Arenal Volcano National Park

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About this tour

Explore the impressive Arenal Volcano National Park and its surroundings, home to countless spots to enjoy, thrilling activities, and captivating landscapes. We fell in love with this area of Costa Rica because of its pristine nature and unparalleled magic. Located in the province of Alajuela, just 151 km from San Jose, it’s a roughly 3-hour journey from the capital.

The nearest city, La Fortuna, is a prominent tourist destination and invites you to discover the scenic beauty and volcanic activity that contributes to regional development and the national electrification system. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in this natural paradise!

Attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park

Hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park

Embark on an exciting hike in Arenal Volcano National Park. For approximately 2 hours, you will explore the lush forest and the surroundings of the volcano.

Although access to the crater is not permitted due to volcanic activity, you can witness incredible wildlife and impressive vegetation with the help of an experienced guide. Don’t miss the imposing Ceiba tree, over 400 years old, along this route. A unique natural experience awaits you!

Trails

Coladas Trail: This is a slightly shorter trail at 4 km and has a moderate difficulty level. The trail is named “Coladas” because it offers the best views of the 1968 lava flows.

El Ceibo Trail: Immerse yourself in a 2.3 km long trail and marvel at the imposing presence of the Ceiba pentandra tree, a true gem of nature. Walk through a serene environment and discover the history and majesty of this ancestral tree.

Volcano Viewpoint: Just 1.5 km from the ranger station in Arenal Volcano National Park, the Volcano Viewpoint awaits you, offering spectacular panoramic views of the imposing Arenal Volcano.

From this privileged vantage point, you can marvel at the volcano’s majesty, observe its conical shape, and admire its natural beauty. The view will leave you breathless as you contemplate the magnitude of nature and connect with the volcanic energy found in this iconic place.

La Fortuna Waterfall

Immerse yourself in the stunning La Fortuna Waterfall, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in its waters. It is one of the most prominent and visited waterfalls in Costa Rica, and a must-visit activity in La Fortuna.

Although you will have to climb approximately 530 steps, there are resting areas along the way, allowing you to go at your own pace. The effort will be worth it when you encounter the incredible reward of this 70-meter high waterfall!

Lake Arenal Route

If you’re looking for a break from hiking, we offer the perfect option: a boat ride on Lake Arenal.

This approximately 30 km long lake was artificially created and is currently an important source of hydroelectric power for the country. From La Fortuna, reaching the lake is quick and easy, as there is a dock where the boats depart.

During this relaxing one-hour boat ride, you can enjoy privileged views of Arenal Volcano National Park from its base. An unmissable experience to contemplate the scenic beauty of the region!

Sky Tram and Sky Trek

Sky Tram Sky Trek is an exciting experience that you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park. It consists of a chairlift ride that takes you through the tropical forest, offering panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and its natural surroundings.

Once you reach the top, you’ll prepare for a Zip Lines adventure where you’ll fly over the jungle at high speed. In addition to the adrenaline, you’ll also have the opportunity to observe the local fauna and flora from a unique perspective.

This excursion combines the thrill of an adventure activity with the natural beauty of the Arenal Volcano National Park region, making it an unforgettable experience on your trip to Costa Rica.

Arenal Volcano Natural Hot Springs

The natural hot springs of Arenal Volcano National Park are a very popular tourist attraction in the La Fortuna area. Here are some of the options you can enjoy:

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa: This resort features spectacular natural hot springs that flow from Arenal Volcano. It also offers several restaurants, bars, and a spa, one of the most popular options in the area, tends to be completely booked a year in advance. 

Baldi Hot Springs: This complex offers 25 thermal pools with different temperatures, waterfalls, and water slides. It also has restaurants and bars.

This is the perfect place for families with kids and teens, there are are multiple pools to enjoy.

Ecotermales Fortuna: This place offers five thermal pools surrounded by lush vegetation. It is a quieter and more relaxing site compared to larger resorts.

The Springs Resort & Spa: This resort has multiple thermal pools, a pool with a bar, waterfalls, water slides, and stunning views of Arenal Volcano.

Paradise Hot Springs: This place offers a more natural and rustic experience. It has several thermal pools and a poolside bar.

Remember that hot springs can have therapeutic and relaxing properties, but they can also be very hot, so it is important to exercise caution and follow the instructions of the places you visit.

Chocolate Tour

If you’re in the Arenal Volcano National Park region in Costa Rica and you’re a chocolate lover, you can’t miss the chocolate tour. During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the cultivation, harvesting, and production process of cacao and discover how delicious chocolate is made.

On the tour, you’ll visit a cacao plantation where you can get up close to the cacao trees and learn about sustainable cultivation. You’ll also have the chance to participate in the collection and fermentation of cacao seeds.

Next, you’ll delve into the world of chocolate, learning about the roasting, grinding, and conching techniques used to turn cacao seeds into chocolate. You’ll taste different types of chocolate and experience their unique flavor and texture.

If you want to know more about this amazing experience, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will be happy to assist you in booking the chocolate tour and creating an unforgettable experience in Arenal Volcano National Park.

 

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