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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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Address: 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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US$62.00*
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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs
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US$64.00*
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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park
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US$68.00*
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Two Volcano Extreme Hike in La Fortuna

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Nice Hike for 10 USD/Person

We hiked there the big tour with 4,7 km (short tour is 4 km), Nice stroll through the rainforest. Heard a howler, saw some birds and a racoon. Maybe there are more animals, but we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

take tour on cerro chatto! it's worthy those 50 bucks!! it could be a bit challenging for people in not best physical shape, since you will "climb" quite a steep hill in the jungle forest for more than two hours, and then experience much steeper descent down to the crater to take a bath! but it's amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a once in a lifetime experience. Breathtaking panoramic views. Wear comfortable shoes and bring mosquito repellant.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Girl at the front stand was not sympathetic at all. We got there at three o'clock. She drew on the map our route to take(terrible map) Well paths were not labeled well at all, didn't see the lava fields, and all we did was walk around the field of cows. Didn't Get are money back, don't go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like volcanoes you'll love arenal - looks too steep to climb though. So we just walked around in. Every type of clothing necessary as there are about 20 micro climates

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

absolutely amazing place. I enjoyed the wildlife, the atmosphere, the trees. a wonderful palace of nature

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked there the big tour with 4,7 km (short tour is 4 km), Nice stroll through the rainforest. Heard a howler, saw some birds and a racoon. Maybe there are more animals, but we have been there during a terrible rain. Shoes fully wet, but great fun. Easy to walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Amazing site to see. Take the kids. We stayed at The Springs and had a beautiful view of the Volcano all day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Since I was traveling with my mother, we opted to take the shorter and easier trail to see the volcano. Our guide was provided by Green Vacations and he was excellent. He (Daniel) was very informative and interesting. There is not a lot of wildlife along the trail (though we did see an eyelash viper) so, if you research the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Volcanos are one of the largest tourists attractions in Costa Rica. I don't see why. First, you can't go up the volcano and see the crater, so you can only climb to a certain place and then go down. The volcano draws large amounts of people, but that is mostly due to the Hot Springs, which I do recommend, instead... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have never been in such real natural water falls from directly a real volcano. The experience there I will remeber for ever, it was so relaxing, so chilling and it was real natural therapy, I finish my days there such a completr different person. Highly recommend for those who wants to healing time and also who like outdoor activities,... More 

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