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Arenal National Park
  • Arenal National Park

  • Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna Costa Rica, La-Fortuna
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Arenal National Park - Costarica

Although Volcano Arenal has been dormant since 2010, the National Park is a beautiful place full of wildlife.

Arenal National Park is Best For

Affordable Backpackers Families With Children Students A View To Die For Nature Wildlife

Directions to Arenal National Park

Arenal National Park is located 80 miles north of  San Jose and was once home to the most active volcano in Costa Rica before it 'went to sleep' in early 2010. Volcano Arenal used to display lava flows and ash clouds most of the year but now it rarely offers a plume of smoke from its perfectly shaped cone although it could 'wake up' at any time. Don't let the fact that Arenal went dormant dissuade you from visiting the area or the park. There is a lot to see and experience including miles of hiking trails, dramatic views and a plethora of wildlife all overlooking primary forest and Lake Arenal. Birders will stay busy trying to find the over 840 species of birds that have been identified in the park, and those seeking to soak in hot springs will find there are many options in the area.
Near the volcano, you will find an auditorium and an exhibition hall that holds informative history and details about this wonder of nature. Arenal attracts so many visitors to its area so there are many options in accommodations, restaurants, tours, and transportation.  If your view of Arenal is by boat, 4 wheelers or hiking the many trails, you will not be disappointed.

Facts about Arenal National Park
Area - 30,000  acres
Max. Elevation - 5,436 feet Volcano Summit
Temperature - Ranges from 75ºF (in the high altitudes) to 90ºF
Precipitation - up to 200 inches annual average
Location - Guanacaste Province, North Pacific Region
Date of Creation - 6 November 1991
Arenal National Park is part of the Arenal Tiliran Conservation area
National Reserves and Refuges around Arenal National Park include Curi Cancha Refuge, Alberto Manuel Brenes Biological Reserve, and  Penas Blancas Refuge.

Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna Costa Rica , Cloud Forest Region View Larger Map

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