Lush jungle, idyllic lagoons and a volcano! Delve into Arenal Natura Ecological Park to discover the incredible wealth of nature in Costa Rica. What's more, the Tabacón Hot Springs await you for a relaxing treat at the end of the day!
Arenal Volcano Ecological Park Tour Itinerary
At 9 am on the morning of your tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel in La Fortuna, setting off from the city in the direction of Arenal Volcano Ecological Park, located around a 25-minute drive away.
On arrival at the nature park, you'll be stopped in your tracks by the view of the imposing Arenal Volcano, towering above the jungle at a height of almost 5,500 feet (1,670 metres). Want a closer look? Good! You'll embark on a hiking route of just under 4 miles (6 km) to the base of the volcano, where the most daring amongst you can choose to walk on the solid lava fields from the last eruption - it's dormant now, don't worry!
In the heart of the Arenal Ecological Park, you'll find the beautiful Green Lagoon, where you'll have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the waters of the natural pool and relax while enjoying views of the volcanic crater. Feeling adventurous? Pretend you're Tarzan and jump into the lake via the rope swings hanging from the trees!
Next up, it's lunch time. Surrounded by the lush Costa Rican rainforest, you'll indulge in a traditional lunch accompanied by drinks. With energy renewed, you'll continue exploring the Ecological Park. Crossing hanging bridges and ducking under the greenery, you'll discover a waterfall in the jungle! Ready for another swim?
From there, you'll head to the Observatory Lodge, where you'll have the unforgettable opportunity to visit its viewpoint as the first signs of dusk draw in, casting an enchanting light on the nature park. The day won't finish there, as you'll make a stop on the return journey at the Tabacón Hot Springs.
Spend an hour and a half relaxing in the natural thermal pools of Tabacón, making the most of the water's healing properties. And for the finishing touch on an incredible day, you can enjoy a facial treatment of a volcanic mud mask while you sip on a drink - cheers!
Your excursion will come to an end with drop off back at hotels in La Fortuna at around 7 pm.
If you don't want to miss a visit to the Arenal Volcano Ecological Park, but you're short on time, why not choose the half-day tour option when making your reservation? You'll follow almost the same itinerary as our full-day tour, but you won't visit the Tabacón Hot Springs.
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Full day tour
Per personUS$ 75
Half day tour
Per personUS$ 55
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
4 - 6 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Pick up and drop off from hotels in La Fortuna.
Entrance to Arenal Volcano Ecological Park.
When to book?
You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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