3.5 km (2.2 mi) hike along trails
Extraordinary views of the Arenal Volcano
Get as close as possible to the base of the Arenal Volcano
Complete historic explanation.
Geological formation, and volcanic cycle explanation.
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Bilingual naturalist guide.
Bottled mineral water and Snacks.
Reserve entrance fee
Hot spring entrance included if requested at time of reservation
Tips and Services not mentioned.
What you can expect
We begin the tour by heading to the El Silencio Private Reserve, to get as close to the base of the volcano as possible by vehicle. Next, we will walk approximately 1 kilometer along a volcanic stone path with a moderate degree of difficulty, until we reach the viewpoint, the closest point to volcano permitted to access. At the viewpoint, our guide will provide relevant information on the formation of the Arenal Volcano, its periods of activity, as well as unpublished details of its first eruption in 1968. You can also enjoy the excellent views of the Green Lagoon and Lake Arenal. On the guide’s indication, we will begin our descent along the same trail.