On arrival at San Jose Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in San Jose.
The remainder of the day and evening are at leisure.
San Jose, the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, sits in the Central Valley region overlooked by volcanoes to the north and the Talamanca Mountains to the south. It is the cultural capital of Costa Rica, offering many museums including the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum that displays hundreds of gold artefacts. In the historic neighbourhoods of San Jose, Spanish colonial mansions have been converted into galleries, boutique hotels and restaurants.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a shuttle transfer to Arenal where you will check into your hotel.
The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most notable natural features, with its picture perfect conical shape rising to 1,657m. It lies within the
Arenal Volcano National Park in the northern lowlands region of the country. Since a major eruption in 1968, this volcano has been one of the most active in Costa Rica with mild, nearly continuous activity from its conical crater. Lava flows and clouds of smoke or ash can often be seen from the El Mirador viewpoint and there are hot springs in the area where you can relax in the mineral-rich pools of the natural geothermal river. Although this famous volcano has been quiet since 2010, it is still one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world.
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