Arenal Volcano, San Jose

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Arenal Volcano, San Jose - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Ticket Price: 8243 CRC

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Time Required: 08:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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 Opening and Closing 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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  • Amazing and definite recommendation if you're visiting Costa Rica. Managed to do the hiking trail to the Lava Flow summit and saw lots of wildlife and lush greenery along the way. The hiking trails are a little steep and uneven so decent hiking boots is a must.

  • Photogenic from every angle. Didn't hike but effectively circumnavigated.

  • Great sight. Personally wished I was able to go to the crater

  • The view is amazing, the walk at the national park to a lava site was very easy and worth it to see such a different sight. The area offers great volcano views

  • it's not crowded and very peaceful hiking trails. I also advise walking through La Fortuna. There are no tourist traps. You will have to pay $15 a person at gate. Well worth it.

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