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Best trails in Arenal Volcano National Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Arenal Volcano National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

The Arenal Volcano National Park sits inside the Arenal Conversation Area, which protects 16 different reserves. Located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, this area is diverse in geology and biology. The park has two volcanoes - the Arenal Volcano and the smaller inactive Chato Volcano, which now contains a lagoon inside the collapsed crater. The Arenal Volcano is active and has erupted throughout the years, the most recent being in 2010. The active vent is on the western side of the volcano. Within the national park, there are trails that go through lava fields and forest. Guests should prepare themselves to see a variety of wildlife during their visit, including: a tapir, deer, white-faced monkeys, or snakes. The Arenal Volcano National Park is a beautiful adventurous getaway!

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Map of trails in Arenal Volcano National Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact
506 6394 4995
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Arenal 1968 Volcano Trail
Arenal Volcano National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Beautiful hike along the Yellow 1968 Sendero Bosque / Forest Trail. $16 entry.Show more
#2 - Arenal Volcano Trail
Arenal Volcano National Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 58 m
Note: $15 admission fee.Show more
#3 - Las Aranas Trail
Arenal Volcano National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m