Arenal Volcano


Arenal volcano is an active andesitic stratovolcano in Costa Rica. It is conically shaped with a 140m wide crater and an elevation of 1660 meters. It was the most active volcano in Costa Rica until 2010 and one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world.

Location: Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10.463322, -84.703201
Volcano Type: Andesitic Stratovolcano


Arenal’s Location:


Arenal’s Latest Status

Alert Level 1 – Not Active


Arenal’s Eruptive History

2013 Water vapor plumes reported
1968-2010 Major eruptive period
July 1968 Arenal suddenly erupted, killing 87 people and burying a number of villages
1500-1900 Arenal was widely accepted to be extinct


Arenal Monitoring

Please refer to OVSICORI for monitoring of this volcano.


Arenal Images