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Bogarin Trail

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
For those interested the animals we had the pleasure to observe were four sloths, a “Jesus Christ” lizard, toucans, owls, cayman, frogs (poisonous and non), couati, a turtle “Julio”, and a wide variety of birds.
We went on a day trip to Arenal and wanted to make the most of our short stay, this was, without doubt, the best choice for a nature walk: incredible hosts, easy trek, abundant animals and plants.
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Proyecto Asis

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#2 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Excellent and interesting tour by Carlos of the animal rescue centre, followed by "volunteering" which amounted to preparing food and then feeding the animals, which was great fun for us and our kids.
We loved doing the half-day tour plus volunteer, which includes an informative tour of the project followed by helping to prepare and then hand-feed the animals you’ve just seen.
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#3 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
There's also a really nice variety of frogs, lizards, and turtles, and a couple of short rainforest trails to see cool trees, birds, and maybe even howler monkeys (so bring your walking shoes!).
Great and wonderful service, the butterflies are beautiful and have a wide variety of species, I recommend this wonderful activity, it is unique
#4 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Kids loved seeing ancient fossils and bat skeletons too!!! Meanwhile me and the younger ones hung around and went river wading, and fed the cows in the nearby farm and observed leaf cutter ants in the forest trail.
Agree with review below - Favorite activity in Costa Rica for entire family ...So much fun, very different from caving we did before .Bring change of clothes, towel, cash for pictures ( pictures are incredible and...
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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#5 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
They had a great high-powered scope and binos we could use and they even had an iPhone adapter that we hooked up to the scope and we were able to get the most amazing pictures of all the animals.
Our two guides were excellent, showing us how to direct the torchlights to get the best out of viewing insects and wildlife in the dark, it was clear that our main guide had in-depth knowledge about the wildlife a...
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Arenal Eco Zoo

El Castillo
#6 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano and lake and your visit you’ll supporting a family business ran by professionals with a true love and passion for teaching about the animals they care for.
We had an entire day here as these guys are real experts in the reptiles, snakes, frogs and spiders of Costa Rica. it was fascinating to spend time in their company and see the real reverence they have for the ani...
#7 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
After thoroughly soaking and enjoying the Thermal Hot Springs earlier in the day, we we immersed in the Idyllic Massage experience at the Tabacón Spa and our exquisite and perfect massages in a private secluded ou...
Beautiful location, very friendly and welcoming, beautiful hot and cool spring pools in the rainforest to relax in and the most delicious lunch!
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Ecotermales Fortuna

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#8 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
We saw a lot of nature whilst at the hot springs, howler monkey, basilisks, our first frogs, iguanas, a range of insects and big birds including the prettiest turkey I've ever seen!
After a full day of hiking the Mistico Hanging bridges, having lunch at a local farm to table restaurant (with sugar cane rum toast), Mount Arenal Hike, this hot springs was perfect!
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La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#9 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
It’s a magnificent view that showcases the beauty and power of nature and a great spot for swimming, picnicking, some wildlife viewing, and great photos.
A beautiful setting in the rainforest, with absolutely stunning views of jungle flora and fauna, wild birds and of course, the magnificent waterfall.
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Lake Arenal

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#10 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
From hikes to waterfalls, hanging bridges, water rafting, tubing, horse back riding, ATVs, wild life parks, Sloth watching, and all the water activities you can think of doing at the lake!
Beautiful spot in la Fortuna when you can take a bote trip that will take you all the way to the foot of the volcano while the guide explains a bit of the History of the place, you can algo do fishing and water sky
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Rio Chollin

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#11 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Go at sunset toime bring some lights "candles" beers, just the basics and experience how the day goes in the night and the darkness covers the jungle, fireflies will show there amazing show.
It is truly a wonder of nature that there is this amazing river that cascades perfectly heated water for all to enjoy.
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Los Lagos Hot Springs

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#12 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Excellent facility Well worth the time Enjoyed the different pools, Hoping from cool to hot, Loved the water slides, a huge attraction Very clean facility, well maintained
There is also a great butterfly garden (enclosure with lots of different butterflies), leaf-cutter ants colony (where you can learn a lot about those amazing ants), crocodiles and a frog pond (even at dusk you can...
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Arenal 1968 Trail

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#13 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Other than that, this self guided tour has got to be one of the best ways to see the 1968 lava flow and enjoy incredible volcano views while getting exercise because you ate and drank way too much every day prior...
The hike was very peaceful, we opted for the longer trail (7km) that was more of a challenge and were rewarded with gorgeous views of the jungle foliage surrounded by the sounds of birds.
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Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#14 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
The hike is good hard work, and the rewards are fabulous: swimming in a crater lake, swimming in the waterfall pool, seeing a beautiful sunset at the Observatory Lodge, and laying in a thermal fed river with fabul...
This is truly one of the best-value excursions in Arenal area because you can do it on your own, it takes the whole day and the entrance fee is only $15 (expensive by US park standards but pretty reasonable for La...
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Paradise Hot Springs

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#15 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
We were staying in Santa Clara and went to La Fortuna for the day and found Paradise Hot Springs which permits day visitors - we had a wonderful few hours of soaking our soar muscles from prior days' hikes to Rio...
Hot pools in a very tropical 'paradise' setting with jacuzzi pools, river, hot tubs and two large pools with fountains and surrounding seating.
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#16 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
We stayed at the Volcano Lodge & Springs hotel and this lovely park was just next door , we spent a few hours there, it is a lovely park , Butterfly house , Frog house, Snake House,a lovely lake , Orchids, Lovely...
Our you guide was an amazing guide of the scientific species of 10 different types of frogs including the red eyes tree frog and Marsh tree frog mating rituals!
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#17 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
The hike is challenging, gets you thinking mentally about where you step and really gives you a true Costa Rican sense of adventure, the view from the top of the crater lake is also stunning.
A group of 8 college kids went in March and signed up for the Two Volcano Extreme Hike excursion and absolutely recommend both the excursion and hiking in this park!
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Baldi Hot Springs

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#18 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Fantastic hot springs pools cascading from one to the next!!! Clean and beautiful grounds and impeccable service and friendly!! Swim up bars and waterfalls everywhere
Baldi - bigger and more to do, awesome waterslides, lots to explore, lots of different pools with varying temperatures, food was good with lots of variety for the kids, changing area was kind of crowded, towel att...
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#19 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
This hike provides perfect photo opportunities and magnificent views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the pristine Lake Arenal and the extinct volcano Cerro Chato, can view wildlife too...saw viper snake, birds w...
True, you can only hike a very short trail along the old lava flow due to the fact that Arenal only stopped its nightly fireworks display in 2010, but you do get an amazing panoramic view - of the volcano and of L...
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Arenal Wilberth Stables

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#20 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
The scenery was wonderful: pasture, volcano, lake, jungle, monkeys, cows, other horses.
It was a beautiful day with awesome scenery and our horses Fortunata and Luky were sweet.

Mirador El Silencio

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#21 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
We did self guided hikes of all the trails, had a picnic lunch at the top of the Lava trail (windy), and loved the variety of scenery.
this is a great hike through the tropical rainforest and featuring grand vistas of majestic volcan Arenal.
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#22 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
Grab a beer or whatever you like to drink and just hang out in the river with locals and curious tourists alike.
We walked a very short ways through the rainforest and there it was absolutely as natural as could be.
#23 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
It was a pleasure spending time seeing the animals, tasting Costa Rican food, and even having Guillermo becoming our great friend!
This park is surrounded by agriculture (some of which is owned by the owners of the park too) so you can see (and be part of) the process and harvest around you.

Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#24 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
And to see where people’s donations are going with the ongoing construction improvements is testimony to the true nature of care and love you have for these hounds who deserve a good home so much... Special thanks...
This awesome dog sanctuary is located on the way to La Fortuna Waterfall!

Titoku Hot Springs

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#25 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
After the the mild to moderate hike, depending on your level fitness, it was time to relax in the Hot springs at Titoku.
Staff is AMAZING there are about 7-9 pools all different temperatures warmer to hottest.

Arenal Sanctuary Reserve

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#26 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
We saw numerous different species of frogs, bats, toucans, sloths, snails, anoles, and more!
In all paths you can see a lot of different types of diversity like birds, frogs, mammals and plants.
#27 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park
this was the ebst for my family and me, was the best sloth watching for me and my family , we when with jose hernandez we found him as la fortuna national park guide ...and we took a hike just for 20 usd pp.includ...
Gate 1's local guide did an excellent job of interpreting the area and explaining all about the flora and fauna.
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Senderos Los Tucanes

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#28 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park

The Motmot Jungle

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#29 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park

Montana Safari

La Fortuna de San Carlos
#30 of 32 Nature & Parks in Arenal Volcano National Park