Day Trip From San Jose To Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travellers at the Hotel lobby of San Jose, Heredia, and Alajuela Provinces, Car rental offices, vacation rental houses, condos, etc
  • Return Details :
    Lobby of the Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Unforgettable experience...!! Be amazed by the volcanic colossus of Arenal , though it has not erupted recently, this cinder cone on the Costa Rican skyline is considered one of the world's most active volcanoes. Then soak up in the thermal benefits in the mineral-rich waters at Baldi natural hot Springs Resort

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Located north of Costa Rica, is the impressive Arenal volcano, a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands of thousands of tourists for its permanent, extraordinary volcanic activity that on clear nights resemble pyrotechnic games with intermittent explosions of ash and lava. Our tour begins when our guide pick you up at the lobby of your Hotel and move to the northern part of the country, being unavoidable to make a brief stop in the famous town of Sarchi, internationally known for its laborious artisans who give Sarchi renown as the cradle of the Costa Rican Crafts.

Following our trip we will pass through plantations of various agricultural products, ornamental plants, cattle farms, until we reach the town of La Fortuna to have lunch in a cozy restaurant just in front of the Volcano. This excellent location allows us from very early, to have the best view waiting for the Volcano to please the visitors. 

We will rest in one of the best hot springs in the area, where you can optionally have the oportunity to have a massage or spa treatment booked in advance. To close with a gold pin, an excellent dinner will be served, always with the best view of the Arenal volcano to not miss a single opportunity to observe its possible explosions of incandescent lights. After dinner we will return to San jose

Tour includes: Bilingual tour guide, comfortable transportation, bottled water, buffet lunch and dinner and entrance fees. 
Daily departure time - 7:00 am aprox depending of your hotel location (Pick up and drop off from all major Hotels in San Jose, Alajuela and Heredia provinces. 
Drop off time : 9:00 pm aprox. 
Personalized service & small groups


Bottled water

Lunch - Buffet lunch

Dinner - Buffet dinner

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Baldi Hot Springs



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Dress code is smart casual

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Small groups ( 5-8 passenger maximum per excursion)

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Oct-2022

    The Baldi Hot Springs was fantastic. There were 25 different pools to pick from, some relaxed and secluded, others decorated with waterfalls and rock features. It was a variety that everyone could find something they liked - as long as they liked hot tubs. On our way to the springs we stopped to see some attractions which was nice to get some history of Costa Rica. I would certainly consider this excursion again.

  • 07-May-2022

    Nos encantó la experiencia. Fuimos con Daniel fue un tour privado completamente ya que solo íbamos nosotros dos con nuestro guía Daniel quien siempre nos tuvo paciencia de espera y muy a gusto todo. Lo único que sugeriría sería realizar una actividad extra en el tour pero de ahí en fuera súper bien. La comida deliciosa, los lugares visitados muy lindos.

  • 05-Feb-2022

    This was an amazing trip. Guide Edgardo was knowledgeable and gracious. We learned a lot about the geography and history of the area. The Baldi Hot Springs were relaxing and very clean. The lunch and dinner were fabulous with a view of the Arenal volcano.

  • 16-Jan-2022

    Wonderful experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone regardless of group size. The food was amazing, more importantly, the tour guide - WILL - was knowledgeable and patient with me and my family. The hot spring resort was unforgettable. This tour is a must when traveling on Costa Rica.

  • 23-Apr-2019

    We passed through San Jose on both ends of our trip to Costa Rica. I picked this day tour as a way of getting to see more of the country and was not disappointed. Be prepared for a long day. With traffic and a backup due to an accident, it was 14 hours for us. Hotel pickup and drop-off were convenient. The bilingual tour guide was excellent. if you are full of questions as I am, sit close to the guide so you can get your questions answered enroute. I could not get connected to the bus offered wifi though, The first stop at the tourist souvenir shop was what you might expect. I'd pass on it if I could. The countryside was fascinating as we drove up over the mountains and saw rural homes, farms and ranches. Lots of nursery plants farmed. Lunch was efficient with our meal choices phoned in ahead. I'd not have the club sandwich again (fried egg, cucumber, and canned ham). 20 minutes to the volcano; a mile high cinder cone. Then a half hour to Baldi hot springs; a first class resort and water park. Then a long after-dark bus ride back to our hotels. It's a long day, but wonderful to see the CR countryside.