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Lake Arenal, Fortuna: 4 reviews and 7 photos

  Green rolling hills along Lake Arenal
by mim95

Many ppl will likely tour on Lake Arenal by the jeep-boat-jeep trip to La Fortuna/Monteverde. It is a scenic ride with green pastures and farms on the rolling hills on both sides of the lake, with endless mountain ranges in the background. If you are coming from Monteverde, the mighty Volcano Arenal is in front of you.

Lake Arenal is actually a man-made lake, created for a hydroelectric project. The dam is right by the dock of Lake Arenal next to the road to the Hanging Bridges.

Many tour companies in La Fortuna also offer sunset tours and fishing trips on Lake Arenal. Just check with any of them in town.

Directions: Lake Arenal is 18km west of La Fortuna

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  • Written Apr 9, 2005
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