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Arenal Volcano is within Costa Rica's national park of the same name. Arenal is an active andesitic stratovolcano about 90 kilometers northwest of the capitol, San Jose. It is relatively young geologically, estimated to be less than 7,500 years old. In 1968 it erupted unexpectedly and continued until 2010, but since then no explosions reported.

In additional to volcanic activity this national park is popular with 'birders' with up to 850 species identified here, including the exotic Resplendent Quetzal. The hiking trails are fun and adventurous going through tropical rain forests.

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