We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

Features Animals
Closed Now: 08:00 - 16:00
Open today: 08:00 - 16:00
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Arenal Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
From US$30,00*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Arenal Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
From US$30,00*
BOOK A TOUR
1 347
All photos (1 347)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lava flow”(95 reviews)
“national park”(86 reviews)
“arenal volcano”(129 reviews)
About
This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
from US$141,00
More Info
from US$65,00
More Info
from US$141,00
More Info
Reviews (1 714)
Filter reviews
1 045 results
Traveller rating
514
314
152
48
17
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
514
314
152
48
17
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lava flow national park arenal volcano ceiba tree costa rica nice hike viewing area the loop per person easy hike main trail lookout point short hike hot springs clear view entrance fee san jose
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1 045 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a tour to Arenal Volcano hike in the afternoon session. The walk itself is not really difficult. This volcano hike is not on the Volcano itself. It's only to the viewport. Along the path, we saw few snakes and passed by filming location of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aph1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked here for a morning with my girlfriend. Fun little hike up to the lava flow trail and the lookout (mirador, trail unlabeled but marked with yellow markers). You can also walk to the Ceiba tree which is gigantic and has survived numerous eruptions from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mattrM892ZL
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I went to the viewpoint as part of a tour. It initially was hidden from view from fog but it cleared up for beautiful views of the volcano. If you go to Fortuna it’s worth a stop to look at.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jmccoy2008
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We were lucky as the sky was clear and we were able to enjoy beautiful views of the volcano. There are two zones to visit, Peninsula Zone and Volcano Zone. The ticket is USD 15 per foreigner and you receive Nothing in exchange, just a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This year was our second time visiting the volcano. My mom and I had visited in November of 2015 and at that time we were able to see the volcano with a bright sunny day it was very clear. On our recent visit the weather...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jataniam
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

You need a tour guide to see this volcano to understand about the eruption and what has happened to the area after the eruption to present day. There are walks you can take, but they can be an hour to 3 hours. Or you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank A7530RJjulieh
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

If a national park charges entrance fees of $15 per head, I do expect something in return. After all, most national parks in other parts of the world are free for the public to enjoy! The Arenal Volcano National Park is an utter disappointment. You...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Dubaier_2012
Reviewed 25 August 2018

First things first. There is no need to hire a guide to visit the national park. It is just a short ride from La Fortuna. The main road out of La Fortuna (142) is fine, but the side road (Calle Real el Castillo) leading to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank luv4phood
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We did the trek. It was a nice hike. The bridges were nice to stop and take in the rainforest. The on-site restaurant was also great. Good food with wonderful views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sweet_deenie
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Spent 50 usd to enter with no views of the volcano, crappy roads and no hikes of less than 3 miles. Not worth the money or car ride

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sandra A
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 65 nearby hotels
Hotel Fuego Arenal
14 reviews
3.79 km away
Linda Vista Hotel
802 reviews
3.91 km away
Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
4 038 reviews
3.96 km away
Hotel Castillo del Arenal
277 reviews
4.43 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 204 nearby restaurants
La Ventanita
212 reviews
4.46 km away
Pizza John's Jardin Escondido
522 reviews
4.96 km away
La Mesa de Mama
118 reviews
4.23 km away
Howlers Bar & Grill
112 reviews
4.66 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 191 nearby attractions
Ecoglide Arenal Park
1 125 reviews
.00 km away
Arenal View Theme Park
49 reviews
.00 km away
Ecoterra Costa Rica
583 reviews
.41 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Silvie O
15 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Ikaempfe | Reviewed this property |
It was not cold at all . when i went i did not require a jacket it was in end of month of Mai.
0
Votes
ShariTelAviv
17 January 2018|
Answer
Response from Mireya B | Reviewed this property |
It think the walk inside the park is nice.
0
Votes