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It is absolutely safe to visit. There are limits on how close people can get to the volcano (you cannot climb or ascend it) and if there is any volcanic activity recorded, park rangers will not hesitate to close the trails. Regardless of volcano activity though, the Arenal region is a stunning addition to your Costa Rica bucket list.Is the Arenal Volcano located on a hot spot?
Arenal Volcano is a hot spot destination, and a must see in Costa Rica! An otherwise dormant volcano that erupted unexpectedly in 1968 destroying the small town of Tabacon, Arenal is surrounded by rainforest with plenty of wildlife and plants for your eyes to feast on. There are lots of opportunities for adventures in this part of Costa Rica.Can I see lava at Arenal Volcano?
During the days, you can see smoke and cinder blocks billowing from Arenal's top, while at night you can watch the fiery-red lava pour down its steep sides . The active vent is along the western side of the volcano.Does the Arenal volcano erupt daily?
From 1968 until 2010, Arenal Volcano was one of Costa Rica's most active volcanoes, erupting daily and offering an incredible view of the red lava pouring over the sides of its crater. The red lava days are now gone, and the volcano was officially declared dormant in December 2010. Planning a Trip in the time of COVID?