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Lake Arenal

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs from San Jose
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  • Average9%
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“man made lake” (68 reviews)
“boat ride” (68 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (26 reviews)
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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"man made lake"
in 68 reviews
"boat ride"
in 68 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 26 reviews
"large lake"
in 22 reviews
"pretty lake"
in 12 reviews
"lake area"
in 15 reviews
"monte verde"
in 19 reviews
"costa rica"
in 87 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 19 reviews
"hanging bridges"
in 17 reviews
"zip line"
in 13 reviews
"arenal"
in 366 reviews
"fishing"
in 52 reviews
"dam"
in 69 reviews
"shore"
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"backdrop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can take boat or do kayack .go close to the volcano arenal.my experience is the volcano most beautiful in Costa rica. Amazing lake

Thank janet p
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was on this stunning lake for our crossing from Arenal towards Monteverde, what a stunning way to cross. Yes it's a man made lake but it's beautiful.

Thank Saintlysinner
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided on the last day of our trip to Costa Rica to go fishing on Lake Arenal. My boys are 12 and 10. Beautiful lake. Caught a few Peacock Bass. Even if we caught nothing it was a beautiful lake.

Thank RayW334
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only here for a day so didn't get to do too much around here. The view of the lake is absolutely stunning. We did take a trip up the mountain on a lift and took a hanging bridge hike back down (SkyTrek). Wish...More

1  Thank Becky K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lake is certainly beautiful! But don't let the pictures miss lead you. If you are staying in la fortuna, there is no close or short way to get to anywhere on the lake that you can actually walk up to and possibly get in....More

Thank Rosalia H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lake volcanic lake is a stunning sight. We were fortunate enough to take a boat out on the lake and got to see the volcano from several sides as well as some lovely cliffs and beautiful water.

1  Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went Kayaking on Arenal, beautiful scenery with warm tranquil waters. Would recommend this to anyone as it has amazing views. Definitely something to do !!

Thank christopherofficialt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a trip on the lake as part of an organised trip called Arenal Wonders. We were dropped off near a Swiss style hotel and taken on a half hour trip and picked up further down the lake, there’s not much to see along the...More

Thank KazSteve
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This whole area around the lake is beautiful. The part nearer Mount Arenal allows for fascinating views of the volcano.

Thank SMChico2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're so glad that we drove out to the Arenal lake area from Guanacaste. The drive takes you winding through the area, offering lovely views from almost every angle.

Thank bethann929
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MARGOT W
10 April 2018|
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Response from magdabruna | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea i suppose they do since may travelers have big bags :)
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Jennifer T
7 August 2017|
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Response from WTPNorfolk | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure that there are paddleboard rentals on either end of the highway that goes across the top of the dam on the way into La Fortuna.
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Minda S
26 July 2017|
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Response from 1unfoldinglife | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure as where we entered the Lake was the boat pickup and drop off. If you contact My Costa Rica they could answer your question. Enjoy your journey.
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