Best places to visit in Costa Rica: Our pick #5
Of all the natural wonders that Costa Rica has to offer, the Arenal Volcano is definitely one of the best. Almost perfectly symmetrical and rising up to a height of over 1,600m, the volcano was active for decades, erupting daily until 2010 and has now entered a dormant phase. However, it is still an incredibly striking geographical feature and its even slopes make it a photographer’s dream. Surrounding the volcano is a huge stretch of wilderness, the Arenal Volcano National Park, where travellers can take part in some thrilling activities. Whitewater rafting, zip-lining and waterfall rappelling are all on offer as is a skytram, for those who want the incredible views without the adrenaline rush. There are also plenty of hiking routes that take visitors through the park, allowing them to get up close and personal with the stunning flora.