La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, La Fortuna de San Carlos

#21 of 25 in Parks in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Meet the colorful critters of the jungle on a guided nature walk through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve. Within the eastern shadow of Costa Rica's most active volcano, this forest reserve boasts diverse geological and biological wealth. As you pass through the lush foliage of tropical trees and ferns, admiring orchids and other flowers along the way, keep your camera handy at all times and an eye open for green iguanas, chatty parrots, and tapirs. Pack your backpack with plenty of water, energy bars, sunscreen, and bug spray. Using our online itinerary creator, La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions like La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We had a great hike and outstanding guide who took the time explain lots, his name was Byron. It was only a few miles but the fog only lifted for a bit till it came back so seeing the volcano was...  more »
  • We booked this tour through The tour guide was excellent. Has we climbed up the mountainside, various tropical plants were pointed out such as orchids. We were directed to the leaf...  more »
  • Definitely worth the visit! Arenal is situated in a lush and beautiful landscape. It's Costa Rica! Duh! You'll repeatedly find yourself scanning the treeline for raptors and t-rex. :) Please don't bring plastics or non-vegan items *. Leave the place in equal or better condition as you found it; otherwise, don't come at all *. *(This goes for everywhere in the world.) Enjoy! :)
  • You will have a better view of this mountain earlier in the year but I was week satisfied with the views that I experienced. Please remain aware that this is an active volcano so heads up! Check the USGS site and you will see that this area is shaking every day.

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