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Arenal Vacations

Any vacation in the Arenal area of Costa Rica includes the ever-present Arenal Volcano, lush forests and cascading waterfalls of the Guanacaste Province.

Region: Costa Rica

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge

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Featured Arenal Hotel

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa

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Enjoy a spectacular setting at the base of the Arenal Volcano, amid the Tabacon Hot Springs.

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Overview

Once considered dormant, the Arenal volcano proved everyone wrong in 1968 when it suddenly erupted. Since then, the region has become one of Costa Rica’s hottest attractions. From its perfectly formed cone-shape to its majestic forests and waterways, the Arenal Volcano is considered one of the world’s most stunning volcanoes, dormant or active. Formed more than 7,000 years ago, the volcano still towers above the lush countryside at 5,437 feet.

The nearby man-made Lake Arenal offers stunning views of the Arenal Volcano. The town of Nuevo Arenal was created along the lush northeast shore of Lake Arenal to house some of the region’s local inhabitants.

Soothing hot springs pepper the landscape, warmed by the geothermal activities of the volcano.  Other indigenous creatures, such as monkeys, sloths and parrots, continue to find their own homes amid the myriad forests and waterfalls of the sublime Arenal region.

What To Do

Hike amidst the lava trails and forests of Arenal Volcano National Park.

Soak in the region’s many natural hot springs.

Kayak or take a romantic sunset cruise on Arenal Lake. Ride a 4x4 jeep into La Fortuna’s stunning rainforest and rappel down the picturesque La Fortuna Waterfall.

Go horseback riding through the mountains or explore a mysterious underground cave.

Walk on hanging bridges more than 70m high and be dazzled by abundant flora and fauna amid lush green forests with views of Arenal Volcano.