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Alajuela Province

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Our most recommended Alajuela Province Sightseeing Walking Tours

La Fortuna: Sloth Watching Tour

1. La Fortuna: Sloth Watching Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel near downtown La Fortuna before being taken to the nature reserve.  Sloths are one of the main attractions at this park. Visitors sometimes see 4 to 5 sloths at varying distances. If they are at a distance, it's not a problem because the guides are equipped with binoculars and telescopes to observe them. Additionally, the guides will talk about the natural environment and you'll learn all about the lazy lifestyle of the sloth. The route is around 2 km and the tour lasts for approximately two hours. During this time you'll also have the chance to see different species of birds, frogs, and reptiles. The guides will keep an eye out for animals during the tour. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel.

Arenal Mundo Aventura Ecological Park: Zip-Line Adventure

2. Arenal Mundo Aventura Ecological Park: Zip-Line Adventure

The Arenal Mundo Aventura Extreme Canopy Ziplining is the perfect combination of adrenaline and fun. Soar over the canyons, through lush forests, above waterfalls, on this adventure in the 560 hectares large ecological park. Your adventure will start by conquering a 18 meter high tower from which you will be able to observe spectacular views of the Pino Blanco Waterfall, the Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato. 7 exciting Canopy zipline cables await you reaching speeds from from 65 & 70 km/h. Our signature cable will take you over a breathtakingly beautiful canyon with a view of the La Fortuna waterfall. An experience unique in the entire area of La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

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.

From La Fortuna: Guided Naturalist Walk on Hanging Bridges

4. From La Fortuna: Guided Naturalist Walk on Hanging Bridges

Witness the exuberant primary forest of El Arenal from a fresh perspective on a guided walk through the rainforest canopy. Follow trails and bridges of varying lengths and heights. On this 3-kilometer walk, benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in La Fortuna and learn all about the natural history of the environment from your expert guide. Discover a variety of flora and fauna, such as birds, mammals, reptiles and many different types of plants and trees. Come and discover the marvelous secrets hidden in this wildlife sanctuary and admire breathtaking views of both Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake.

Lake Arenal: Kayaking and Biking Combo Tour

5. Lake Arenal: Kayaking and Biking Combo Tour

Explore and discover Costa Rica by water and land with this combo tour of Lake Arenal. Enjoy the unique experience of mountain biking through lush forest and gliding across the mystic waters of the Arenal lake all while reveling in the extraordinary beauty of the Arenal Volcano.    First, enjoy a 2-hour kayak across Lake Arenal and its surrounding islands. Keep an eye out for local birds such as ospreys, kingfishers, and neotropic cormorants. You will also have the opportunity to spot wildlife such as howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-nosed coatis and sloths. Once you are finished kayaking, relax lakeside and enjoy a light fruit and power bar picnic before setting out on your mountain biking adventure through natural paths, traditional Costa Rican neighborhoods and small rivers.

La Fortuna: Guided Waterfall Hike

6. La Fortuna: Guided Waterfall Hike

La Fortuna waterfall is a perfect opportunity to see exotic nature, but up-close. The tour guide will help you to spot the different species of birds and different kind of plants that you will able to enjoy during the hike. Keep your eye out and bring your camera to take photos of the view. The sounds and the foliage around the waterfall are some simple things that make this visit a unique natural experience. Even if is raining, It is impressive to see the sheer power of the water coming off the rocks. The stairs/trail is in good conditions, making it suitable for most ages. In addition, do not forget your bathing suit! Swimming in the cool crystalline waters of the waterfall pool will be one of the highlights and will cool you off from your hike. It is breathtaking. This is a perfect tour for nature lovers!

La Fortuna: Night-Time Arenal Rainforest Walk

7. La Fortuna: Night-Time Arenal Rainforest Walk

Once you have been collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to the Arenal Forest where your tour will begin. Whilst there you will learn that 60% of the fauna in this forest is awake when it is dark. This results in increased sightings of many animals, insects, amphibians, and more, that usually can't be seen throughout the day. The trail you will take is located in the Arenal area near the Arenal Lake. It lies in the middle of 56 hectares of tropical primary and secondary rainforest, which offer fantastic biodiversity. The trail was built from a holistic and responsible approach regarding its impact on the environment, allowing you to enjoy the marvelous world of the night without feeling guilty about your environmental footprint. This nocturnal rainforest walk will give you a different perspective of the ecological interactions that Costa Rican rainforests offer. This will prove a great opportunity to see, feel, and hear the pura vida life at night time. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your tour starting point.

Arenal: Safari Kayak & Wildlife

8. Arenal: Safari Kayak & Wildlife

Get your hands wet and experience the thrill of navigating your own kayak while you journey downstream soaking in the rich wildlife and undeniable beauty surrounding the Peñas Blancas River. After a 25 minute drive, you will arrive at the Peñas Blancas River. Before your tour begins your guide will instruct you on how to use the kayaks and the wildlife tour ahead of you. After the orientation provided by your guide, you will begin your 2-hour journey. Upon exiting the river you will visit “The Hidalgo Family Home” where you will have the opportunity to experience and appreciate a piece of Costa Rican culture and get a taste of a traditional Costa Rican snack. Even if you are a first-timer you can feel confident kayaking with your professional naturalist guide. Their instructions will allow you to maximize your time on the river to enjoy the copious amount of inhabitants along the river, an experience like one dreams of in the remote setting of these tropical havens.

San José: Guided Walking Tour With Lunch and Hotel Pickup

9. San José: Guided Walking Tour With Lunch and Hotel Pickup

Get to know San José on a guided walking tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Alajuela, then head to the most popular attractions to learn about the city’s history and culture. Visit Central Park, the National Theater, and more. Round off your day with lunch at a local restaurant. Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel by your bilingual guide. Arrive at San José's outdoor Central Market, where the walking tour will start. Take in the atmosphere, buy local goods and food (not included in the price), and mingle with the locals. Next, wander over to Central Park. Witness the famous National Monument, a statue of five women that symbolizes the five Central American nations that resisted having their countries recolonized. Continue walking and pass by the National Museum as well as the Supreme Court. Head over to the National Theater and see San José's most impressive structures. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. Continue on to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the building from the outside. At the end of the tour, stop off at a nearby eatery for lunch and chow down on some traditional Costa Rican dishes. Use the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you may have about the city’s history and culture. Finally, hop back on the bus and get dropped back at your hotel.

La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano and Waterfall Tour with Lunch

10. La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano and Waterfall Tour with Lunch

After bing picked up from your hotel, begin your adventure in El Silencio Private Reserve, walking several kilometers through lush secondary forest with your local guide.  Along the way, discover one of the best viewpoints of the Arenal Volcano and observe a variety of regional plants, wildlife, and stunning volcanic rock formations as you pass by Arenal Lake. Learn about the Colossus of Arenal and its direct influence on the economy and local culture. Later on, travel for around 20 minutes to La Fortuna Waterfall and enjoy cooling off in the crystalline waters of this pristine location. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious lunch: a traditional Casado made up of rice, beans, salad, mashed potatoes, tortillas, and fried plantain. Choose between fish, chicken, pork, beef or vegetarian and sip on tasty juices before being transported back to your hotel.

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