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“Well spent day. Wish I had more time.”

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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$64.00*
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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park
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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs
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Owner description: This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Went swimming in a pool fed by hot spings mineral water - that was fun. The springs actually fed three or four good sized pools and one had a full feature bar where you could order and sit at the bar still submerged in the spring water. Also went horseback riding on the side of the volcano... What a fun day I will probably never forget. OH YEAH... also went on one the canopy cable tour. They took pictures of myself and those in our group as we swung through the forest and then provided a great DVD disk of the photos. What a great day.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The park is at the end of a very bumpy unpaved road and there is a little booth on the left that has parking and where you pay your $10. The guy will give you a trail map and you can do a long or short hike. The trails were pretty and all, but it wasn't anything like the park in Manuel Antonio (which was the best park I've ever been in and has the nicest trails). The volcano is very pretty when it's out, but the view is normally obstructed by clouds. All in all, it's nice for only being $10. There aren't a ton of animals so I would save hiring a guide for Manuel Antonio if you're into animals or Monte Verde if you're into plants.

Thank HH_Badger
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Arenal is one of the "must see" experiences of Costa Rica. Even though it is much quieter than it used to be, it is still a stunning experience. You will never tire of looking at the endless textures of the young cone.

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We went on a tour with Gate1 Travel. The hotel, Casa Luna, is located in beautiful surroundings among lush gardens.You feel like you are in a jungle. It consists of two-storey houses. The pool is nice with a swim-up bar and warm water. We went on a hiking tour to Arenal National Park . The scenery was fantastic. Our guide , Patricia, went out of her way to make us enjoy the tour.

Thank millacanada
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Entrance is back a non-paved road. There is a brown sign along the road clearly marking the National Parque, but once you are driving on that road, there is a company that has set up shop since our last visit and their entrance is before the National Park – we got momentarily confused because their signage says something about trail entrance, so we thought that was the park. Luckily, I had a memory of how the entrance looked so we kept driving and just a little farther was the actual National Park. I mention this because the entrance fee for the Park goes to help sustainability and such, while the other company is for profit.

There is a trail that goes directly to the lava flow from 1998. When were here 7 years ago there was just a sea of black lava rocks, now there is a lot of foliage growing. It was pretty amazing to see the regeneration; I bet in another 7 years the lava flow will barely be evident!

The trail that goes by the Ceiba tree is not crowded at all - we were alone almost always so better to see wildlife and enjoy the forest. The ceiba tree is amazing and huge - worth the walk.

Thank lookingforhome
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