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Ways to Experience Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Reviewed 25 August 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 the park is a series of potholes. Not treacherous, just need to drive carefully. Admission is $15 per person. A map is provided upon paying admission. The trail is VERY easy to follow. The trail leads to a lava field and view of the volcano. From the same point, turn around and enjoy the views of the lake. Then follow the trail around to El Ceibo, an enormous "tree of life". Allow about 3 hours to visit. If you hustle, you can cut it down to 2 hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank luv4phood
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Reviewed 19 August 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
Thank Sweet_deenie
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Spent 50 usd to enter with no views of the volcano, crappy roads and no hikes of less than 3 miles. Not worth the money or car ride

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This is something you need to see when you visit La Fortuna. The vulcano is super beautiful especially when you come closer. Try to get a guide because this will give you the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Vulcano and Costa Rica as well. We had the pleasure of being guided by Edwin who was super nice and had a lot of interesting things to tell about Costa Rica and it’s nature!

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Wow! This is such a beautiful park! We drove around the other sector first, but the Peninsula Sector is where it's worth spending your time (unless Arenal is in view). The path is so well maintained. The restrooms are very nice and clean. I loved the watch tower and the lake view at the end. You should definitely walk both of the trails. We took the "direct" route out and then took the "jungle" trail on our way back. We saw black vultures, a flock of montezuma oropendola, and tons of insects.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bridget W
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