Arenal Volcano National Park
Active Volcano and Wildlife
Arenal Volcano (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 metres (5,358 ft) high.
It is conically shaped with a crater 140 m (460 ft) in diameter. Geologically, Arenal is considered a young volcano and it is estimated to be less than 7,500 years old.
Arenal is one of seven historically active Costa Rican volcanoes along with Poás, Irazú, Miravalles, Orosí, Rincón de la Vieja complex, and Turrialba. It was Costa Rica's most active volcano until 2010, and one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world. It has been studied by seismologists for many years.
The volcano is located at the center of Arenal Volcano National Park in the northern zone of the country, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of the La Fortuna district in San Carlos (canton), Costa Rica.
Las Cascadas The Falls, highly recommends the visit to Arenal active Volcano
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List of Tours
Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike.
Arenal Reserve: Aerial Tram & Zipline Trek.
Pure Trek Waterfall Canyoning.
Mambo Combo: Lost Canyon Waterfall Rappel & Balsa River Rafting Class II-III.
Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting: Class II – III.
Peñas Blancas Safari Float: Class I-II.
Arenal Volcano Hike.
Rio Celeste Waterfall Hike
We recommend to plan this trip at least for 1 night/2 days,
to have the time to know the place and have a good adventure
What to take with you?
- Tennis or Water Shoes
- Light & comfortable clothes