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La Fortuna: Waterfall, Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Tour

1. La Fortuna: Waterfall, Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Tour

Escape into the nature of the La Fortuna on a guided hike. Walk by the river and follow a trail to a panoramic viewpoint. Have a delicious lunch at a Maluku Indian village and trek through forest, lava fields, and farmlands before relaxing at a natural hot spring resort with a drink. Be collected at your accommodation and be driven to the beginning of the forest walk. Trek on the easy track along the crystal clear La Fortuna river. En route, hop on a tractor cart uphill to a panoramic viewpoint. Spot the next location from a distance then begin the return walk down a jungle staircase. Halfway down is a high suspension bridge to cross. The trail leads further down the huge canyon, which was shaped by a volcanic mega-eruption. Encounter the spectacular La Fortuna waterfall. Be amazed by the lush vegetation on its 70-meter high walls, the huge volcanic rocks at its foot, and the water splashing down in its massive pool. Bask in its beauty or even take a refreshing dip. Return to the viewpoint then walk down to the little village of the Maluku Indians. Seated in their Palenke (main house), enjoy a rest while listening to an interesting story about their culture, art, and history.  After being active for a few hours, the time has come to relax and enjoy a typical hot lunch. Next to the restaurant is a butterfly garden and frog pond that you can explore until your food is served.  Reenergized, take a 15-minute ride to the park at the foot of the Arenal volcano. Being the trek through the primary forest where you can see huge trees with giant roots. Besides a variety of birds, the forest is host to monkeys, sloths, and coati. Leave the forest and each the highest viewpoint that exists around the volcano and absorb the most spectacular panoramic views of Lake Arenal, the jungle, the valley, the lava fields, and most of all the Arenal that towers over you.  Conclude your tour at the natural hot spring resort. Relax in its soothing warm water for about an hour and enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complimentary cocktail. Afterward, you will be taken back to your accommodation.

Liberia: One Day Waterfalls Expedition and Buffet Lunch

2. Liberia: One Day Waterfalls Expedition and Buffet Lunch

See first Chorreras Waterfalls, two side-by-side waterfalls that cascade into a beautiful sky-blue mineral water pool, perfect for a refreshing swim. Walk 30 minutes on forest trails to get to the falls, taking in the picturesque scenery of the dry tropical forest and sighting any wildlife along the way. Explore the shallow canyon of volcanic rock rings the waterfalls and pool, creating an intimate and private tropical oasis. At Victoria Waterfall, the falls drop 115 feet (35 meters) into the Rio Negro (Black River). The surrounding canyon has unique vegetation and topography and you can swim in the crystal clear pool at the waterfall’s base. Continue further in Rincon de la Vieja National Park where the Oropendola Waterfall plunges an impressive 82 feet (25 meters) to a sparkling turquoise pool. The beautiful lush canyon of the Rio Blanco (White River) makes a picturesque tropical oasis perfect for a refreshing swim. At Rio Negro hot springs and waterfalls, combine 3 beautiful hidden waterfalls and relaxing, volcanic hot springs, heated naturally by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano – the largest and most active volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The tour concludes with a delicious buffet lunch.

Tamarindo: Celeste River and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

3. Tamarindo: Celeste River and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Embark on an adventure and discover sloths, beautiful waterfalls, and a true bluewater river. Start off with a hike through Tenorio Volcano National Park and discover the rainforest in a 2 hour easy to moderate hike.  Marvel at the Celeste River, one of the most popular rivers in Costa Rica, well known around the world by its particular natural color from light blue to turquoise.  In addition to the stunning beauty of the water, the river also has several thermal hot springs and boiling mud pots. Plumes of volcanic gases are expelled and in some places give the appearance of boiling water. Visit a 98-foot waterfall and take in the stunning atmosphere.  After your swim, a small hike leads you to the place where sloths are at a very low height in their natural environment, as well as toucans and red-eyed leaf frogs.  Enjoy a country-style Costa Rican lunch with salad, rice, beans, and options for meat, chicken, or fish. On your way to one of Costa Rica's most beautiful waterfalls, the Llanos de Cortez waterfalls with a 65-foot height and 49-foot width drop into a tranquil pond with a white sandy beach, that's perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Rincon Vieja Volcano Zipline and Hot Springs Day Tour

4. Rincon Vieja Volcano Zipline and Hot Springs Day Tour

Feel an adrenaline rush as you navigate you way along 9 zip lines, woven above the rainforest canopy and grand waterfalls of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste. Your full-day adventure starts with a dramatic swoop across the jungle to end at the aptly-named Tarzan Swing. This, after a sheer wall climb, vertical descent, and hanging bridge! Once you’ve got your land legs back, explore the breathtaking blue volcanic river valley, swim in hot springs, and wallow in the mud baths. See exotic plants as you stroll, and look out for wildlife in their natural habitat. Then continue to the Blue River Resort to pamper yourself in the 4 hot springs pools, botanical gardens and butterfly farm. Wander the gardens to see more than 700 exotic varietals, and soak in the fresh water pool, with a thrilling bullet waterslide if you want another adrenaline boost!

Rincon de la Vieja National Park: 1-Day Pass, Lunch, & Tour

5. Rincon de la Vieja National Park: 1-Day Pass, Lunch, & Tour

In the foothills of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, the area has primary forest which is preserved as a prolongation of this rich protected area. This is a tour where you can experience the best adventures in one day! There are four main activities during this adventure day: the canopy and rappelling tour through the White River canyon; the adventure of tubing on the Black River with class II rapids; a horsebackride to the nearby falls; and relax with hot springs tempered by the volcano, steam, and volcanic mud. The package also includes an exquisite lunch in the restaurant of Hacienda Guachipelín. This is an action-packed day! Your guide will provide you with instructions for all activities, ensure your safety and make sure you have a good time. Activities are exciting and the views of the river, canyon, and wildlife are second to none. Join us on this stunning day adventure experiencing all the best Costa Rica has to offer. You don’t want to miss it! For people to enjoy full a day of activities while saving money and having fun on a day. No experience necessary: full instruction and all equipment is provided This is an all-inclusive tour with hotel pickup and drop-off ( premium ground trip service including water , iced tea, juices , snacks and local beers on the way ).

Arenal Forest: Bird Observation & Photography Tour

6. Arenal Forest: Bird Observation & Photography Tour

If you are a lover of birdsong and enjoy the beautiful colors of these feathered creatures, this tour and outing amongst nature is for you. Enjoy a gentle walk through the forest with the purposes of observing and photographing these incredible animals. The areas around the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal are fantastic for bird watchers. An expert bilingual naturalist and birdwatcher guide will help you find a wide variety of species such as toucans, parrots, orioles, colorful tanagers, parakeets and many more. Birds are most active early in the morning and in the late afternoon as the day cools into evening. For more experienced birdwatchers, you can focus on seeing Royal Flycatchers, White-Fronted Nun birds, Cinnamon Woodpeckers and other less commonly seen species.

La Fortuna: Pure Trek Canyoning, Hiking, and Biking Day Trip

7. La Fortuna: Pure Trek Canyoning, Hiking, and Biking Day Trip

We will pick you up and whisk you off to our canyon, about a 20 minute drive outside La Fortuna. Then transfer to 4×4 trucks for an exciting short drive to out ranch house to gear up. Then you are off for a morning of exciting and exhilarating waterfall rappelling, a canyon wall, Monkey drop (zip line & rappel) and rock climb all in our spectacular rainforest canyon. We then take you to our beautiful base offices and tropical gardens for a delicious Typical Costa Rican lunch that will to give you energy to continue your day of adventure. Your ride begins on the old road connecting Lake Arenal with the main entrance to Arenal Volcano National Park, about a 15 minute drive from Pure Trek. You will ride through the rainforest and along the shore of Lake Arenal to a small local village, El Castillo. This route is on a secluded narrow dirt road surrounded by dense rainforest, rolling pasture lands and views of the volcano everywhere you look. Along the ride we see may see howler monkeys, coatis, toucans, egrets and king fishers. We end the ride with a picnic on the shore of Lake Arenal, and a dip in the lake.

Lake Arenal: Kayaking & Hanging Bridges

8. Lake Arenal: Kayaking & Hanging Bridges

Kayak on the lake Arenal while you enjoy stunning views of the Arenal Volcano and the Cerro Chato. Lake Arenal is a lake which is situated in the northern highlands of Costa Rica. It is currently the largest lake in Costa Rica at 85-square-kilometre. Its depth varies between 30 and 60 meters seasonally. Admire the Arenal Volcano while paddling through the lake. Afterward, hike the slopes of the Arenal Volcano which is surrounded by beautiful gardens, where you can observe, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, lots of birds, and various species of trees. Explore the forest's stunning vegetation, 2 viewing points, and labyrinth. Enjoy the rainforest while walking through Mistico Park, with 16 bridges (6 hanging and 10 stable). This experience allows you to hike in the heart of the rainforest.

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What people are saying about Guanacaste

This was a full day of exploring definitely worth the money. Jungle trek, water fall, lunch, tribe people and hot springs . They split the group into 2 which meant that those more able were able to explore harder trails which was a great idea too.

I wasn’t sure what to expect on this tour. It was honestly one of the best days my husband and I have ever experienced together. Every spot we were taken was a beautiful scenery. I can’t wait to come back!

Fantastic experience! The most beautiful day trip I've taken. Enjoy the area and its inhabitants, with a guide who, with humor, knows how to transfer a lot of knowledge! Can recommend it to everyone.

Our driver, Livingston, and tour guides, Kaylor and company were wonderful! Our family had a great time!

We were two friends from Germany and had a great day with Cristian, our tour guide, and the whole group.