The Arenal area was a calm farming area where lots of crops were grown. It used to be a silent volcano that local farmers even called a mountain "cerro arenal"
But then the story changed. On Monday, July 29, 1968 at 7:30 AM, the Arenal Volcano suddenly erupted. The eruptions continued unabated for several days, burying several kilometers of land with rocks, lava and ash. When it was finally over, the eruptions had killed people, buried small villages, crops were spoiled, property was ruined, and livestock was killed. It was a difficult time for the people of the area.
After this big situation there was a study done and all towns, hotels and trails were set at a safe distance from Arenal Volcano and the National Park was founded.
Between 1968 and 2010, the Arenal Volcano was extremely active – it spewed hot rocks, smoke, ash, and lava from its top almost every day. This continues activity made the area very atractive for tourists so while agriculture is important for the region, tourism has becom
e the main source of income of the area. Due to this a great investment was done at the area and in response a wide variety of activities, hotels, restaurants and services were developed.
Nowdays the volcano is a silent volcano again with little to non activity.
Arenal area is a Family Friendly destination with a wide array of activities for all ages.
Here are some examples:
FAMILIES WITH BABIES and older
River Float Tours
FAMILIES WITH TOODLERS and older
Water Parks and Hot Springs
Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
FAMILIES WITH KIDS and older
Guided walks on Trails
FAMILIES WITH TEENAGERS and older
White Water Rafting
Sky Trek - Canopy
Tubing or Sky River Drift
and many more....
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