La Fortuna for some volcano action
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March 10th, 2010 – by: cmgervais
Instead of doing an organized tour of the Volcano for $85, we just drove ourselves to the Arenal National Park, where the entry fee was $10 each. There were signs warning us to "enter at our own risk" due to the active volcano, but I guess we like to live on the edge and walked right in. The hike to the volcano was pretty easy except for some rocky areas with a little climbing required. At the end there was a viewing area where we could clearly see the volcano spewing and sputtering. Pretty cool!
After happy hour at the hotel (two-for-one screwdrivers), we went with Trip Advisor's recommendation and ate at Don Rufino in La Foruna. Very good, although it seemed pretty pricey compared to the other places we saw.
In the evening, we were disappointed that we couldn't see the volcano boiling over, which is supposed to be quite a cool sight. Oh well - next time!
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