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Experience one of Costa Rica’s most iconic adventures as you explore Arenal Volcano and relax with a dip in natural volcanic hot springs. On this guided full-day trip from San Jose, take in spectacular views of the volcano, which regularly emits puffs of smoke and lava. Rejuvenate with a soak in one of the area’s famous natural hot springs as you enjoy the backdrop of the volcano in the distance. Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Jose plus lunch and a gourmet dinner are included.


  • Day trip to Arenal Volcano National Park and Baldi Hot Springs from San Jose
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Costa Rica’s famous Arenal Volcano with your expert guide
  • Relax in the exquisite hot springs at Baldi
  • Stop in the town of Sarchi for a look at local crafts
  • Dine on a gourmet lunch and dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

Hot springs in Costa Rica

Discover what makes Arenal one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations for adventure and relaxation. Your full-day tour begins with early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach. On the drive to Arenal, make a quick stop at the charming town of Sarchí, where local artisans have been making Costa Rica’s brightly painted wooden oxcarts for generations. 

After arriving at Arenal Volcano National Park, take in breathtaking views of the nearby volcano. One of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere, it emits a near-constant stream of smoke, ash and lava from a crater that rises an impressive 5,436 feet (1,657 meters) above sea level. The last major eruption was in 1968, and park officials carefully monitor volcanic activity to ensure visitor safety. Learn about this fascinating area’s history and geology from your guide as you admire the sight of the volcano rising out of lush surrounding vegetation.

Relax over a delicious lunch at Arenal Volcano Inn Resort or La Perla Restaurant, and then head to the nearby Baldi Hot Springs for a rejuvenating afternoon. There’s something for everyone at this family-friendly spa, which features 25 different thermal pools of varying temperatures surrounded by beautiful tropical scenery and waterfalls. Little ones will love a kids’ area with a splash zone and several different water slides.

As night falls, enjoy a magical atmosphere of steam rising from the pools as the lights turn on and the stars come out. Savor a delicious dinner at the spa’s on-site restaurant, and then relax in your newfound state of bliss on the drive back to your hotel.

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Customer Reviews

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

driver roy did a great job. Mad maxx was informative, funny, and a great example of a good coasta rican. they both deserve a pat on the back, and while doing that a raise, why not, too veterans doing what they love...

Jeannie L W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a fantastic tour and the guide Eugenio and the driver Edgar were a great team and took care of everything. It was a LONG day 12 hours, but a great price and a beautiful tour.

Syed H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The hot springs were like a natural water theme park. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Before reaching the hot springs in Baldí, we enjoy the beautiful views of the volcano Arenal. Baldí is a beautiful place to spend a nice day. There are several pools with different temperatures. It has all the facilities to spend a relaxing day. It is highly recommended staying at the hotel Baldí.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

hot springs baths were amazing. tour guide incredible. strongly recommend it if you go to Costa Rica

Emile L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great Tour! Hugo was an excellent guide - very friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful views throughout the journey and at Arenal Volcano. Had a great time at the Hot Springs! - Janelle

Randall P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour with a great tour guide

stan the man

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Verry good day trip. Long drive from San Jose but its lots of thinks to see . Baldi its nice place to relax

Patrick S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was an excellent trip for me and my wife to see a few different areas in Costa Rica in one day! The tour guide Oliver and bus driver Roy were great in terms of enriching information not only in the destinations, but also the History of Costa Rica during the drive. Due to cloud cover we didn't get a great view of Arenal Volcano, but they did take us to some great spots to see for photos to get an exquisite view. Be prepared for a long day of travel, but it's worth it to see the different levels of vegatation and towns that Costa Rica has to offer. Definitely a trip we would do again with family members!

Steven B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour guide and driver. Beautiful scenery

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