Located in the northern part of the Alajuela province, close to the Nicaraguan border, the Arenal region possesses beautiful and varied scenery.
Refreshed by gentle tropical rains, this land stays green and humid almost all year round. The lowlands boast gushing rivers, hot springs, lagoons, remote national parks, and plentiful wildlife. Their climate and terrain also provide perfect conditions for agriculture – some of the most advanced in the country.
- The Arenal Volcano: Sitting within a National Park, this colossus is a stunning sight. It boasts a perfect conical shape, and although it has entered a resting phase, it is still a wonder to behold.
- The park’s primary rainforest is exuberant and includes four different micro-climates, making it the home of an enormous amount of flora and fauna. These include snakes (such as the boa and the fer-de-lance), white-faced capuchin monkeys, sloths, coatis, deer, and much more.
- Birds are abundant here; almost 75% of Costa Rica’s total 850 species reside in these forests
Sunny season from November to May
Rainy season from June to October.
Usually, in the rainy season it only rains in the afternoons