Arenal Volcano Hike & Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano Hike & Hot Springs Tour
Explore one of Costa Rica’s most famous sights, Arenal Volcano! Enjoy an extraordinary 1.5-hour rainforest natural history walk with a knowledgable guide viewing areas devastated by the lava flow of 1968. To finish the perfect day, enjoy a pletiful Costa Rican lunch and relax in the natural hot springs of Los Lagos.
Tour Picks up from Arenal area Hotels, JW Marriott, Tamarindo, Langosta, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, RIU Guanacaste/Palace, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa (Occidental, Villas Sol, Condovac), Playa Panama (Secrets Papagayo, Mangroove) Fours Seasons, Andaz, Planet Hollywood
From Arenal Hotels/Self Drive:
Adults: $105 Children Ages 5-10 $95
With Transportation from Pacific Coast:
Adults: $175 Children: Ages 5-10 $150 (4 person min)
Arenal Volcano Hike & Hot Springs Tour Itinerary
Arenal Volcano 1968 Trail Hike
The Arenal Volcano 1968 Park and other reserves along the border of the National Park are one of the most visited places in all of Central America. The trails in Arenal Volcano 1968 Park and other nearby Arenal National Park Reserves are generally not very strenuous — perfect for a leisurely and informative hike with one of our professional nature guides.
You can use the facilities and read up on the history of the area before your guided walk. Then we’ll hike through well-groomed, easy trails that skirt the base of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal Area.
This part of the Arenal Volcano had sections that were devastated by the lava flow of 1968, so some areas have very little vegetation. Enjoy an extraordinary 1.5-hour rainforest natural history walk with a knowledgable guide.
This guided walk of the1968 Trail provides perfect photo opportunities and magnificent views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the pristine Lake Arenal and the extinct volcano Cerro Chato.
We have chosen the appropriate trail for better wildlife viewing. There are parts of each trail that has forested areas where your nature guide will try to spot birds, monkeys and other animals in their natural habitat.
Hot Springs & Lunch
The natural hot springs at the Los Lagos receive their water supply directly from pristine rainforest springs, and are natural looking hot tubs, strategically placed to receive the continuous flow of hot fresh water, full of healthy minerals, from the Arenal Volcano’s underground heat source to your body! Relax and have healthy fun every time you enjoy our natural hot springs during your Costa Rican vacation.
You’ll also enjoy a plentiful lunch while you are here.
Arenal Hotels: Starts at 1:00 pm – Pick up time will be given at time of booking
Hacienda Pinilla/JW Marriott: 5:00 AM (please let reception or security know we are coming to pick you up)
Langosta/Tamarindo Hotels, Condos, Houses: 5:30 AM
Grande, Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo, Potrero Hotels, Condos, Houses: 5:30 AM
RIU Guanacaste & RIU Palace: 6:00 AM (bring copy of passport)
Playas del Coco Hotels, Condos, Houses: 6:20 AM
Playa Hermosa & Playa Panama Hotels (Condovac, Villas Sol, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove), Condos Houses: 6:30 AM
Liberia Peri Supermarket: 7:00 AM
Andaz, Planet Hollywood, Four Seasons: 6:00 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer)
Dreams Las Mareas 5:30 AM ($200 extra per booking, not per customer)
- Pick up times are an estimate. Please be ready at the specified time but it may take us up to 20 minutes longer depending on that days pick up schedule and traffic.
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- 4 person minimum to operate, if you are a single traveler, contact us to see which dates are open
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- We operate this tour rain or shine!
- In effort to eliminate single use plastic bottles on our tours, please bring a reusable water bottle. We have large water containers to refill them. We will provide one for you if you do not have one!
- You may cancel free of charge up to 48 hours before start of the tour.
- Cancellations less than 48 hours before the start of the tour will be subject to a 100% cancellation charge. Extreme cases are taken into consideration.
Departure/Return LocationArenal Hotels, JW Marriott, Langosta/Tamarindo, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, Potrero, RIU Hotels, Ocotal, Playas de Coco, Hermosa, Panama, Planet Hollywood, Andaz, Four Season,and Liberia Hotels, Condos, & Houses
Departure TimeDepends on Location
Dress CodeComfortable walking shoes and clothes for warm/sunny & cooler/rainy weather, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, change of clothes, camera, bathing suit
IncludedGuideLunchRound Trip TransportationWater