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Starts in
Arenal area
Departure time
8:30 am and 2:30 pm
Approx 3 hours

The van boat van is not a tour but it sure feels like one. This transport service is a great alternative if you are traveling from Arenal to Monteverde or vice versa. The trip leaves from the town of Fortuna and after a short ride it arrives at lake Arenal were a boat will transfer us to Río Chiquito.

The boat ride is full of beautiful scenes including a great view of the volcano. This transport not only saves you time but it gives you incredible memories.

Ground transportation by Van  Water transportation through the Arenal Lake on a boat  The Arenal Lake

The majestic Lake Arenal near the famous Arenal Volcano is the largest in Costa Rica. We offer many activities all year round on and around it: windsurfing, fishing, boat tours, boat shortcut to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, kayaking, horseback riding and mountain biking along the shore, etc.

Lake Arenal was enlarged to 3 times it's original size to form a basin for the hydroelectric project that now produces 70% of Costa Rica's electricity with an area of 85.5km (33 sq. miles). Surrounded by rolling hills that are partly pastured and partly forested and dominated on the east side by the imposing perfect cone of Volcan Arenal.

The lake's other claim to fame is its rainbow bass sport fishing. These fighting fish are called by locals guapote and are large members of the cichlid family. Their sharp teeth and fighting nature make them a real challenge. Their meat is white and tasty.

Lake Arenal with it's unique combination of warm fresh water, steady and strong winds and spectacular scenery now enjoys a world class reputation amongst windsurfers and sailboarders.

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