Arenal Volcano sits impressively in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica, creating an extraordinary backdrop as it looms over the surrounding lush rain forest. As one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica, visitors have plenty of activities to keep them busy. Ziplining, hiking, wildlife watching and rafting are just a few of the endless adventures to embark on in the Arenal area.
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Experience the rain forest like never before, as you make your way from ground level up through the jungle canopy traversing a series of trails and exciting suspension bridges. The Mystic Hanging Bridges tour takes you on a 3.2-mile hike that includes 10 regular bridges and 6 hanging suspension bridges. Your naturalist guide will point out the different species of plants and animals unique to each habitat and elevation. Keep your eyes sharp, looking for lizards and small mammals (coatis, agoutis, peccaries) on the ground, and once you get to the tree tops, try and spy colorful toucans and parrots. Your tour also includes time to view an incredible 60 ft. high waterfall tucked within the pristine rainforest and a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano from the highest bridge.
Mystic Hanging Bridges $60
Lava Fields Walk $54
The Arenal volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most iconic sites. This perfect cone shaped volcano stands majestically overlooking the town of La Fortuna. On July 29, 1968 at 7:30 a.m. a huge eruption caught the sleepy town of La Fortuna by surprise. For several days, the volcano spewed tons of rocks and lava over 15 square kilometers of land. Our Lava Field Walk tour gives our guests the opportunity to trek over the dried lava fields. It’s a chance to not only experience this amazing natural phenomenon, but also learn more about the history of La Fortuna and the devastation from the 1968 eruption.
You’ll start along a safe trail with fantastic views of the volcano. Take time to examine the vegetation along the trail, many new pioneer species of plants and trees have fought their way through the rock and ash to rejuvenate the area. As you approach the lava fields you’ll hike up a flight of steep steps (about 5-7 minutes) and from the top, on clear days, have an incredible view of both the volcano and Lake Arenal. Next, you’ll enter the dry lava fields.
Discover one of Costa Rica’s best kept hidden gems; Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste. You’ll drive with your naturalist guide about 1.5 hours from the hotel to the ranger station at Tenorio N.P. There you’ll enter the dense, pristine rainforest of Tenorio. The forest is abundant with wildlife including monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds. Keep your eyes to the trees and try to spot the elusive Umbrella Bird, a very rare and interesting inhabitant of Tenorio. You’ll make your way along the natural trails, meandering from deep forest and then to the river’s edge. You’ll see bubbling mud pots, fueled by the thermal waters of the Miravalles and Tenorio volcanoes, you’ll stand in the shadows of huge trees, guardians of this primary forest for centuries, and finally you’ll reach “los Tenideros” the meeting point of two crystal streams, each with a unique mixture of minerals, that turns the river a bright vivid blue. It’s simply gorgeous. You’ll visit the Rio Celeste waterfall and see the stunning azure pool as well. If the area has received a lot of rain, trails will be muddy. After returning to the ranger station, you’ll head to a local restaurant for a well-deserved delicious local lunch. After lunch, you’ll return to your hotel.
Rio Celeste Hike $65
Frog Watching Night Tour $50
For a truly unique experience, join us for the Arenal Oasis night time frog watching tour. This is Arenal’s only wild frog night tour. You’ll leave your hotel with your naturalist guide and travel just 20 minutes to the private reserve of the Rojas Bonilla Family. This is a beautiful property that provides the perfect habitat for 28 varieties of frog species. The Rojas Bonilla family carefully planted native plants and trees to ensure that their gardens would provide the perfect home for all the different frog species in the area. Guests will find a lovely reserve filled with fresh water springs and reedy ponds creating a true sanctuary for its inhabitants. Your naturalist guide will walk with you on a series of flat trails pointing out the different frogs and other creatures who become active at night. It’s a chance to take in the sights and sounds of the rainforest, at night, and enjoy nature as you’ve never seen it before. This tour is great for all ages.
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge $55
It’s an early morning start today, as you depart the hotel and head north towards the Nicaraguan border. You’ll travel for about 90 minutes to the Los Chiles dock and the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. This incredibly remote, wild area encompasses over 10,000 hectares of jungle, rivers, canals, and pristine rainforest. You’ll board your small covered boat with your naturalist guide and begin this peaceful nature journey through the Rio Frio (Cold River). This area is incredibly rich with wild life. Watch the shores of the river for green iguanas, crocodiles and caimans, see Spider, Capuchin, and Howler monkeys swinging through the trees or relaxing with their families on low branches, spot the two or three-toed sloths high in the tree tops, and if you like birds, it’s a must do tour. Guests are likely to see wood storks, cormorants, sand pipers, parrots, toucans, and many more. If you are extremely lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the exotic and rare Jabiru Stork, the tallest flying bird found in Central or South America. You’ll spend about two hours on the river and then return to the restaurant for a delicious typical lunch. After lunch, you’ll return back to the hotel.
Canyoning Tour $89
This is the adventure you’ll be talking about for years to come! Welcome to the adrenaline rush that is the Canyoning tour. You’ll be picked up by your guides in a 4X4 vehicle and driven about 30 minutes to the entrance of the rainforest. There you’ll be outfitted with your harness, gloves, and helmets and participate in an important safety talk. Your expert guides will teach you the proper techniques for rappelling and down climbing. Next is into the jungle, where the fun really begins. You’ll participate in a total of 5 rappels to the bottom of an amazing 350-foot deep canyon. Your journey will include 3 waterfalls, 1 dry rock face, a canyon wall, Between each rappel you’ll meander through pristine forest with the opportunity to spot monkeys, sloths, tropical birds, and reptiles. After your last rappel, you’ll head back to the station for a chance to shower and change into dry clothing. You’ll then have a hearty typical Costa Rican lunch with your guides before returning to your hotel. Guests do not need experience to enjoy this tour but should possess moderate to intermediate physical ability as there are short hikes between rappel sites.
White Water Rafting Class 3 $53
Costa Rica is well known for its white-water rafting adventures, one of the best options for anyone looking for gorgeous scenery and an adrenaline packed adventure. You’ll travel about 1.5 hours from your hotel to the “put in” at the Balsa River. You’ll spend the next two hours navigating 12 kilometers of clear mountain water with over 40 different rapids. Your expert rafting guides will deftly lead you through each rapid and pool, with the warm sun and lush tropical forest all around you and the exhilarating sensation of the cold river water splashing over your group. At the half-way point, you’ll pull to the river’s edge to enjoy luscious tropical fruit and drinks and to take a leisurely swim in the river pools. After your break, it’s back to the white-water as you end your journey at the “take out” with great memories and amazing stories to tell your friends. You’ll have a chance to clean up and change into dry clothes and then have a very well-deserved delicious typical lunch.
Horseback Riding + Hot Springs $50
This tour takes place inside a private farm close to the Arenal Volcano surrounded by primary and secondary forest,
The horseback riding tour goes through the hotel’s hacienda and rainforest and then along the path that goes to Los Juncos Lake and passes on to the observatory where, on a clear day, you can appreciate the great view of the Arenal Volcano. Then we continue through one mile of primary tropical rainforest to Los Lirios Lake, giving you the chance for great bird watching and occasional wildlife sightings before riding back to the first lake.
At Los Juncos, we stay for a while in the Arenal Volcano scenic point. You can see volcanic material from the conic crater and feel the power and beauty of the scenery formed simultaneously by the Arenal Volcano, this lake and the tropical rainforest.
Don't forget that after an intense and active tour day you can relax in the hotel’s hot springs.
Canopy Tour + Hot Springs $50
Canopy Tour Los Cañones offers a tour full of adrenaline within the beautiful Costa Rican rainforest, with the possibility of seeing tropical birds or howler monkeys, while you are a guest in their home. You can be sure you’ll experience a full adventure in your Costa Rican vacation.
You will enjoy the tour safely, facing front as you soar through the rainforest, although we encourage people to try different positions to make the most of the experience.
The canopy route consists of 12 cables and 13 platforms, covering a full distance of 2.8 kilometers (1.7 miles), which makes this the longest and most memorable tour of its kind in the area. The cables' lengths vary from 50 meters to 500 meters, with different heights and speeds.
Once the tour is completed you will find yourself walking along a cobble-stoned path and crossing the crocodile and caiman farm, the frog farm and the butterfly garden. You can then relax in the hot spring fresh pools, complete with water slides for no additional cost.
Sloth Watching Tour $35
Looking for a place where you can watch one of the top 5 wild animals in our country and the world, come and visit our sloth park right in La Fortuna Downtown, dont miss it!!!
enjoy an easy walk in the park where you have the opportunity of finding 4 to 8 different sloths in one single tour as well different type of wildlife such as birds and poisonous froags.
Two Volcanoes Tour + Hot Springs River $55
Enjoy the most extreme hike of the area in the jungle (rainforest), plus beautiful waterfalls. Bring out your inner child in the volcanic mud ponds, look for the red eyes nocturnal frog, the best views of Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake; finally relax at the thermo mineral hot springs river.
Starting at 9 PM until 2 PM, get into the rain forest hiking around Arenal Volcano & Chato Hill, you will hike for more than 6 hours with at the shadow of both volcanoes, passing lava rocks formations from 1525, 1968 and 2010, swim in the beautiful lake created for lava rivers about 525 years ago. Finally, you will enjoy of the thermal mineral hot springs at Tabacon River.
Jeep Boat Jeep to Monteverde $25
The fast, efficient, safe & fun way to travel between Arenal & Monteverde
This daily transportation service service takes you and your luggage from the reception of your to the door of your next destination, quickly and easily. Enjoy the beauty of the Arenal Volcano, a boat ride on the Arenal lake, take pictures to the mountains and villages on the route. Arrive on time without complications and be ready to continue enjoying your vacation in Costa Rica.
Baldi Hot Springs from $45
Just want to have a relaxing day in Arenal, visit The largest Hot Springs.
More than 20 pools water slides, saunas, gardens swim up bar with varierity of beers and cocktails restaurants and of course great views location.
Amidst the tropical rainforest, these thermal water pools are filled by crystalline waterfalls, for the use and enjoyment of al visitors.
The purity of the water will make you feel like you are floating in a oasis of healing, with birds singing all around and the sound of falling water that invites you to relax and recover your wellness and quality of life.