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Arenal 1968 Trail

Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2462 1212
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Great hike and view!

We did the larger of the two trails at 1968 and think it’s well worth the price of admission. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark K
via mobile
Gorgeous walk

My sister and I did the Bosque 1968 trail (long one) and it was worth it. So many different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laforet J
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Vientiane, Laos
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“lava flow” (15 reviews)
“national park” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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+506 2462 1212
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the larger of the two trails at 1968 and think it’s well worth the price of admission. We read that previous reviewers saw animals so during the first part of the trail we took it slow and kept our eyes peeled. Sure enough...More

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I did the Bosque 1968 trail (long one) and it was worth it. So many different landscapes and you are pretty much alone it's perfect. The view on the volcano is so beautiful, we stayed a long time watching the mountain.

Thank Laforet J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location to hike to get closer to the base of the volcano. There are 2 main trails. The yellow trail is longer and goes through the rainforest before meeting up with the shorter red trail. Both are very good and covers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the longer (yellow) trail starting around 8:50am and took just over two hours moving at a good pace. Even that early in the day, it was challenging with the heat. I’d say the yellow trail hike is actually more challenging than others let on...More

Thank sfryyz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How could you possibly give this a negative review? The only remote downside that I can think of is the $12 per person entrance fee. Other than that, this self guided tour has got to be one of the best ways to see the 1968...More

Thank Dan P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had the opportunity to take the long hike around the trail. It is easy to become anxious to get to the top of the trail, and the closest view of Arenal, but take your time. As you start, you will walk...More

Thank TC K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the longer route through the jungle which then leads to the lava flow rock area. We walked slowly through the jungle and saw howler monkeys, toucans, and a lot of other birds. The trail gets a little primitive but we like it that...More

Thank tiffoto
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the Trail Forest 1968 route. It was a walk in the jungle. I didn't see any animals on the way and even though was a nice hike, but really nothing special. The guide told that the trail would take around 2,5 hours, but I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like to hike and this hike is so worth the extra effort. Honestly though it still only took us 2.5 hours and we were walking slowwww. BUT on the jungle trail we saw monkeys, interesting birds and other animals that we might not have...More

Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a pretty easy hike. Stairs so not suggested for those with mobility issues. The sunnier the day, the better the view. The top of the volcano is often shrouded in cloud.

Thank SandmanAB
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parrim
2 January 2018|
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Response from sarah j | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, We did the longest of the trails with our 2 kids 5-7. They loved it! No chance of getting lost. It's really lovely. The cafe was closed when we went so bring a snack and water.
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emalice9
16 August 2017|
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Response from José Luis H |
It IS possible to do this hike in the dame day; just Contact . the local guides association AguiA in Facebook book. they are really good and cheap 10 USD pero person for the ticket and you Will hola privaten
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