This National Park comprises one of the most visited destinations in Costa Rica, and is the ideal place for any traveler. Containing an area of 12 hectares (29.65 acres), it is located in the northwest of the country, between the foothills of the Mountain Range Tilarán and the plains of San Carlos. The park is formed by the Arenal Volcano, the Cerro Chato and Arenal Lake.
The Arenal Volcano with its perfect cone shape, and clouds surrounding the highest part of the volcano, is one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world. The Arenal Volcano is located 7 km (4.35miles) from Fortuna. Its 33 kms2 (12.74 miles2) protect a wide variety of flora, including a number of orchids, ferns and bromeliads.
The climate of this region is diverse, and has influences from both the Pacific and Atlantic. Annual temperatures range between 21°C (70ºF) and 28°C (82ºF). The average annual precipitation is 3,500 mm to 5,000 mm. Rainy season occurs from May to January, and the dry season from February to April.
There are different tourist attractions in the area: Lake Arenal, which generates 40% of the hydropower in Costa Rica, (the country’s largest hydroelectric project); other areas of interest include: Cerro Chato, Fortuna Waterfall, River Tabacon spa, hiking, mountain biking, adventure activities, touring the canopy, whitewater rafting, Venado Caves, the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, bird watching, fishing and more.