We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 64.00*
and up
Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park
More Info
US$ 62.00*
and up
Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs
More Info
US$ 68.00*
and up
Two Volcano Extreme Hike in La Fortuna
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lava flow” (60 reviews)
“national park” (58 reviews)
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,017)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 704 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove ourself to the National Park and just followed the trails on the map they gave us at the entrance. It was cloudy at first but later on we got a good view of the top of the volcano. The trails are easy to...More

1  Thank YP717
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can park up at the side of the road (just outside the Tabacon resort, tip a guy to keep an eye on the car and then walk to the hot springs - but once you get there be aware - the waters are (i)...More

Thank Active_FamilyUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the volcano hike as part of a full day tour, including the Hanging bridges and waterfall. It was an easy not too strenuous hike up the volcano. Interesting sites, and a knowledgeable guide about the history of the area and how the volcano...More

Thank ExposRock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike was great, espicially because we had a private tour. We booked through Viatour, and it never has failed us. We had an awesome time learning about the history of this active volcano and how the wildlife was impacted by its activities. Our tour...More

Thank paigetravels17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling this area off season you need to be prepared for rain. In my experience the weather forecasts are never precise in this region. A good poncho worked well for us as it also covered our gear and a good waterproof bag for your phone...More

Thank Ida_Was_Here
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place but definitely you need an off road vehicle to drive around the Volcano. Easy walking and family friendly

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the volcano hadnt erupted in 7 years and the walking paths to the old volcanic rock fields werent anything special. However, coupled with mineral springs and some good excursions, a few days in Arenal was worth experiencing.

Thank dbarrett549
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we walked the trails we looked for insects and spiders. We were not disappointed! We even ate some of the local termites. Be careful of the snakes. We found an eyelash pit viper--tiny but dangerous. The climb over the lava rock to get to...More

Thank Niener99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day of our visit was quite cloudy but we managed to take a picture of the volcano. I would like to go back to stay in the area to enjoy everything this area has to offer.

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were picked up at the hotel by our guide, Abelardo (Lalo), who took us on the hike. He was very knowledgeable and pointed out different plants, species, trees, etc. We couldn't see the Volcano as it was rainy. After all, we were in a...More

Thank Sandra S
Nearby Restaurants
Pizza John's Jardin Escondido
462 reviews
5.01 km away
La Ventanita
131 reviews
4.99 km away
Chef Benedict's Steak House
61 reviews
5.73 km away
La Mesa de Mama
94 reviews
4.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Butterfly Conservatory
432 reviews
5.17 km away
Arenal Eco Zoo
204 reviews
5.07 km away
La Gavilana Herbs and Art
82 reviews
5.66 km away
Lake Arenal
1,414 reviews
3.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Stephanie R
23 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from YeovilSarah | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the hotel when you get there - they should have all the info you require.
19 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from MLG1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe it is called the 1962 Trail, or something like that. You do not need a guide. It's about $10 to enter the park. If your goal is a good hike with good views, no guide necessary. We saw very few people with... More
7 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Debdeep R | Reviewed this property |
Light jacket won't be bad, but it is going to be hot and humid. Carry a rain jacket instead. We carried a rain buster jacket something like this (Look for "Columbia Men's Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket" in... More