Arenal Volcano Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Arenal Volcano Trail is a 3.2 kilometer out and back trail located near San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
3.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
74 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

walking
3 months ago

This short trail is honestly not worth the $15/person admission fee. I would have rated it three stars if it were not for the unbearable crowds. We got there right as the gates opened, but the trail was soon overrun with loud tour groups. We found that we were more likely to see interesting wildlife by simply walking along the side of the road. If you are an avid hiker and want to see an interesting volcanic area, I highly recommend Rincon over Arenal.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy and leisurely. Recommend good shoes if you plan on going to the lava area (just a bunch of rocks).

birding
4 months ago

Very straightforward trail with a great viewpoint of the Arenal Volcano. Most days have low visibility, so keep that in mind. Great wildlife viewing opportunities on the trail as well. Very beautiful!

hiking
6 months ago

Very easy hike. You'll get a nice view of the Volcano. at the top as well as the lava flow paths from the past (look more rocky than anything)

Easy and beautiful views

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
10 months ago