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 develop...

Arenal Costa Rica Condos for Sale

Arenal Volcano is situated about 55 miles northwest of San Jos Costa Rica s capital Many tourists fly into San Jos and then drive there as it is a very popular tourist destination The cone shaped Arenal volcano is a mile high with a crater that spans 460 ft Dormant for at least 400 years Arenal erupted in 1968 and was active until 2010 There was little danger of another major eruption similar to that of 1968 but the volcano has several minor eruptions throughout the day and night which send lava running down its flanks making for spectacular viewing unless the volcano was wreathed in fog which it must be said happens on a regular basis during the rainy season from November to May The months from January through April were typically the best times to visit this area when volcano viewing was on the agenda Although visits from those who loved to watch active volcanoes has tapered off there s a great deal more to do here Condos for sale in Arenal Costa Rica are therefore quite popular purchases as tourists come from all over the world regardless of the season

Condos for Sale in Arenal Costa Rica

Resorts and vacation lodges can be found in the foothills of the volcano which is part of Arenal Voclano National Park Arenal condos can be found in the nearby towns or small cities such as La Fortuna or Nuevo Arenal Tourists don t only come here to see the volcano there is excellent wind surfing on Lake Arenal a man made lake which was created in 1979 as part of a hydroelectric project to provide electricity to the surrounding area The lake and the nearby volcano are part of a rainforest ecosystem and there are hundreds of species of birds and mammals including jaguars tapirs The famous quetzal bird can be seen here The rainy season from November to May can make volcano viewing problematic at times but it is the ideal time to come wind surfing on the lake

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