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San José: Arenal Volcano, Waterfalls, Coffee and Hot Springs

1. San José: Arenal Volcano, Waterfalls, Coffee and Hot Springs

Start your tour in the morning when you are picked up from your hotel in the San Jose area in an air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to Arenal on an alternative route that is more scenic than the regular highway to this popular destination. On the way, stop at a plantation where you will learn about the coffee of Costa Rica. Observe the coffee plants and see the workers picking the ripe cherries during the harvest season. Learn about this important product to the local economy and taste a freshly brewed cup of some of the best coffee in the world accompanied by traditional snacks. Continue the tour at the famous La Paz Waterfall. Stop at the San Fernando Waterfall look-out point and observe many exotic birds including toucans, hummingbirds, and many other colorful tropical species. Visit the iguana’s center, a place where you will see lots of iguanas at eye level resting on the top of numerous trees. Following this, arrive at the Town of La Fortuna, and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located at the base of the impressive Arenal Volcano. After lunch, visit various points around the volcano to take pictures of this amazing mountain on clear days. Next, participate in an indigenous presentation performed by native people from the Maleku Tribe, and learn about the native culture of Costa Ricans. Later, travel to the beautiful Paradise Hot Springs Resort and relax for a few hours in the multiple hot springs pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens. This hot springs facility is one of the best in the Arenal area and provides the perfect environment to relax in thermal mineral water pools, jacuzzis and cascading waterfalls. After this, go to a local typical restaurant to have a delicious Costa Rican dinner before you are taken back to your hotel in the San Jose area.

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San Jose: Arenal Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs Tour

2. San Jose: Arenal Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs Tour

The day begins with pickup from San Jose, Alajuela, or Heredia and travels to the artistic town of Sarchi. Spend some time exploring and begin to appreciate the many arts and crafts that Costa Rica has to offer. You’ll also see the world’s largest ox cart, according the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue the tour towards La Fortuna, passing through colorful pineapple and plantain plantations, mango groves, and cattle ranches along the way. Arrive in La Fortuna and enjoy a lunch break at a cozy restaurant with magnificent views of Arenal Volcano. Learn about how the volcano was assumed to be dormant until 1968 when it experienced a major eruption. Visit the stunning Mistico Park next which boasts a dense biodiversity with luscious forests and an abundance of wildlife. Take a stroll amongst the treetops on the hanging bridges that line the jungle canopy, and admire the array of plants that surround you. Finally, it’s time to relax in the gorgeous waters of Baldi. Slide into the bubbling hot springs and unwind as the thermal waters cleanse and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. At the end of a magical day, chill out on the return journey to San Jose where a delicious dinner will be served against the backdrop of the volcano.

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San José: La Fortuna Waterfall & Baldi Hot Springs Tour

3. San José: La Fortuna Waterfall & Baldi Hot Springs Tour

Visit the Arenal Volcano National Park for a full day of discovering natural wonders. Enjoy the unique flora and fauna of La Fortuna. Swim in natural pools with sandy bottoms. Relax in the thermal waters of Baldi Hot Springs. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup and a relaxing private drive through the Costa Rican countryside. Pass by coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities. Your guide will point out these sights of interest to you. After a 2-hour drive to Fortuna town, enter the biological reserve housing La Fortuna Waterfall. Located in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano attracts tourists due to its scenic beauty. It's a great spot to admire the green hillsides that surround its base. Once in La Fortuna town, embark on a sightseeing tour to see the highlights of the area. Explore the rich diversity of tourist attractions, ecosystems, the lake, culture, customs, and traditions of this popular town. Hike down to this waterfall to see the natural beauty of the rainforest. Admire the jade-colored pool at the base of the waterfall. Take in the tranquility of mossy hillsides, huge boulders, and jungle landscapes. Spot the unique birds and animals of the region. Take a refreshing swim in the clear waters of the Fortuna River. Freeze your memories with photos. Later, relax in the best thermal water pools of Baldi Hot Springs. Soothe your senses with surrounding vegetation, therapeutic waters, and pure air. Make the most of multiple thermal pools, waterfalls, a giant jacuzzi, luxury pool bars, water slides, and more. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before a dip in the thermal pools. Use facilities like lockers and towels for the utmost convenience. Enjoy the attractions of this hot springs resort till 4 PM before heading back to your hotel in San José.

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San Jose: Arenal Volcano Zipline & Baldi Hot Springs

4. San Jose: Arenal Volcano Zipline & Baldi Hot Springs

Start your day of thrilling adventure with an early pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the beautiful Costa Rican countryside. During the journey, your guide will show you many sights of interest including coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities of the region. Take a 2-hour drive from San Jose and reach Fortuna Town. Explore the ecosystems, the lake, culture, customs & traditions of this emblematic town of Costa Rica before you start the adventure in the Tram and Zip Line canopy tour. The Arenal Volcano is a National Park located in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica is famous for its breathtaking beauty and past volcanic activity. Get a chance to uncover the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings of the volcanic area. Feel the buzz through the canopy on seven breathtaking zip line cables at Arenal Mundo Aventura Park. Begin the tour with an adrenaline-filled climb of an 18-meter high tower (54 feet) to fly over a 120 meter (360 feet) high canyon, the highest place in the park. Discover the spectacular views of the Pino Blanco Waterfall, Arenal Volcano, and Cerro Chato. Next, cross the hanging bridge to Arenal Mundo Aventura’s longest cable – 980 meters (0.6 miles) to bask into the beauty of downtown Fortuna. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before you continue to one of the best thermal water places in the area. Get an unforgettable experience of colorful natural gardens, therapeutic waters, and fresh air at the Baldi Hot Springs. Enjoy multiple thermal pools, a giant stem room, luxury pool bars, giant water slides, relaxing areas, and more. Relax in the soothing warm water till 4:00 PM, before heading back to San Jose.

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San Jose: Private Chocolate Tour & Arenal Hot Springs

5. San Jose: Private Chocolate Tour & Arenal Hot Springs

Enjoy a delicious rainforest experience overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna. Discover the ancient secrets of chocolate on this day tour to a local chocolate farm. Relax in the thermal waters of Baldi Hot Springs. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup and a relaxing private drive through the Costa Rican countryside. Pass by coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities. Your guide will point out these sights of interest to you. After a 2-hour drive to Fortuna town, arrive at your first destination. Discover the ancient history of the sacred cacao tree and how its seeds were used in ceremonial rituals and later as currency in Costa Rica. Share your enthusiasm for chocolate with professionals on this rainforest chocolate tour. During a 2-hour hands-on program, understand all aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history. Participate in the production process. Learn how to harvest, dry, and grind cacao seeds. Afterward, make a traditional chocolate drink. Later, relax in the best thermal water pools of Baldi Hot Springs. Soothe your senses with surrounding vegetation, therapeutic waters, and pure air. Make the most of multiple thermal pools, waterfalls, a giant steam room, luxury pool bars, water slides, and more. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before a dip in the thermal pools. Use facilities like lockers and towels for the utmost convenience. Enjoy the attractions of this hot springs resort till 4 PM before heading back to your hotel in San José.

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San Jose: Arenal Hanging Bridges and Baldi Hot Springs

6. San Jose: Arenal Hanging Bridges and Baldi Hot Springs

Your breath-taking adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle or mini-bus. Your guide will point out many sights of interest including coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities. Drive for approximately 2-hours towards Fortuna Town. In La Fortuna Town, a sightseeing tour will show you the highlights of the area. Visit Mistiko Park and enjoy some free time to explore the park and its surroundings. After you visit Mistiko Park, head to the rainforest where you’ll start the nature walk to the Hanging Bridges. During your nature walk, you’ll see the impressive Arenal Volcano, located in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica. Walk across 10 regular bridges and 6 hanging bridges. See an 18 meter (60 feet) waterfall while on a comfortable non-slip trail without steps, Later, you will relax in one of the best thermal water places in the area: Baldi Hot Springs. Baldi Hot Springs is filled with colorful natural gardens, therapeutic waters, and pure air. Enjoy multiple thermal pools, a giant stem room, luxury pool bars, giant water slides, and relaxation areas. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Baldi Hot Springs. Relax at the springs until 4:00 PM before being dropped off at your accommodation in San Jose.

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What people are saying about Alajuela Province

The tour is incredible, 100% recommended. You can take some impressive photos of the Arenal volcano and the La Paz waterfall. During the trip, our guide Juan, helped us to portray several sloths and iguanas, the whole trip was very friendly and very attentive. To end the trip, they take you to relax in the hot springs, which is one of the essential activities you have to do while in Costa Rica.

Basically everything in the description. Our guides name was Juan who met all out expectations. Got home a little later than expected but if it meant more time at the hot tub, im not complaining. I did not do the zip line however some of the people we met did. Juan offered a last minute sign up offer if you change your mind.

Fantastic day from start to finish! Mario was seriously the best tour guide. Would highly recommend to everyone to take this day tour. It was worth every penny.

Overall was a great experience and our guide, Kenneth, was very professional and attentive. Highly recommend the trip.

Good sights....Long driving although it's unavoidable.