Standing proud and sometimes angry, Arenal Volcano towers into the sky at 1,657 metres and is the centre piece of Arenal Volcano National Park. Situated between the Guanacaste and Tilaran mountain ranges, Arenal Volcano is located near the town of La Fortuna — 140 kilometres north of San Jose. The volcano is situated inside the national park which is further surrounded by the massive Arenal Conservation Area which is home to another sixteen protected areas.

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Arenal Volcano Trip

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This is an absolutely incredible tour -- our guide Jason was both very informative and very helpful. ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Eco Terra Costa Rica
  • Activities Hiking & National parks +5 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours3.5 From US$ 65 View Tour
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  • Dec 04
  • Dec 05
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Private La Fortuna Waterfall & Hot Springs

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On this day trip you will visit Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna and San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Hiking & Hot springs +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours12 From US$ 185 View Tour
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  • Dec 05
  • Dec 06
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Private Arenal Volcano, Hanging Bridges & Hot Springs

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Tour was amazing, safe driving, learned so much, it was so fun. Very professional but relaxed!
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Hot springs & Hiking +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours12 From US$ 195 View Tour
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  • Dec 05
  • Dec 06
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Combination Tour: La Fortuna in one Day

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8 hour hiking tour through La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Eco Terra Costa Rica
  • Activities Hiking & National parks +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range8+ years old
hours08 From US$ 204 View Tour
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  • Dec 04
  • Dec 05
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Rainforest Lovers' Tour in Costa Rica

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9 day trekking trip in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and Arenal Volcano National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Trekking & Rainforest and jungle visits +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Bus, Boat, Jeep, Train & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range1+ years old
days09 From US$ 1,995 View Tour
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  • Dec 08
  • Dec 09
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Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest

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  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 13 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Nature and bush walks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
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  • Age Range2+ years old
days05 From US$ 731 View Tour
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Nocturnal Experience & Costa Rican Dinner

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4 hour natural landmarks sightseeing tour through La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Eco Terra Costa Rica
  • Activities Natural landmarks sightseeing & Nature and bush walks +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours04 From US$ 69 View Tour
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  • Dec 04
  • Dec 05
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Eco Adventure Trip in Costa Rica (Best seller!)

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Best bang for your buck! It was amazing and everything was planned out perfectly. The hotels, the tr ...
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  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 13 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Rafting & Natural landmarks sightseeing +7 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
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  • Age Range12+ years old
days09 From US$ 1,430 View Tour
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  • Dec 13
  • Dec 14
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Arenal Volcano National Park & Arenal Lake

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4 hour hiking trip through La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Read More
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  • Operator Eco Terra Costa Rica
  • Activities Hiking & Local boat rides +5 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours04 From US$ 89 View Tour
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  • Dec 04
  • Dec 05
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Jungle & Islands Expedition

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Everything was booked ahead of time, we didn't have to worry about hotels, transportation, or food ( ...
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  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Rafting & Zip lining +5 more
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  • Transport Bus & Boat
  • Age Range6+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,225 View Tour
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  • Dec 06
  • Dec 07
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Costa Rica Family Vacation

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Excellent guides, well planned, prompt and professionals
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  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 13 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Volcanoes & National parks +6 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Ferry & Boat
  • Age Range2+ years old
days06 From US$ 1,445 View Tour
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  • Dec 05
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Central American Journey

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17 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour through Antigua, Copan, Suchitoto and 7 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 minutes ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Bird watching +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort, Hut & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle, Ferry & Taxi
  • Age Range15+ years old
days17 From US$ 1,780 US$ 1,424
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Private Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding and Hot Springs

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On this day trip you will visit Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna and San Jose. Read More
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  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Hot springs & Horseback riding +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range8+ years old
hours12 From US$ 215 View Tour
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  • Dec 05
  • Dec 06
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Discover Costa Rica

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Beautiful Costa Rica tour with an amazing and passionate guide who expertly led us through the diffe ...
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  • Operator Exodus Travels Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Wildlife & Marine wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Villa
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  • Age Range16+ years old
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  • Richard Harris
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“A fantastic trip to a wonderful country. Hotels were all excellent. Everything worked very smoothly,with everything on time. Everyone extremely friendly. Just wish we could have stayed longer”
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  • Anonymous
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“Best bang for your buck! It was amazing and everything was planned out perfectly. The hotels, the transfers and excursions were amazing and unforgettable!”
Fantastic time in Caribbean coast and La Fortuna!
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  • Zainab Hakim
  • From USA
“We had a great time and liked every place and activity that was part of the trip. The transfers were well coordinated and always on time. Most hotel accommodations were good and location was central to other activities. We were able to customize the itinerary to include Caribbean coast which was also really nice!”

Arenal Volcano - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

On clear days, the symmetrical cone of Arenal Volcano is visible for miles and up until 2010, the volcano offered spectacular volcanic shows at night. Since then, the volcano has been quiet. Also within the national park is the older Chato Volcano towering into the sky some 1,100. 

The Arenal Volcano National Park is a natural wonderland of native fauna, flora and wildlife of the region. Once you throw in some natural hot springs; waterfalls and numerous hiking trails, you know you are in a special place. As you wander the extensive circuit of trails, you witness fabulous scenery of ancient lava flows and secondary growth forests. A large majority of the native 850 bird species reside within the national park including the endangered resplendent quetzal and wildlife sightings range from white-faced capuchin monkeys to deer, coati and tapirs. Your eyes will feast on gorgeous plant life too, including heliconias, bromeliads and hundreds of orchid species.

Tour Highlights

  • No trip to Costa Rica would be complete without relaxing in one of the thermal springs near the Arenal volcano. The geothermal water gets heated underground and retunrs to the surface laden with minerals.
  • Go boating or fishing on Lake Arenal which supplies 12% of the country’s electricity.
  • Hike or ride on a horseback to La Fortuna waterfall and take your swim suit.
  • Try an exhilarating zipline tour or walk through the lush canopy on a series of hanging bridges.

Travel Tips

  • The only place to stay within the park boundaries is the Arenal Observation Lodge and Spa. You can get a spectacular view of Arenal by climbing “The Nest”, an observation tower located within the Lodge.
  • La Fortuna has a plethora of accommodations from camping to hostels to spa resorts. 
  • Arenal Volcano National Park is a 3-hour trip from Liberia or San Jose. You can also find a variety of half and full-day excursions from the Guanacaste region.
  • Expect crowds during high season (December to mid-May). This is the most visited volcano in Costa Rica.