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Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal

11 miles (18 km) W of La Fortuna @ To La Fortuna, then by jeep-taxi # 8am–4pm daily (last admission 2:30pm) sinac.go.cr

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Encircling the country’s most historically active volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park spreads over 45 sq miles (120 sq km). Rising from the San Carlos Plains, the majestic Arenal was thought by pre-Columbian tribes to be the sacred “Home of the Fire God.” Arenal ceased activity between the 13th and 16th centuries, and stayed inactive until July 29, 1968, when an earthquake ...

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