Arenal Volcano National Park Walk With Optional Hot Springs - La Fortuna

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 am and 14:30 pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to con.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


We begin the tour by heading to the El Silencio Private Reserve, to get as close to the base of the volcano as possible. Next, we will walk approximately 1 kilometer along a volcanic stone path with a moderate degree of difficulty, until we reach the viewpoint, the closest point to volcano permitted to access. At the viewpoint, our guide will provide relevant information on the formation of the Arenal Volcano, its periods of activity, as well as unpublished details of its first eruption in 1968. Enjoy the excellent views of the Green Lagoon and Lake Arenal.
With a little luck, this 1.5 km trail will provide us with the opportunity to see a wide variety of plants and animals that inhabit the rainforest, like toucans, turkeys, orioles, peccaries, snakes, and monkeys. At the end of the tour our driver will be waiting for us with a delicious snack of tropical fruit before returning to your hotel.
Add a visit to the hot springs for additional cost and enjoy the thermal mineral waters.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

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Stop At: Ecoterra Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

The tour begins at 07:30am or 2:30pm from your hotels lobby, in order to reach El Silencio Private Reserve, to reach as close to the Arenal Volcano as permitted by car. From there, we will begin a 1 km walk along a trail of volcanic rock, rated as moderate in difficulty, to reach the observation point, which is the closest to the base of the volcano we can legally get. At the observation point, your guide will provide interesting information regarding the formation of the Arenal Volcano, its periods of activity, and unedited details of its major eruption in 1968, as well as giving you the opportunity to enjoy the incredible views of the Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Lake. Afterwards, we will begin our return trip down the same trail to the starting point.
For the next stage of the expedition, we will change scenery and enter into the regenerating forest and small area of primary rainforest found at the base of the Arenal Volcano. This trail is about 1.5 km, in length, and with a little luck, you will have the opportunity to discover a large variety of flora and fauna, including toucans, wild turkeys, orioles, wild boars, snakes, and monkeys.
After the trails, your driver will be waiting for you, with a delicious snack of tropical fruit, before returning you to your hotel in La Fortuna to enjoy the remainder of your stay.
If you prefer, you can visit the hot springs of your choice for an approximately 3 hours, for an additional cost. After giving you time to enjoy these natural thermal waters, we will return to pick you up in our modern mini-vans to take you to your hotel.

Duration: 2 hours


National Park fees

Bottled water


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi

Entry/Admission - Ecoterra Costa Rica

Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multilingual guide

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Aug-2022

    The arena volcano walk was made even better thanks to our guide Antonio who was fantastic. His knowledge of the fauna and the flora that he would share generously was excellent ! We then went to the waterfalls for a dip in the cold water under the tropical rain, an unforgettable experience. After a really lovely lunch we went to the suspended bridge area where we saw all kind of animals and trees. We booked the three tours but they can be done separately. Highly recommended.

  • 08-Aug-2022

    Ha sido un paseo muy agradable. La guía Karina y el chófer Hermes ha sido muy amables. Incluso te dan agua y un tentempié.

  • 26-Dec-2021

    It was an incredible experience! The company was very accommodation. Due to hazardous driving conditions we missed the first part of the trip (national park hike) but the company was kind enough to allow us to go to the hotsprings! The pictures don’t do it justice it was a great time!!

  • 03-Dec-2021

    We had an amazing experiance with David as our guide! His knowledge of the area was impressive and he had an ability to find so much wildlife. He passion for the tours is pure. We did the full day of hike, waterfall, hanging bridges and hot springs. The hot spring dinner was a perfect way to unwind after a busy day. We highly recommend this company!

  • 14-Aug-2021

    We took this tour with a tour guide Jose who walked us around the Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. He told us interesting facts about the park itself, flora and fauna. He has a great catchy eye and helped us to see animals and birds. He is also a good photographer! We enjoyed soaking at Baldi Hot Springs thermal pools. Please note to have $7 with you to pay for a locker if you wish to get one.

  • 21-Jun-2021

    Ecoterra was an amazing tour group and I would highly recommend them. They were well organized, entertaining and informative.

  • 14-Sep-2019

    Hicimos la caminata al volcán y el descenso por el bosque. Se trata de una finca de turismo sostenible, por lo que nos pareció una opción acertada. Te explican con todo detalle como sucedió la erupción y la historia de los pueblos aledaños, lo que afectó a la zona y el turismo cómo evolucionó. Es una corta caminata de ascenso, con suerte se ve el volcán descubierto y tras la explicación se procede a descender. Un poco de fruta y se continúa el descenso por el bosque. No vimos muchos animales pero valoramos mas que la guía autóctona nos explicase detalles y evolución de la zona. La guía, Rosa, un encanto. Como persona y como profesional. Se nota que ama su trabajo. Gracias por la experiencia!

  • 29-Mar-2019

    We had the best experience with Ecoterra, from the transportation, to the beautiful hotels, and the one time we had an issue, it was handled quickly and efficiently by our Jordy. We would definitely use them again if we return to Costa Rica!

  • 21-Mar-2019

    Our afternoon started with a short drive to the volcano interrupted by our guide spotting Toucans and Sloths in the trees and stopping to allow us to see them. The walk was interesting with one steep climb but mostly easily manageable. Our guide told us about the history of the area, about the living fences, flora and fauna before going back to the bus for pineapple and melon. I think we were unlucky with our visit to the Paradise hot springs. We arrived at 1730hrs to be told that there were no lockers available so we had to drag our clothes around with us, keeping an eye on them instead of relaxing in the pools. We were told that we could not eat between 1900hrs and 2000hrs due to a large group that had booked and our pick up was at 2100hrs which turned out to be American High School kids. So we had a disjointed visit, didn't relax as much as we could and the buffet dinner was uninspiring. The pools and facilities are there to be enjoyed, it was just unfortunate that when we went it was very busy.

  • 10-Feb-2019

    the hotels wth hot springs are amazing. the volcano was visible from all siedes. nice walk through the park that was mostly in the shed.

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