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Arenal Volcano: Tours & Tickets

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This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
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Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 October 2019 via mobile

The volcano is beautiful, we drove around it, also a beautiful lake, Lake Arenal the largest in Costa Rica. Lots to do in La Fortuna while your here for every age from white water rafting, atvs, rainforest canopy, zip line, National Park, great dining. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ItsKimagain
Reviewed 15 October 2019

Nice hikes through the rainforest with good views and a chance to see various birds. The visitor centre entrance closes at 14-30.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 567alexanderp
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

We walked both the Lava Flow and El Ceibo trails, total about 6-7 km. With a 3 yr old and an 8 month old this took about 3 hours including time taking in the views. The hike is not difficult but carrying a 3 year...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

a nice hike through the jungle till you reach the place where the remnants and rocks from the last volcanic eruption lie then a short but stiff climb to view the volcano and arenal lake very much doable but nothing very special about it the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank takama
Reviewed 11 September 2019

Too expensive for a 3km trekking and see volcanic rocks. Nothing more. There is a lake were you can swim.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank barbierikab
Reviewed 7 September 2019

I did this hike while visiting La Fortuna.I paid about $35 USD to go with a guided group. The trail wasn't terribly difficult if you are in moderate shape but it is a long hike timewise. Depending on the season, the hike is also extremely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rbrow018
Reviewed 5 September 2019

The Arenal Volcano is a neat experience. The hiking is relatively easy and you can see the old lava flows. It was rainy the day we went but it was still worth the adventure if you are in the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank snookduck
Reviewed 27 August 2019

In the Arenal Volcano National Park we hiked the Las Coladas trail, and the side trail to the Ceiba tree. It was a nice hike in a nice forest and tall grass area but nothing spectacular. The hike ends at two old lava flow fields...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank robert4travel
Reviewed 24 August 2019

You can pretty much see the volcano from anywhere in the area, but going up close lets you see all of the vegetation that has grown from the volcanic rock and experience the magnitude of the last eruption. We went with a tour guide which...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TeamTangerines
Reviewed 9 August 2019

I'm not saying don't do it. It only cost $15 for my wife and I because we did it on our own without the benefit of a tour guide. However, in the end it was just a hike about two miles up the volcano. All...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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15 November 2019|
Response from mingfatsai | Reviewed this property |
You can do many hikes on your own. A guide will help you spot wildlife you'd easily overlook, but most of the trails are open to the public. Some require fees.
3 November 2019|
Response from 108Lexi | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We went in July so it was a different season. My husband and I wore lightweight clothing that drys fast. We didn't have any issues with bugs except if we were out at dusk / night. During the daytime it was fine but... More
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19 May 2019|
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Response from Jasmine38Chichester | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to visit on your own, as we did. Pay entrance fee and park up next to the visitor centre. Not cheap I think it was $16 pp. Several relatively easy hiking trails that are signposted