We will begin early to visit the beautiful hanging bridges of Arenal to be able to see as much wildlife as possible, is great to bird watch too and get a different, best perspective of what the rainforest is.
A series of interconnected hanging bridges with short ground walks is what you may encounter and half way at a nice clear in the forest some fresh, tropical snacks will be provided.
It is unforgiveable that you visit the rainforest and not be able to go to a waterfall, luckily for you we have one of the best in Arenal, La Fortuna Waterfall. It takes about 20 minutes to hike the way down to it once at the entrance, right after a 30 minutes drive from the bridges.
The path to find the waterfall is going down through 500 stairs, a great excersice, but don't panic if you are not fit, you may go very slow, take your time and admire the beautiful escenery of the natural canyon around you. Once down there is nothing else to do but admire the 275 feet high fall, what are you waiting for? Jump in the water, take a swim, go around the most natural pool and build great memories with your camera too!
There are changing rooms up at the main facilities so you can put on the swinsuit or change into dry clothes, if someone in the group decides not to take the hike down that is ok, there is a nice restaurant with tropical drinks and an observatory to see the waterfall without having to do the hike.
After a few hours in nature, learning about the forests, the animals you will see, the habitat and our country is time for a nice lunch which is of course another surprise. You will be greeted by a wonderful local familia, Los Rodriguez, they will have cooked a tasteful lunch ready for you filled with traditional dishes and unique flavors. This will take place at their family ranch, next of a great river where you can continue to see lots of birds and always be in a natural environment.
Take a fresh, home made coffee and get ready to get on board of our last adventure, this time will be on a raft at Penas Blancas River. This is a favorite for everyone, is perfect to end up the day like this, after a replenished lunch you can be sitting down at the raft comfortably going slowly with the stream of the river in the middle of the rainforest taking in the sounds, the colors, the relaxing sound of the water and keep close attention to the guide so you don't miss out of any wildlife surprises, there is so much that you can find and appreciate! Promise you will get back to your hotel with a smile on your face and tons of memories and stories to tell about the rainforest in Costa Rica.
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, 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 open air local family property, 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.
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.
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.
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