Things to Do in Arenal, Costa Rica

In the Northern region of the second-most populous province in Costa Rica, Alajuela, you will find the small town of La Fortuna.

At a whopping 1700 meters, Arenal volcano is one of the largest volcanoes in all of Costa Rica. Many people flock to Arenal to marvel at the beauty of this geological spectacle.

With its perfectly conical slopes, and bountiful lowland rainforests all around, the region of Arenal and La Fortuna is one of Costa Rica’s top tourist destinations.

Arenal Volcano National Park

To optimize your visit to the National Park, it is worth considering booking a guided tour with a specialist naturalist. 


Lake Arenal

The largest lake in Costa Rica, there is a wealth of activities on offer here, from kayaking and fishing to cycling and hiking.


Hot Springs

Underground thermal vents heat the water, which bubbles to the surface to form the world-famous Arenal Hot Springs.


La Fortuna Waterfall

The way is paved with over 500 steps. Unlike some of the other excursions around Arenal, the hike only lasts 15 minutes, each way.


Mistico Hanging Bridges

Located between two different ecosystems, highland, and lowland rainforest, you will be fully immersed in the wondrous world of the two.


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