Arenal Volcano Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is home to over 60 volcanoes. Most are dormant or extinct, but there are still a few active volcanoes is the small land mass that is Costa Rica. My personal favorite is Arenal. Arenal is located in the town of La Fortuna. Arenal is arguably the most popular volcano in Costa Rica. The volcano is currently in a resting period, but it is famous for the dramatic lava eruptions that are visible by the naked eye.
There are lots of fun activities in La Fortuna. The area around Arenal offers hiking, white water rafting, zip line tours, fishing tours on Lake Arenal, ATV tours, hanging bridge hikes, waterfall tours, and more. The natural hot springs are one of the most popular attractions in the area. You will find multiple destinations to visit offering everything from family based hot springs with waterslides to romantic hot springs available by reservation only.
I always have guests who are interested in renting a beach front home or hotel but also want to check out Arenal volcano. La Fortuna is only a couple of hours from San Jose so I always recommend spending a couple of days there on your way to or from the vacation rentals that we offer in Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, and Playa Hermosa. The drive from the mountains out to the beach is beautiful or you can fly on one of the domestic airlines to reach your destination faster.
Costa Rica is a small country. The fact that you can wake up in the high mountains next to a volcano and then head out to a beautiful beach town and watch the sunset from your luxury vacation rental is pretty special. If you are interested in more information or recommendations on places to stay please contact us today.