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Top things to do in Arenal Volcano National Park

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Proyecto Asis (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close... more » Owner description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close to La Fortuna. Wild animals which have been found wounded, forsaken or are rescued from the black market by the local forest rangers are brought here. Those that cannot be released are used within our educational programs. In order to finance our shelter, we offer daily tours and volunteer activities. Schedules: Monday to Saturday at 8:30 am or at 1:00 pm. Sundays Closed. Easy access facilities and trails for all ages. « less
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Arenal Mundo Aventura (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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La Fortuna Waterfall (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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$75* and up
Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ecocentro Danaus (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Owner description: El Ecocentro Danaus es una Reserva Biologica donde se desarrollan programas de conservacion, capacitacion, educacion... more » Owner description: El Ecocentro Danaus es una Reserva Biologica donde se desarrollan programas de conservacion, capacitacion, educacion ambiental y produccion sostenible. Cuenta con senderos a traves de un bosque secundario, donde es posible observar en su habitad natural a una gran variedad de plantas y animales. Uno de los principales atractivos del lugar es el zoocriadero de mariposas, con un sitio especial para la exhibicion de larvas, pupas y huevos, en donde reproducimos cerca de 30 diferentes especies de mariposas diurnas. En el Ecocentro Danaus protegemos una naciente de agua natural declarada como sitio de importancia nacional para la anidacion y observacion de colonias de aves acuaticas, asi como caimanes, basiliscos, iguanas, anfibios, entre otros. « less
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
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Tabacon Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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$130* and up
Ranked #6 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Spas; Outdoors
Owner description: Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa... more » Owner description: Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens. « less
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Go Adventure Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Other
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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #9 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Volcanos; Outdoors
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Paradise Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #10 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Outdoors
Owner description: Paradise Hot Springs is a Geo-Thermal Water Resort that combines nature's natural mineral waters, heated and mineralized by... more » Owner description: Paradise Hot Springs is a Geo-Thermal Water Resort that combines nature's natural mineral waters, heated and mineralized by the Arenal Volcano Magma Calderon. Enjoy different types of hydrommassage, 13 diferent types of natural minerals, underwater ergonomics,calm music, and tropical lush environments, all to help you create experiences of total relaxation.Discover the place where "Water meets Relaxation". « less
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Wood and Art Gallery (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Located on the road to Fortuna Waterfalls, 2Km from Fortuna town.
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$99* and up
Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Bridges; Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: Experience the rainforest through an amazing hike and the incredible hanging bridges close to the arenal volcano, offering... more » Owner description: Experience the rainforest through an amazing hike and the incredible hanging bridges close to the arenal volcano, offering bird watching and natural history tours. « less
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Lake Arenal (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #13 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: The Butterfly Conservatory is a Nature Regeneration Project dedicated to the preservation, growth, and study of the... more » Owner description: The Butterfly Conservatory is a Nature Regeneration Project dedicated to the preservation, growth, and study of the rainforest; with focus on butterflies and other tropical rainforest species, such as insects, frogs, lizards, fish, and plants of the Arenal region of Costa Rica. The project has now grown to contain the largest exhibition of butterflies in Costa Rica, and is a learning center for understanding the butterfly life-cycle and incredible metamorphosis experience. « less
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Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #15 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park, Trails & Gardens Preserve within its 400... more » Owner description: GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park, Trails & Gardens Preserve within its 400 Acre-Property. It is the closest property to the Extinct Cerro Chato Volcano, its Crater's Green Lagoon and the Fortuna Waterfall. There is a $10 Fee charge at the GreenLagoon InfoCenter or at the GreenLagoon Lodge to take this Hiking Tour. Parking facilities at no cost are available at the lodge. The Trails also lead to the Wildlife and Rainforest Preserve within the 400-Acre private property. You will have magnificent Views to Mountains, Arenal Volcano and the Valley of San Carlos here. If you decide to hike to the summit of Cerro Chato, the Lagoon or to the view point of Arenal Volcano at the summit, you will do it under your own risk and responsibility. « less
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #16 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Other
Owner description: At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a whole new way, where beautiful frogs, birds,... more » Owner description: At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a whole new way, where beautiful frogs, birds, reptiles, and their natural habitats will have the starring role.We are located in a section of the tropical rainforest, at the base of the Arenal Volcano, home to a large quantity of species which, with the help of our guides, will give you a new way to view and enjoy these impressive, complex worlds. « less
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Arenal Eco Zoo (El Castillo)
Ranked #17 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Science Museums; Zoos/Aquariums
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Book a Tour
$130* and up
Ranked #18 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: National Parks; Volcanos; Outdoors
This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
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Ranked #19 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
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Termales Los Laureles (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #20 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Water Parks; Other
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Las Termalitas de Arenal (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #21 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
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Bosque Nuboso El Cocora (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #23 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Owner description: Costa Rica Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization based in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, that helps rescue, care, and place... more » Owner description: Costa Rica Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization based in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, that helps rescue, care, and place homeless dogs from Costa Rica into loving homes. At Costa Rica Dog Rescue we are always in need of volunteers! We offer morning and afternoon volunteer programs where you can walk, play, and spend time with our dogs, as well as assist with the care of our facilities. « less
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The Motmot Jungle (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #24 of 24 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: In an environment full of flora and fauna in a primary rainforest, you will find one of the most beautiful places to visit in... more » Owner description: In an environment full of flora and fauna in a primary rainforest, you will find one of the most beautiful places to visit in La Fortuna near to the Arenal Volcano.The Motmot Jungle & Mabewa Butterfly Garden!! Here, you will find trails in and out of the rainforest and the best Butterfly Garden area having the opportunity to observe mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and most colorful butterflies of Costa Rica recognized, within these, the Morpho Butterfly that has large size and striking color for visitors. We have a great offer for all those who visit us, an incoming package to Arenal Hanging Bridges and The Motmot Jungle & Mabewa Butterfly Garden in the same entrance price of Arenal Hanging Bridges, obtaining not only the opportunity to see animals in our facilities but also in the Arenal Hanging Bridges for one price. Call us or email us, we will be more than happy to help you! Your satisfaction is our passion! « less
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