The Arenal Volcano National Park Hike
The Arenal Volcano National Park is the gate to see the 5,358 feet giant and all the massive consequences of its eruptions. Knowing the enormous power of destruction of the volcano and seeing the force of life coming back it’s enough to make this trip worth.
However, you will see much more than that. The Arenal Volcano National Park Hike Tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel to take you to the dock at the Arenal Lake and on board of a boat.
The boat ride is quite short, however, grants you an unusual sight of the beautiful lake, surrounding forests, and the volcano.
As you arrive in the “Peninsula,” we will start the hike, taking a path that will allow you breathtaking views from above the lake. You will also learn about the natural history of the recovered forests and enjoy the incredible bird diversity of the place.
Immersed in the rainforest, this part of the hike is fantastic for nature lovers, photographers, and birdwatchers.
The massive volcanic activity started in 1968 and entered in a dormant state in 2010.
Before the eruption, though, the volcano was covered by dense and exuberant rainforests, and the continuous eruptions never touched part of this forest.
The Arenal Volcano National Park was created in 1993 covering 12,000 hectares (30,000 acres) with four major climatic zones.
It has over 500 species of birds (53% of the total in Costa Rica) and a great variety of wildlife, including deer, jaguars, peccaries, coatimundis and three species of monkeys.
It also encompasses the grounds where pyroclastic bombs hit the ground and left craters, the coarse evidence of the melted rock, and the human tragedies behind them.
You will witness the lava flows in the Coladas Trail and the incredible force of life coming back. Listen to your knowledgeable local guide and learn and awe at the fantastic Arenal Volcano.