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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  • on our drive back to Manuel Antonio, we decided to take the long way and drive the scenic route around Lake Arenal. This was such a beautiful drive. I drove the 6 hours with windows down and listen....  more »
  • We got a rainbow bass during the fishing trip, It is always good the very early in the moring at the lake, % am at least  more »
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