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Arenal Travel Information

When to Go

The best weather in Arenal and La Fortuna arrives between December and April, and from July to the first week of August. The rainiest months are typically September and October. During the summer months, temperatures around the Arenal Volcano remain in the 80s F. Part of the Costa Rican central mountain range, the area remains delightfully warm year-round.

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

Our 3.5-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.

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

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Fast Facts

Ecotourism is alive and well in Costa Rica, a country that protects nearly 26 percent of its land.

The Arenal Volcano remained silent for nearly 450 years until it erupted on July 29, 1968, creating three distinct craters. Today, the lava flows change direction every six months or so, favoring either the southwest or northwest slopes.


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