Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), Arenal Volcano National Park

(3.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our El Castillo tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Wasn't able to go into the National Park, but could see the Volcano from every view. Was recommended to see it from the observatory and if we weren't pressed for time would've gone in to do some trail...  more »
  • Built as a national park now, it is assumed safe to hike around the volcano, although we heard from local guides that a hike to the crater might not be advisable because of a chance of sporadic gaseou...  more »
  • We took the short hike which was about 45 minute (each way) in Arenal National park to go to the base of the volcano. It was beautiful up there. We went in the afternoon so the clouds had started to r...  more »