When you arrive at the National Park on northwest side of the Volcano you will start the hike. This view is very different from what you can see from La Fortuna center. The northwest side is stripped of vegetation and deep craters are clearly visible. The vegetation along the trail is relatively new and you will see many pioneer species of plants and trees. Several inches of ash below a thin top soil prevent the roots of many larger species of trees from taking hold. The hike is along easy flat terrain, the sparse vegetation can allow better glimpses of wildlife like colourful lizards and wild turkeys. On clear days, what awaits is a spectacular view of the Volcano on one side and Arenal Lake on the other side. You will have the chance to experience walking on the uneven and rocky lava fields (good walking shoes recommended!), literally the cooled lava from past eruptions. Your guide will describe the eruptions of the past and point out interesting geological formations.
Transportation from La Fortuna with A/C & Wifi on vans.
Experienced bilingual guide.
Snack & Beverage.
Wear comfortable and light clothes, better if they are breathable.
Bring a jacket or raincoat, just in case a friendly rain comes by.
Wear hiking or tennis shoes, preferably something comfortable and enclosed.
Sunscreen is always recommended. Insect repellent will be a good idea to have.
Bring your Camera, Sunglasses & Binoculars.
Ages: 8+ years old.
Tour time: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Duration: 4 hours.