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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

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Opens in 6 min: 08:00 - 16:00
Open today: 08:00 - 16:00
Arenal Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
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Arenal Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
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This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jatania M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Dubaier_2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank luv4phood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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

1  Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This is something you need to see when you visit La Fortuna. The vulcano is super beautiful especially when you come closer. Try to get a guide because this will give you the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Vulcano and Costa...More

2  Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Wow! This is such a beautiful park! We drove around the other sector first, but the Peninsula Sector is where it's worth spending your time (unless Arenal is in view). The path is so well maintained. The restrooms are very nice and clean. I loved...More

Thank Bridget W
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Hiked around the lower part of the volcano. Wound up being a 4 mile hike, but it was very easy. Not a lot of elevation gain unless you wanted to check out the lava flow, then there was a short hike up the side of...More

Thank dh00ple
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you are hoping to see inside a volcano you will be disappointed. You can't get anywhere near the top. In fact, one trail is closed because people have been killed trying to get close to the top. The marked hikes are nice and easy,...More

Thank Lynn W
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Silvie O
15 March 2018|
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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.
17 January 2018|
Response from Mireya B | Reviewed this property |
It think the walk inside the park is nice.