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- Address: Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica, San Jose
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 8243 CRC
- Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Lake, Volcano
Arenal Volcano - Review
Standing tall at a height of 5480 feet above MSL, the Arenal volcano is the most active volcano in Costa Rica and is around 7,500 years old. Up until 1968, the volcano was dormant with dense vegetation concealing its terrain and the nearby village settlements. The 1968 eruption damaged the town of Tabacón and three more craters were formed from it.
The National Park where the volcano is located is a sight to behold with lush green trails that show a majestic view of the fire-breathing dome. The park is home to 131 species of mammals and 135 species of reptiles. The pathways do make for a memorable hike through the park as you spot different species of monkeys, jaguars, raccoons, sloths, snakes like boa constrictors and vipers and iguanas. The place is also loved by bird watchers to spot hummingbirds, chestnut mandibles and trogons among others.
The lake located at the peak of the old crater is a common ground for fishing
Arenal Volcano Information
- Do wear sturdy shoes since you cane easily come across snakes and other reptiles.
- Wearing appropriate clothes and carrying water bottles will be helpful.
Arenal Volcano Ticket Prices
- Admission Fee: The entrance is USD 15 per person.
Arenal Volcano Hours
- The park is open daily from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
How To reach Arenal Volcano by Public Transport
- By taking a shared Van
- Rent a Bike/ Car
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Arenal Volcano, San Jose Reviews
Stunning views of this place. Captivating views of cascading waterfalls from the mountain top, from the melting glaciers. Surrounded by tall palm and other trees adds to the natural beauty of this spot. Nice forest views offering rich resources to the locales. The best place for family weekend picnics.
A most beautiful volcano. An imposing sight from all over the area. Great for day hikes although it’s still active so be careful...
Great hiking. You can feel the heat of the volcano right through the soles of your shoes. There are plenty of other options for hiking in the area, including a seldom visited caldera.
Absolutely beautiful! We came during the beginning of the wet season and it couldn't be a more perfect time! It was warm and sunny morning thru to 3pm then light rain for the night and everything was freshly green and fresh the next morning!
Very cool area, a must see. Was foggy when in the area but still spectacular. A must stop destination