Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela
About Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela
Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela - Address, Phone Number
Address: La Fortuna - El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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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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Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela Reviews - Write a Review
Got to explore this place when visiting my brother and his family. Easy and fun hike, even for kids as you might spot lizards, snakes and many interesting plants along the way. The trail has good directional signs if you so decide to shorten the walk. The suspension bridges and waterfall offer fun breaks during our 2-hour leisurely hike.
This is a great park to hike and view the volcano. People within in the park were really nice and helpful. The lava rock trail had an excellent view of Arenal and great deal of volcanic rocks to check out.
Great walk of 2 hours at the bottom of the volcano. The entry is 15 dollars. Really cool walk into the rainforest. We have been amazed by a giant tree.
We went on an excursion to this park, and frankly weren't happy with the small amount of time we were able to spend in this seriously INCREDIBLE place. The landscaping near the hotel and gorgeous, as well as the views. Trekking through the forest would have been amazing, but our group was only about to walk a short trail along the edge. Next time we are in the area we plan to spend at least a full day or two. Amazing weather shifts and stunning beauty.
As the name says itself: it has the nature of a resort. The location is great, the facilities are fantastic, and the pool and the bar are just WONDERFUL. Only downsides is the lack of a kitchen (a bit annoying for backpackers) but the bar offers great food and drinks at quite good prices. The music from the bar was also a bit loud but they'd always turn it lower at around midnight. Totally recommendable for chilling and relaxing after a day of hiking the volcano!