Arenal 1968 Park Hiking Tour With Hot Springs - La Fortuna

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    1:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Arenal Zone 1
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Combine activity and relaxation on a hiking and hot springs tour from Arenal. First, you'll enjoy an easy hike in Arenal 1968 Park , where you'll gain breathtaking views of Arenal volcano and its beautiful surroundings. Then, after having worked up a bit of a sweat, you'll be in for a relaxing time at the hot springs of your choice.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Dinner included

Know More about this tour

Depart your Arenal-area hotel for a leisurely afternoon hike in Arenal 1968 Park , where you'll walk along the border of this amazing natural attraction. Your hike begins at the volcano's slopes, and although you'll be a safe distance away from the active crater, you'll still feel the excitement of walking near this majestic giant.

Inside the park, there are various hiking trails along which youll walk with your guide. They include both secondary forest and lava fields from previous eruptions. Feel the rush of hiking alongside an active volcano, but don't worry about coming across hot lava, as safety is the number one priority and local authorities will not hesitate to close off portions of the trails in order to keep you safe.

After your hike, it's time to relax at the hot springs and enjoy dinner! Costa Rica is known for its hot springs, and you can choose the location that best fits your needs.

Baldi Hot Springs:
The relaxation area of the Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa consists of several therapeutic pools, all with different water temperatures. The spa is family-oriented and caters to both adults and children .

Ecotermales Hot Springs:
The Ecotermales Hot Springs is one of the smallest sanctuaries in the area. Family owned, it is geared toward privacy and relaxation and consists of four individual pools ranging between 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius) and 105 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius).

Tabacon hot springs:
The Tabacon Hot Springs are the most luxurious and closest to Arenal volcano, so you can enjoy panoramic views of the crater as you relax. Tabacon was also the first hot springs to be opened to the public in the Arenal region its a Costa Rica favorite!

Note: Click on the 'View additional info' above to ensure the correct pickup and drop-off zone for your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide


Entry/Admission - Tabacon Hot Springs

Entry/Admission - Baldi Hot Springs



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is recommended that you bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, swimming suit, insect repellent, suntan lotion and a camera.

Important: Tour departs from Arenal hotels only

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-May-2018

    The hike up the volcano felt a little bit rushed, and I didn't realize I would need cash for the hot springs--the lockers were not included, which I thought they were. The hot springs themselves were ok, but overall the location and staff made it feel a bit too much of a tourist trap to be enjoyable or relaxing.

  • 05-May-2016

    The Arenal volcano part of the guided tour was superb. Very informative guide and an interesting hike up to the viewpoint.
    We did the Tabacon hot springs as they were highly recommended based on reviews on Viator and Trip Advisor. That part of the tour felt rushed. Although the hot springs were wonderful at night, we felt that there wasn't enough time to enjoy the springs, change and do the buffet dinner before the driver came to pick us up. The buffet dinner was average at best.
    So all in all this tour was pretty good, but maybe not the best value for money.

  • 27-Feb-2016

    The volcano hike was nice and scenic, even though it rained the whole time, but the hot springs gets kind of boring after two hours. Also, bring cash to the hot springs--everything is not pre-paid.

  • 20-Aug-2015

    I gave this 3 stars because the hike was great and very educational! The hot springs was actually in my opinion overrated. Most of the money go towards your ticket to the hot springs. We went to Baldi Hot Springs and it was big and fancy and had a lot of different thermal pools but it was too crowded for me. Everything there was also very over priced, drinks, gifts etc and did not match in value for what you were getting. So in conclusion, please do the hike and get that amazing experience with wonderful picture opportunities but skip the hot springs, or do one of the free hot springs if you want to experience it.

  • 03-Apr-2014

    This tour was awesome!! Though we couldn't hike to the top based on government regulations, it was awesome. The hike was moderate and started off very flat. Our tour guide Roy would stop several times on the path to show us different plants/trees and also to show us the new vegetation that grew after the volcano erupted. He was great! Highly recommend him for more tours and hope to see him again soon. :)

  • 30-Oct-2013

    We really enjoyed the spa we chose there were 28 different pools plus there was 3 water slides what a blast.