At under 4,000 years old, Volcan Arenal is the youngest volcanic mountain in Costa Rica. Presumed extinct before a 1968 earthquake re-awakened it, the mountain produced regular, low-level eruptions, before quieting again in 2012.
These Strombolian events were often accompanied by low rumbles, ash plumes, and spectacular ejections of glowing rock and cinder.
Although the volcano is now dormant, the surrounding area is still well worth visiting. Attractions include verdant forests, abundant wildlife, and soothing hot springs.
Active Leisure Travel Adventure
Whitewater rafting, horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, zip-line canopy tours, fishing, paddleboarding, and caving trips are available.
Arenal is approximately 3.5 hours from either international airport, San Jose or Liberia. Arenal can be visited year-round, but the sunniest months are December through April.
Short regional flights connect Arenal to several domestic airfields. Driving is another option.
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