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Arenal Volcano

The Arenal Volcano area is one of Costa Rica's top attractions. Only 3 hours away from San Jose, in the town of La Fortuna, stands a majestic 1,633m tall conical volcano, known to be one of the most active in the world. Despite its constant activity, the volcano is very safe to visit as long as you stay within the safety perimeter. Surrounding the volcano is a lush forest reserve, the Arenal Conservation Area, in which visitors can enjoy an observation hike. This reserve is home to 3,459 species of animals! Adjacent to the volcano you can find the man-made Arenal Lake, which serves as the reservoir for a hydro-electric plant which supplies a large part of the country with its power In this area take advantage of the pristine natural surroundings! Go fishing, take a canopy tour, or experience a tremendous canyon expedition. Whatever you decide, be sure to visit the relaxing hot springs in the area, the most famous being Tabacon and Baldi.

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