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  • Address: Highway 142, La Fortuna 4417, Costa Rica
  • 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.

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Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose, San Jose, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1080 Reviews

Experience Costa Rica’s world-renowned Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs on this exciting full-day trip from San Jose. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.99
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Two Volcano Extreme Hike in La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Day Trips
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Two Volcano Extreme Hike in La Fortuna

4 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

This extreme hiking tour is approximately 10 hours, visiting Cerro Chato, the Arenal Volcano and so much more. On this intense and fun day you get to ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
3-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: River Safari Float with La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike, La ... 
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3-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: River Safari Float with La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Start the day with a unique experience at Penas Blancas River and join a safari float! See wildlife in their natural environment during your 2-3 hour float. ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $192.50
Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs, La Fortuna, Day Trips
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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

On this hike along the trails of Arenal National Park, you'll enter into the tropical forest and areas which were once devastated by the fury of the ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.00
2-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: Volcano Hike and La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna, Walking Tours
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2-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: Volcano Hike and La Fortuna Waterfall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Enjoy a wonderful outdoor adventure including two great activities in Arenal. If you have limited time or simply you don’t want a full day tour; this one is ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.00
Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park, La Fortuna, Nature & Wildlife
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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Starts with a hike in the National Park. It is possible to observe plants, wildlife and lava rock formations. You will have a beautiful view of Lake Arenal ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $64.00
Arenal Observatory and Hiking Tour from La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Hiking & Camping
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Arenal Observatory and Hiking Tour from La Fortuna

Enjoy this hiking adventure to see the Arenal Observatory from different angles. Experience a picturesque panoramic view of the volcano, Arenal Lake and the ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
3-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike, Liberia, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

3-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Designed with an outstanding combination for you to explore the best of the wonders surrounding the volcano. This tour is for those who love hiking and walking ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $192.50
Hiking Tour at Cerro Chato Hill, La Fortuna, Hiking & Camping
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Hiking Tour at Cerro Chato Hill

We start the hike through a very dense primary forest, all the way to the Cerro Chato Lagoon where you can take photos and discover the surroundings. Enjoy the ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
Private Tour to the Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs, San Jose, Walking Tours
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Private Tour to the Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs

Taking this tour you will get a great  experience that combined nature and relaxation. This private tour includes private transportation from your hotel with ...  Read more

Location: San José, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.00

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