Tips for visiting the Arenal Volcano

Tips for visiting the Arenal Volcano

The Arenal volcano is located in the district of La Fortuna in the province of Alajuela. It has a height of 1,670m. The volcano is inside the Arenal Volcano National Park. 150km from the capital and although it seems logical, we have prepared a list of things to take into account to visit the volcano, take note:

  1. Comfortable clothes

We recommend a pair of pants that completely cover your legs, so you will avoid hurting yourself when touching a tree, when sliding or in any other incident.

  1. Suitable shoes

The shoes should be comfortable enough, they can be sporty or comfortable boots, remember that there will be a lot of dust or in case of rain mud, so preferably they are made of waterproof material.

  1. Swimsuit

If you choose the path that leads to La Fortuna river waterfall, believe us, you will be tempted to take a refreshing bath, a swimsuit will be your best ally.

  1. Repellent

Being a humid cloud forest, mosquitoes will not be missing, so the last thing to forget is the repellent.

  1. Blocker

The sunscreen will do much to protect the skin from UV rays, because although there is a lot of shade and in winter there is fog, the glare of the sun can cause problems; use your blocker at all times.

  1. Lots of water

Do not forget to bring at least one bottle of water, as it will take a walk on foot for about 3 hours and staying hydrated will be necessary.

  1. Camera

In an adventure as diverse as this, memories are essential, so take the best you have and photograph everything that happens on the road.