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“Great experience and tour guide was terrific”

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park
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$62.00*
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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs
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$68.00*
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Owner description: This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This park is beautiful and full of wildlife. Took the 1.5 hr guided walking tour and enjoyed it tremendously. Our guide was fun and funny as well as knowledgeable with excellent English. The volcano itself is spectacular.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Because of the potential for sudden activity, the park limits how high you can hike. Still the hike is a fun 4 miles. Do it on a sunny day. We got caught in a downpour. Cold and very wet!

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

it is important to know that you won't see lava flows or smoke these days from Arenal. That being said, who cares? The national park is beautiful!!! You can climb on old lava flows, we saw a monkey, a coati, a sloth, a couple frogs (and a snake... eww) just walking around here without a guide. The highlight of the trip, for me, was not the volcano, but the mammoth ceiba tree in the back section of the park. My wife and I came here as part of our honeymoon, and we kept remarking that the forest was so romantic. My wife kept wondering aloud if this was some sort of dream, it was so beautiful!

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

The bus trip from San Jose was rather tiring 3-4 hours but it was worth it.The hot springs has many natural hot springs to lounge in and its a great walk to venture about the springs in the lush vegetation. There is also a large warm water pool and slide with a bar in the pool. To have a margarita sittting on a barstool in the water is quite relaxing. The tour includes dinner at the resort which was very nice. I suggest having the tour drop you at a hotel in the area. The 4-5 hours at the resort is nice but facing a 3-4 bus ride hour would not be the way to end the day

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

There is a lot of things to see and do in the National Park . We saw lots of beautiful plants, birds and wildlife-including a Coral snake! We hiked to the 1992 Lava flow, but there are many other paths to explore inthe park. The vocano smokes away constantly and is a beautiful shape.There are many hotels in the area which have hot pools of various temperatures and the swimming pools are geothermally heated curtesy of Arenal.

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