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“kayak fun!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Arenal

Lake Arenal
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Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal
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Rabat, Morocco
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“kayak fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

We drove right to the dam, and paid one of the guys standing around about 6USD to hop on a kayak and paddle around the lake. It was SO beautiful! I'm really glad that we got some time right on the water, and it was so much easier than booking a package or something.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

From what I gather there are a number of activities available here from boat trips to fishing tours, and I heard from a number of people during our trip who had a lovely time crossing the lake with the water taxi. We took the more scenic route and drove around the lake on our way from La Fortuna to Monteverde. This road is fairly long and very prone to mud slides (there had been one 2 days prior to our trip and we were lucky that they had cleared the road already) - so check the conditions before you head off!

The views around the lake, especially from the dam (keeping in mind that this is a man made lake) are absolutely breathtaking... it is one of the prettiest lakes I have had the joy of driving around!

Visited November 2013
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Dalton GA
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“Largest man made lake in Central America”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

A great sight to see and lots to photograph. Make sure you bring your camera and have time to make some stops. We love the lake and the places to see as you drive around it. While the lake is man made the plants and animals it has made a perfect habitat for are all natural. It's well worth the time to visit!

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Hike as much as you can!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

While you can't go too far up the Arenal Volcano because of the potential danger of it becoming active while you're there, still don't miss the opportunity to hike what you can of it...and see the lake from a higher perspective.

Visited November 2013
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Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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“Volcano Lake Adventures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

unique experience! relax and enjoy the views of the volcano while having fun on the lake. Food, Drinks, Music… water activities.

Visited August 2013
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