Arenal Volcano Eruption - October 30, 2006

The night of October 30th the Volcano was steadily active on the North side. For much of the day and early evening there were clouds which made it impossible to see the entire base and cone of the Volcano. However between 7:15PM and 8:45PM the weather cooperated and conditions were ideal for photographing the beautiful site. Around 9:00PM the clouds once again engulfed the peak until around 10:15 PM before the air cleared and once again the entire Volcano was visible. However my battery in the Nikon D80 was tired after a long day so I simply sat down and relaxed on my porch at Arenal Springs Hotel and Resort and enjoyed the steady flow of hot rocks tumbling down the side of the majestic Arenal Volcano.

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To determine the current lava viewing angle you can use our Arenal volcano map. Also on our list of Arenal hotels, be sure to click the 'lava view hotels' link there to see only those hotels with a direct lava view, as this changes depending on the volcano activity. This page also lists a number of La Fortuna hotels.