The volcano itself is quite impressive with its symmetrical cone shape. You will discover that one side has received multiple eruptions since 1968 with little vegetation while the other side remain lush and green. The volcano is located close to La Fortuna which is only a 25 minute drive. The Arenal Volcano National Park has hiking trails to enjoy a day wandering through the forest. The Las Coladas is 2km long with views of the volcano & Lake Arenal, while El Ceibo Trail is 1.8km long. There are many hotels in the area that provide excellent views from your room of the volcano as well as hot springs. Some of the popular hot springs include Tabacon, The Springs, Baldi Hot Springs, and Eco-Termales. Day passes can be purchased to enjoy a relaxing day at the hot springs or you can combine a day tour of sightseeing, hiking, and soaking up the warm temperatures of the thermal pools.
A tour to the province of Guanacaste here you will be able to see Lake Arenal, a view of Arenal Volcano (hiking optional), enjoy the luxury of relaxing at the hot springs, several different pools with ranging temperatures, also waterslides.
Location: Puntarenas, La Fortuna, Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo
Duration: full day
What to bring:
- bathing suit & towel
- bug spray
- camera (waterproof)
- hiking shoes
- entrance fee included
- hotel pick up/drop- off included
- led my local Spanish/English speaking guide
- lunch at the hot springs(included)
- restrooms/change rooms on site
Activity level: moderate
- NOTE (A MINIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE REQUIRED FROM SOUTHERN REGION, 2 people from other locations)