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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

Another great way to experience mother nature wonderful views and bring the bug sprays and walking boots. Remember to take pictures.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SharonW2864
Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

As part of an ATV tour we drove down to the lake on a wonderfully glorious sunny day. We had a crystal clear view of the volcano and lake, which for May was apparently a rare occasion. The scenery was breathtaking and the water was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 13 May 2019 via mobile

Nice view from the vulcano, but there’s so much more than this to see in town that I recommend u to go there if u have more days to enjoy the area!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 13 May 2019

Took a taxi boat across the river to get to Monteverde. Great views with a lot of shore birds. Its a 3 hour drive to Monteverde over dirt and gravel roads.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RobertPC118
Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Lake Arenal is beautiful and important to Costa Rica. It’s hydroelectric capacity supplies 17-18% of power to Costa Rica. Originally it supplied 70%. The area has about 300 different types of birds, 120 types of mammals, and severs types of plants. Although I didn’t see...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

This is truly the great area of Costa Rica to visit. There is lots of activity for the adventure hounds but also plenty of space to slow down and appreciate a sloth, or spa or adult beverage or tree. It is whatever you want it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

We had private transport to and around the lake to get to our resort and to SkyAdventurers for the park and zip line. It's just a gorgeous drive along the lake but it is definitely winding and may cause motion sickness for some.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lorenyi
Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

If you go to El Castillo, turn left and go by a rural road till the top of the mountain and you can see almost all the lake and one of the best views of Arenal Vulcano ... and you will be closer to cows

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jose g
Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

We did kayaking and then swimming for a little while. Views were great and ride was relaxing. Water temperature was perfect!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karinitabonita
Reviewed 29 April 2019

Our four night tour of Costa Rica incorporated a boat trip on the Arenal lake while en route from Fortuna to Monteverde. The views of the Volcano were quite breathtaking. It had been shrouded in a veil of mist during our two night stay, but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from CaribbeanbobM | Reviewed this property |
I do believe you can there are a few swimming areas around the lake. at the far end of lake by the end of dam is a water sports boating company that has guided tours, kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
27 December 2018|
Response from Ccedric71 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can’t help you. It wasn’t breezy when we visited, but in reality that single observation doesn’t mean much.