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bevor Feb 24th, 2013 06:57 AM

Arenal running lately?
 
I am leaving for CR in two weeks. First destination is Arenal. I am hoping to photograph it at night, but I have heard the volcano has been dormant for awhile. Has anyone been recently? Any Arenal activity? Thanks.

volcanogirl Feb 24th, 2013 08:02 AM

It hasn't had any visible lava flow for about two years. Still really beautiful during the day though.

RAC Feb 24th, 2013 08:48 AM

If it starts up again, there'll be plenty of excited chatter about it coming out of boards like this, Tripadvisor, etc.

1bluedevilfan Feb 25th, 2013 04:34 AM

Hello, We are going to CR in late March. We have booked 2 days at Monteverde Cloud Forest and 3 days at Bosque de Cabo.

Do you have suggestions for other places of interest? Should we try to stay 1 night around Arenal?

thanks for your tips.

RAC Feb 25th, 2013 06:47 AM

Absolutely not worth it. Save it for another trip--it just doesn't work with your current itinerary.

volcanogirl Feb 25th, 2013 07:49 AM

There's a lot to do in the Arenal area; most people stay at least three nights. I wouldn't go for just one. If there's a possibility of extending your time there then definitely go.


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