Make sure you take good advantage of your hotel's breakfast so you can be ready and on time to meet your guide at the lobby to get started a really amazing day filled with lots of nature and fun activities!
To get started we will take you to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you will admire some great views, not only of the rainforest which is all around you but of the lake and volcano too. We will get started of a slow hike combining the ground floor on some well maintained trails with the amazing hanging bridges where you will learn everything you need to know about the rainforest, will see plenty of animals of all types and birds. Along the way at a nice spot you will be offered some snacks and tropical fruits and will continue of a nice interactive hike.
After the hike a short drive will be made in order to get to the waterfall, you may use the changing rooms to put on your swimsuit and get ready to walk down the 500 stairs to get to the breathtaking nature wonder, La Fortuna Waterfall. It takes 20 minutes to reach to the bottom, take it slowly, there is no rushâ€¦ Once there donâ€™t think it twice, take the opportunity presented in front if you and take a swim around the fall, is very refreshing! Once you are ready letâ€™s get back up and hopefully you will be really hungry for an unique traditional lunch at a family ranch right by the river.
After a meal to remember that will fill each one of your senses is time to keep going and explore this time the surroundings of the volcano, go on a slow paced hike through the lush forest, see more wildlife and hear the amazing stories about the volcano when it was erupting lava, see the lava trails, the volcanic rocks, take some great pictures and enjoy the views!
A perfect day must only end in the best way possible and in Arenal there is nothing better than the relaxing hot springs! At Eco termales you will enjoy of the natural thermal flowing pools water, walk around through the gardens and feel immersed at one of the most beautiful properties, then get ready for a nice dinner before heading back to your hotel to get rested.
Itâ€™s been a fabulous day and hope you enjoyed it as much as we always do, will wait for you to come back soon!
Adults10 years old & older
Children5 to 9 years old
Infants4 years old & younger
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.
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.
After a couple hours on the Hanging Bridges, we serve a tropical fruit snack for you to recover from the hike and taste a delicious and sweet local fruit. A highlight of the day comes next, after a 30 minutes scenic drive!!
Its time for the famous La Fortuna Waterfall, a MUST TO SEE! Whether you plan on swimming or not, this 246 feet tall waterfall coming from the middle of the mountain is breathtaking. An observation platform offers a great view from the top right before you start the walk through 498 steps down to reach the swimming hole, your guide will guide you through and watch your belongings while you swim. You must bring a towel with you if you plan on swimming. After refreshing in the clear water, you will climb up back the 498 steps, you can do it at your own pace. Clean changing rooms are available to put dry clothes on.
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.
After a 20 minutes drive we will reach a world's famous one, Arenal Volcano. Even though is has been visible from the distance all day, at this point we will be on a 2 hours walk at the base of him and through ancient lava flows, allowing us for breathtaking observation points and learning interesting facts and history that our local guide has to share with you. Walking to the crater is forbidden, due to the unexpected gases and rough terrain, there is not even a trail there, you will be at the base of the volcano overlooking the giant mountain and enjoying the rain forest at the base of it.
Eco Termales is great for a romantic get-away. The natural pools will connect you with nature and a very relaxing time. The natural volcanic hot springs offer 5 pools with temperatures ranging from 99Â° to 106Â° F (37Â° to 41Â° C). Admission is limited to no more than 100 guests, in order to ensure each has the opportunity to find complete relaxation and inner peace, renewing both your mind and body.
Dinner is included at Eco Termales, the time for dinner can be coordinated upon arrival, it can be 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm.
This extraordinary day is accomplished, leaving a very good taste of Arenal wonders and everlasting memories. We will drop you off back at your hotel.
Carlos is very personable and very knowledgeable. Also, we are impressed with your organization's logistics.
Tony was an amazing guide full of knowledge and personality!
Our guide William was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He was able to give us a lot of information about the area and the country as a whole and enjoyed answering our questions. The driver was very good as well. The ladies in Los Angeles where we had lunch were all so kind, and gave us the best meal we had in Costa Rica! Thank you!
Hansel and Miguel were so pleasant and amazing! I cannot stress enough.
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