Arenal Volcano Park
There are 2 volcanoes in this national park – Arenal and Cerro Chato. Arenal used to be Costa Rica’s most active volcano whereas Cerro Chato is completely dormant. In 1968, an unexpected eruption, destroyed the towns of Tabacon and Pueblo Nuevo and killed 87 people. It was one of the worst natural catastrophes in Costa Rica. While this Volcano is still active, after 42 years of continuous eruption, it has entered a resting phase. Enjoy a three-hour guided hike at the base of Costa Rica's most famed attraction and see the remains of the massive 1968 eruption. Along the way, you will be able to spot wildlife and enjoy beautiful views.