Trekking Laguna de Hule in Arenal/La Fortuna

Enjoy a scenic hike to one of the most impressive natural highlights of Costa Rica: the volcanic Hule Lagoon. You'll start with a drive to the outskirts of Juan Castro Blanco National Park to reach the trailhead. Then, trek five miles (8 km) through the plains bordering the volcanic crater before heading up into the rainforest toward the lagoon.

As you trek to the jungle, enjoy the rich biodiversity of Arenal/La Fortuna. The landscape here runs the gamut from grassy plains to clay soil to volcanic rock, creating a wide array of ecosystems within a relatively small area. Keep your eyes peeled for tropical birds, monkeys, and even three-toed sloths! You'll also pass several other lagoons on your way up before reaching the magnificent Hule, located at the base of the Cerro Congo Volcano.

Before heading back to the trailhead, enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch as you take in panoramic views of the mountains. 

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