The Arenal area is so beautiful and offers so many amazing adventures and places to explore but we know that not all travelers have enough time to go through all of what they want, that is why we were able to come up with this terrific combo that helps you not only visit the most amazing highlights of Arenal in one day but also is wallet friendly!
The day will start early, right after breakfast where you will meet our friendly guide at the lobby of your hotel and will drive you to the first destination, Peñas Blancas River to get started on the Safari Float. This is an adventure for everybody, from the little ones to the oldies, it does not require any physical condition since you will be sitting on a raft while it goes smoothly flowing down the river while the guide teaches you about the rainforest (where you will be at) and will point out at so many wonderful animals that can be seen as well as wonderful trees, flowers, lizards and birds. At the end will stop at a nice side place, close to the river to have some sweet snacks, a little taste of Costa Rica.
The journey has just begun and you will want more! This time we will be heading towards the amazing La Fortuna Waterfall which is a tall, 75 meters (240 ft) fall right in the middle of a canyon in the rainforest, this is an amazing experience that you cannot miss, you can walk down to the waterfall for about 20 minutes and 500 stairs and get to jump in the water, get this amazing feeling that comes when you are so close to nature, swim and take amazing photos!
500 stairs may sound intimidating, but is not like that, the trails are really well made and you can go slowly, at your own pace while admiring the nature around you, or if can't make it all the way down because of a hip or a knee problem you can remain upstairs and stay at the observatory point so you can watch the waterfall from above, enjoy the facilities, bathrooms, restaurant and wait for the rest of the group.
It's about noon and we are ready to take you to a beautiful family ranch in the surrounding of the river to have a tasteful lunch! La Familia Rodriguez will greet you and invite you to have a meal that you will not forget, a very traditional taste of our culture, always in the company of nature while making new friends, seeing animals and having a nice cup of coffee too!
It was a deserved, relaxed, different lunch experience and now is time to head towards one of the most beautiful trails of the magnificent Arenal Volcano, Pay close attention to your guide, he will tell you all about the volcano history, the explosions it used to make, all about the recovery of the town and how the rainforest became part of it, open your eyes and ears, it is very likely that you find some animals on the way as well. This is not a strenuous hike, it takes about 2.5 hours to complete but it also goes at a slow pace as needed so you can get the feeling of what is like to be around the volcano and seeing its fascinating perfect cone shape from so close and all that it means to the Costa Rican nature.
The sun almost sets now and we know what is just the perfect way to end this perfect day! let's go and relax with the magic of the natural hot springs pools of Eco Termales! Here you will have time to explore the beautiful, secluded gardens and go through the pools while a river of hot water flows between them, have a drink or two and get ready to taste a really nice dinner before heading back to the hotel.
Has been a memorable day, filled with joy and nature and we know that is a great feeling! You are now ready to rest in your hotel and dream about all the wonderful things you saw and experienced this day.
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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 guide is going to provide all necessary equipment for the boat trip, life jackets and paddles on, as well as clear instructions to navigate down the river.
Your guide will take you down the river spotting flora and fauna to show you, a great chance to see monkeys, lizards, birds, sloths, and a beautiful calm scenery while navigating on flat water.
After a couple hours on the river, you will leave the boat and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican snack on a local family farm, tropical fruits, plantain and cheese, and a delicious coffee are part of the menu. 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.
A wonderful experience. Justin is very knowledgeable and is great with people. We saw a great variety of animals thanks to Justin's ability to sense the animals' presence. Our driver miner and William were also very good. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable experience. Thank-you
The whole day was fantastic. Our tour guide Michael was great he had lots of information and I loved the scope he brought along which helped I see the animals and get great photos. The snack and lunch was so delicious. I also really appreciate that you went out of your way to help us see a sloth. We saw so many beautiful birds and monkeys. Thank you again for helping experience beautiful Costa Rica.
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