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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  • True, you can only hike a very short trail along the old lava flow due to the fact that Arenal only stopped its nightly fireworks display in 2010, but you do get an amazing panoramic view - of the vol...  more »
  • Great area with lots of activities from simple hiking to extreme sports. We have seen many birds on treks. These were also snakes (vipers)
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  • so much to do in this area.....if you love nature, the out of doors, a constant view of beauty, with water fall backdrops, then this is for you  more »