Arenal Volcano by Arenal Lake

Arenal Volcano
by Arenal Lake

• REGION: Northern Plains
• LOCATION: La Fortuna
• LEVEL: Moderate
• MINIMUM AGE: 10 years
• DURATION: Half day
• WHAT TO BRING: Hiking shoes or sneakers, comfortable clothing, raincoat, insect repellent and binoculars

The tour begins with a 20-minute drive from the hotel to the Peninsula section of the National Park, near Lake Arenal. Here we will begin a long walk along an easy trail for about an hour.Throughout the tour you can enjoy excellent views overlooking Lake Arenal andthe Tilaran Volcanic Mountain Range in the observation bays that are found along the trail. At the end of the walk, we will have the opportunity to climb to the observation platform of approximately 12 meters (40 ft) high for a closer and amazing view of the volcano, and receiving a full explanation of its history, activity cycles, geological formation among other relevant data.

At the end of the trail, we will enjoy a snack before taking our boat for a tour along the forested shores of Lake Arenal and islets to try to find some animals. This is the ideal place to take scenic photographs of the volcano, if it is clear.