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. 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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  • This is a nice way to get some good volcano views and see some natural rain forest and cool trees. You can see the volcano from lava rock fields and it's a view of the opposite side, so it looks rathe...  more »
  • The Arenal Volcano hike is recommended as long as you are aware of the following caveats; 1. It's a hike to the base of the volcano...it is against the law to actually climb the volcano itself. 2. The...  more »
  • take tour on cerro chatto! it's worthy those 50 bucks!! it could be a bit challenging for people in not best physical shape, since you will "climb" quite a steep hill in the jungle forest for more tha...  more »