Home

Ulysses

Travel Better Enjoy More

Share

Parque Nacional Arenal

Home » Destination Guides - Countries » Costa Rica » Parque Nacional Arenal

Publicité

The Arenal Volcano is the archetypical erupting volcano: its elegant, conical form makes it stand out from the neighbouring mountains, and it is not part of the mountain range. With an altitude of 1633 metres, it can be spotted easily from all directions, most particularly from the west, with Lake Arenal in the foreground. It is also the image of a "real" volcano because it is one of the most active in the world.

In 1994, 12,016 hectares were added to the Area de Conservación Arenal, which was then renamed Parque Nacional Arenal. The park was created to protect the region and inform the public about this very active volcano.

Most visitors to the park go to the Mirador observation point, about 1.3 kilometres from the entrance. It is accessible via a footpath or by car, and there is parking available. Since this observation point is at the foot of the volcano, it is probably the best place to see, hear and feel the volcano's power. From here, you can see the lava that flows to the base of the mountain, destroying everything in its path. On some days, ash explodes from the top of the volcano. And don't be startled if you feel the earth shaking and hear a loud rumbling, as though the Arenal wanted to demonstrate its power and destructive force.

 


To learn more, Ulysses suggests...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Map $CAD18.95
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Map $CAD12.95

 


 

Publicité

 

Canadian Destinations: Alberta  British Columbia  Manitoba  New Brunswick  Ontario  Atlantic Canada  Quebec  Saskatchewan
U.S. Destinations: Boston  Chicago  Honolulu (Hawaii)  Las Vegas  Los Angeles  Miami  New York  Orlando  Phoenix  San Diego  San Francisco
Caribbean Islands: Cuba  Dominican Republic  Havana (Cuba)  Montego Bay (Jamaica)  Nassau (Bahamas)  San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Latin American Destinations: Buenos Aires (Argentina)  Cancun (Mexico)  Costa Rica  Ecuador  Mexico City  Panama City (Panama)
European Destinations: Amsterdam (Netherlands)  Barcelona (Spain)  Lisbon (Portugal)  London (England)  Paris (France)  Rome (Italy)
Asian Destinations: Bali (Indonesia)  Bangkok (Thailand)  Beijing (China)  Delhi (India)  Hong Kong  Mumbai (India)  Osaka (Japan)  Tokyo (Japan)
Other Destinations: Casablanca (Morocco)  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  Istanbul (Turkey)  Sydney (Australia)  Tunisia  Auckland (New Zealand)  

» Home
» About Us
» Press Coverage and Reviews
» Become an affiliate

» Press Releases
» Advertise on our Web Site
» FAQ

» Confidentiality
» Sales Policy
» Shipping Times

» Free Delivery
» Contact Us

Follow us on :