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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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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
Thank RHtravels
Reviewed 31 March 2019

It is a beautiful place and I recommend it to all travelers, they have a variety of activities and the view is the best, it is a destination that is worth it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Porrasandre
Reviewed 30 March 2019

The boat trip was lovley to see all these beautiful birds and the guide explaining different thing was so many so interesting very peaceful

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 29 March 2019

nice sunset moonshine/wine cruise through desafio tours. guide was great. views spectacular. nice snacks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank flo1020
Reviewed 26 March 2019

We went on a sunset boat cruise with Desafio Adventures and it was fantastic. They provided transportation to and from our hotel. There was a nice variety of snacks on the boat, as well as moonshine, beer and wine. We went around a good part...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 26 March 2019

Our travel agent planned a boat tour of the lake, but we felt it wasn't really worth doing. We saw a few water birds, but we only traveled a small portion of the lake.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank raineyoroville
Reviewed 19 March 2019

This lake is huge & I've traveled on it and around it. There are just muddy trails on & off the boats on this lake, so be prepared (seriously). It's quite large and picturesque, the drive around it can be a lot of fun, I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gustavo P
Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

We loved the smooth crossing toward the volcano and were so fortunate to have some clearing of the clouds that are Arenale’s frequent halo. Really a treat after the rough terrain from Monteverde!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 956kathyl
Reviewed 17 March 2019

We did the hike through the forest to get here. You pay and the entrance to the national park and then drive a few meters down the road and park up at the entrance. Very good hike - about an hour to do the loop...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EBCameron
Reviewed 14 March 2019

Crossed this lake on the way to Monteverde from La Fortuna as part of RedLava tour package. You should try this.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Royzito
6 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.
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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.
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