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

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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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La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve reviews

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  • My family and me; we really enjoyed the visit that just we did this weekend; ...to this Amazing and awesome rain forest that reserve is the BEST we spent so; much time with José Luis ; that guide... 
    My family and me; we really enjoyed the visit that just we did this weekend; ...to this Amazing and awesome rain forest that reserve is the BEST we spent so; much time with José Luis ; that guide...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Pretty interesting, particularly if you have a guide to explain the history and ecological succession process. I was somewhat disappointed that the trail didn't go further up the summit, but safety first. The trail is pretty easy until you reach the lava flows. Those trails are more climbing than hiking and will be challenging to those of limited mobility.
  • We hiked trail 4, took about an hour round trip some stairs at the end to the old lava flow and then tricky terrain. Path had some mud. I recommend and would do again! If you drive to the volcano viewing area, #6, walk the few steps up from the parking lot to the picnic tables it's a better view above the treeline.

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