About Arenal

Volcanoes will always be a subject of fascination. That’s why when the Arenal volcano became active in 1968 the area was inundated with tourists. To accommodate this new industry Costa Rica has steadily developed the region so thrill-seekers from around the world can find what they need to be comfortable here.

 And while the volcano is to this day a wonder that must be seen, Arenal offers much more to entice visitors and ex-pats alike. From the sparkling waters in hidden volcanic lakes to the mists of tropical cloud forests, Arenal enchants like few other places in the world. It is uniquely positioned in the mountains and circled by now dormant volcanoes, making it a must-see for every visitor to Costa Rica.

 Arenal lies in the shadow of volcanoes in the middle of fertile lowlands. The breathtaking landscape is a hundred shades of green in every direction. The flatness of the region makes it a perfect starting point for trekking adventures, hikes up the mountainside, or to area waterfalls.

 Of course, one of the most popular day trips for exploration is to Arenal volcano itself. Rising an impressive 5,437 feet above sea level, it was formed thousands of years ago when it erupted for the first time. It lay dormant for hundreds of years before erupting in the late 1960s. it remained active until 2010 when it quietly fell asleep. Part of the fascination is wondering when Arenal will awaken once more.

 Trekking to the top of Arenal volcano you’ll find a sparkling lake inside. It generates hydroelectric power for Arenal city and the surrounding area.

 More outdoor adventures await once you conquer the volcano. Hiking through the canopy to the cloud forests is an unforgettable experience. Once you’re there be sure to take a zipline to the bottom for a burst of adrenaline.

 There is something for everyone here no matter your taste: relax tubing in local rivers or discovering hot springs. Spend the day fishing lakeside or trekking across hanging bridges. Take a leisurely horseback ride in the lush tropical forest as native birds sing from the treetops. For the more adventurous, thrills await as you spelunk into underground caves or repel beside the cascading waters of a secluded waterfall.

 Local tourism companies offer packages that introduce you to the local population and Costa Rican culture. Learn how to cook local dishes, visit an area farm and pick your own organic produce, or sit in with local bands.

 Arenal is one of the most popular destinations for ex-pats looking to relax and meet new people as well as those looking to have new adventures. Life here can be as soothing or as thrilling as you wish it to be.

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