Hike to Arenal Volcano
Explore old lava flows and learn about Arenal volcano history. Enjoy the flora and the fauna that lives at the foot of the majestic Arenal volcano.
Today, we will visit Arenal Volcano National Park for a rainforest hike. We will travel to Arenal lake, where you will take a covered boat across the lake to la peninsula trail. On the way, you’ll have the chance to see anhingas, herons, kingfishers, birds of prey, cormorants and more. Once in la peninsula, you will hike through the rainforest and your guide will help you to find animals such as monkeys, sloths, snakes and small rodents. La peninsula trail offers stunning views of the Arenal lake and the volcano. Also, you will find viewing platforms where you can take nice photos.
After the walk, we will visit another trail known as las coladas located near the foot of the volcano. This trail leads to another lookout where you can see and old lava flow with pyroclastic rocks from 1992. Your guide will point out some of the local animals including peccaries, agoutis, white nosed coatis, curassows, and more.
After the walk, we will drive you back to your hotel
The Arenal volcano 1670 meters kwon as Arenal peak, Pan de Azúcar, Canasto volcano, The Costa Rica o Río frío volcano. It is a stratovolcano with almost a perfect cone-shape with an area of 33 square kilometers.
In 1968 the volcano entered into eruptive activity, creating three new explosive craters on its western flank. The pyroclastic flow emissions is the highest risk in Arenal, due to the fact that the column of pyroclastic materials collapses and descend with high temperatures and velocities of around 120 Km/h
What’s Included:Transport, bilingual guide, park fee, boat ride and hike
What to Bring:Closed shoes, rain gear, camera, hat, binoculars, repellent, sunblock