Thinking About Hiking to the Peak of the Arenal Volcano? Think Again

Posted by shieldwatch on Apr 19, 2017 3:14:58 AM

The Costa Rica Star recently warned its readers that some tour operators based in La Fortuna in San Carlos are offering guided tours to the peak of the volcano. Be forewarned that they aren’t authorized by local tourism authorities. The National System of Conservation Areas, or SINAC, has been warning residents and tourists alike that tours to the peak are off limits because they are dangerous. SINAC sites that there are no trails, steep slopes, and the area is prone to falling rocks and landslides. Plus, the temperature rises dramatically and uncomfortably near the peak, putting hikers at further risk.

A better option is a trip to see the volcano through approved access points through the Coladas and Peninsula sectors. You can find quality, guided tours at the Arenal Volcano National Park, where you’ll find both volcano hikes and hot springs visits.

But perhaps the best way to experience the beauty of the volcano is from your very own veranda at Arenal Hills. The community is designed so that nearly every home has a commanding view of the volcano.

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Topics: Arenal Area Attractions, arenal hills, Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park


Posted by shieldwatch on Jan 23, 2017 1:24:27 AM

Do you enjoy relaxing in a hot bath after a long day at work? What if this bath had therapeutic qualities, making you feel better every time you took a dip? Now, imagine that this bath is surrounded by a tropical forest canopy, waterfalls, and a wide array of exotic birds and animals. This is what you’ll find when visiting .

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Topics: Arenal Spring Resorts, Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, Life In costa Rica, Tabacon Hot Springs

5 Must-See Destinations for Your First Visit to Costa Rica

Posted by Arenal Hills on May 8, 2015 1:57:52 PM

With so much to see and do in Costa Rica, many people find themselves overwhelmed with options upon touching down at the airport for the first time. Fortunately, we’ve spent enough time here to familiarize ourselves with some of the most well-loved vacation destinations in this lovely little Caribbean country. In this entry, we’ll look at a few of our favorites.

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Topics: Arenal Area Attractions, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Tabacon Hot Springs, Visiting Costa Rica

During Your stay, Visit the Arenal Volcano National Park

Posted by Arenal Hills on Apr 14, 2015 3:44:54 PM

Right in our back yard, Arenal Volcano National Park provides visitors with breathtaking views of the largely untouched natural beauty of Costa Rica.

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Topics: Arenal Area Attractions, Arenal Volcano National Park, Hiking in Costa Rica, Life In costa Rica, Renewable Energy in Costa Rica, Wildlife in Costa Rica