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Lake Arenal Tours

Covering almost 86 square kilometers and reaching depths of up to 200 feet (60 meters), Lake Arenal takes the title of Costa Rica’s biggest lake, and it’s also one of its most picturesque natural assets, a shimmering expanse of blue water stretching west of the mighty Arenal Volcano. Once a small crater lagoon lying within the boundaries of the Arenal Volcano National Park, Lake Arenal was expanded in 1979 and now serves as a hydroelectric dam providing up to 12 percent of Costa Rica’s electricity.

The vast lake is also a popular recreational ground with steady winds offering the ideal environment for windsurfing, sailboarding and sailing, and an abundance of rainbow bass and machaca fish making it a top choice for fishing. Visitors can also cruise the lake by boat or kayak; spot hummingbirds, quetzal, tapir and jaguar in the Arenal Volcano National Park; or enjoy hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking through the lakeside rainforest.

Practical Info

Lake Arenal is located to the west of the Arenal Volcano National Park, about 10 miles (17 km) from La Fortuna and 55 miles (90 km) northwest of San José.

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Arenal Observatory and Hiking Tour from La Fortuna, La Fortuna, null
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Arenal Observatory and Hiking Tour from La Fortuna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy this hiking adventure to see the Arenal Observatory from different angles. Experience a picturesque panoramic view of the volcano, Arenal Lake and the ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs from San Jose, San Jose, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs from San Jose

Spend a day learning about the magnificent Arenal Volcano and relax by the beautiful The Springs hot springs.

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.00
Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal, La Fortuna, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Kayaking Tour on Lake Arenal

Enjoy a great time kayaking on Lake Arenal and give yourself the chance to see breathtaking views of Arenal Volcano.  Anhingas, flycatchers, kingfishers and ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
One-Way Private Transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde, La Fortuna, Kayaking & Canoeing
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

One-Way Private Transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

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 ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde by Crossing Arenal Lake, La Fortuna, Private Transfers
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Transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde by Crossing Arenal Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This service, half tour – half transfer is an scenic, fast and the newest way to go from La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano Area), to the Monteverde area.

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Stand Up Paddle Board on Arenal Lake, La Fortuna, Ferry Services
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Stand Up Paddle Board on Arenal Lake

Paddle through Costa Rica's largest lake, the Arenal Lake Admire from the lake the best and closest views of the Arenal Volcano The calm waters in Arenal make ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Biking Tour Around Arenal Volcano National Park and Arenal Lake, La Fortuna, Stand Up Paddleboarding
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Biking Tour Around Arenal Volcano National Park and Arenal Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Join this full-day biking tour and get ready to explore Arenal Volcano National Park and Arenal Lake.

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $65.00
Arenal Volcano to El Castillo Bike Tour, La Fortuna, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Arenal Volcano to El Castillo Bike Tour

Embark upon a 4-hour bike ride along the Costa Rican roadways. Feel the tranquility of the lush forests with Arenal Volcano as its backdrop. See stunning views ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike, Liberia, Bike & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Designed with an outstanding combination for you to explore the best of the wonders surrounding the volcano. This tour is for those who love hiking and walking ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $192.50
Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour, La Fortuna, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Especially for those who visit La Fortuna with limited time, or for those who want to do it all, this combo tour allows you to visit the most important ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $110.00

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