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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park
$67.59 per adult
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Two Volcanoes Extreme Hike in Arenal
$80.00 per adult
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Arenal Observatory and Hiking Tour from La Fortuna
$42.00 per adult
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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
$150.00 per adult
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Afternoon Tour to Arenal Observatory Lodge and Natural Hot Springs River
$49.00 per adult
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
$162.00 per adult
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3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike
$189.00 per adult
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Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings
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Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings

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See the best of La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano area in just one day with this tour. Start with a hike along the La Fortuna River, continuing to a suspension bridge tucked deep into the jungle. Then walk to a local indigenous village followed by a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Arenal Volcano for more hiking before wrapping your day up with a soak in a natural thermal river.
$88.00 per adult
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Myo M wrote a review Oct 9
Coquitlam, Canada18,279 contributions542 helpful votes
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On a day of "on-and-off rain" where there had just been a pouring rain while having lunch just prior to arriving here (as part of a tour group), I would just say that we were lucky enough to have no rain at the "mirador site" (a small park-like area for just about a 5-minute walk from the ticket entrance to the viewing deck) which I guess is like within the big national park around this volcano (with also may be more than one such site as well elsewhere in the park) and to see something like "70 percent" of this big volcano from its bottom to like somewhat more than the halfway (with the part further up all covered by clouds). And the "serene view" (which is also a "luscious greenery") from the deck is not just of this volcano but also of some lake (likely a pretty sizeable one but not its entire view from here) with actually both the volcano & the lake about the same distance (I would say about half a kilometer) from the deck in like the "opposite directions". And overall a nice visit for about half an hour in a relatively close vicinity to a "popular volcano" of the country (with the other two being Poa & Irazu), this was just as good but kind of a "contrasting experience" that I got a few days later walking around on the top of Irazu (where the way to the top is very conveniently by a public bus). After getting picked up at about 7 30 am and leaving San Jose at about 9 am with a stopover for about an hour in the small town called Sarchi (with its own tour sites such as a big "decorative oxcart" & the nearby church with actually some "great carving scenes" inside) followed by lunch at a restaurant actually in a pretty close proximity to this site, the visit here was followed by a "relaxing time" at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel & Spa (a great resort place with a number of "thermal pools" & also some water slides where the day was finished with a dinner at the hotel restaurant) before finally heading back to San Jose and arriving back at about 10 pm (with the driving time of about 3 hours). And yes, it was a "well-run" tour (with whom I also went to Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio actually just on the day before) with my "great thanks" to the gentleman who was our guide (a friendly & approachable guy in his 30's or so although can't recall his name).
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Suzanne S wrote a review Apr 2020
Orlando, Florida78 contributions24 helpful votes
We were really disappointed in the Arenal Volcano National Park especially coming from Mistico which was fantastic. There was only 1 trail and it very flat with nothing really to see. No animals, no fauna of interest. Mid way through there is a steep climb up some rocks to a view point of the volcano and lake on the other side. But really there are much better views of the volcano elsewhere, like Mistico. We got lost because the map was horrible. We tried going online on our phones to find a better map but couldn't. Fortunately there was no entrance fee. Don't waste your precious vacation time here.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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baytravel wrote a review Apr 2020
san francisco98 contributions96 helpful votes
We entered Arenal Volcano National Park at 10AM. Yes, there was a line of cars at the pay booth so it took approximately 15 minutes to get in. After parking, we decided to come back later as we weren't feeling up to the hike at that moment due to an exhausting flight/drive the previous day. We came back at 2:30 PM, the last ones allowed in as the park closes at 4:00 PM. We hiked Las Coladas trail which was relatively easy except for some rocky parts after going up the stairs. So why am I only giving this 2 stars? The view at the top of the trail is definitely pretty. You see the water and is a close as you can get to the volcano. But I can't say the hike itself was pretty or exceptional. We thought the view of the volcano was better from a distance at the church/park in the center of La Fortuna. When we first arrived at this location, we were disappointed because we couldn't see the top of the volcano. But wait, within a few minutes we could see the clouds shifting and voila we saw the entire top. Then back came the clouds and we would would see it differently. We got a bigger kick watching the clouds move around the volcano for 30 minutes, for free, than we did hiking the trail at the national park for $15 pp. I would have preferred to do a picnic lunch or sunset dinner at this park in La Fortuna and spent the national park fee on another activity. p.s.- Don't forget the bug spray at the national park. I must have missed a spot on my wrist because I was bitten and it blistered too. A nasty bite.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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JohnStormy01 wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada197 contributions66 helpful votes
During the day you may get a brief look at the Volcano due to the clouds shrouding the volcano. When there is a break in the clouds wow!!! What a sight . That is not a cloud behind the volcano but steam that is coming out of the volcano 24 hours a day
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Date of experience: February 2020
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L H wrote a review Mar 2020
San Antonio, Texas2,052 contributions388 helpful votes
This volcano is majestic looking even from a distance and glad the first day we were close by we could view most of it with just some cloud cover on the top. You can see if from several different locations in around this area with some viewing better than others given the weather. We were told it hasn’t made any noise or erupted in almost eight years but fumes do come out of top sometimes which you can see on a clear day. Unfortunately, if was more cloudy than clear during our visit. Further information given to us was that it is 5,400 feet tall and has grown about 1,000 feet since 1965. It was dormant for 400 yrs since the 1500’s and became active I 1968 and 87 people were killed. This area also has the Arenal Lake and lots of resorts and the Mistcio Hanging Bridges so could visit multiple areas on a trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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