San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

4.9 / 5

65 reviews

San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

From $160 per person

Enjoy several attractions during this Arenal Volcano tour. Visit waterfalls, a coffee plantation and wildlife observation points on the way to Arenal. Delight in zip lining, rappelling, Indigenous culture, hot springs and local food around La Fortuna.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from most of the hotels in the San José area. Your exact pickup time and location will be provided upon reconfirmation of your tour.


  • Enjoy a scenic ride through volcanoes, plantations and jungles
  • Experience zip lining and rappelling in the rain forest
  • Observe wildlife, gorgeous waterfalls and an indigenous culture through a presentation
  • Relax in the Paradise Hot Springs at the base of Arenal Volcano
Full description
Admire the beauties of Costa Rica in one single day while doing multiple stops in interesting places across your journey. Travel on the most scenic route to the Arenal Volcano area. While stumbling upon a coffee plantation, you will receive a brief introduction into the world of Costa Rican coffee and you will enjoy a degustation of one of the best coffees in the world. Moving forward, you will get the chance to admire two natural wonders: the waterfalls called "La Paz" and "San Fernando". Have a look at the exotic tropical birds of Costa Rica, including many species of hummingbirds and rare emerald toucanets, while you reach the San Fernando Waterfall observation point. Around the area of "Iguana Bridge", where you will have the chance to see plenty of iguanas but also sloths, monkeys, toucans, etc. Enjoy an authentic Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located in "La Fortuna". After a well-deserved lunch, experience an exciting zip lining adventure in the local rainforest jungles including 9 canopy cables and a 50 meter (150 feet) rappel on the Arenal River. Learn about the culture while listening to a "Maleku" Indigenous tribe presentation from the locals. Relax for a couple of hours in the area of Paradise Hot Springs at the base of Arenal Volcano, a series of hot springs pools with naturally heated water, surrounded by the most beautiful tropical gardens. On the way back to your hotel in San José dinner is provided.
  • Round-trip transportation from most of the hotels located in the San José area
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fee for zip lining (including all equipment)
  • Entrance fee to the hot springs
  • Visit to La Paz Waterfall, San Fernando Waterfall and iguanas & hummingbirds viewing points
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Mini coffee tour with coffee degustation
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

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    • Drop off with luggage is available in the centrally located Arenal/La Fortuna area Hotels. Dinner will not be included if you choose this option since the restaurant is on the way back to San Jose. In this case, the cost for dinner will be substituted for the transportation with luggage to your Arenal/La Fortuna area hotel.
    • This tour includes man-made hot springs pools filled with natural thermal waters
    • The minimum age required to participate in the zip lining activity is 5 years
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 65 reviews

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    This was a great tour! Our tour guide Fernando Moss was excellent!! His commentary was interesting and entertaining. He is knowledgeable about his country and culture. Most importantly we felt safe traveling all around the region with him as our driver. At times the winding road was foggy or it was pouring rain.

    July 20, 2021

    We had the best day thanks to our tour guide Juan! He made the whole day run so smoothly and provided the best hospitality we could have imagined. We enjoyed every part of the tour because Juan always went out of his way to make sure we had enough time with each activity. Thanks Juan for everything, Pura Vida!!

    June 29, 2021

    This tour was so amazing. First we stop by a coffee plantation, then we went to La Paz waterfall, then we stop at a place to snack, which is almost filling enough for breakfast! The place we stop at has beautiful views and there are many hummingbirds around. Then we went to see some iguanas, and I fed one with a piece of lettuce. Our guide Juan also spotted a sloth on our drive and stopped so we could all get out and take photos. Then ziplining! They have a photographer who will take pictures of you for $10. Though, you are more than welcome to bring your phone along if you want to take your own pictures too. Then off to the hot springs. We had about 2 hours at the hot springs which was perfect. It was raining and thundering when we were there but that just made it that much more fun. After that we stopped for dinner which was delicious and filling. You can tell the guides are very invested in their jobs and love what they do. The pick up was very organized and on time.

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    June 11, 2021

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