Between 1500-1900, the Arenal Volcano remained silent and was considered by many to be extinct.
On Monday, July 29, 1968 at 7:30 AM, the Arenal Volcano suddenly and violently erupted. The eruptions continued unabated for several days, burying over 15 square kilometers with rocks, lava and ash. It buried 3 small villages – Tabacón, Pueblo Nuevo and San Luís – and affected more than 232 square kilometers of land.
Lava flow trail in Arenal1968 takes to the lave fields created by this 1968 eruptions.