Surrounded by rivers that wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls that crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs that gurgle up beneath it’s base, Arenal Volcano is an impressive experience. At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remained the country’s most active volcano for the past 43 years. Its storied history is charged with eruptions – both major and minor – that have intimately affected the region and the people who live here.