We did visit Arenal Volcano National Park and walked on some of its trails (see pics below). There are five separate trails in the park, but the one that would put you the closest to the volcano was closed off on the day that we arrived. There are many signs throughout the park warning visitors not to trespass. It was not surprising to see tourists crossing these barriers to get as close to the volcano as possible, despite the possible risks to their lives. We decided not to take any unnecessary risks, but I dont think we missed much since, in my opinion, the best views of the Arenal Volcano were experienced from other locations around the vicinity of the park, just driving along the main highway in the area (see pics below as well).
|Heliconias Hiking Trail in Arenal Volcano National Park|
|On the Trail|
|More on the Trail|
|Arenal Volcano as seen from main highway|
|Arenal Volcano as seen from another vantage point on the highway|