Arenal VolcanoApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Moderate

The Arenal Volcano, the only volcano in Costa Rica who is active since 1968, is producing huge ash columns, explosions, & glowing red lava almost everyday. A perfect cone, Volcán Arenal at 1633 m (5356 ft) is one of the most well known active volcanoes worldwide. The degree of activity vaires from week to week. Sometimes it placidly glows in the dark and other times sends incandescent rocks and lava into the air. The best views are from the western or northern side. The park has few facilities and no camping is permitted. The best base from which to explore the park is the quaint town of La Fortuna de San Carlos.