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Arenal 1968 Trail

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Arenal 1968 Trail

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1.5 km al Sur de la interseccion hacia El Castillo, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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See the best of La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano area in just one day with this tour. Start with a hike along the La Fortuna River, continuing to a suspension bridge tucked deep into the jungle. Then walk to a local indigenous village followed by a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Arenal Volcano for more hiking before wrapping your day up with a soak in a natural thermal river.
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Marco C wrote a review 12 Jan
Santa Cruz, California22 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent.. worth it. Even better if you have access to a Mtn Bike as the trails are world class.. I even saw a Jaguarundi (Central American Mountain Lion) on my ride... Great hike with teh family... keep eyes open to see Tucans, Ant Eaters, Sloths, tree-prcupines...
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Date of experience: December 2020
COSteph wrote a review Dec 2020
Denver13 contributions9 helpful votes
We did the shorter hike, which took about 1.5 hours. It was a great trail, rocky and steep in some sections but doable for all ages. The highlight was the restaurant at the end of the hike above the parking lot/entry point. Surprisingly wonderful food and drinks, and an even better staff. Shout out to Raul, Caesar and Yoshi- they treated us so well!
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Date of experience: December 2020
Ben P wrote a review Dec 2020
14 contributions2 helpful votes
Great trail through the forest, across the lava fields and then back. Very safe, spectacular views. Most of the hike is under the cover of the forest, but when not in the shade, you have the incredible views of the volcano. Great visitors station too!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Robin T wrote a review Dec 2020
16 contributions3 helpful votes
What a wonderful way to spend 2-3 hours. The hike was safe and trail easy to negotiate. Views spectacular
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Date of experience: December 2020
Alex L wrote a review Dec 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland29 contributions9 helpful votes
The 1968 Trail was a "moderate" hike and nice adventure through the lower portion of the Arenal volcano. We stayed at Volcano Lodge, and the trip from there was about 15 km or so. Very easy to spot with road signs and our iPhone. The cost was $18/person. There were very clean bathrooms onsite at the base of the trail. Hikers should take water and rain gear. Perhaps a small snack. They should also wear hiking shoes, particularly if they are continuing past the forest trail on to the Lago Trail. The loose rocks on the decent and slippery terrain can be rather difficult at times. In early December, the temperature was in the mid-70s with no breeze and no rain, though hikers might consider packing a rain jacket and extra set of clothes to change into if the weather turns more wet. After about a one hour hike, trekkers will arrive at a beautiful "summit"/plateau that overlooks the Arenal Lake/valley and provides ideal views of the entire western portion of the volcano. We were unable to view the top of the volcano on the day of our hike due to cloud cover but the views were gorgeous of the lake and volcano nonetheless. After descending from the overlook, hikers have an option to continue on another one hour hike around the Lago Dos Patos (Duck Lake) or simply take an exit trail back to the entrance. We took the extended trail around the lake, but in hindsight probably wouldn't do it again. The Lake Trail doesn't add much in terms of beauty, wildlife, or flora. It is good exercise, though! There is a wonderful viewpoint at the 1968 Trail's events venue, located not too far (maybe 5 minutes) from the trail entrance. Worth a visit up to that for views, if you have time. We completed the entire hike at a modest/amateur pace in about 2 hours and then went and soothed our feet in the thermal pools at our hotel.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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