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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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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  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Let's face it, EVERYTHING around the Volcano costs money, even simple hiking trails have an entrance fee, waterfalls likewise, not even speaking about many hot springs. So do yourself a favour and invest the 15 USD in the National Park, take a camera, see lots...More

1  Thank Christian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the foot of Arenal Volcano and marveled this fog-covered giant. In rainy days the mist and fog were too thick to see it. The of the rainforest smell is fresh and intoxicating. Just steps from our cabin we found our selves surrounded...More

Thank 50and5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smoke and sometimes ashes rise regularly from this active volcano. We rented horses and rode fairly close to the to the volcano up a rocky dry riverbed. I love geology, so yeah, I geeked out. Wonderful people everywhere we visited.

Thank Joni M F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip to Arenal volcano was wonderful and the short but good hike took us to the viewing area which commanded a sweeping view of the lush green hillsides and the lake. It was interesting to hear about the history of the volcanoes in Costa...More

Thank Mukund_01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having hiked both monteverde and Manuel Antonio we were excited about hiking this park and around the volcano. We paid our $15/ person and eagerly left the car park. The trek to the volcano viewing point is very short and as usual the volcano was...More

Thank Tim R
joselafortuna, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dangerous to GO to cerro chato is closed . alobe and de Guide only the arenal volcano national park open. See the arenal park guided trails arenalvolcanopark blogspot com

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for hike with professional nature guide - The trails are generally flat and not very strenuous -- perfect for a leisurely and informative hike. This hike provides perfect photo opportunities and magnificent views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the pristine Lake Arenal and...More

Thank Inash P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is in the Arenal Volcano Park which is government owned and operated and it shows. Having just completed several activities jn the Mistico Reserve there was no comparison. The latter is a slick professional operation, the Volcano Park is not. Entrance takes approximately...More

Thank KV1234
joselafortuna, Guest Relations Manager at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry but the entrante and guide wss obly $25 from the national park you can ser the page or write to; arenalvolcanopark@outlook.com

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's so much to see and do in Costa Rica so I wouldn't waste your money doing a hike here - very expensive even without a guide. It was rather underwhelming. This is coming from a nature nut who loves going hiking.

Thank Katsnootin
joselafortuna, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. Maybe you didnt use a local Guide are con the page

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arenal volcano national park was fairly rustic, but the hiking was great. There is a nice loop trail that goes out to volcanic rock beds with places to sit and snack and great views of Lake Arenal and the volcano, even the top when...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arenal volcano has a perfect cone shape and is what you think of when you imagine a volcano. It is stand alone, so great for pictures. It is inspiring to watch the clouds go over the top of the volcano and to watch how the...More

Thank Cheston R
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Stephanie R
23 April 2017|
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Response from YeovilSarah | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the hotel when you get there - they should have all the info you require.
19 March 2017|
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Response from MLG1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe it is called the 1962 Trail, or something like that. You do not need a guide. It's about $10 to enter the park. If your goal is a good hike with good views, no guide necessary. We saw very few people with... More