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La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano

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Arenal Volcano:



The Arenal Volcano is beautiful and has been active since 1968 and is still erupting today. The Arenal Volcano in Spanish it is called Volcán Arenal. It is an andesitic (igneous volcanic rock) stratovolcano  (a tall, cone shaped volcano with many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, and volcanic ash) in north-western Costa Rica. It's about 90 miles north west of San Jose. Arenal is the most active volcano in Costa Rica.




It was once considered extinct till its last eruption. The last major eruption occured on May 8, 1998. It did away with the town of Arenal and 87 people were killed. Arena is 1657 metres above sea level. Standing at it you can look down on Lake Arenal. The lake and volcano are both part of Arenal Volcano National Park. 

In geological terms, Arenal volcano is relatively young, It's only 4,000 years old!




La Fortuna: 


The town of La Fortuna de San Carlos is the gateway to the magnificent Arenal Volcano.  It's a charming and quiet town. It's easy to get to from San Jose. Arenal is about 10 kilometers away from La Fortuna. Regularly you can see smoke and ash spewing from the volcano. The town also has La Catarata de la Fortuna, a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall. In the town there are many hotels, restaurants, internet cafes, and the town center. In La Fortuna there is lots to do. You can horseback riding, whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, hiking, canopy tours, cave explorations, and more.


La Fortuna Waterfall is in central Costa Rica. The waterfall drops about 70-75 meters and is located at the base of the dormant Chato Volcano, about 5.5 km outside of the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano 



La Fortuna Church & Arenal Volcano

Countryside view
La Fortuna Church & Arenal Volcano This is The Arenal Volcano from the Country side!



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Comments (11)

Makenna Kruder said

at 9:40 am on Mar 19, 2009

cuz i hate red

Mark Fisher said

at 7:22 am on Mar 19, 2009

makenna why did you put our info in blue was it cause you were tired of the color red. tell me when you see me.alright

Makenna Kruder said

at 9:48 am on Mar 17, 2009

Makenna And Marks info is Blue!!!

Darrien Vogt said

at 6:23 am on Mar 16, 2009

Darrien and Kate-lynn's info are in PINK!

smacnicoll@... said

at 5:23 am on Mar 16, 2009

What is else is there to do in La Fortuna besides visiting the volcano? How many people live in LaFortuna

Makenna Kruder said

at 9:55 am on Mar 13, 2009

Hey guys i changed the font and added a few pictures

Mark Fisher said

at 7:07 am on Mar 13, 2009

mrs.macnicoll the changes that were made are already back on the page now.

Darrien Vogt said

at 6:22 am on Mar 13, 2009

kate-lynn and I already went back to the page where we got the info and sort of summerized it so we are okay now.

smacnicoll@... said

at 9:18 am on Mar 12, 2009

Darrien and Mark, By going to page history you can check who made changes and what changes they made. You can get back what was changed if you want. Call me over and I'll show you how.

Darrien Vogt said

at 6:15 am on Mar 12, 2009

why is the paragraph of facts we were editing gone?

smacnicoll@... said

at 5:37 am on Mar 12, 2009

Good start, Makenna. How big is Arenal Volcano. Can you visit it up close? Tell about the town of La Fortuna. How big is it? How many people live there? What's there to see if you visit?

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