Costa Rica 10.463 N, 84.703 W summit elevation 1720 m Stratovolcano Arenal is the youngest stratovolcano in Costa Rica and was one of its most active between 19.
Arenal’s crater contains a lava pool, which is composed of viscous basaltic andesite.
During its eruptions lava extruded in a pulsating pattern, forming a crust, and then overflowed the crater rim and flowed almost continuously down the north to southwest flanks of the volcano. Arenal volcano Arenal volcano 2010 Arenal volcano in June 2010, a few weeks before it became dormant Arenal eruption 2010 Arenal June 2010 Arenal June 2010 Arenal eruption June 2010 Arenal eruption 2010 Arenal volcano from Observatory Lodge Arenal volcano Lava avalanche, Arenal volcano, 2010 Arenal Climbing Arenal volcano 2010 Orchid growing on Arenal volcano Volcanic activity since 1968 has included explosive activity, strombolian eruptions, slow blocky lava flows, lava avalanches, pyroclastic flows, and hyper-concentrated stream-flows.
Arenal volcano has become dormnant Arenal volcano has not erupted since 2010. These present a hazard to tourists and locals near the volcano.
2010 Eruptions Eruptions continue at Arenal volcano in 2010. 2009 Eruptions During 2009 activity at Arenal volcano consisted of Strombolian eruptions, avalanches, and lava flows.
During February eruptions occurred at crater C with gas emission, strombolian eruptions, and avalanches. In mid June the hazard level was raised to Level 3 (on an increasing scale of 1-4), due to increased gas emission.
Also, it’s a gringo joint: There’s a crinkled American flag, like the ones newspapers printed after September 11, taped to one wall, and dozens of shoulder patches, left behind by American cops and firemen, tacked up behind the bar—San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Boynton Beach, Waynesboro, a hundred other little towns you’ve never heard of.
Eleven o’clock on a Monday morning during the Costa Rican rainy season and it’s all white boys at the bar, eight of them, except for one wobbly local named Fernando that the security guys keep trying to pour out the door.
There are TVs bolted to the walls and tuned to sports channels, because this is ostensibly a sports bar, and there are fish—stuffed fish, carved fish, and sculpted fish—mounted above the liquor shelves and dangling from the ceiling, because the “World Famous“ Blue Marlin is also ostensibly a fisherman’s bar, even though it’s hours away from any place where you might actually catch a fish.
There’s an expat in a bar called the Blue Marlin, which is on the ground floor of a pink hotel in downtown San José, Costa Rica.
He used to be a detective, did a bit of vice, enough to know how the world works, how people think. And they’ve gotta be a nice guy.“The expat takes a drink, studies the gringos again.
There are two seasons in Costa Rica: rainy and dry.
The rainy (or green season) runs from April through November, with September and October generally being the rainiest months.