Arenal Volcano Eruption - October 31, 2006

Halloween Night the Arenal Volcano was not disapointing - the weather cleared around 10:15 PM. These photos were taken from the Observatory Point at Los Lagos Hotel. The volcano was spewing car size boulders roughly every 15 minutes, as they tumbled down the steep slopes of the volcano the red hot rocks began to break up and left a trail of beautiful red light.

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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. There are a number of tours in Arenal that allow for a close view of the Arenal volcano - such as the Arenal volcano national park and the 4 in one Arenal tour which includes a trip to the waterfall, volcano hike, and one of the hot springs.