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Arenal overview

Arenal is a friendly place, known for its hot springs and natural features, and features picturesque views of the volcano and the jungle. You'll enjoy outdoor areas for ziplining and hiking. Spend a relaxing day at Rio Celeste Waterfall and Ecotermales Fortuna when the weather is nice. Local sights like Tronadora Arena and Quebrada Grande Arena are worth a visit. Whatever you're into, Arenal has something for you.

Where to stay in Arenal

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Arenal has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Arenal with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Arenal hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Arenal hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Arenal

Fly in to San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), 60.3 mi (97 km) from central Arenal. San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 65.5 mi (105.4 km) away.

What to see around Arenal

Its forests, hot springs and jungle offer a glimpse of the natural beauty. Favourite spots include:
  • • Rio Celeste Waterfall
  • • Ecotermales Fortuna
  • • Canas Park
  • • Cerro Chato Lake
  • • Las Pumas Rescue Center
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Tronadora Arena
  • • Quebrada Grande Arena
  • • Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • • Venado Caves
  • • Tabacón Hot Springs

When to visit Arenal

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 28°C day, 16°C night
  • April-June: 29°C day, 18°C night
  • July-September: 27°C day, 17°C night
  • October-December: 27°C day, 16°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 16 cm
  • April-June: 548 cm
  • July-September: 785 cm
  • October-December: 499 cm
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