- Hiking tour in Arenal Volcano National Park
- Relax in either the Baldi, Ecotermales or Tabacon Hot Springs
- Relax in the hot springs of your choice
- Round-trip transfers, bilingual guide, entrance fees and dinner included
What You Can Expect
After pickup at your Arenal-area hotel in the afternoon, head to the park and begin your hike near the base of the volcano. Accompanied by your expert guide, explore the park’s many trails that wind through lush jungle and open lava fields created by the hardened flow of previous eruptions. Experience the excitement of hiking around an active volcano, but rest assured that trail locations are carefully chosen for safety.
At the end of your hike, rest your weary muscles with a good soak in one of the area’s natural volcanic hot springs and enjoy a hearty dinner of traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Take your pick from three different hot springs to suit your interests and style.
Tabacón Hot Springs:
The most luxurious of the three springs, Tabacón is well-suited for romance. It is also the closest to Arenal Volcano, so you can take in the magnificent views of the active crater while you soak. Enjoy a waterfall massage while sitting under a wide cascade, or seek out privacy among one of the smaller side pools surrounded by lush jungle scenery.
Baldi Hot Springs:
This family-oriented spa has something for everyone with 25 different mineral pools of varying temperatures, plus waterfalls, caverns and a swim-up bar. Kids will love a special water-play area with room to splash around and several different water slides.
Ecotermales Hot Springs:
One of the smallest hot springs in the area, the family-owned Ecotermales limits the number of guests it allows at one time to ensure a serene and relaxing experience. Choose from four pools of varying temperatures, surrounded by elegant natural landscaping and paths made from volcanic silt. Stretch out in the expansive main pool, or sit under a cascading waterfall in a smaller side pool.
This tour was awesome!! Though we couldn't hike to the top based on government regulations, it was awesome. The hike was moderate and started off very flat. Our tour guide Roy would stop several times on the path to show us different plants/trees and also to show us the new vegetation that grew after the volcano erupted. He was great! Highly recommend him for more tours and hope to see him again soon. :)
We really enjoyed the spa we chose there were 28 different pools plus there was 3 water slides what a blast.
The Arenal volcano part of the guided tour was superb. Very informative guide and an interesting hike up to the viewpoint.
We did the Tabacon hot springs as they were highly recommended based on reviews on Viator and Trip Advisor. That part of the tour felt rushed. Although the hot springs were wonderful at night, we felt that there wasn't enough time to enjoy the springs, change and do the buffet dinner before the driver came to pick us up. The buffet dinner was average at best.
So all in all this tour was pretty good, but maybe not the best value for money.
I gave this 3 stars because the hike was great and very educational! The hot springs was actually in my opinion overrated. Most of the money go towards your ticket to the hot springs. We went to Baldi Hot Springs and it was big and fancy and had a lot of different thermal pools but it was too crowded for me. Everything there was also very over priced, drinks, gifts etc and did not match in value for what you were getting. So in conclusion, please do the hike and get that amazing experience with wonderful picture opportunities but skip the hot springs, or do one of the free hot springs if you want to experience it.
The volcano hike was nice and scenic, even though it rained the whole time, but the hot springs gets kind of boring after two hours. Also, bring cash to the hot springs--everything is not pre-paid.