"Arenal Volcano" Top 5 Page for this destination Fortuna by easterntrekker
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This was our second trip to Costa Rica and the first time we went to Arenal .We were really hoping to see the volcano , as we had heard it is often fogged over .
Our hotel gave us a great view but the first day we didn't see much as the top part was completely covered by fog.
The next evening we sat out on our hotel patio and voila...there itwas.
To the cheers of the people next door , we were rewarded with fire balls crashing down the side .
The next morning we looked out early and the volcano was completely clear .
I took tons of pictures as the sun came up.
There was a point when it was barely light that we could see the fire and the smoke .
It was an amazing site.
- Pros:A shance to see a truly classic volcano
- Cons:touristy town and all that goes with that
- In a nutshell:Even though its not true Costa Rica the site of Arenal is worth the stay
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