Before the active period of 1968, a lavish canopy of vegetation covered the Arenal Volcano.
People that climbed Arenal’s summit related that inside the crater there were big trees and at night, they slept in places where there was some heat due to small steam outlets.
The green area is currently located on the east side of the mountain, and other little green parts can be seen on the north and the south of the volcano.
The Hike begins on the active side of the volcano, and takes you through the forest over recent lava flows to the destroyed area now in the process of regeneration. We offer a Hike of 2 hours long and the trail gets as close as five hundred meters from the lava flows. This tour includes: transportation, bilingual guide (English – Spanish), entrance fee, refreshments, water and cookies.