Arenal Volcano National Park

by Daved Brosche on September 19, 2008

by Daved Brosche | September 19th, 2008  

Volcanoes…just the thought of them sends a thrill down the spine. Witness for yourself the beauty and majesty of the world’s most active volcano. Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica houses two volcanoes. The namesake, Arenal Volcano, had is last major eruption in 1968 and for the last 9 years has allowed lava to flow from it’s bowels. Chato, the dormant one, is situated right in the middle of the forest with a lonely green lake filling its crater.

Not only does this national park boast two incredible volcanoes but also amazing rivers, spectacular waterfalls, and an area of hot springs that will take your breath away. Arenal Volcano National Park also houses a few of the world’s extraordinary species of animals. Howler monkey’s, jaguars, sloth and pumas, to name a few, all make this Costa Rican National Park their home.

When planning to visit Arenal Volcano National Park, take a few moments to decide where it is you would like to lay your head. Just in the Arenal area alone are several beautiful properties from which to choose. Listed below are just a few of the options available:

  • Arenal Kioro
  • Arenal Manoa
  • Arenal Lodge
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge

If you’re more of a seasoned traveler, Costa Rica is also home to several world class hotels from which to choose. Some of those options are:

  • Britannia Hotel
  • Clarion Hotel Amon Plaza
  • Colonial Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel, Spa & Casino

Costa Rica offers many different types of accommodations for the convenience of all travelers. Other costs may include:

Park Admission $6.00
An 8 day 7 night adventure package for two can be purchased for approximately $900/person.

During your excursion through the Arenal Volcano National Park, you may choose to stop by the Museum of Vulcanicity to expose your mind to interesting facts about Volcanoes or stop by the the Arenal Observatory to witness for yourself the many faces of the volcano as it errupts.

Treat yourself to the spectacular beauty of Costa Rica in all it’s glory and visit Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica.

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Rob Greenwood September 23, 2008 at 1:49 pm
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I spent 4 days in Arenal and 4 weeks in Monteverde and the whole area is magical. Waking up in the morning and seeing a live volcano towering above you really is a unique experience I will never forget.

There is so much to do in the area from excursions, extreme sports, learning Spanish and I took advantage of a lot of them – here are my recommendations.

Monteverde – Night Trek (all hotels will organise)
Monteverde – Zip Lining (again, all hotels will organise bu try and go with the Extreme Zip Line company).
Monteverde – Spanish Language School – fantastic one here (http://www.viaspanish.com/Learn-Spanish-in-Costa-Rica.html)

Arenal – the hike to see the lava – superb!

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