La Fortuna: Half-Day Arenal Volcano Hike

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La Fortuna: Half-Day Arenal Volcano Hike

Activity provider: Green Vacations Costa Rica

From US$ 64 per person

At Arenal Volcano, you will hike around the base of the volcano in its natural wonder and experience the difference between a primary and secondary forest while learning interesting facts about its history.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Anywhere in the Fortuna area, including your accommodation or a public place


  • Observe a variety of plants, wildlife, volcanic rock formations and Lake Arenal
  • Experience a beautiful view of the volcano and Arenal Lake
  • Learn about the Colossus of Arenal
Full description
Before the active period of 1968, lush vegetation covered the volcano. People who climbed the Arenal used to say that inside the crater there were big trees and at night these people slept in places where there was some heat due to small steam outlets. Your adventure will begin on the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park with an approximate distance of 3.1 miles with a variety of vegetation from primary and secondary forests. One of the best ways to see the Arenal Volcano is from this point. While walking, you will have the opportunity to observe a variety of plants, wildlife, volcanic rock formations and Lake Arenal. Its actually a historic walk to learn about the Colossus of Arenal which has a direct influence on the economy and local culture. The hike is designed for the entire family with not a lot of ups and downs, but the goal is to arrive at a Dry Lava Field, (this is the rocky part). It is a 6 kilometer hike on the base of the volcano and the most important for the tour.
  • Naturalistic guide ( Spanish and English)
  • Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Hotel - tour - hotel
  • Entrance fee to the National Park of Arenal
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Alcohol drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Change of clothes

Know before you go

  • It's a rainforest, expect a rainy day
  • Pack your rain gear
  • Umbrellas are useful
  • Quick drying clothes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen for a sunny day
  • A hike for all the family members, not too hilly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Depending on the time the possibilities for making routes change. The guide was very good and competent but we expected more, if nothing else we would go a little further 'beyond' the first lava flow. No animals, no insects.

July 22, 2018

Very good

5 stars

July 8, 2019

very interesting and entertaining hike with Hector

March 3, 2022


Product ID: 90639