Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park

3.6
#6 of 13 in Nature in Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal Volcano attracts nature lovers and adventurers with its lush scenery and wide range of outdoor activities. Hike through the jungle and on a lava flow trail, across hanging bridges and up the slope of the dormant volcano. The first recorded eruption occurred in 1968, when lava and ashes destroyed three little towns on its west side. The last explosion happened at the end of 2010. In the absence of spewing lava, get your adrenaline pumping with some waterfall rappelling or ziplining. See Arenal Volcano and all Arenal Volcano National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Arenal Volcano National Park trip planning app .
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  • We expected to hike up or on the volcano but discovered the national park was rather underwhelming. A short steep hike up the closer trail/road (best to just drive up in 5min). The volcano was covered...  more »
  • This was included as part of our package with Ecoterra. The volcano hike was okay - there was commentary on the history at the beginning but it felt like an ordinary hike. We then took an hour hike th...  more »
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