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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

If you are big on hiking there’s a lot of hiking. There wasn’t that much to see. We saw a couple monkeys! We were able to take a dip in the natural hot springs which was very relaxing and soothing. I would recommend the hike...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

Took a fishing trip with Marc ‘El Belga’ Beautiful lake with amazing views of ghe volcano. Great experience!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

Kayaking on this lake was my personal highlight of Monteverde, above ziplining etc. May have been because there was only 3 of us plus the instructor, but it was so relaxing and fun.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 17 April 2019

We had a wonderful experience hiking in Arenal National Park...saw a yellow pit viper...kept our distance lol...forest was beautiful...we got there just as it opened and glad we did...would not have been the same experience with crowds of people...it was serene and tranquil as we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mommyeliz
Reviewed 14 April 2019

We went across Lake Arenal to transfer towards Monteverde from La Fortuna. The lake seemed ok, though unfortunately the views back to the Arenal volcano were obscured by cloud. I would guess that on a sunny day it is a really nice view.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

Travelled from la fortuna round to monteverde, north of the lake. Fantastic scenery, worth stopping for lunch and enjoying.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suveran1
Reviewed 6 April 2019

There are stunning views of the lake from the boat but we were disappointed we did not see more wildlife on the day of our trip. We were on a tour with an excellent guide who knew exactly the places to look for birds and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AnneAlan46
Reviewed 3 April 2019

A lovely lake with great scenery. We crossed it on the way from La Fortuna to Monteverde. Although it was a grey, overcast day we were still able to appreciate the great views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gadabouts95
Reviewed 2 April 2019

This is a beautiful National Park and it is so worth the visit. I highly recommend kayaking on the waters surrounding the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kgedert
Reviewed 1 April 2019

We drove halfway around Lake Arenal to get from La Fortuna to the beach area in Guanacaste. It was a beautiful and scenic drive and we drove over the dam. I wish there were more lookout spots to take pictures from and better signs to...More

Date of experience: March 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.