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Arenal: If you weren’t looking for adventure, you’ve come to the wrong place

Arenal is the unofficial capital of adventure tourism in Costa Rica — whitewater rafting, ziplining, canyoning, mountain biking, horseback riding, all-terrain vehicles — and all of these adventures are served up with a few spoonfuls of fear.

Visiting Arenal Costa Rica: A very cool volcano and lots of very hot springs

The iconic, conical Arenal Volcano put this region on the map — at first for killing people, and then for pampering them in decadent hot springs.

Arenal Costa Rica: One very cool volcano and lots of very hot springs

The iconic, conical Arenal Volcano put this region on the map — at first for killing people, and then for pampering them in decadent hot springs.

Arenal is where the gods would live if they lived in Costa Rica

With the iconic cone of its namesake volcano hovering in the background, Arenal is the adventure capital of Costa Rica. And its hot springs aren't bad, either.
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