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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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Disappointing

Nice enough walk but was sold to us as a hike (sorry can’t recall name of operator) and it’s really... read more

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Toniams2018
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Great hike - did it twice!

We loved hiking the lava trails and did the longer hike twice during our visit. Beautiful scenery... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angela B
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“lava fields” (15 reviews)
“great hike” (19 reviews)
“national park” (15 reviews)
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 today via mobile

Nice enough walk but was sold to us as a hike (sorry can’t recall name of operator) and it’s really not a hike.

Thank Toniams2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved hiking the lava trails and did the longer hike twice during our visit. Beautiful scenery, trail was challenging but not too intense. Saw snakes, lizards, frogs, birds and leaf cutter ants. Would recommend as an adventure with a workout. The trails are well...More

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did both the national park and this trail. This one is more difficult with some steeper ascends and descends but nothing over the top. My kids did the trail in running shoes in the rain. Hands down better views of the lava fields....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did our trekking under the heavy rain, however it's a nice activity, easy to do even with children (under good weather condition of course). Very well organized, people working there were very nice, smiling and helpful.

Thank T H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hike is great, the view is spectacular. Weather was rainy (as expected), so be prepared. There are two options for the trail, the longer, more difficult, hike which takes 2 ½ hours, and the short one, which is 1 ½ hrs long. We took...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting walk. Puts context on what happened. Lots of small wildlife to see.. Not demanding walking.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the shorter trail with our teenagers. Beautiful hike but we had to rush as we were racing against some incoming rain. View of the volcano was obscured by clouds, but it was fun and worth it.

Thank GreggCTX
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family chose the longer, more difficult hike. It had been raining for the past two days, and this morning the rain continued. Because of the large amount of rain, the trail was somewhat more difficult than usual. Had a great view of the lake...More

Thank Wendy O
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

It's a beautiful place to go hiking and even swimming. You get to see two diferent volcanoes and take a swim at the lake in one of them before heading towards the main attraction, the Arenal Volcano! At the end, you'll be taken to a...More

Thank Diego R
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The short version of the trail is essentially a walk. We had it billed as a hike with a guide and were sorely disappointed. Our family is pretty active. Recommended for young children or older folks.

1  Thank scubapotter
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charissarenae87
4 June 2018|
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Response from Karen Z | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are no guides locally to pick. We pre arranged a tour with a guide. Although it is easily marked and you can walk by yourself, the guide was a wealth of information and that really made the trail amazing.
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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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