This tour allows visitors to experience the amazement of the Arenal Volcano, and then go on to the thermal waters for an unforgettable experience that will rejuvenate the body and soul. The Springs Hot Springs is surrounded by lush vegetation and auspicious views of the imposing Arenal Volcano.
Duration: 13 hours
Location: Arenal, Northern Region
Estimated Departure from San José: Between 7:30 A.M. 8:30 A.M.
Enroute to the Arenal Volcano, we will stop at the famous town of Sarchi, known as the birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. In Sarchi, you will be able to appreciate many of the art crafts and souvenirs that Costa Rica has to offer. Also you will see the world’s largest ox cart according to the Guinness Book. The cart is 2 stories high, nearly 45 feet long (14 meters) and weighs 4400 lbs. (2 tons), and took 70 days to complete. Made out of wood (cedar) and decorated with bright colors, designed based on our typical and traditional oxcarts.
The journey will then continue, traversing diverse plantations with agricultural products, including pineapple and plantain farms, mango groves, ornamental plants and even cattle ranches until arriving to the small town of La Fortuna, and stopping to enjoy lunch at a cozy restaurant with a magnificent view of the volcano.
The impressive Arenal Volcano is a magnificent natural wonder that is situated in La Fortuna (The Fortune) of San Carlos, previously assumed to be dormant, until in 1968, when it experienced a major eruption. Now is visited by tourist from all around the world hoping for the opportunity to witness volcanic activity, such as the white plumes of smoke that emanate from the conical shaped behemoth.
Then you will go on to relax at one of the best hot springs in the area where you will revel in the cleansing and rejuvenating effects of the thermal waters, as well as an optional massage or other special treatment, if you choose, that must be reserved ahead of time to ensure availability. Spa treatments are not included and are payable directly at the resort.
Enjoy the landscaped and freeform natural hot mineral springs and pools, which provide a great view of the volcano and a multitude of options. Hot Springs with temperatures ranging from 83F to 103F and environments that vary from ranging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences.
And for a perfect ending, before going back to San José, a wonderful dinner will be served with a great view of the volcano so that you do not miss any opportunity to look at the classically shaped volcano.
A minimum of 4 passengers is required for this tour to operate. Your reservation will be placed on hold until the tour meets the minimum number of required passengers. Once this requirement is fulfilled, we will send you a confirmation message.
* Children (3 – 10 years old): 25% off discount
Children 0-2 years old pay US$18.00 + 8% IVA (space on the bus)
Cancelation Policy for one day tours
- – Cancellation must be made a full 48 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied 90% refund if cancel 48 hours or more (10% charged to cover bank refund fees).
- – No refunds for No shows.
What to bring
- WATER SHOES
- CHANGE OF CLOTHING
- INSECT REPELLENT