Hiked around the volcano, saw lava erupting. Wow!
Hiked around it on my way to Cerra Chato. You can only hike around the base. It was more active than usual when I went in Jan '10. The observatory has a good lookout point.
I hiked past Arenal on my way to Cerro Chato and the waterfall in Fortuna. I happened to see lava at night when I stopped up at lookup point. No summit bagging on this peak.
Although you're not allowed to climb it because it is 'very active' the Arenal wasn't that active at the end of April '09, (only saw some lava rocks rolling down at night) but I had a nice walk through the forest at its bottom with plenty of wildlife.
Hiked to fortuna falls and after basking in tabacon resort hot springs at night we witnessed several sweet eruptions
the lava fields, are pretty cool, i liked hearing her rumble.
I just walked around the lava fields. It IS illegal to go to the top
A beautiful "walk in the park" accessible from San Jose.
Very beautiful on a clear day/night !!!
Not actually a "summit," they don't actually allow hiking all the way up volcano that's still shooting out fiery lava rocks... but a pleasant rainforest hike along the slopes, with monkeys, etc. to a clearing where, after waiting about 15-30 minutes, we started to see the fiery rocks tumbling down the side of the volcano... very cool, one of the must-sees in Costa Rica.
It was very beautiful and fun.
I ilked seeing all the monkeys and coatis, and the explosions with my mommy and daddy.
We were lucky enough to have some clear weather and to witness an eruption. We also saw a coati, several toucans, and several monkeys. An interesting trip!