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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Travel Guide

Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


Top Reasons to Go

Experience a volcano: When Arenal, one of the world's most active volcanoes, is not dormant, you can hear it rumbling, and, on clear nights...


Arenal Volcano

The 2-km-high (1-mile-high) Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica's youngest volcano, dominates the region's landscape. Volcanologists estimate Arenal...


Eco-Lodges in the Northern Plains

Cloud forests, rain forests, volcanoes, thermal springs, white-water rivers, waterfalls, coffee and banana plantations, and rolling farmland...


Caño Negro

Think a smaller version of Florida's Everglades and you'll have a good picture of the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro. This lowland...


Bird Country

More than 890 bird species have been identified in Costa Rica, more than in the United States and Canada combined. Consequently, bird-watchers...


Costa Rica Legitimizes Sustainability Branding in Travel Industry

A pioneer in sustainable tourism, Costa Rica has become a model for other countries by developing ways to promote and enforce sustainable tourism...


What Is a Cloud Forest?

Cloud forests are a type of rain forest, but are different from the hot, humid lowland forests with which most people are familiar. First of...

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