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  • Location:Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste

Catch impressive views of Arenal Volcano while surrounded by Costa Rica’s scenic landscape on this full-day trip from Guanacaste. Take a walk through the rainforest of Arenal Volcano National Park as you learn about the flora and fauna of the diverse ecosystem. Then, spend the afternoon relaxing in the mineral waters of Baidi Hot Springs and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Later, indulge in a gourmet dinner with a great view of the volcano!


  • Full-day trip to Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs from Guanacaste
  • Hike in the rainforest at Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica
  • Take in stunning views of the active volcano
  • Soak in rejuvenating hot springs during a relaxing afternoon
  • Learn about the tropical landscape from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off plus lunch and dinner included

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What You Can Expect

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste

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Depart from your Guanacaste-area hotel upon pickup for an amazing day in Arenal Volcano National Park. When you arrive, follow your expert local guide on a gentle hike along the volcano's base, keeping a safe distance away from the crater – active since 1968.

You’ll see regenerating secondary forest and lava fields, evidence from previous eruptions. Head to a safe viewing area to experience the thundering volcano – one of the most active in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about the geological complexity of the 5,000-foot (1,524-meter) giant as you take in the views of Guanacaste’s green hillsides.

Traveling through the lush rainforest on the eastern slope of this majestic natural attraction, your guide will point out the native flora as well as many species of birds. You’ll learn about this unique ecosystem of Costa Rica, a country that includes six percent of the world’s biodiversity.

After your hike, it's time to relax at Baldi Hot Springs, which consists of several therapeutic pools of varying temperature. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and spend the afternoon soaking in the rejuvenating mineral pools.

In the evening, dine under the stars and admire great views of Arenal Volcano! Afterward, your guide will drop you off at your Guanacaste-area hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was well worth the money. We saw beautiful scenery along the way and the volcano was magnificent. Our guide Hugo was very nice and knowledgeable. The hot springs were simply awesome. Great trip!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Our guide Freddie was excellent and showed us a lot of information that we would not have known about while walking through the rain forest. If I had to say something negative about the trip though it would be that we did not need to stay at the hot springs park we were brought to for 2.5 hours. That was way too long. Otherwise really could have asked for a better trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Our experience was great! Our tour guide Rainer was very knowledgeable and provided an exceptional tour. It was a clear day so we could see the volcano.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Beautiful drive! Toad hall food was amazing! Fish tacos. Jungle hike was awesome.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

It was a very good tour. Only we didn't see a top of volcano. It was raining non stop. Everything else was good

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

Brian, the tour guide as great. Friendly, personable and knowledgable

4 star rating: Recommended March 2013

First of all, the ride from guanacaste is a 4 hour ride and parts of it are very windy and bumpy so brace yourself for the travelling portion. The lunch at toad hall was very authentic costa rican food and it was delicious. When we got to the park, the view of arenal volcano is wonderful. The hike through the rain forest was just ok...there wasn't much wildlife for us to see while there. But the trip to baldi hot springs afterwards was pretty great. At first I wanted to set up a trip with tabacon hot springs but I was impressed with Baldi. It was great. And to cap it off, we had a buffet dinner at the top of baldi springs overlooking the volcano so all in all, the trip was totally worth it.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2014

be advised: it's not a real climb to the volcano, and not 'real' hot springs! Still an unbelievable experience, but you're seeing volcano from a distance (rain forest = clouds!), and the 'hot-springs' is an artificial one, within a hotel's water park…

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2014

Our tour guide was very knowledgable. I expected the Hot Springs to be in a more natural setting instead of at a resort so I was a little disappointed.

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