hiking Arenal Volcano National Park


Arenal Volcano National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal) is a Costa Rican national park in the central part of the country …

The park encompasses the Arenal Volcano, which “was” the most active in the country, which had previously been believed to be dormant until a major eruption in 1968. …

The park also contains a second volcano, Chato, whose crater contains a lagoon. It is also called Cerro Chato (literally Mount Chato) as it has been inactive for around 3500 years …


Arenal map

Looks great. Unfortunately I got rained out May 9th, 2015. May is the start of the rainy season. 😦

The most popular trails are short day hikes. Perhaps 4 miles in total.

jungle section
jungle section

It’s been mostly inactive since 2010. Might remain dormant state for the next 600 or 800 years.

Independent hikers still manage to get lost.

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