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Stories and Tips Arenal Volcano

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NIght of the Iguana

Written by nmagann on 17 Jan, 2012

What a way to begin a much-needed rest. The flights land into Liberia late in the evening and of course, mine was late. For the first time, I didn't have accommodations arranged. Contrary to what I had read, the cost of a…Read More


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Lava Viewing at Arenal Volcano

Written by travelswithkids on 17 Aug, 2008

Arenal Volcano looms over the town of La Fortuna. It is an active volcano, and the only one in Costa Rica that is producing visible lava currently. You can only see it at night, glowing red on the mountainside.You aren't allowed to get…Read More


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Jardin de Mariposas (Buttery Garden)

Written by lashr1999 on 12 Mar, 2006

This garden is in an out of the way region in the Arenal area. To get to it you have to pass a small town with dirt roads and small houses. Just before you get to the butterfly garden there is the Serpentaria where you…Read More


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Tabacon Hot Springs and Resort

Written by lashr1999 on 12 Mar, 2006

Tabacon offers several ways for you to enjoy their hot springs. You can try just their hot springs for $25, or you can have dinner as well for $45. There is an additional charge for towels and locker rentals. They also have…Read More


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Arenal Canopy Tour

Written by lashr1999 on 12 Mar, 2006

Perhaps the best value for an exciting tour is the canopy tour by www.canopy.co.cr It offers you a choice of horseback riding, or a trailer ride to the rain forest site where you will begin your canopy tour. Before the tour, you are instructed on…Read More


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Tabacon Springs Resort

Written by kjun12 on 12 Jul, 2003

Located on the northwest side of Lake Arenal very near the volcano. There is just one road around the lake so it is not difficult to find. Tabacon consists of a resort as well as the Volcanic Springs. The resort is quite expensive and I've…Read More


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Arenal volcano at night

Written by lashr1999 on 12 Mar, 2006

Arenal rises 5436 feet above sea level, and is the most active of the volcanoes in Costa Rica. There are various tour companies which offer night hikes to various lookout points in the area. It is best to do this on a clear, non-rainy day,…Read More


Arenal Night Tour w/ Personal Guide

Written by awangel3 on 26 Aug, 2010

I highly recommend the night hiking tour w/ a your own personal guide! We actually got a picture of lava flow from Mt Arenal!! You hike up in the mountains and get closer and closer to Mt Arenal, hearing the rumbling and it gets louder…Read More


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