National Park Arenal Volcano

The imposing Arenalal Volcano is undeniable and this is the first thing we think of when visiting La Fortuna of San Carlos, where this natural wonder is located.

Whoever visits this protected area should not miss, in addition, the lava flows that came down in 1992, the impressive ceiba tree with more than 400 years old and the trails along an extensive and authentic rainforest, where you can appreciate the wildlife and resources that the park protects.

Also, with each visit you contribute directly to the conservation of natural resources, as 100% of the entrance fee goes to the National Parks Fund, which is used in solidarity to finance all protected areas in the country.
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The Arenal Volcano National Park (PNVA) was created on September 30, 1991. This area is of great importance for the conservation of the local water regime, which guarantees the constant supply of water to the Arenal reservoir and nearby human settlements. It also considers the scenic beauty and volcanic activity, which are important tourist attractions for regional development, economic activity and the contribution to the national electrification system.

Services: Drinking water, parking, viewpoint, lunch area, restrooms, among others.

Services: Drinking water, parking, viewpoint, lunch area, restrooms, among others.


Heliconias Trail: Covered with vegetation, it is 610 meters long, flat and narrow, and from there you can see the crater.
Coladas Trail: It is a 1.7 km flat trail from where you can see the volcanic cone, Lake Arenal and the Tilarán mountain range.
El Ceibo Trail: It is relatively flat and is 2.3 km long. Here you can observe the large Ceiba pentandra tree.
Viewpoint to the volcanic cone: It is 1.5 km from the entrance control house and from there you can see the Arenal Volcano.
Investment in the La Peninsula area: Currently, a gift store, a small cafeteria, a trail for people with reduced mobility and a viewing platform at the end of the La Peninsula trail, from where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunsets in the area of Lake Arenal, are being designed and built.