With an early pick up we will get started on this fun trip, we start early in the morning so you can have the best opportunity to see the most wildlife and birds as possible (they are more active in the mornings and towards the evening). Once at the entrance of the park where the bridges are you will start on an approximately 2.5 hours hike through the beauty of the forest where will have from time to time a panoramic view of the forest, the valley, the lake and the majestic Arenal volcano.

Don’t worry about the hike being too long or strenuous, it is not like that, everyone can do it! It is a peaceful hike with several stops along the way to spot wildlife and learn about the trees, flowers, plants and birds that will be found on the trails and bridges. Make sure to stay close from the guide so you don’t miss anything ad hopefully learn how to differentiate the sounds of the forest and what all colors and different stages of the forest mean!

If you like chocolate as much as we do then you are in for a nice treat!

After seeing all the nature from the hanging bridges and its trails we will get on the way to the best organic chocolate plantation in the country. Chocolate has a great cultural meaning and our enthusiastic guide will teach you why it was so important for our ancestors.

Get ready to recognize the different types of cacao tree, all the stages and process on how to collect it and dry it until is ready to get to the kitchen and then to us! You will be able to witness how the indigenaous use to treat the cacao and will be able to do some chocolate samples on your own and try with all different flavours, later a nice tasting of the “Drink of the gods” will be displayed as well as some more chocolate tasting which is what we are looking for!

Keep an eye open while on the trail of the chocolate tour, you will see coffee plants, sugar cane and some organic and medicinal ones as well as one or other special little guests that will appear on your way.

At this point we are getting close to finish the day but not without a tasty lunch at a ranch right on the side by the river where a nice local family will welcome you and will give you the most delicious traditional meal you will have while in Costa Rica. Feel free to interact with them they are super friendly and love making new friends while teaching you about our culture in a beautiful, natural environment.

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Tour Itinerary

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7:30am (approximate): Hotel Pick Up!

We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to start this great expedition. The exact pick up time will be confirmed on your itinerary once the reservation is confirmed.

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8:10am: Ready for Hanging Bridges?

The day starts with a nice hike crossing the Arenal Hanging Bridges; this zone owns 250 hectares of protected area, formed by primary rainforest with an innumerable biological diversity. In this beautiful place you can take pictures either from the view or wildlife. Tropical fruit snack is offered at the end of this adventure.

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10:30am: Enjoy a typical snack!

After a couple hours on the Hanging Bridges, you will enjoy a delicious Costa Rican snack with tropical fruits and drinks so you can recharge the energy and continue on this wonderful hike through the forests!

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11:00am: Enjoy the sweetness!

The Arenal chocolate tour is a unique opportunity to experience one of the most important Costa Rican traditions. The Arenal chocolate tour begins in the sugar cane fields where you will be able to taste delicious sugar cane juice. Next you will enter the cacao plantation, this is where the cacao beans that become chocolate are grown and also you will be able to observe the chocolate process and taste it.

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12:30PM Bon Appetite!

A fresh and tasty typical lunch is going to be waiting for you at an outdoor private farm in the country side, allowing for a real contact of Costa Rica cuisine and our popular "casado" which translates to English as "married", it is the basis of our typical lunch and consist of rice, beans, salad, picadillo, meat of your preference (chicken, beef, fish, or pork), and fried sweet plantain. Vegetarian option is always available.

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2:00PM Hotel Drop off!

This extraordinary half day is accomplished, leaving a very good taste of what this beautiful area has to offer and allowing for some relaxation time for the rest of the day. We will drop you off back at your hotel.

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Had an amazing day with Tony he was awesome!!

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2018-08-01

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read some of the most asked questions about 2 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges + Chocolate Tour.

Transportation is included from any hotel in La Fortuna and the Arenal area, some hotels are located further away from the main area, in this case an extra fee may apply. If your place is not on the list just ask us!
Pick up is usually between 7 and 7:30am (it varies depending on the location of your hotel) and takes about 7 hours to complete. By 2:30 pm you will be back to your hotel, after both activities have been completed successfully.
A delicious Costarican lunch will be provided and served by a local family in a beautiful location next to one of the rivers so you can be in peace with nature and be able to observe some more animals and birds.
Sure they can! Everyone can have a great time at the hanging bridges and at the waterfall, although we believe is more enjoyable for kids 4 years old and over.
Hiking shoes or sneakers will be ideal for the hanging bridges hike as well as comfortable clothes: shorts, t-shirts, tank tops. Bring also mosquito repellent and sunscreen and a raincoat in case of an usual rainshower.
Sure, keep in mind it will be under your supervision and we highly recommend a waterproof case.
Not entirely, the walk on the bridges is soft and goes at an easy pace so you can learn and see as much as possible of our rainforest. The length of the tour on the longest trail is of 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) and lasts 2 to 2,5 hours to complete. To the chocolate tour just little walks are required but get ready for a tasteful experience.
If a shower or rain happens before or during the tour, it continues as planned, remember is the rainforest and it should be expected. Unless there is a tropical storm in sight then the tour may be cancelled or postponed but we will contact you in advance to inform you.
Yes, we offer pick up and drop off to most destinations in the country, please contact us to coordinate it and quote the extra fee.
We are very accessible, with a 24 hour notice you can get a refund, just don't forget to notify us.
We have in Arenal Tropical weather, it means is usually hot and humid with some rain always on the sight, not heavy rain, usually sun showers towards the end of the afternoon or late evenings. During the months of January, February, March which are considered to be summer, temperature goes between 28°-32° Celsius or 82-90 Fahrenheit and during the rainy season it varies from 22°-28° centigrades or 71-82 Fahrenheit.
We consider Arenal to be the epicenter of adventure! Being the number one favorite destination of the world according to tripadvisor it offers pretty much every activity that can be done in the country in one destination. You can stay in Arenal for weeks and will always have something different to to every day. There are main attractions for every one, there are the activities that will bring up your adrenaline such as whitewater rafting, zipline, waterfall rappelling, lake kayaking, biking, strenuous hikes, waterfalls and more. But if are not such an adventure seeker can find other kind of activities like peaceful walks, hanging bridges, gardens, safari and bloat trips to sightsee, cultural events and many more.
That's a great question, there are many different resorts that offer hot springs, some are for guests use only which is fine because are more exclusive and quiet but if wish to explore more options or if you stay at a hotel with no hot springs there are plenty of options to choose from. Tabacon Resort and Spa Being one of the most popular natural hot springs spot in the world most visitors come to enjoy the peaceful surroundings with a variety of pools of different temperatures and sizes all hidden within the most wonderful and attractive tropical gardens that open up the way for relaxing exploration. The pools are filled with water from an actual hot water river that flows all around the property. There is anything more natural than this. Temperatures vary from 22° to 40° Celsius (72-105F) and you can see small natural cascades to soften your body and spirit. 2. Baldi Hot Springs Consider as the largest hot springs in the world it offers 25 pools of all sizes and temperatures amidst the rainforest surrounded by waterfalls and caves so that everyone can enjoy. Is more like a family place, it offers a water playground for the little ones, water slides, caves to explore, wet bars and restaurants so that everybody can spend a relaxing and fun time. 3. Los Perdidos Hot Springs This being part of the astonishing The Springs Resort, you can get a day pass and enjoy amazing panoramic views as well as a relaxing time at the hot springs, make sure you visit the unique little pools at the bottom of the resort that are immerse in the rainforest at the most peaceful place on earth. 4. Eco Termales A great option to relax and explore. Although it is a smaller option, it also is a more exclusive place, is not as crowded as other places get from time to time and also has its pools also filled with the river water, very natural and relaxing ambience. 5. Paradise Hot Springs Another beautiful, little place to enjoy a relaxing time. It's located right in front of the volcano which makes you have a wonderful view too. Transportation is only included with Los Perdidos option, to all other options you can drive or call a taxi from frontdesk. Depending to your hotel location these can be from 5 up to 25 minutes away. Which one do you prefer? You can combine any of these options with any activity you do during the day or you can get a day pass too and enjoy of a nice lunch or dinner, just ask us!