Discover what makes Arenal a favorite Costa Rican destination. After early morning pickup at your Jaco-area hotel, relax on the approximately 3.5-hour drive north to Arenal Volcano National Park. Breakfast will be provided along the way. Once you arrive at the park, take in breathtaking views of Arenal Volcano, which is one of the most active craters in the Western Hemisphere! Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, explore the rocky lava beds and forested scenery at the base of the volcano.
Walk to viewing platforms for an unbeatable view of the peak, which reaches 5,436 feet (1,657 meters) above sea level. You may be able to see plumes of smoke and rivers of molten lava streaming from the active cauldron. Be assured that the volcano is carefully monitored for activity and trails are chosen for visitor safety.
After a lunch of typical Costa Rican cuisine, it’s time to relax at one of the area’s popular natural hot springs. Try out many geothermal pools of varying temperatures to find your favorite, and enjoy the beautiful tropical surroundings. From secluded pools to cascading waterfalls, soak up the restorative properties of volcanic mineral water and take in views of the sputtering volcano in the distance.
After several hours at the spa, bask in your newfound bliss on the return drive to Jaco, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.