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Review of Lake Arenal

Lake Arenal
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Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went on a kayak tour to the lake. We were the only ones out there at the time. It's beautiful and great for bird watching.

Thank cataclysmblack
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The road that leads around the lake is beautiful however we found that there was not much to it. You might see some wildlife on the trip, but I think there are other areas worth visiting.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

First of all, it’s a van, not a jeep. Then, to get to the boat, you have to carry/wheel your luggage down a steep incline on this tiny strip of concrete that then drops off and you are on the dirt/sand, handing over your luggage to get on the boat. The boat ride is fine, although we had a rainy/cloudy day and couldn’t see the volcano at all. If you have a good, clear day, the boat ride must be fabulous. Note that when you beach on the other side of the lake, you literally ‘beach’! They put your suitcases down on the sand and you have to haul them to the waiting vans to get shoved into the back windows for storage. The ‘roads’ are a joke - dirt and/or gravel, full of ruts and puddles. They call driving on these roads “the Costa Rican massage”. It’s really amazing how bad the roads are and they go straight up and down the mountains, so you feel like you’re going to fall off the cliff sometimes. It’s definitely an adventure! We do recommend it over the alternative of the boring paved roads and longer trip if you go the other way around the volcano.

Thank RYC88
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was nice to see an unblemished body of water. Here in California you would be able to cross the lake hopping from boat to boat. It has fishing and Boating as well as Kayaking. It is a major source of Electricity for the State. We didn't really hang out or hike around the shore, but we did drive around it stopping to look at parcels and developments along the way. We decided that if a Marina went in it would be a great spot to have a cuddy to spend some nights on the water.

Thank BDB7
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful lake but a long drive around without many places to stop for a good view. Many signs for food attractions leading to places that were disapointing.

1  Thank mrsail
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