Holidays Arenal and the north

Discover our range of holidays taking in the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Book now with Journey Latin America.

Things to do

Enjoy soaking in hot springs, riding on horseback or following a nature trail at the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica. Book now with Journey Latin America.

Where to go when - our guide to Arenal and the north

Arenal

The weather in Arenal and the north is wide and varied

Situated three hours north from the capital is this region of lush cloud forest, sparkling lakes and gushing waterfalls, overlooked by the pleasingly conical volcano Arenal. Although this area sits at 1,000m above sea level, its temperatures remain high all year round, with highs of 32°C.

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