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  • Address: Highway 142
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: US$10

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Arenal Volcano National Park

The most famous national park in Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park protects the still sizzling Arenal Volcano, one of the world’s 10 most active volcanoes.

The park also encompasses 16 reserves and an amazing dozen different ecological zones, proof of Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity.

A visit to the national park reveals an active cone topped with flows of red lava, belching columns of ash. As you’d expect it’s an unforgettably dramatic sight, especially if you take a visit to the park at night.

Arenal’s 140-metre (460-foot) wide crater was dormant for centuries until catastrophically blowing its top in 1968. The most recent major eruption occurred in 1998.

Practical Info

Arenal Volcano National Park is around 90 km (55 miles) north-west of San Jose, in the central province Alajuela. The closest town is La Fortuna.

Tours & Tickets

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Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 11 hours

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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 13 hours

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Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs

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Location: Jaco, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours

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Hanging Bridges Walking Tour in Arenal

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Location: Arenal, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

From USD $69.99

Costa Rica ATV Adventure Tour from Arenal

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Location: Arenal, Costa Rica
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

From USD $58.99

Peñas Blancas Safari Boat Tour in Arenal

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Location: Arenal, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $59.99

Half-Day Hike to Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

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Location: Arenal, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 hours

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