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are hoping to see inside a volcano you will be disappointed. You can't get anywhere near the top. In fact, one trail is closed because people have been killed trying to get close to the top. The marked hikes are nice and easy,...More

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arenal volcano is the main reason people flock to this area and the national park will get you as close as it is currently possible - it is currently not allowed to hike the Arenal iteself. It is a $15 dollar entrance and a...More

Thank wdl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arenal Volcano National Park is excellent. The top of the volcano is usually covered by clouds. We were luck to be there on a day when the clouds had blown away. Another thing to do in Arenal is to go to the Tabacon Grand...More

Thank Spurgeon Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike takes about an hour or so up to the lava field if you are not in a hurry. It's not like there are all kinds of critters at every step, but the forest and the scenery up at the end is very nice....More

Thank Charles2B
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Another good stop, we didn't spend a lot of time here as we were on our way to a hot springs. Still worth a quick trip.

Thank Cathy S
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

There are two Sectors in the Park - each with it's own trail system. Entrance fee is $15/person/day for non-CR residents. Ticket is valid for both sectors if used same day. Sector Volcan - 8:15am – about 15 min drive from Arenal Observatory Lodge to...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Lots of active volcanoes in Costa Rica. In 2018 we watched as Arenal blow out steam, smoke, ash and some bombas.(large rocks)

1  Thank Ed O
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Great view from the La Fortuna area and town. Amazing view from little plaza in town right above the town centers church. Volcano is massive

Thank medinaduf
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to Arenal Volcano as part of an organised tour with Ecoterra (organised as part of our trip by Rickshaw travel). We were incredibly lucky with the weather as the clouds lifted and we saw almost all of the volcano. The guides were interesting...More

Thank lozliz7
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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.
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ShariTelAviv
January 17, 2018|
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Response from MineBM | Reviewed this property |
It think the walk inside the park is nice.
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