Awesome Adventures – Top Tours in Arenal, Costa Rica

How much adventure can you handle? You're about to find out when you choose from some of the top tours in Arenal, Costa Rica. Spoiler Alert: There will be volcanoes and lakes. Indulge in hiking, rafting, caves, cooking classes, and canopy tours – spending time in the fresh air was never this much fun.

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124 Things to Do in Arenal

2 in 1 Hanging Bridges & Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica
2 in 1 Hanging Bridges & Fortuna WaterfallArenal

This tour combines a walk along Arenal’s hanging bridges and a visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall. It offers travelers exposure to some of Arenal’s best attractions.

Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Suspension Bridges
Balsa River Half Day Rafting, Costa Rica
Balsa River Half Day RaftingArenal

You can reach the Balsa River after just a 50-minute drive from La Fortuna. During this tour you’ll cover Class II and Class III rivers.

Rafting
Arenal Volcano Hike, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano HikeArenal

During this tour, you'll enjoy a guided hike around one of Costa Rica's most famed attractions, the Arenal Volcano. Along the way, you'll enjoy beautiful views and have opportunities to spot wildlife.

Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour, Costa Rica
Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting TourArenal

Combining two of the country’s most adrenalin-packed activities, this tour will have you rappelling down waterfalls and surging over white-water rapids! Set in Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the scenery for this tour couldn’t be any more beautiful.

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Rafting
Rappel
Club Rio Multi Adventure, Costa Rica
Club Rio Multi AdventureArenal

On this tour you’ll visit an activity center that faces the Arenal River. Several parts of the property are included in your visit to Club Rio, including hiking trails, swimming, and lunch at the club. In addition you’ll get to pick two adventure activities.

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Horseback Riding
Hot Springs
Kayaking
Nature Walk
Lake Arenal Outskirts - Road Cycling Tour, Costa Rica
Lake Arenal Outskirts - Road Cycling TourArenal

On this road biking trip around Lake Arenal, riders will coast along rolling hills and enjoy stunning scenery. This wonderful excursion is perfect for beginners and intermediate riders.

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Biking
Pure Trek Canyoning Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Pure Trek Canyoning Costa RicaArenal

This family friendly excursion, will begin with a 30-minute 4x4 trek through tropical rain forest while beneath the shadow of the Arenal Volcano.

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Rappel
Tabacon Hot Springs Evening Pass, Costa Rica
Tabacon Hot Springs Evening PassArenal

Set amidst a rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the Tabacón Hot Springs are a fantastic place to unwind. Tabacón was one of the first hot springs resorts in the Arenal region.

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Hot Springs
Leisure
Rainforest Birdwatching Tour, Costa Rica
Rainforest Birdwatching TourArenal

This three-hour tour will take you into the rainforest to see an incredible variety of birds. This is an early-morning tour that begins at 5:00 am.

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Bird Watching
Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Sky Tram and Sky Trek Arenal, Costa Rica
Sky Tram and Sky Trek ArenalArenal

For the finest, most unobstructed views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake, ride the Sky Tram up to the area's best observation deck. You'll then ride a series of 8 zip-lines to the base of the mountain.

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Aerial Tram
Zip Lines
Místico Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica
Místico Hanging BridgesArenal

You can choose a self-guided or guided tour of Místico Park’s carefully preserved forest. This nature walk lasts 2.5 to 3 hours and can be guided or self-guided.

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Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Suspension Bridges
Proyecto Asis Tour, Costa Rica
Proyecto Asis TourArenal

The Day Tour to the Asis wild animal rescue center outside of La Fortuna, is a great way to learn about wildlife protection and see Costa Rican animals up close.

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Educational
Guided Tours
Species Exhibits
Arenal 4 in 1 Tour Safari Float & Tabacon Hot Springs, Costa Rica
Arenal 4 in 1 Tour Safari Float & Tabacon Hot SpringsArenal

If your time in the Arenal area is limited, or you just like to fit all the action you can into one day, the 4 in 1 Arenal Combo Tour is exactly what you are looking for. This all day, all inclusive outing will introduce you to the best Arenal has to offer including the Penas Blancas River, La Fortuna waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park and the Tabacon Hot Springs.

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Hot Springs
Naturalist Guide
Safari Float
Wildlife
Tabacon Hot Springs Full Day, Costa Rica
Tabacon Hot Springs Full DayArenal

Set amidst a rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the Tabacón Hot Springs are a fantastic place to unwind. Tabacón was one of the first hot springs resorts in the Arenal region.

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Hot Springs
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Sky Trek - Pure Trek Combo, Costa Rica
Sky Trek - Pure Trek ComboArenal

This two-part tour jumpstarts your morning with an adrenaline rush in a tropical rainforest canopy. To start your adventure, you’ll take a 20-minute gondola ride through the Arenal jungle. Then, you’ll climb to an observation deck in the treetops, where you’ll feel completely enveloped by the noisy, verdant rainforest.

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Rappel
Zip Lines
3 in 1 Hanging Bridges, Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike, Costa Rica
3 in 1 Hanging Bridges, Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano HikeArenal

This tour combines some of the best attractions that Arenal has to offer—hanging bridges, the La Fortuna Waterfall, and the Arenal Volcano National Park. It’s a fantastic introduction to the Arenal area.

Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Suspension Bridges
3 in 1 Safari Float, La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike, Costa Rica
3 in 1 Safari Float, La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano HikeArenal

This tour offers travelers an excellent opportunity to explore some of the best attractions in the Arenal area. It includes a safari float along the Peñas Blancas River, a visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall, and a hike in the Arenal Volcano National Park.

Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Safari Float
Wildlife
Zip Line and Balsa River Adventure, Costa Rica
Zip Line and Balsa River AdventureArenal

On this tour, buckle up for the 7 most intense zip lines in Arenal. From the zip lines, you’ll have an incredible view of the Arenal Volcano’s jungle surroundings.

Rafting
Zip Lines
The Rio Celeste Adventure, Costa Rica
The Rio Celeste AdventureArenal

Discover one of Costa Rica's best kept secrets on a hike through the Tenorio Volcano National Park. The dense rain forest, breathtaking colors of the Celeste River and views of the towering volcano ensure that this hike will open your eyes to some of Costa Rica's most precious wonders.

Hiking
Trekking Laguna de Hule, Costa Rica
Trekking Laguna de HuleArenal

On this tour you’ll hike a trail that covers 4.3 miles of rainforest, and goes past two volcanic lakes. Your group will travel at a reasonable pace and take a break for lunch.

Hiking




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