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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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!
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  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours Active 4 hours ago
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Explorer +4 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours12 From US$ 195 View Tour
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Private Arenal Fortuna Waterfall & 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 4 hours ago
  • Activities Hiking & Hot springs +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours12 From US$ 185 View Tour
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  • Sep 20
  • Sep 21
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Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest

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Would go back again.
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  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 6 hours ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
  • Activities Nature and bush walks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +5 more
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  • Age Range2+ years old
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Combination Tour: La Fortuna in one Day

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8 hour hiking trip 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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Nocturnal Experience & Costa Rican Dinner

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4 hour natural landmarks sightseeing trip through La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Read More
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  • 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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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 4 hours ago
  • Activities Rafting & Zip lining +5 more
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  • Age Range6+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,225 View Tour
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Arenal Volcano National Park & Arenal Lake

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4 hour hiking tour 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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Eco Adventure Trip in Costa Rica (Best seller!)

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  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 6 hours ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
  • Activities Rafting & Natural landmarks sightseeing +7 more
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  • Age Range12+ years old
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Costa Rica Family Vacation

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  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 6 hours ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
  • Activities Volcanoes & National parks +6 more
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  • Age Range2+ years old
days06 From US$ 1,445 View Tour
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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 19 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort, Hut & Lodge
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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 4 hours ago
  • Activities Hot springs & Horseback riding
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  • Age Range8+ years old
hours12 From US$ 215 View Tour
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Discover Costa Rica

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Bird-Watching Tour Around Lake Arenal

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4 hour bird watching trip through Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna. Read More
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  • Operator Costa Rica Itinerary
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  • Anonymous
  • From Costa Rica
“Oldemar and his team are amazing. This package was wonderful including mostly private transports, awesome staff at all tours and hotels. I totally enjoyed the high intensity outdoor events. (Many not the night zip lining for novices). The guide was terrific though and I made it though. I would definitely recommend this package and company. The 9 day package was just as impressive as the 15 day one was for Jamie. CR does tourism right!”
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  • Matthias Henze
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“The trip, our first to CR, was amazing and went very smoothly. Thanks for your great organization! The guides we had were outstanding, and we saw so many beautiful things. Time to plan our next trip to CR!”
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  • Jamie McGinnis
“I cannot say enough about Oldemar and his team. We bought our plane tickets and thats it! They handled everything else for 15 days!!! We visited Tamarindo, Monteverde, La Fortuna, Arenal, Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo and San Jose. We were there in rainy season, and had private van transfers to each location. Oldemar, Pablo, and Oscar were especially amazing Costa Ricans, and we met countless others. We had dozens of transfers, adventure boat rides, excursions, day and night hikes, horseback rides to waterfalls, nature hikes, zip lines, hanging bridges, and a special late night trip to watch the giant sea turtles lay their eggs. Amazing!!! CRs are very proud that their teachers and professors are their army, since theyve had no military in over 70 years. Education and health care are free. They have between 3-6% of the worlds biodiversity - birds, snakes, frogs, monkeys, sloths, and so many more. Pay attention that the rainy season means it rains (sometimes HARD) and is very humid! What a wonderful trip!! You can trust this company 1000%”
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“thanks Jamie for such a great review. it is great to know that you enjoyed the trip from start to end .. This kind of comment keep us improving day by day to provide the visitors with the best services. Thank you for letting us be part of your experience ..Pura vida !!”

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.