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

4.9 / 5

61 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from most of the hotels in the San José area. Your exact pick-up time and location will be provided upon reconfirmation of your tour.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from most of the hotels located in the San José area
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fee for zip lining (including all equipment); or rainforest walk if not doing zip lining
  • 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

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

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

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Important information

Know before you go

  • For those who do not wish to do the zip lining part (which also includes the rappelling and the Maleku Tribe presentation), there is the possibility of an interesting walk through the rain forest, where you can observe the wildlife and visit various gardens of butterflies, frogs, turtles, crocodiles and leaf-cutter ants. This request must be done at the time of the reservation
  • 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.
  • If the zip lining tour has to be canceled due to any reason, it will be replaced with a walk through the rain forest
  • 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 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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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

THANK YOU for being part of our first trip to such a gorgeous country! The tour was jam-packed with different stops and activities, even if they were short, and allowed for plenty of restroom and coffee breaks. Juan hustled tirelessly, ensuring that we were on schedule despite a small setback in the beginning (Costa Rica doesn't use addresses in the way that some countries do, so it was harder to find our hostel, but the tour manager was accessible by phone and willing to help us out too). So did all the boys working the ziplines - what they did was tough work but they were so friendly and experienced. To clarify the drop-off policy, if you plan to stay in La Fortuna at the end, let the tour company know in advance where your hotel is, and they will drop you off there as long as it's near the center of town. Just remind your driver after the hot springs. You'll miss out on dinner which is too bad only because all the food was a 10/10, but overall, we have no regrets about booking!

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March 28, 2020

Our driver was local and very knowledgeable. We saw the waterfalls, watched birds, ziplines, repelled, dat in hot springs and ate great local cuisine. An amazing day seeing the mountains and valleys during the drive. We even saw sloths and iguanas. I recommend this tour. Even the ziplining Instructors were patient and amazing

March 5, 2020

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