Costa Rica Hot Springs
Owing mostly to its large number of volcanoes, the rich landscape of Costa Rica is dotted with thermal hot springs that come in every size, shape, and temperature imaginable. Some are elaborate and luxurious, allowing you the opportunity to sip a martini at a wet bar or unwind in a private heated nook, while others are a bit more playful, supplying guests with a sampling of water slides and deep pools to plunge into. Many hot spring tours are accompanied by other activities, including mud baths, massages, horseback rides, zip lines, hanging bridge tours, and more. Some of the best can be found in the La Fortuna/Arenal area, as well as in Rincón de La Vieja.
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This tour of the Rincón de la Vieja forest is an idyllic hike past waterfalls and pools of bright blue water. It begins with a drive through the fields of Guanacaste, and then the landscape will suddenly transform into a lush forest.
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.
This tour will take you to some of the most exciting parts of the tropical forest that surrounds Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano has recently become active again, and you may see some smoke billowing from the crater.
This tour offers travelers the ability to enjoy several exciting activities within the span of one day. It takes place at Hacienda Guachipelin, a hotel set just outside the Rincón de La Vieja National Park. The hotel is a working ranch and located on a beautiful piece of property. This is a good tour for active and adventurous travelers.
This tour takes you to see the wildlife that surrounds the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano on a jungle trail called “Sensoria”—named for its sensorily overwhelming environment. Your three- to four-hour hike concludes with a dip in a thermally heated pool.
The Borinquen Adventure is an exciting combination of horseback riding, zip lining and soaking in hot springs.
This tour begins with a one-hour drive through the Guanacaste mountain range. During this portion, you’ll be privileged with excellent views of the dormant Miravalles Volcano. Although the volcano hasn’t experienced significant eruptions in some time, it continues to expel gas and geysers near its base— expulsions that are used by the government to produce geothermal energy.
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.
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 The Springs Resort and Los Perdidos Hot Springs for an evening of relaxation.
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.
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.
During this tour visitors will experience a guided hike of the Mirador Reserve and learn about the flora and fauna of the reserve as well as the natural history of the Arenal Volcano. The second portion of the trip includes a visit to the Eco Termales Hot Springs.
The El Silencio Mirador 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. During the second portion of the tour, visitors will head to the Los Perdidos Springs and Las Lagunas hot springs which are located at the Springs Resort and Spa.
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.