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ARENAL situated about 7 km SE of La Fortuna is the youngest and most active volcano in Costa Rica, only 7000 years old ! Recently, it has been continuously active since 29th July 1968.
It's 1670 m high and counts 5 craters. On the picture, you can see 2, with the wisps of smoke coming out. Of course, we didn't go to the top to photograph the craters, only for a walk on the base, where we trudged on boulders of lava.

I took this photo from our dinner table on a terrace at the restaurant. I used the maximum zoom, which might account for the little "drops of rain" that you can see on the volcano, and also on the sky. It wasn't raining at all and I wasn't behind a window. So if anyone could explain what those stains are, I would be grateful.

4WS + a link to a night photo showing the volcano alight. We couldn't witness that unfortunately.
http://www.linternaute.com/photo_numerique/galerie-photo/photo/les-quatre-elements-se-devoilent/volcan-arenal.shtml

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