It’s Tuesday, so once again it’s “time” to “lapse” it up! (See what we did there?) Each week, we share a new way of looking at this big blue planet of ours. While a photo does a great job of capturing what we see with our own eyes, a time-lapse reveals just how little the eye can see.

At 1,657m (5,437ft), Arenal looms large over the pastoral hillsides that surround it. In 1968, it erupted violently after nearly 400 years of dormancy and quickly became one of the more active volcanos in Costa Rica (and a tourist favourite). Although it hasn't blown its top since December 2010, its frequent eruptions over the last four decades have intimately affected the region and the people who call it home.

Getting There

G Adventures runs a number of departures encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours — check out our small group trips to Costa Rica here.