There are two great Observatory Points at Los Lagos, one being much closer to the base of the volcano and the other at a greater distance. The first four photos were taken from the closer point, while the final eight photos were taken from the farther point. We had to wait until 10:00 PM before the volcano emerged from the clouds. Our patience, however, paid off and we were able to witness some spectacular eruptions.
To determine Arenal’s current lava flow, check out our Arenal volcano map. There are a number of tours in Arenal that allow for close viewing of the Arenal volcano. These include hikes through the Arenal volcano national park and the 4-in-one Arenal tour, which includes a trip to the waterfall, a volcano hike, and a visit to one of the area’s hot springs.