This awesome postcard comes to me all the way from Esteban in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano is located about 90 km Northwest of San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It reaches a height of 1633 meters, which is quite impressive and is considered “young” at an age of 7500 years. The volcano was considered dormant for hundreds of years. As can be seen from this picture, it’s not all that dormant anymore. In 1968 it erupted unexpectedly, destroying the town of Tabacón but has not been so angry of late, as no explosions were reported over a 2 year period from 2010 to 2012. Another way to describe this volcano would be calling it a cash cow. It has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica for several years, by giving tourists the opportunity to see lava running down the volcano and hearing the eruptions from afar. That must be really awesome! Thank you Esteban for an awesome postcard!