Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park

3.5
#7 of 13 in Nature in Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal Volcano attracts nature lovers and adventurers with its lush scenery and wide range of outdoor activities. Hike through the jungle and on a lava flow trail, across hanging bridges and up the slope of the dormant volcano. The first recorded eruption occurred in 1968, when lava and ashes destroyed three little towns on its west side. The last explosion happened at the end of 2010. In the absence of spewing lava, get your adrenaline pumping with some waterfall rappelling or ziplining. See Arenal Volcano and all Arenal Volcano National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Arenal Volcano National Park trip planning app .
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  • the area in the jungle at the foot of the park offers beautiful forest walks. If you pay attention, you will see small exotic animals and birds. The other path leads to the lake from which there is a great view of the volcano.
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  • We have booked a hike to the volcano with our organizer. Unfortunately, it was only a short walk, as you are not allowed to hike up to the volcano. This is probably far too dangerous, because of loose debris around the crater. One walks a narrow steep path up to a small hill from which one can see the volcano - if you are lucky, because mostly it is in the clouds. We were lucky and could look at it without clouds. Smoke could be seen rising from the crater. Nice sight, but we thought we would get up and closer.
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