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Mirador El Silencio

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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 9900
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All reviews lava flow great view of the volcano spider monkeys rainforest trails highest point the loop great trails admission price cloud cover tough hike arenal national park nice hike costa rica eruption hikers clouds viewpoint
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a nice afternoon hiking in this part of the National Park. It's privately owned and has a very nominal entrance fee. The trails are great! Well marked and they give you a map to follow as well. It goes deep into the rain...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The other parks around Arenal close shockingly early - this is the only one we found still open til 6 so we could squeeze in the whole hike by sunset, which was stunning. Would be great if it was open an hour after so you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank breezy421
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing trip! First: "low cost" at least for Costa Rica. The trails are great if you love nature. These trails are not nicely paved, they are nature pure! You barley see other people. It's so quite and just nature. Make sure to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nel07bw
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Nice and affordable place...easy access you can drive all the way up or just hike.. The views to some big old lava floats are incredible and the view to a small blue lagoon... In a clear day you will see the volcano right in front...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Our taxi driver recommended this place to us. For $12 each we were able to hike up to see the lava flow rocks from the 1968 eruption. Unfortunately for us it was raining when we went so the cloud cover hid the volcano top from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JC-and-Paris
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This private reserve is not located in the national park. It has many trails, some in the the forest and an a 1968 lava flow trail that is more open with views of the volcano, if there are no clouds. Saw lots of swallow-tailed kites...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen H
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We loved our walk in this reserve. It was so quiet that we didn't see any other hikers throughout the 2-3 hours that we were there. The path goes first in the rainforest and really gave us the impression of being deep in it even...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Eva156
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We were not prepared for this hike as we thought it was a beginner level but it turned out to be more between moderate and strenuous especially the loop that goes up to the Lava field. However, it was definitely rewarding with a view of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank masstika
Reviewed May 12, 2018

This place was so much cooler than the Arenal National Park. When we arrived we were the only ones there and didn't see anyone else on the trails until we were leaving. The view of the Lava Fields were amazing and all of the trails...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Billy S
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We did a self-guided 3 hours hike around El Silencio including most of the rainforest trails and also the extra trails to the lava fields and the green lake/swamp/pool. We started our hike in the pouring rain and finished in the hot sunshine! We didn't...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Darin B
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It cost us $10 each - well worth it!