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A shimmering expanse of blue water stretching west of the active Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal is Costa Rica’s biggest lake and one of its most picturesque. Beyond its striking beauty, the human-made reservoir serves an important function as a hydroelectric dam, providing sustainable power for Costa Rican residents.

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3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

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Spend a full day exploring Costa Rica’s notoriously active crater on this 3-in-1 Arenal combo adventure. Hike through the jungle surrounding Arenal Volcano on a series of nature trails and hanging bridges, and trek down to the base of La Fortuna Waterfall to appreciate the height and power of the cascade and swim in a natural pool. Finish with a majestic perspective as you explore the lava fields of former eruptions and look for native wildlife along the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00

Afternoon Tour to Arenal Observatory Lodge and Hot Springs

Afternoon Tour to Arenal Observatory Lodge and Hot Springs

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Spend an afternoon exploring the vibrant wildlife, explosive history, and inspiring views of Arenal on this hiking and nature tour from La Fortuna. Trek across hanging bridges, past a waterfall, and through the lush rain forest and gardens around the Arenal Observatory Lodge, where panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake await. Unwind with a soak in a natural hot river pool, paired with a volcanic mud facial and refreshing cocktail.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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$42.00

Kayak Fishing on Lake Arenal

Kayak Fishing on Lake Arenal

Go fishing by kayak on Lake Arenal during a half-day tour from La Fortuna that is ideal for serious anglers. Benefit from the expertise of your guide and the use of quality gear as your guide shows you the best fishing spots along the shoreline, and shares tips for catching three fish species found in this lake. Bonus: get great views of the Arenal Volcano on a clear day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Two Volcanoes Extreme Hike in Arenal

Two Volcanoes Extreme Hike in Arenal

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Challenge yourself with an intensive hike around the old lava fields and craters of Arenal Volcano. Experience two different peaks up close and from different angles on a strenuous trek through the Costa Rican rain forest. Cool off along the way with a swim in a lake and waterfall pools, and reward your efforts with a tasty picnic lunch and relaxing soak in volcanic mud pits and hot springs. The hike ends around sunset, offering a chance to see nocturnal animals emerging in the jungle.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Half-Day Stand Up Paddle Tour in Lake Arenal

Half-Day Stand Up Paddle Tour in Lake Arenal

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We offer professional service! We not only like paddle boarding, we practice it, we train it, and we also teach it! Our staff was trained by the Costa Rican SUP Champion Marcel Oliveira, also, they follow the International Surfing Association lesson structure! We promise you'll love to be in our office, our favorite are the stunning views, and the serenity experienced in the calm waters! Out tour is a mix of adventure, knowledge, fun, memories.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Moonshine Sunset Cruise on Lake Arenal

Moonshine Sunset Cruise on Lake Arenal

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If you’re wanting to see some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful sights, but trying to avoid major crowds, this Lake Arenal Sunset Cruise is a great choice. You’ll cruise out on Lake Arenal with views of the Arenal Volcano and local flora, fauna, and wildlife. Plus, you can relax as you ride while sipping on Costa Rican moonshine and sampling tasty snacks, too.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Kayaking on Lake Arenal

Kayaking on Lake Arenal

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Enjoy a pleasant time kayaking on Lake Arenal with breath-taking views of the Arenal Volcano. Be sure to remember your camera because this 2.5-hour paddle on Central America’s second-largest lake gives you the best views of the behemoth Arenal Volcano and Costa Rican wildlife! The view is spectacular with the lake on one side of you, and the majestic Arenal Volcano and amazing lush rainforest on the other. We use high-quality kayaking gear like Ocean Kayak brand single and double kayaks, lifejacket and paddle. We start at the small town of Fosforo at our exclusive Pedal & Paddle Adventure Shop and get paddling instructions and a safety talk so you feel comfortable in your kayak. Explore the secluded bays and isolated islands along the lake. Return to our Pedal & Paddle Adventure Shop where you will have the chance to change into your dry clothes and to fuel up with a refreshing and well-deserved delicious snack. 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Arenal Lake Boat Tour

Arenal Lake Boat Tour

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This tour includes one hour boat ride On Lake Arenal Up to seven people Transportation is included This is only a one-hour Boat Trip next to the Arenal Volcano on the lake This includes the boat captain and he will show you a couple of things along the ride.It's one of the best ways to see the lake and specially the volcano
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Arenal Rain Forest Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

Arenal Rain Forest Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

Spend a full day exploring Costa Rica’s notoriously active crater on this 3 in 1 Arenal combo adventure. Hike through the jungle surrounding Arenal Volcano on a series of nature trails and hanging bridges, and trek down to the base of La Fortuna Waterfall to appreciate the height and power of the cascade and swim in a natural pool. Finish with a majestic perspective as you explore the lava fields of former eruptions and look for native wildlife along the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.00
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$240.00

Arenal Lake In Kayak

Arenal Lake In Kayak

Wonderful experience on Lake Arenal with unbeatable views of the Arenal Volcano and its lush green surroundings. You will explore several areas of the lake in search of exotic wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds of beautiful colors. To enjoy serenity even more, you will stop on a small island where we will serve you some of Costa Rica's fresh tropical fruits. Do not return home without living this experience
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.40
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Lake Arenal Sport Fishing

Lake Arenal Sport Fishing

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Lake Arenal is one of the best places in Costa Rica for the reproduction of the Parachromis dovii or Rainbow Bass, besides the opportunity to catch this incredible fish, the activity offers a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano and the Tilaran Mountain Range.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.40
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Stand Up Paddling SUP on Lake Arenal

Stand Up Paddling SUP on Lake Arenal

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Learn to paddleboard on the placid, scenic waters of Lake Arenal in Costa Rica! After an on-shore lesson from your expert guide, take a boat to the middle of the lake to try out your new skills. Stand up on the long board and paddle along the surface of the lake for a thrilling, athletic experience. Soak up the gorgeous scenery, including spectacular views of Arenal Volcano. This half-day tour includes a snack and hotel transport from La Fortuna.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

9-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste

9-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Guanacaste

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Discover the extraordinary natural beauty and amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica on this 9-day tour of the country’s northwestern region. Departing from San Jose, visit Arenal Volcano National Park, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, the cloud forest of Monteverde, Tamarindo’s famed beaches, and Vida Aventura Nature Park in Guanacaste. The tour includes 8 nights of accommodation, all transfers, exciting activities, and many meals so you can skip the stress of planning and simply enjoy your spectacular Costa Rica vacation.
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  • 9 days
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$1,274.00
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Birdwatching by the Lake Arenal

Birdwatching by the Lake Arenal

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Our expert birdwatching guide will find the perfect location for catching a glimpse of some of the best bird life in the world. Costa Rica is famous for birding and this is a must-do excursion while you are in the Arenal Volcano area!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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$71.00

One-Way Transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde through Arenal Lake

One-Way Transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde through Arenal Lake

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You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the other side of the Arenal Lake. From there, you will be transferred by land, to your hotel in Monteverde. Sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery of Arenal Lake and beautiful Arenal Volcano!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.67
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Mountain Biking Lake Arenal Rugged Trail with River Crossing

Mountain Biking Lake Arenal Rugged Trail with River Crossing

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Experience what's considered the best route to mountain bike in Costa Rica. Start your unforgettable voyage in our NEW Pedal & Paddle Adventure Store in the small town of Foforos on Lake Arenal.  Get great views of the breathtaking Arenal Volcano as you pass rainforest, rural farmlands, and wildlife while biking along the largest Lake in Costa Rica, Lake Arenal. Bike on a gravel road that stretches 24 km in total. An excellent opportunity to challenge your limits by crossing the Caño Negro River and different streams towards Rio Chiquito,  you'll be surprised by the beautiful landscapes. There will always be a support vehicle nearby giving you farther assistants throughout this amazing outdoor activity. Make this dirt road mountain biking trail a perfect sport for people of all ages and all skill levels including athletic backgrounds. We accommodate our tour according to your ability and climate conditions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Biking Tour around Arenal Volcano and Lake

Biking Tour around Arenal Volcano and Lake

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Swoop and climb through the trails near Arenal Volcano National Park and Arenal Lake on a full-day, guided mountain biking tour from La Fortuna, and explore the lush jungle at the foot of the mountain. Watch for the monkeys, coati and tropical birds that live in the protected forest, where trees are draped with bromeliads and strangler figs. Take in the sights and sounds of this rugged volcanic mountain range, and finish the day with a delicious selection of fruits by the lake.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.80
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Arenal Volcano Walk

Arenal Volcano Walk

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The Arenal Volcano 1968 Park and other reserves along the border of the National Park are one of the most visited places in all of Central America. We’ll hike through well-groomed, easy trails that skirt the base of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal Area. This part of the Arenal Volcano had sections that were devastated by the lava flow of 1968, so some areas have very little vegetation. Enjoy an extraordinary  1.5-hour rainforest natural history walk with our knowledgable  This guided walk provides perfect photo opportunities and magnificent views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the pristine Lake Arenal and the extinct volcano Cerro Chato. We have chosen the appropriate trail for better wildlife viewing. There are parts of each trail that has forested areas where your nature guide will try to spot birds, monkeys and other animals in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Arenal Wilberth Stable

Arenal Wilberth Stable

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Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride through the pastures at Arenal Wilberth Stable in La Fortuna. Marvel at views of the volcano as you ride through the Costa Rican rain forest and catch a glimpse of native and migratory species of birds, such as orioles and toucans. Your tour includes a helmet, bottled water, and hotel pickup and drop-off. Plus, choose from multiple times to easily fit this activity into your schedule.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$73.60
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Arenal COMBO Tour Pedal and Paddle Crossing Lake Arenal

Arenal COMBO Tour Pedal and Paddle Crossing Lake Arenal

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Explore the surroundings of the most authentic and epic scenarios that the  Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal have to offer. Combine two of the best activities in Arenal, Stand Up Paddle Lake Crossing and Mountain Biking all in one! Paddle across on Lake Arenal and ride your bike right next to the amazing Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Start your unforgettable voyage as you embark on our private boat loaded up with all the necessary gear to start your adventure. Paddle across Lake Arenal for 2.5 hours and its stunning environment. Make a short stop on a fascinating viewpoint that will leave you breathless. Finish your paddling right in front of our NEW Pedal & Paddle Adventure Store in the small town of El Foforos where you will have the chance to fuel up with a refreshing and well-deserved delicious snack before heading to your next adventurous Mountain Bike challenge. You will bike on a gravel road which stretches 24km crossing the Caño Negro river towards Rio Chiquito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Kayaking on the Arenal Lake From Arenal

Kayaking on the Arenal Lake From Arenal

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Soak up some of the very best views of Arenal Volcano from the water on a kayaking tour of Lake Arenal. It's a great way to get a different perspective of the famous peak while observing native Costa Rican plants and animals near the lakeshore. Beginners are welcome, as you’ll get a lesson in basic paddling techniques and safety before launching onto the lake with a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.45
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Stand Up Paddle Board on Arenal Lake

Stand Up Paddle Board on Arenal Lake

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The best views of Arenal Volcano are found on the waters at its base. Paddle across Lake Arenal on this 4-hour stand up paddle board tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your La Fortuna hotel. The calm waters of Lake Arenal make it an ideal spot for beginner paddle boarders, and those of all skill levels will enjoy the view.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.00
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$76.00

Lake Arenal Boat Tour & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose

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Lake Arenal Boat Tour & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose

This tour is a perfect combination between nature and relaxation. It is a perfect tour for those who wish to enjoy the arenal volcano area, its natural beauties and the famous hot springs. It is a completely private tour, with professional guides that will make you enjoy a wonderful day in places with a lot of magic and beauty. Your breath-taking, adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside on an air-conditioned transportation and recent model deluxe vehicle or mini bus. Your guide will point out many sights of interest including coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands and rural farming communities. You will be heading Fortuna Town, about 2.5 hours drive from San Jose. Upon arrival to the beautiful Arenal´s Lake you will meet your local tour guide who will show you the beauty of this amazing region.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.25
$245.00
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$245.00
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10-Day Natural Beauty Tour in Costa Rica

10-Day Natural Beauty Tour in Costa Rica

Don’t miss the chance to get your adrenaline pumping in Central America. Join us on this 10-day Costa Rican adventure and travel to some of the most important destinations in the country while participating in a number of outdoor and adventure activities. Unleash your adventurous side by rafting down the Pacuare River, one of the top 10 rivers in the world when it comes to rafting. See the Arenal Volcano, ride an ATV through the rainforest. Travel from treetop to treetop while zip-lining in Santa Elena cloud forest. Relax in the pristine waters of Carrillo Beach. Return to San Jose at the end of the tour. We will drop you off at the airport after the tour is over.
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  • 10 days
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$2,490.00
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Should I book Lake Arenal tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake Arenal can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Lake Arenal 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake Arenal costs USD 42.00. Guided Lake Arenal tours start around USD 42.00 per person.
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