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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove from escazu and it’s a 3 hour drive to get to arenal volcano, the roads are scenic and you will pass through smaller waterfalls. Many adventures stuff that can be done to enjoy your time there, we did a hike and it was...More

Thank Leroy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of tours to get you to the volcano. They allow you to walk part way up.. its an active volcano so you will likely see rocks shoot out or roll down the mountain ( way up). great for photos. Listen to the guide.. dont...More

Thank travelcato
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A short hike to the foot of the volcano. Not much to see along the way, little signage and view at the end is not much closer to the volcano than other view points in the area.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We drove ourself to the National Park and just followed the trails on the map they gave us at the entrance. It was cloudy at first but later on we got a good view of the top of the volcano. The trails are easy to...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

You can park up at the side of the road (just outside the Tabacon resort, tip a guy to keep an eye on the car and then walk to the hot springs - but once you get there be aware - the waters are (i)...More

Thank Active_FamilyUK
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We did the volcano hike as part of a full day tour, including the Hanging bridges and waterfall. It was an easy not too strenuous hike up the volcano. Interesting sites, and a knowledgeable guide about the history of the area and how the volcano...More

Thank ExposRock
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This hike was great, espicially because we had a private tour. We booked through Viatour, and it never has failed us. We had an awesome time learning about the history of this active volcano and how the wildlife was impacted by its activities. Our tour...More

Thank paigetravels17
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Travelling this area off season you need to be prepared for rain. In my experience the weather forecasts are never precise in this region. A good poncho worked well for us as it also covered our gear and a good waterproof bag for your phone...More

Thank Ida_Was_Here
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Great place but definitely you need an off road vehicle to drive around the Volcano. Easy walking and family friendly

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 28 July 2017

the volcano hadnt erupted in 7 years and the walking paths to the old volcanic rock fields werent anything special. However, coupled with mineral springs and some good excursions, a few days in Arenal was worth experiencing.

Thank dbarrett549
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Stephanie R
24 April 2017|
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Response from YeovilSarah | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the hotel when you get there - they should have all the info you require.
19 March 2017|
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Response from MLG1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe it is called the 1962 Trail, or something like that. You do not need a guide. It's about $10 to enter the park. If your goal is a good hike with good views, no guide necessary. We saw very few people with... More
7 February 2017|
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Response from Debdeep R | Reviewed this property |
Light jacket won't be bad, but it is going to be hot and humid. Carry a rain jacket instead. We carried a rain buster jacket something like this (Look for "Columbia Men's Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket" in... More