In a country already well known for its natural beauty and wildlife, Arenal Volcano has made its mark as one of the most breathtaking natural attractions in Costa Rica. One of the most active volcanoes in the world, Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano dazzles visitors with frequent eruptions, molten lava (which is truly a sight to see in the nighttime), and thunderous rumbling. Located within the Arenal Volcano National Park, this behemoth Volcano looms majestically over the surrounding scenery of Lake Arenal and the town of La Fortuna.
Adventurers visiting Costa Rica can hike around the trails in Arenal Volcano National Park, take a high speed zip line canopy tour with Arenal Volcano in the distance, horseback ride, or participate in a variety of eco adventure tours that take place nearby.
In the shadow of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano sits La Fortuna, a quaint and bustling town that is the central hub of culture and activity near the volcano. Located in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica, this charming town offers a host of activities, tours, and sights. Visit the local farmer’s market held on Fridays and pick up some delicious, fresh fruit, vegetables, and Costa Rican cuisine. La Fortuna is a fantastic spot for shopping, and this Costa Rican town is home to a variety of restaurants and bars.
With banks, ATMs, grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, and more, La Fortuna is the perfect home base for any Costa Rica vacation to Arenal Volcano.
Lake Arenal is located within the Arenal National Park of Costa Rica. Thanks to its positioning, Lake Arenal plays an important role in Costa Rica’s sustainable energy production and is the main source of power for the country’s hydroelectricity program. Now spanning an area of 85.5 kilometers, Lake Arenal is three times its original size.
Additionally, when you visit Lake Arenal, you’ll notice an impressive installation of wind turbines. Situated to the south west of Lake Arenal in Tilarán, Guanacaste, these 22 spinning giants belong to Costa Rica’s largest wind farm, which is just another example of Costa Rica’s clean energy sources.
Consistent winds not only make this an excellent location for the production of renewable energy; Costa Rica’s Lake Arenal the perfect spot for windsurfing and kite surfing all year round!
Arenal Hot Springs
Due to Arenal Volcano’s geothermic activity, there are a number of beautiful hot springs in the area surrounding the volcano. After a long day of hiking and exploring La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano National Park, what could be more relaxing than a long soak in a natural Costa Rican hot spring? There are many hot spring facilities to visit in the Arenal and La Fortuna area, and many offer bars, restaurants, and waterslides in addition to their many hot spring pools.