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In Spanish Volcán Arenal, is an active andesitic stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica around 90 km northwest of San José, in the province of Alajuela, canton of San Carlos, and district of La Fortuna. The Arenal volcano measures at least 1,633 meters (5,358 ft). It is conically shaped with a crater spanning 140 meters (460 ft). Geologically, Arenal is considered a young volcano and the age is estimated to be less than 7,500 years. It is also known as “Pan de Azúcar”, “Canaste”, “Volcan Costa Rica”, “Volcan Río Frío” or “Guatusos Peak”.

The volcano was dormant for hundreds of years and exhibited a single crater at its summit, with minor fumaroles activity, covered by dense vegetation. In 1968 it erupted unexpectedly, destroying the small town of Tabacón. Due to the eruption three more craters were created on the western flanks but only one of them still exists today. Since October 2010, Arenal’s volcanic activity appears to be decreasing and explosions have become rare, with no explosions reported between December 2010 and October 2012.

The volcano was dormant for hundreds of years and exhibited a single crater at its summit, with minor fumaroles activity, covered by dense vegetation. In 1968 it erupted unexpectedly, destroying the small town of Tabacón. Due to the eruption three more craters were created on the western flanks but only one of them still exists today. Since October 2010, Arenal’s volcanic activity appears to be decreasing and explosions have become rare, with no explosions reported between December 2010 and October 2012.

The Arenal Volcano tour transports guests to the active northwest side of the volcano. The tour begins with a hike and depending upon which side of the volcano the lava is flowing, we go either to the trail “Los Tucanes” at the National Park or Mirador El Silencio.It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the Arenal Lake just in time for sunset!

During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. The tour concludes with a relaxing stop at the mineral hot springs (optional). Note: Entrance to hot springs is not included

  • Available: Daily
  • Observation point: Arenal volcano national park
  • Departure: 8 am or 3 pm
  • Tour duration: 3 hrs
  • Inclusions: Confortable transportation, bilingual naturalis
  • Guide, entrance fee to the park, beverages

Paradise Hot Springs

RATES 23.00$ P/P Immerse yourself in warm pools Take a dip in "Palma Real" and "Los Papiros" thermal pools and let the warmth and the waterfalls soothe and relax your entire body; or if you prefer, enjoy the confort and hydro massage that provides "Ginger Jacuzzi", or...

Los Novillitos Steak House

This accommodation is located one mile west of La Fortuna´s Park, road to the volcano, is a specialized in steaks restaurant. Their Prices for meals range between ¢ 3.304 - ¢ 12.115.

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Nene’s Restaurant

It is located on 464th street in La Fortuna Town, the attention hours are, from 10am to 11pm, has a variety of dishes, from chicken, rice with shrimps, seafood, cuts of meat, and vegetarian. Their prices range between C3500 to the C8000.

Tropical Lounge Bar

Tropical Lounge Bar offers you the convenience of enjoying our delicious dishes with the best of Costa Rican cuisine and comfort of Arenal Hostel Resort. All mornings, Tropical Lounge Bar opens offering delicious breakfasts, you can choose between an American...

Volcan Look

Volcan Look Discotheque. is located 4 Km West from downtown La Fortuna, Arenal. The club is one of the largest in Costa Rica. Great place to go dancing and to get a drink with some friends. The club opens only from Wednesday through Saturday, but you can expect some...