Our most recommended things to do in El Castillo

Lake Arenal and Volcano Mountain Biking (Moderate)

1. Lake Arenal and Volcano Mountain Biking (Moderate)

Costa Rica has amazing natural features and the tranquil countryside is ideal for mountain biking in Costa Rica! You'll ride on trails that run through farmlands, close to the jungle and along the base of mountains and hills - this Arenal Volcano mountain bike tour helps you explore Costa Rica's diverse natural environment with the help of your knowledgeable Costa Rica bike guide. As you bike along Lake Arenal at the base of the Arenal Volcano, you'll pass rainforest, rural farmlands, and wildlife. You'll have the chance to see different kinds of monkeys, toucans, coatimundis and more! Make a stop along the way and have a nice snack while cooling off in a river or in Lake Arenal. You will bike on a gravel road connecting Lake Arenal to the Arenal Volcano National Park which stretches 8.3 miles each way. As you ride toward the Caño Negro river, in the small town of El Castillo, you'll be surrounded by lush rainforest. You'll be amazed by the friendliness of Costa Rican country folk, who are bound to smile and wave at you, as you pass by beautiful landscape. Then return to your hotel with unforgettable memories of this fun Arenal adventure tour!

El Castillo: Lake Arenal Standup Paddleboard or Kayak Rental

2. El Castillo: Lake Arenal Standup Paddleboard or Kayak Rental

Renting a kayak or a Paddleboard will you give you the freedom to choose the time you spend at Lake Arenal. Don´t feel attached to a fixed starting time, come over and get your equipment anytime. This is perfect for those who plan their trip day by day. The equipment rented must be picked-up and drop-off back at our office. We're located just 50 m from the lake, right across the street. In out office we have wifi, restrooms, showers, lobby, and free-parking.

From El Castillo: Lake Arenal Kayak & SUP Tour with Snacks

3. From El Castillo: Lake Arenal Kayak & SUP Tour with Snacks

You will learn how to do stand-up paddle boarding or kayak from bi-lingual and trained guides in the lake arenal while you enjoying the stunning views of the Arenal volcano. The tour begins with a 30-minute briefing in which you learn safety tips, paddling techniques, and do's/ dont´s in SUP and kayaking. Your guides are always giving you feedback along the tour. You'll paddle from 2 km to 5km depending on your proficiency level and preferences. You'll experience Arenal volcano and the tropical rainforest in a unique way! Enjoy the stunning views, and the challenging games guides will offer you to participate on. First part of the tour is upwind, and last part is downwind, you don´t even have to do a big effort to get back to the starting point! Once you're back, you'll receive a towel per person. You could request our professional photography service at the beginning of the tour for an extra charge, as well as a la carte lunch service for a few extra bucks! Don´t miss the opportunity to do the most popular water activity in La Fortuna.

La Fortuna: Sloth Watching Tour with Transfer and Snacks

4. La Fortuna: Sloth Watching Tour with Transfer and Snacks

La Fortuna is one of the richest areas of the country in flora and fauna. Its lush vegetation creates an ideal environment for the reproduction of many species of animals, including the sloth. Our driver will take us to different strategic areas for easy sighting of sloths. The main objetive is to see them in their natural scenary, our guide will explain important details about their behaviour and feeding.

From La Fortuna: Lake Arenal Kayaking Trip with Transfer

5. From La Fortuna: Lake Arenal Kayaking Trip with Transfer

Our kayaking experience begins with a pick up at your hotel or Airbnb of preference, then we drive out of town for about 45 minutes to get to a town called El Castillo, which offer stunning views of the dry side of the Arenal Volcano and the Cerro Chato. Once we arrive to our put in location, our certified staff will prepare the gear, give you a short safety instructions and provide you with water. Then you will be able to enjoy the calm waters of the Arenal Lake while kayaking for 2 hours, which will allow you to spot different species of monkey's and birds like: Tiger Heron, White Heron, Snake Head Bird (Anhinga), Toucans, Red Macaw, Howler Monkey's . To finish, you will be able to enjoy some Costa Rican fresh fruit and drinks.

From El Castillo: Wakeboarding Trip on Lake Arenal

6. From El Castillo: Wakeboarding Trip on Lake Arenal

Come and learn Wakeboarding with the best view of Arenal Volcano. Wakeboarding is a sport in which a person rides a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. The person is towed from a boat. For beginners, we suggest beginning by doing surface tricks to become familiar with the balance on the wakeboard. Our guide will teach you the basics of wakeboarding as well as some surface tricks during the tour. Enjoy doing a unique tour that combines the great views of Arenal Volcano with the adrenaline of wakeboarding. We provide all wakeboarding and safety gear needed for this tour. The tour lasts 1 hour per person, this is the perfect time to have success wakeboarding. Come and experience a boat ride, drinks, wakeboarding, and outstanding views with your friends or family.

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based on 2 reviews

Fantastic trip. Marlon was wonderful. Really enjoyed kayaking