Arenal 1968 Volcano View & Trails

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Arenal 1968 Volcano View & Trails

Arenal 1968 Volcano View & Trails
4.5
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Enjoy the immersive nature experience provided by our trails over the Lava Flow remains of the 1968 eruption, explore across our intern lake and the forest, either by walking or MTB, that would give you 2 completely different options of this experience. Get amazed by the spectacular views from our viewpoints with 360° sights of the Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Lake.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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nohassle1956
gulf shores275 contributions
Nice hike in the forest
Sep 2021
Nice hike. 7 km. Relatively easy. You see the lava flow from the 1968 eruption and the lake that was formed. Too k 2 1/2 hours. Opens at 8:00 a.m. We were the first ones on the trail. Very nice. Note: No wildlife or bird sightings.
Written September 16, 2021
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MThree2011
Boston, MA33 contributions
Great views of Arenal
Aug 2021
We did this hike after a rain storm & the views were stunning. Parts of the trail were very steep. The history of the eruption was interesting and really enjoyed this hike.
Written September 3, 2021
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DebinGrecia
11 contributions
Interesting and incredible views
Aug 2021
Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and take one of the hiking staffs they have. It's not terribly hard but the terrain is varied and sometimes rocky. There are good signs and helpful staff.
Written August 27, 2021
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Frank D
Utica, NY28 contributions
Nice facilities, and views
Jul 2021
This trail and facilities are well maintained. The trail is fairly easy with limited vertical climb. Nice views of the volcano if the clouds cooperate.
Written August 1, 2021
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sdurkin24
St. Petersburg, FL114 contributions
Jungle and Volcano Run
Sep 2020
***This review is for September 2019***

We still describe hiking through this experience as our "jungle run." We went very early in the morning on a weekday, and practically had the trail to ourselves. Literally through the 2-4 hours we were there we saw maybe 2-4 other people. The trail starts out a little boring, but then you enter the jungle, a legitimate jungle. The trail is narrow, windy, up, down, and you really do feel like a 16th century explorer for some of it. The the trail enters into the volcano part, totally different terrain and atmosphere than the jungle - drier, hotter, but still with an amazing view. This trail was by far one of our favorite things we did in Costa Rica.
Written July 30, 2021
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Silvrblualien16
San Francisco, CA34 contributions
Just right hike and amazing cafe with a view
Jul 2021 • Friends
Great trail to enjoy nature and see the volcano, and must eat at the cafe after the hike. Delicious food with a view! Best smoothies too!
Written July 20, 2021
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Parramorefamily
Tallahassee, Florida22 contributions
Beautiful views and surprisingly nice cafe
May 2021
This was an excellent time although not exactly what I was expecting. We went there thinking that the environs would look more like what was at AOL but after a brief level forest start ended up in fairly rugged open rocky terrain and then in a moderately challenging (in terms of lots of up and down over rocks and roots) lake loop. But the views of Arenal volcano, Lake Arenal, and the smaller lake at the park are incredible and when we emerged at the end (after doing both loops) we found an amazing cafe on its own little mirador with great batidos and sandwiches and staff. What a way to end a hike!
Written June 15, 2021
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FREDERICK K
17 contributions
awesome tropical hiking
May 2021 • Solo
The Arenal 1968 Volcano trail is one of the best tropical hikes I have done. It reminds me of the scenery in the video game, “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”. Ever since playing that game, I’ve wanted to find out what place in the world was its inspiration and what I saw on the trail today is the closest yet. It may be partly due to the time of year (early rainy season) as well as the location. The trail is about 3.5 miles and affords hood views of the volcano. There are some very impressive tall grass-like plants that you walk through in one section. I ran into 4-5 small groups of other hikers. Only saw a couple lizards and a coati but you have the feeling that other animals are there and I think snakes could definitely be around, and someone on the internet said they had seen some. The trail entrance and parking cost $17.
Written May 30, 2021
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Kathy K
loomis ca941 contributions
Really glad we did this
May 2021
We are avid hikers and expected this to be a “ho hum” experience. We really enjoyed it and after the fact didn’t mind so much paying the $17 entrance fee. Trails are in great shape. Maybe 2.5 hours to do the whole thing a little over 4 miles with stops along the way. This included the forest extension.
If you have difficulty with knees or ankles, pick up the free loaner walking stick at the entrance. You wont need it for the uphills but going down on lava it was welcome.
Don’t miss the beautiful deck and restaurant experience at the end. Great photo opportunities particularly if the volcano is out!
Written May 5, 2021
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Aleh Sadaunichy
15 contributions
Nice hike, overpriced
May 2021
Hike is awesome, however entrance fee is just ridiculous.

There will be two points not far from volcano to make awesome pictures.
Written May 4, 2021
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