This tour takes you to the best of the Arenal landscape — the Arenal Volcano and the nearby hot springs. Arenal Volcano is an active volcano in the middle of a richly biodiverse environment. This is the perfect place for an educational nature walk, and in the space of an easy, 2-hour hike you can see several distinct environments.
- 6 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Arenal Volcano last erupted in 2010. There was also a massive eruption in 1968 that destroyed a nearby town. You’ll learn about this explosion as well as a few other interesting points in the volcano’s history during your walk.
Volcanic activity has shaped this landscape for eons, and the hiking path crosses over some ancient lava flows, which are called "coladas" in Spanish. Your guide will show you to spots where you’ll have an excellent view of Arenal Lake. As you stroll through the forest, try to move quietly for a better chance of spotting toucans, monkeys, iguanas, and snakes.
After your hike, you’ll head to the Paradise Hot Springs to take a dip in the thermally heated pools and eat a Costa Rican buffet dinner. The buffet has an excellent variety of savory dishes with lots of fresh options. Paradise Hot Springs pools are in the midst of beautifully landscaped grounds that look especially magical when lit up in the evening. Let the strong cascades give you a hydro-massage as you unwind from your hike.
The Arenal Volcano National Park packs all of Costa Rica's allure into one place: incredible hiking, magnificent views, abounding wildlife and the country's most active volcano. Hiking and horseback riding tours allow you to get up close and personal with this incredible area, which encompasses close to 30,000 acres (12,000 ha) and extends into eight different life zones. Overlooking everything is the imposing Arenal Volcano which sits right inside this wonderful park.
Read more:Arenal Volcano National Park
What to Bring
Closed toed shoes, a camera and light jacket for the hike, swimsuit and flip flops for the hot springs. If desired, extra clothes to change before lunch or dinner.
Guided tour, transportation, entrance fees to the park, entrance to the hot springs, and a buffet dinner.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
we really really loved this tour. The drivers, guides and extended family (who served us lunch) were excellent, and so knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the area. Can't say enough good things about them!
Our guide Francis was excellent - he knew everything about the volcano!
Beautiful jungle hike and view of the volcano, hotel hot springs with 8 pools
Similar things to do
This Combo tour includes a guided hike at the El Silencio Mirador reserve and a visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs. El Silencio is a series of hiking trails and nature reserve located 7.4 miles from La Fortuna and 3 miles from the Arenal Volcano National Park.
The El Silencio property is a vast, 555-acre reserve with over 247 acres of primary rainforest. Visitors will experience a guided hike of the reserve and learn about the flora and fauna as well as the Arenal volcano. The second portion of the trip includes a visit to the Baldi Hot Springs.