When it comes to hiking in Arenal, there are several options. Though most people want to hike in the national park, there are other private reserves with trails that are just as nice. One of those private reserves is Arenal 1968, which is right next to the national park and offers impressive views of the Arenal Volcano and lava fields.
We have hiked both Arenal Volcano National Park and Arenal 1968 and though both are great, we prefer the Arenal 1968 reserve. You’ll read in this post why along with tips for visiting.
Arenal 1968 Park
The reserve has two trails that go through and around the lava field created by the enormous eruption of Arenal Volcano back in 1969. You can see the leftover lava rocks and boulders and walk on them and through the forest to get impressive views of Arenal Volcano and the lake.
How to get to Arenal 1968 from La Fortuna:
There is no bus to this reserve. You can get there by taxi or drive if you rented a car. If you don’t have your own…