Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Experiences


Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Features

  • 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, see... Read more

  • 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... Read more

  • Arenal Volcano

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

  • Eco-Lodges in the Northern Plains

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

  • 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 all,... Read more

  • 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... Read more

  • 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 flock... Read more


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