The Northern Zone is also known as the land of volcanoes, humid and cloud forests, enormous waterfalls and mighty rivers, surrounded with rich vegetation and wildlife.

This generosity of nature has facilitated diverse activities for the visitor that include horseback riding through natural scenery; canopy tours, water sports, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife observation.

The region combines the fertile plains of Guatuso, San Carlos and Sarapiquí with the volcanic mountain ranges of Guanacaste and Tilarán

One of the main attractions in the area - the Arenal Volcano, with a perfect cone of 1,633 metres of altitude (5,307 Ft.), in constant activity that offers visitors a fireworks spectacle with eruptions and lava.

Suggested activities & sites of interest
  • Arenal Volcano & National Park
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Horseback riding to Monteverde
  • Visit to La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Tabacón Hotwater Springs & Spa
  • Windsurfing on Arenal Lake
Our preferred hotels in the Northern Region
  • Tilajari Hotel
  • Tucano Resort
  • EcoLodge
  • Volcano Lodge
  • Arenal Vista Lodge
  • Montaña de Fuego Hotel
  • Ave del Paraíso Hotel
  • Tabacón Resort
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge
  • Arenal Lodge