The Arenal volcano has a long-established history as the most active volcano in Costa Rica and from the 1960s began admitting a near constant stream of lava into the night sky. This spectacular night-time display ceased as recently as 2010 though when the volcano entered a dormant, resting cycle.
Although the spectacular lava flows have stopped, the Arenal Volcano National Park still offers visitors a number of great opportunities, including white water rafting, waterfall rappelling and the chance to relax beneath the stars in one of the area's thermal pools.
Top itineraries in Arenal
Costa Rica is a land of spectacular volcanoes, wildlife-filled cloud forests, fast-flowing jungle rivers and tropical jungles. Explore its natural-world highlights in Arenal and Monteverde before kicking back on the beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park or Guanacaste.
Let expert guides introduce you to two Costa Rican gems – the rainforest of Sarapiqui and towering Arenal Volcano. You'll then enjoy a full-board stay at the Lapa Rios Ecolodge, hidden among the wildlife-filled rainforests of the Osa Peninsula.
Travel passed farmlands, forests, lakes and volcanoes to Arenal, the cloud forests of Monteverde and the wildlife of the Palo Verde and Rincón de la Vieja National Parks. Top it all off with a relaxing stay on the palm-fringed bays of Guanacaste on Costa Rica's North Pacific Coast.
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Top places to stay in Arenal
This luxury resort at the foot of the imposing Arenal volcano combines outdoor living with luxurious design and exquisite dining.
When to go to Arenal
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