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Lake Arenal Hiking

Stepping outside from your Lake Arenal retreat, whether your own condo, home, timeshare or temporary rental, you’re immediately brought face to face with the splendor of the surrounding rainforest. The foothills of the Arenal Volcano are lush with flora and fauna. The area is brimming with as many opportunities for Arenal hiking excursions as there are stunning vistas to explore.

An Arenal Volcano tour provides a wide spectrum of hiking and walking opportunities. Take a stroll through the region known as the secondary rainforest, the site of the Arenal eruption of 1968, which woke the previously dormant volcano. The area is now the Arenal Volcano National Park and with the help of an experienced guide, you can soak up an array of fascinating facts about the active volcano, the surrounding diversity of the natural landscape from lava beds to dense rainforest, and its wealth of wildlife. Keep your camera at the ready to capture monkeys dangling and dancing from tree to tree, sloths shifting with careful grace, and toucans calling harmoniously to one another, as any Arenal hiking trip is sure to be brimming with the unique wildlife of Costa Rica.

Get off the ground with a Sky Walk Arenal tour among the breezy upper foliage of the rainforest. A series of five suspension bridges offer the majesty of an otherwise inaccessible outlook on the surrounding Lake Arenal forest. This 3-hour tour offers expansive observation decks and monumental waterfalls.

Another excellent way to explore the local wildlife in its natural state is an Arenal hiking night tour. In an ecosystem where over sixty percent of the animal kingdom is nocturnal, after dark excursions offer the exceptional opportunity for observing the evening jewels of the Arenal wildlife.

Finally, consider combining two of the Lake Arenal area favorite activities: hiking and hot springs. Shift from exerting yourself along the trail to relaxing in the steamy waters of naturally heated pools courtesy of the volcano that provided the resplendent vistas for your earlier expedition.