4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste

Experience the thrill of hiking near one of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere! On this full-day trip from Guanacaste, get an up-close view of Costa Rica's famous Arenal Volcano and the surrounding tropical landscape. Rejuvenate with a dip in volcanic hot springs and enjoy a gourmet dinner with stellar evening views of the volcano and emerging stars. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Guanacaste is included.

Highlights

  • 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

Scarlet Macaw in Costa Rica

Spend a day immersed in the geologic wonders and relaxing hot springs of Arenal. After morning pickup at your Guanacaste hotel, ride in a comfortable air-conditioned coach to Arenal Volcano National Park. Join your knowledgeable guide on a leisurely hike around the base of the volcano, which emits a steady stream of smoke, ash and lava. Rest assured that trails are carefully chosen for visitor safety.

Trek across open expanses of lava fields formed from previous eruptions and learn about the geologic history of this seismic wonder. Make your way through the lush greenery of the surrounding forest, where your guide will help you spot interesting plant species and native wildlife. Admire panoramic views of the volcano from a distance, and look for signs of activity shooting out of its crater.

Relax after your hike with a therapeutic soak at nearby Baldi Hot Springs. This family-friendly spa boasts 25 thermal pools of varying temperatures surrounded by beautiful tropical scenery. There’s something for everyone, including a swim-up bar, waterfall pools, a kids’ area with a splash zone and several exciting water slides. When hunger strikes, enjoy complimentary lunch at the on-site restaurant. As dusk falls over Arenal, take in an enchanted atmosphere of steamy pools and emerging stars as you savor a gourmet dinner with romantic views of the volcano in the distance.

Bask in your relaxed, blissful state on the ride back to your Guanacaste area hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Freddy, our guide, made this trip fantastic. He knew history, geography, flora an fauna. Well spoken and well traveled. Would take a tour with him anytime anywhere. Some minor confusion about lunch and dinner, but Freddy was in contact with some one during the whole trip and made it all work. A real professional !!!!!

Julie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Ami F

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!!

Gary B

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.

Shannon H

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.

Sarah and Jordan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

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

sergey s

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

Steven G

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

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

Sovannak B

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.

Laura K

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2016

Amazing scenery. The drive is long, but they stop for lunch and dinner. I really enjoyed the Baldi hot springs, and just seeing the area. However, there is very little about the actual volcano - we just drove past it, and since it's quiet now, there wasn't much to see. Some members of our group did the zip lining and said it was the most amazing experience of their lives - the lines are long and very high up, so they said it was just like flying. I went on the nature walk, which was not as much fun, and a bit strenuous. Some places are steep and require you to step on an off rocks. If you can easily step up onto a kitchen chair, you'll have no problem. If you can't, don't go on this hike.

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