Costa Rica - Arenal (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Arenal & Northern Lowlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica guidebook.

See region’s main attraction, that now-dormant volcano, surrounded by lava fields, bubbling hot springs and a stunning lake. Venture further onto the wild rivers and into the tropical jungle of the northern lowlands and you will discover real-life Costa Rica.

  • hike up the Cerro Chato at Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal and gazing across the turquoise-blue crater lake at its summit
  • maps
  • soothe your weary muscles with a soak in volcano-heated pools at Eco Termales Hot Springs
  • transport
  • marvel at sweeping lake or volcano views from your perch in charming El Castillo
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Arenal & around, La Fortuna, Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, El Castillo, Laguna de Arenal, Tilarán, Northern Lowlands, Upala, Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestra Caño Negro, Los Chiles, San Rafael de Guatuso, Muelle de San Carlos, Ciudad Quesada (San Carlos), Boca Tapada, Sarapiquí Valley, San Miguel, La Virgen, Chilamate & around, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Estación Biológica La Selva, Horquetas & around.

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