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2 days in Arenal

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2 days in Arenal


I was wondering what would be the activities not too miss in Arenal just after Xmas but I also want to avoid the obvious and the crowds...


1. Are the hanging bridges (http://www.hangingbridges.com) the same hanging bridges visited during the sky trek?

2. Is the rafting at el toro river recomended at this time of the year?

3. What are the best activities by night? Are the treks to see the lava flows a thing just to catch tourists?

Any other suggestions?

Kind regards.


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1. Re: 2 days in Arenal

There's no lava currently flowing, so you can't trek to see it. The Hanging Bridges are not the same as what they have at Sky Trek. They're next to the Lost Iguana. For don't miss, I'd say zipline at Sky Trek, hike the waterfall, visit the natural hot springs, and if you had more time, Cano Negro. We did our rafting on the Sarapiqui and had a lot of fun.

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2. Re: 2 days in Arenal

Balsa river and Toro Amarillo...OK rafting trips...for the best rafting in Costa Rica of course PACUARE!

Good idea to rent a car in Arenal and find good nice tours that you do not need a tour guide...some tours like the night volcano lava tour is a complete ripp off!


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