"Arenal Volcano" Top 5 Page for this destination Fortuna by easterntrekker

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An early morning view

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.

Day two

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 .

Early Morning Light

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 and Cons
  • 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
  • Last visit to Fortuna: Feb 2007
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Nice page. Wow.. nice to stay in a hotel with a window view of volcano. I would not sleep well if the volcano start rumbling though. An exciting destination. Thanks for sharing. SL :)

  • mim95's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2007 at 7:21 PM

    Lucky you who can see the volcano in full as well as the lava. I could only see the clouds covering the top during my 3 nights stay.

  • el_ruso's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2007 at 9:01 AM

    Great photos and info. I am glad you liked your trip. Thanks for visiting my Salamanca page.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2007 at 3:47 PM

    Very interesting page. The hotel sounds very nice. Good photos.


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