Arenal Volcano National Park

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  • Address: La Fortuna - El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +506-22005714
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Volcano

Arenal Volcano National Park - Review

A must visit tourist attraction of Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano Park was established in the year 1991. Spread across an area of 12,080 hectares, the national park is part of the larger Arenal Conservation Area. Within the park, visitors can explore-

  • Hiking the Arenal Volcano massif (Chato Volcano)
  • Lava flow paths from the years 1968 and 1992
  • Volcanic activity
  • Indigenous flora and fauna
  • The tropical forest surrounding the national park
  • Fortuna Waterfall
  • Cherro Chato lagoon

A drive of around an hour from the city of Alajuela will take you to this beautiful heaven.

Arenal Volcano National Park Information

  • Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes.
  • Carry plenty of snacks and drinking water.
  • Bonfires are prohibited.
  • Littering is a punishable offense.
  • It is prohibited to remove natural resources from the park.

Arenal Volcano National Park Ticket Prices

  • Private companies organize guided tours at the cost of approximately $80 per person.

How To reach Arenal Volcano National Park by Public Transport

  • Renting a 4WD and driving it down is the best way to reach the park.

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TripHobo Highlights for Arenal Volcano National Park

  • Arenal Volcano National Park Address: La Fortuna - El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Arenal Volcano National Park Contact Number: +506-22005714
  • Arenal Volcano National Park Timing: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Arenal Volcano National Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Arenal Volcano National Park(preferred time): 08:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Arenal Volcano National Park: 05:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Arenal Volcano National Park

  • 95% of people who visit Alajuela include Arenal Volcano National Park in their plan

  • 86.44% of people start their Arenal Volcano National Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Arenal Volcano National Park

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arenal Volcano National Park

People normally club together Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Tabacon Hot Springs while planning their visit to Arenal Volcano National Park.

People also prefer to start their day with Arenal Volcano National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela Reviews

  • I love this place, beautiful landscape, nice and friendly people. The place is so clean, there is not trash on the streets. You can enjoy not only the volcano and the people, there are very clean rivers in the area. If you have the possibility please visit this unforgettable place

  • Beautiful views, you have to finish the road, it takes only 2 hours walking. You don't need a guide, just go and enjoy the animals and the volcano and after that go to hot springs. There are free hot springs too. It's better if you spend the night there because is kind of far from San Jose or the near beach.( 3 hours driving)

  • You do an excellent hiking were you see the airplanes that crashed in the volcano. Really friendly for family time and spending with friends. Totally recommend

  • It is a beautiful park. When you are driving out you go all around the volcano. It is astounding just how large and beautiful it is. There is a $15 entry fee per person, but the views are worth it. The hikes have remnants from volcano erruptions from the 90s.

  • Good long hike. Lava tube was anti climatic. Did not see any animal hiking at 10am. But sure has lot of people hiking this place.

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