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Arenal Volcano Hike and Arenal Hot Springs

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Photo by Photo by Peter Andersen

If you’re searching a mix of adventure and relaxation, the Arenal Volcano Hike and Hot Springs tour is an excellent option. The tour begins with a light yet exciting hike through the rainforest located along the base of the Arenal Volcano. Your experienced natural guide will help you discover the flora and fauna of the region while providing interesting information about the history and nature of Costa Rica.

Soon, you’ll see the lookout point! This is currently the closest that you can get to the iconic volcano. Don’t forget your camera for this part! The observation point has the perfect panoramic view for taking photos.

Soak in the Springs

After about 2 hours of hiking, you will then head to the hot springs of your choice. Your options are the Baldi Hot Springs, Ecotermales, The Springs, or Tabacon Resort. The hot springs in La Fortuna provide an ideal setting to enjoy a tropical beverage! All hot springs feature a number of pools with varying temperatures. No matter where you are, the backdrop of the majestic Arenal Volcano will be there to accompany you. Soak in the warm hot springs while admiring the sights and sounds of nature. You will also enjoy a delicious dinner before heading back to your hotel.

Tour information:

Departures: 1:30 PM (3:00 PM for the option with Tabacon); 5:30 PM without hike
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Cost per person: Hike to the volcano viewpoint and entrance to and dinner at The Springs: Adults $145.00, Children $130.00
Entrance to and dinner at The Springs: Adults $102.00, Children $92.00
Hike to the volcano viewpoint and entrance to and dinner at Tabacon Hot Springs: Adults $155.00, Children $78.00
Entrance to and dinner at Tabacon Hot Springs: Adults $118.00, Children $59.00
Hike to the volcano viewpoint and entrance to and dinner at Baldi Hot Springs: Adults $99.00, Children $89.00
Entrance to and dinner at Baldi Hot Springs: Adults $64.00, Children $58.00
Hike to the volcano viewpoint and entrance to and dinner at Ecotermales: Adults $110.00, Children $99.00
Entrance to and dinner at Ecotermales: Adults $64.00, Children $58.00
Includes: Round trip transport, tour and hike to the volcano viewpoint, entrance to hot springs and dinner option as indicated.
Not included: Pickup from more distant hotels (those located on the other side of Tabacon such as the Arenal Observatory Lodge)
What to bring: Swimsuit, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, hiking or tennis shoes and rain gear. $10 – $15 cash and credit card for potential deposit for lockers/towels (depends on the facility chosen)

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