Day trip

From La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano & Hotsprings Afternoon Tour

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93 reviews

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC
Day trip

From La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano & Hotsprings Afternoon Tour

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

From US$ 43 per person

Hike to the Arenal for panoramic views of the volcano, Arenal Lake and the surrounding area. Afterward, enjoy a soak in the hot springs.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike through the quaint forests
  • Take in views of the Arenal volcano and lake
  • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail in the soothing hot springs
Full description

On this nature adventure, you will see all the stunning beauty of the Arenal area. Right at the foot of the Arenal volcano, make your way into a beautiful park.

Enjoy the most impressive primary rainforest where you can admire the huge trees and complex ecosystem that surrounds them. Leaving the forest, get to the lava fields.

Here, follow a trail through the enormous black lava rocks that were deposited there by the massive 1968 eruption. The reward is definitely worth the effort.

With the impressive Arenal looming over you, you really get an idea of the immensity of this now silent giant and the violent force with which it erupted.

All along the way, your bilingual guide will tell you about the history, the ecosystem, and the wildlife you may encounter. After a coffee break, go on the way to get some well-deserved relaxation.

End the tour at a small hot spring resort, here you can soak in the soothing hot water while enjoying a complimentary cocktail.

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in the La Fortuna area
  • Cocktail at the hot springs
  • Snack and coffee
  • Natural hot spring resort fee
  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The activity is recommended for all ages
  • A 2-hour hike is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

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Nice little walk to the side of the volcano (not a long trek but up a steep hill). The guide, Manuel, was really knowledgeable. Afterwards soaking in hot springs. All in all a good experience, although didn’t take 6 hours, more like 4 with pickup and drop-off.

March 26, 2023

Our guide Uriel was wonderful. This tour was a great opportunity to see so much in one day. We saw the volcano from the observatory and walked to a waterfall. We would’ve swam in it but the waters were too rough after the rain. We were able to take fantastic photos in front of it though. We walked over hanging bridges and relaxed in the hot springs at the end of our long hike. Uriel shared so many interesting facts and history during the tour. It was very enjoyable overall.

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March 26, 2023

What a day of adventure! Our gudie Christian made all the difference in the world. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, funny but most of all he made sure that we seen and heard as many animals as we could. Stopping and taking time to explain what we were looking at or showing us pictures on his phone. He helped everyone get good pictures. At the coffee and bread stop he made sure we were all taken care of. Same at the hot springs him and the deiver were fun and made sure we wnjoyes ourselves.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 81168