The Arenal is one of the landmarks of Costa Rica. It is one of the youngest and most active volcanoes in the country.
This or a similar phrase can be found in almost every travel guide, but since a massive eruption in 2010, the Fire Mountain seems to be taking a break, as no eruptions have been recorded since October 2010. For the majority of visitors, the small provincial town of La Fortuna is the starting point for a visit to the national park that surrounds the (once) fire-breathing mountain. (read more…)