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Arenal Lava Fields Trek - Trekking La Fortuna - Costa Rica


This trek begins at the top end of the Parque Nacional Arenal, or can be done from the Volcano Observatory Lodge for $3 trail fee. You first cross a river then head through rainforest, where it is possible to spot raccoons and anteaters, before climbing up onto the 1992 lava field, which consists of a mass of boulders. From that point there are fantastic views of the volcano where you can clearly see rocks tumbling down the side during eruptions. Stay there for sunset as the rocks turn red, but take a torch and preferably a guide to lead you back through the forest in the dark.


$6p/p park entrance, $35rtn cab. Tours also available.


Here are other activities in and around La Fortuna that may be of interest: Volcán Arenal Trek,

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