Volcán Arenal Climber's Log

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Stevenbsanders - Sep 11, 2013 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2000


Hiked around the volcano, saw lava erupting. Wow!


DWaggoner - Mar 17, 2010 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010


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.

Tom Waggoner

Tom Waggoner - Mar 17, 2010 5:15 pm

Hike Around

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.


ncst - Jul 27, 2009 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2009


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.

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Sep 26, 2006 2:43 am


Hiked to fortuna falls and after basking in tabacon resort hot springs at night we witnessed several sweet eruptions

James C

James C - Jun 18, 2006 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006

Lava Fields

the lava fields, are pretty cool, i liked hearing her rumble.


SpiceMan - Apr 21, 2006 4:31 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2004

I tried, [sob]

I just walked around the lava fields. It IS illegal to go to the top


ericd - Mar 28, 2006 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 1994


A beautiful "walk in the park" accessible from San Jose.


Mblue01 - Nov 27, 2004 6:34 am

Route Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: November 2004  Sucess!

Very beautiful on a clear day/night !!!

oneoftheluckyones - Aug 16, 2004 5:14 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: May 2003

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.


Kimberly - Apr 5, 2004 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: We just hiked around the trails at the bottom Date Climbed: February, 2004  Sucess!

It was very beautiful and fun.


Kessler - Mar 16, 2004 6:36 pm

Date Climbed: Feb 2004  Sucess!

I ilked seeing all the monkeys and coatis, and the explosions with my mommy and daddy.


Scott - Mar 6, 2004 12:11 am

Route Climbed: West Slopes Hike and Fortuna Waterfall. No I did not climb to the summit!! Date Climbed: February 19, 2004

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!

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