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Arenal Volcano with Eco Termales

Enroute to the Arenal Volcano there will be a stop in the famous town of Sarchi, known as the birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans.


Duration: 13 hours

Location: Sarchí – La Forturna – Arenal Volcano

Estimated Departure from San José: 7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.

In Sarchi, you may very well see an ox cart that holds the title as being the largest ox cart in the world. The cart is made of wood (cedar) and is decorated with stunning colors, such as a bright orange. The design is typical and intricate, indicative of traditional oxcarts. The ox cart is two stories high and took 70 days to complete. The oxcart is also deserves an honorable mention in the Guinness book of world records.

The journey will then continue, traversing diverse plantations with agricultural products, including pineapple farms, and mango groves, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until arriving to the small town of La Fortuna, and stopping to enjoy lunch at a cozy restaurant with a spectacular view of the Arenal volcano.

This tour offers the auspicious site of the imposing Arenal Volcano and the soothing thermal waters of Ecotermales Hot Springs. Not to mention the lush vegetation and unforgettable views that make this place one to remember.



USD $187 IVA included

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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.

Ecotermales is a hidden gem that combines the benefits of natural hot springs with the incredible peace and relaxation of the La Fortuna / Arenal rainforest. Unique where water springs naturally without human intervention.

Ecotermales has a total of 6 pools with temperatures ranging from 37° to 41° C (99° to 106° F). A natural water pool and waterfall, 2 regular water pools, all forming part of an exotic natural spa. You can enjoy the trails that pass through the middle of the forest. And for a perfect ending, before going back, 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 stunning and classically shaped volcano one more time. Dinner is served in their restaurant with Farm to table menu style.

Return to San Jose at 7 pm aprox, where we will drop you off at the hotel from where we picked you up at the beginning of the day. For those who want to stay in Arenal Area, we can drop you off in La Fortuna town, we kindly suggest you ask for more details about this alternative in your reservation form.

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

  • EXTRA TOWEL if needed