Arenal Volcano National Park Print e-mail this info

Nearly 16 feet (5,000 mm) of rain falls on parts of Arenal yearly. Expect rain at any time of the year, but the wettest months are June through October, and the driest are February through April, and occasionally November. Yearly average temperature, 75 °F (22°C). As you climb the slopes of the volcano, the temperatures drop and the rainfall increases.

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Arenal Volcano National Park covers 12016 hectares. Elevations range from 1000 to 1657 meters (3281 to 5436 feet).
The habitats represented here are cloud forest
freshwater river
tropical rainforest-lowland

Volcán Arenal had its largest eruption in modern times in 1968, blasting lava and molten boulders from three separate craters to form a new one, knocking nearly 165 feet (50 meters) off the elevation, and destroying the villages of Tabacón and Pueblo Nuevo killing all of the inhabitants. Since then it has had continuous activity, and large eruptions in 1973, 1975, 1993, 2000, 2003, and 2005. Fatalities have been limited to tourists and guides that wandered too close.

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