Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), Arenal Volcano National Park

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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) attracts nature lovers and adventurers with its lush scenery and wide range of outdoor activities. Hike through the jungle and on a lava flow trail, across hanging bridges and up the slope of the dormant volcano. The first recorded eruption occurred in 1968, when lava and ashes destroyed three little towns on its west side. The last explosion happened at the end of 2010. In the absence of spewing lava, get your adrenaline pumping with some waterfall rappelling or ziplining. See Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) and all Arenal Volcano National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Arenal Volcano National Park trip planning app .
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  • If you wander around Costa Rica and get tired of the beaches, plan a trip to Arenal volcano. You will not regret the picturesque view of a volcano that cannot be reproduced by any painter. One look at...  more »
  • There is a $15 entrance fee for this park. We had hoped to get the best view of the volcano from here but to be honest it was no better than from many other viewpoints in the the area that you can tak...  more »
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  • Spent one night and wish it could have been a longer stay. Our suite has a magnificent view of the volcano. It is well appointed with a hot tub no less. The air was 10 degrees cooler than on the coast which gave us much relief. The staff is very pleasant and easy to understand. If you love nature this is a definite destination. It has it all.
  • Staying nearby this volcano we were able to really be in awe of its power and force. It made every view seem like we were in Jurassic park lol all of the locals know the history of the volcano and the times it has erupted and the aftermath. The volcano created a hot spring in our resort we were able to enjoy as well. We hiked as far as we could by foot and horse.
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