Lake Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos

4.3
#5 of 10 in Nature in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Costa Rica's largest lake, Lake Arenal encompasses about 85 sq km (32 sq mi). Originally much smaller, the lake tripled in size when a huge dam was built in the 1970s. Get on the water to admire the surrounding natural scenery, green undulating hills surrounding the deep blue lake, and the Arenal Volcano in the background. A windsurfing and sailboarding haven thanks to its constant winds, the lake offers numerous recreational activities. Take a boat tour and enjoy the picturesque landscape, go fishing for rainbow bass, rent a kayak, or explore the surroundings on bike, foot, or horseback. A visit to Lake Arenal represents just the start of the adventure when you use our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The trails are nice and hiking through the rainforest is very nice. We saw a very old tree (over 400 years) and three types of wild turkeys. We saw a sloth on the way to the Volcano that came down.....  more »
  • We toured the park and the hot springs with Santiago. He was a fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw lots of animals and learned a lot about the rainforest and Costa Rica in....  more »
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