Arenal is a Costa Rica National Park that covers an area of approximately 33,000 acres. The Arenal Volcano raises up to 5500 feet above sea level., and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world with a constant display of emanating gas, steam, and small amounts of viscous lava.
Today, Arenal is one of the most visited National Parks in Costa Rica, not only because of the volcano itself, but for the beauty of the rain forest, the waterfalls and the different circuits of Hot Springs.
Two seasons occur in the area: The dry season, starting by January and ending by April, and the rainy or green season, from May to December. The average rainfall is about 175 inches a year, helping to create one of the richest biodiverse areas in the world.
Monkeys, sloths, several hundreds of species of birds, amphibians and reptiles are abundant here.