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Arenal Volcano is an active andesitic stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica around 90 km northwest of San José, in the province of Alajuela, canton of San Carlos, and district of La Fortuna. The Arenal volcano measures at least 1,633 metres high. It is conically shaped with a crater 140 metres in diameter. Geologically, Arenal is considered a young volcano and it is estimated to be less than 7,500 years old. Wikipedia


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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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With the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano, enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use, in tropical America, to the processing of the product we know and enjoy today. A hands on program, that lets you eat all the chocolate you want. Enjoy this journey through the history, culture, traditions and the flavor.

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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

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This tour includes 3 different activities: The Volcano hike, La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Hanging Bridges. You will enjoy a secondary forest right in the base of the Arenal Volcano and a primary rainforest with great biodiversity in the hanging bridges, among this forest you will find yourself arriving at 15 different bridges in a variety of levels from the ground which will help you cross the area. Then,  La Fortuna Waterfall, you will go to the base where you can enjoy its water by swimming in its natural pool. Please note there are are 500 steps to descend and the same number to return to the car. Remember to bring towel and bathing suit.

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Best Zip Line for small groups in Arenal

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Soar over the canyons, through lush forests, above waterfalls, on this half-day small-group guided adventure. Experience the adrenaline rush from the zip line and observe the truly breathtaking landscape beside Arenal Volcano. Visit the Maleku Cultural Rescue Center and learn about the Maleku Culture.

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Morning Volcano Hike, Lunch & Hot Springs River

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Starting at 9 PM until 2 PM, get into the rain forest hiking around Arenal Volcano & Chato Hill, you will hike for more than 6 hours with at the shadow of both volcanoes, passing lava rocks formations from 1525, 1968 and 2010, swim in the beautiful lake created for lava rivers about 525 years ago. Enjoy the most amazing views of the northern plains and also some views of the Arenal Volcano; the tour includes a typical lunch. Finally, you will enjoy of the thermal mineral hot springs at Tabacon River, it creates small waterfalls that provide you a free massage inside the rain forest.

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Sloth Tour in La Fortuna

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This tour will bring you up close and personal with some of Costa Rica’s most-adorable, furry critters as they simply hang out at among the treetops near the Arenal Volcano. The sloth is one of our most-endearing icons here in the rainforests of Costa Rica and this tour has been developed for nature enthusiasts who would like to take an easy going drive around the picturesque Arenal Volcano area as your eagle-eyed, professional, bilingual guide finds the favorite hiding places of the 2-toed, and 3-toed sloth. And as a bonus, you’ll also have the chance to see monkeys, brightly-colored toucans, elusive iguanas, and poison dart frogs. What to bring: rain gear, camera, insect repellent, and binoculars. Includes: Transportation, certified nature guide, water, and costarricense coffee break.

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