Located 15 kilometers from Fortuna in the northwest part of Costa Rica, between the foothills of the Cordillera de Tilaran mountain range and the San Carlos plains, Arenal Volcano National Park is one of the most visited destinations in the Northern Zone. Several trails—Heliconias, Coladas, Tucanes and Los Miradores—allow observation of much of the park’s flora and fauna, as well as the remains of lava tracts. The park covers a 12,124-hectare area. Visitor services include information, a park ranger station, trails, communication means, restrooms and drinking water.
From San José, take the Inter-American Highway west to San Ramón. Then follow the highway north through Los Ángeles, La Tigra and Chachagua to La Fortuna, then take Route 142 for 17 km to Tilarán. Once you've reached the Tourist Police Station, turn 2 km to the south.