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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.


Arenal Volcano

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


Top Reasons to Go

Experience a volcano: For four decades Arenal was one of the world's most active volcanoes, but it has been dormant since 2010. It still provides...


Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro

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


Getting Oriented

The rich, lush terrain of the Zona Norte (Northern Zone), as it is known locally, runs from the base of the Cordillera Central in the south...


Eco-Lodges in the Northern Lowlands

The tourist industry up here knows what the region has to offer and is keen to preserve what is green. Hotel owners and tour operators are just...

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