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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Breathtaking!

I rented a car and made sure to drive along Lake Arenal to get from Monteverde to La Fortuna. The scenery is amazing, well worth your time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Québec
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I rented a car and made sure to drive along Lake Arenal to get from Monteverde to La Fortuna. The scenery is amazing, well worth your time!

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Webster, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The entire family on this trip enjoyed the boat trip across the lake. It was a very pleasant and relaxing way to add variety to the whole trip and to add new birds to our life lists. Upon leaving the boat, we were driven over the continental divide on gravel roads, getting a less "touristy" view of Costa Rica, seeing... More 

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New york
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting history about this man made lake. Besides beautiful, so interesting! A view of the lake from sky tram, and the volcano walk.

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Calgary, Canada
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drove around the lake enroute to Liberia. Windy and windy!!! It's one big man made lake...too bad it has the wind turbines to spoil the view.

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Allendale, Michigan
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61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much to do around the lake. It is a great site to see being so close to the volcano. A true natural wonder.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went over the lake while doing our jeep boat jeep transport from la fortuna to monteverde. Some nice bird watching

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an amazing drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna. From high elevations to low, just a beautiful vista.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day of hiking and exploring nature. We took a 3 mile hike to the top with a spectacular view of the lake then back down.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Nuevo Arenal, so we did a lot of driving back and forth around the lake to La Fortuna, and enjoyed it every single time. The views of the lake and mountain are beautiful. We saw amazed to see bands of coati along the drive - they come on the road and block the traffic - a perfect... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful huge lake! You can't even see the other side as it is that big. Great place to kayak and see the sunset/rise.

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