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Arenal Volcano
Today’s Volcanic Activity & Safe Visitation Guidelines

The Arenal Volcano has been one of the main attractions in Costa Rica for years. The lava flows, smoking craters and dramatic explosions made this one of the “must see” locations in Costa Rica. Then, in October of 2010, the Arenal Volcano went quiet.

To keep up accurate information on the situation with Arenal, we spoke to volcanologists that we rely on for this kind of information. This is the most recent information that comes from a trip we took to Arenal. Below is how we were advised:

We are now offering hikes along trails that offer views of the volcano and natural history opportunities in the National Park. These are trails we have not offered in years. There are also new activity options that offer a geologic history tour of the region, where you can learn about Arenal’s explosive past. However, we are strongly discouraging anyone from hiking too high up the mountain side, and definitely from trying to go for the top. If anyone offers you this activity they will tell you it is safe, but because of the danger for a phreatic explosion, this remains untrue.

Important Note: Costa Rica Expeditions guides and drivers will NOT visit high-risk areas and are instructed to keep guests away from them. If a guest insists, he or she is free to arrange transportation on his/her own.

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