Arenal Volcano, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Arenal is a young volcano in Costa Rica; its first eruption occurred there are 7,000 years. with a nearly symmetrical conical shape. It has been erupting since 1968 until 2010. It is located in the Northwest of the country, in the West of the province of Alajuela, 90 km northwest of the capital San José. It is surrounded by the central mountain range, but it is part of the Cordillera de Tilarán, close to the Chato volcano and the artificial Arenal Lake. La Fortuna and La Palma are the closest towns. It has an altitude of 1720 m. It has 5 craters.

Tips

There are several hotels in the area and the volcano is easily visible from these locations weather permitting because very often the volcano is under the clouds.
You have hot water baths in the region open even in the evening, they also offer restaurant service but you are not forced to eat there.
You also have ideal suspension bridges to visit in a day hike. If you think to go away and penetrate into the nature, you can do it with a guide because there are places which could be dangerous if you don’t know the area well and they would ask a very good physical condition.

La P’tite cabane d’la côte, Mirabel, Quebec, Canada

La P’tite cabane d’la côte is a sugar shack and maple grove located in Mirabel (40 minutes from Montreal). It operates only on reservation especially with groups. It is also possible to visit it with schools and there are different activities for all ages. There are old-fashioned facilities (boilers and torches), maple water picking, sleigh rides and other activities for groups. The meal is abundant and of a very good quality and there is a large room where you will find musicians playing Quebec music on Friday and Saturday nights. You will also find a kiosk where you can buy their products. For the little ones there is a mini-farm.

Tips

You can bring your drink.

There is a promotion with very attractive prices for each child accompanied by an adult from Monday to Thursday evening.

Open from February, 25th  to April, 29th  2018 by reservation only.
 

Jameos del Agua, Haria, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

The Jameos del Agua are underground cavities that are in the municipality of Haria in the north of the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. These formations are the result of the eruptive activity of the volcano Corona that took place there between 3000 to 5000 years ago. There is a tunnel between the volcanic cone and the ocean over 6 kilometers long, with two major tourist centers. Tourists can visit the Cave of Los Verdes, through an underground tour of more than a kilometer. You can get to Jameos del Agua through a site designed by César Manrique. You should start your tour by a winding staircase that leads you to Jameo Chico, then you will find the Jameo Grande; an underground salt lake and crystal water where sunlight penetrates through a hole in the cave roof. There is a bridge across the lakeand you could see the small blind crabs that live there and out you will find a succession of volcanic stone terraces that culminate with a pool surrounded by palm trees. There is also a concert hall with 600 seats.

Tips

You should allow one hour for the visit. There is a restaurant and a cafeteria. If you like the pictures and light effects, do not miss the opportunity to visit the place at different times. For a great view, go to the terraces. If you are interested in volcanology, there is a scientific center for the study called The House of Volcanoes, you will find several rooms that address different aspects.

If you visit the place between July and September, if you do not want to find a lot of people, do it 1 or 2 hours before closing.