The El Silencio Mirador is a series of hiking trails and nature reserve located 7.4 miles (12 km) from La Fortuna and 3 miles (5 km) from the Arenal Volcano National Park. During the second portion of the tour, visitors will head to the Los Perdidos Springs (The Lost Springs) and Las Lagunas (The Lagoons) hot springs which are located at the Springs Resort and Spa.
- 6 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM, 2:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The El Silencio property is a vast 555-acre (225 ha) reserve with over 247 acres (100 ha) of primary rainforest that includes many old growth trees including the Ceiba, Trumpet Tree, and Guarumo. The El Silencio Mirador also offers extraordinary views of the Arenal Volcano at the Mirador lookout. El Silencio Mirador is located in the high risk zone because of its close proximity to the Arenal Volcano, it is an area where new construction is not permitted but for the last 40 years it has been a safe place to observe the volcano and admire the spectacular view.
The 7 hot springs of Los Perdidos range in temperature from 76 to 98 degrees. They are surrounded by rainforest vegetation and flowering plants, and they sit just 328 feet (100 m) from the locker rooms. The path from the locker rooms is called Heliconia Walk, and it is paved with over 150 different species of Heliconias. At the center of the Perdidos Springs, guests will find both a bar and monkey slide.
The Lagunas Springs are found at the base of the main hotel building. These 12 hot and cold free-form pools range in temperature from 83 to 103 degrees. They are surrounded by lush landscaping and sitting areas. The Laguna wet bar is available for guests wishing to quenche their thirst and enjoy a tasty beverage while in the pool.
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.
All transportation, a guide, full meal, entrance fees.
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We had a professional guide; Juan Carlos who was an expert in this area. We learned so much about the area and eco systems. We enjoyed the guided hike with the hanging bridges, the hike to the waterfall and hike to volcano base. A full day of activity, every moment was so great! We had the best time and thanks to our guide Juan Carlos for making this even more special.
Great trip with Corrina as our guide. Beautiful hike through the jungle.
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.
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.
On this exciting tour, you'll hike through the secondary rain forest around the Arenal Volcano National Park, the site of the 1968 eruption that awoke this previously dormant volcano. After exploring the national park, you will go to the Tabacon Hot Springs for an evening of relaxation.