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Top things to do in Arenal Volcano National Park

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Proyecto Asis (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close... more » Owner description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close to La Fortuna. Wild animals which have been found wounded, forsaken or are rescued from the black market by the local forest rangers are brought here. Those that cannot be released are used within our educational programs. In order to finance our shelter, we offer daily tours and volunteer activities. Schedules: Monday to Saturday at 8:30 am or at 1:00 pm. Sundays Closed. Easy access facilities and trails for all ages. « less
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Arenal Mundo Aventura (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #2 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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La Fortuna Waterfall (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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$81* and up
Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Go Adventure Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Tabacon Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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$137* and up
Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Spas
Owner description: Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa... more » Owner description: Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens. « less
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Free Natural Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
Owner description: If you talk with the locals they will tell you to go to Scratch River or the Free hot springs. This is perfect if you are... more » Owner description: If you talk with the locals they will tell you to go to Scratch River or the Free hot springs. This is perfect if you are travelling on a shoestring budget as it is FREE! To get there go to the yellow gate next to Tabacon Springs. You can park on the road shoulder and you will definitely see it. Walk down the path behind the gate and in a very short walk you will arrive at a bubbling hot creek. You can go 24 hrs a day but keep your items in your site. Leave your valuables at the hotel and just bring a towel and prepare to relax. « less
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Ecotermales Fortuna (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The family owned and operated natural hot springs, which allow only a limited number of guests each day, provide a private,... more » Owner description: The family owned and operated natural hot springs, which allow only a limited number of guests each day, provide a private, relaxing oasis during your vacation.There are five pools, one with a cascading waterfall, which reach up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no better way to unwind after a long day than by visiting the hot springs and treating your body to its naturally replenishing effects. When taking a break from the soothing hot springs, you can dine in the authentic, home-style Costa Rican restaurant. « less
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Arenal Wilberth Stables (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Equestrian Trails
Owner description: This adventure begins at the foot of the volcano on our private estate, surrounded by natural beauty and farm animals. Then... more » Owner description: This adventure begins at the foot of the volcano on our private estate, surrounded by natural beauty and farm animals. Then you will meet our beautiful, healthy and safe horses, which for years have been trained to perform this activity safely. You will receive the basic training to manage your horse from our guide.The horses are trained so you can enjoy your tour without worries. You can admire the impressive craters caused by ancient volcanic eruptions. As you travel through our pastures you will search for beautiful birds like orioles, toucans and other surprises. You will see beautiful organic gardens where you will be impressed by the size of our vegetables and defferrent varieties as well. During the tour you will enjoy beautiful scenery of the volcano and the lake as you immerse yourself in the beautiful forest and hopefully will be surprised by some of the animals that inhabit this amazing place. All from the top of your partner on this two and one half hour tour.At the end we will take you to our beautiful veranda where you will learn the history that lies behind the impressive Arenal Volcano and its beautiful lake. « less
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Paradise Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Paradise Hot Springs is a Geo-Thermal Water Resort that combines nature's natural mineral waters, heated and mineralized by... more » Owner description: Paradise Hot Springs is a Geo-Thermal Water Resort that combines nature's natural mineral waters, heated and mineralized by the Arenal Volcano Magma Calderon. Enjoy different types of hydrommassage, 13 diferent types of natural minerals, underwater ergonomics,calm music, and tropical lush environments, all to help you create experiences of total relaxation.Discover the place where "Water meets Relaxation". « less
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Arenal Eco Zoo (El Castillo)
Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Science Museums; Zoos
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Butterfly Conservatory is a Nature Regeneration Project dedicated to the preservation, growth, and study of the... more » Owner description: The Butterfly Conservatory is a Nature Regeneration Project dedicated to the preservation, growth, and study of the rainforest; with focus on butterflies and other tropical rainforest species, such as insects, frogs, lizards, fish, and plants of the Arenal region of Costa Rica. The project has now grown to contain the largest exhibition of butterflies in Costa Rica, and is a learning center for understanding the butterfly life-cycle and incredible metamorphosis experience. « less
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$67* and up
Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Bridges; Trails
Owner description: Experience the rainforest through an amazing hike and the incredible hanging bridges close to the arenal volcano, offering... more » Owner description: Experience the rainforest through an amazing hike and the incredible hanging bridges close to the arenal volcano, offering bird watching and natural history tours. « less
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Lake Arenal (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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$1,259* and up
Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails
Owner description: GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park, Trails & Gardens Preserve within its 400... more » Owner description: GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park, Trails & Gardens Preserve within its 400 Acre-Property. It is the closest property to the Extinct Cerro Chato Volcano, its Crater's Green Lagoon and the Fortuna Waterfall. There is a $10 Fee charge at the GreenLagoon InfoCenter or at the GreenLagoon Lodge to take this Hiking Tour. Parking facilities at no cost are available at the lodge. The Trails also lead to the Wildlife and Rainforest Preserve within the 400-Acre private property. You will have magnificent Views to Mountains, Arenal Volcano and the Valley of San Carlos here. If you decide to hike to the summit of Cerro Chato, the Lagoon or to the view point of Arenal Volcano at the summit, you will do it under your own risk and responsibility. « less
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #17 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a whole new way, where beautiful frogs, birds,... more » Owner description: At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a whole new way, where beautiful frogs, birds, reptiles, and their natural habitats will have the starring role.We are located in a section of the tropical rainforest, at the base of the Arenal Volcano, home to a large quantity of species which, with the help of our guides, will give you a new way to view and enjoy these impressive, complex worlds. « less
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Volcanos; Nature and Parks
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Los Lagos Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
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Del Bosque Granja Eco Turistica (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Other ranches and farms; Landmarks
Owner description: If you are a fan of gardens, trees, animals...Nature, Del Bosque is your place... We have 15,000m2 of trails, wild, exotic... more » Owner description: If you are a fan of gardens, trees, animals...Nature, Del Bosque is your place... We have 15,000m2 of trails, wild, exotic and farm animals, beautiful gardens and much more... « less
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$128* and up
Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: National Parks; Volcanos; Nature and Parks
This 1,633 meter volcano has been rumbling and spewing since 1969.
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Cabalgata Don Tobias (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: The tour, which is carried out 100% on horseback, begins in the modern stables of Don Tobías’ farm. There, a professional... more » Owner description: The tour, which is carried out 100% on horseback, begins in the modern stables of Don Tobías’ farm. There, a professional team of guides prepares visitors with pertinent information. Child-sized equipment is also available. Nearly all of the tour takes place on private lands, crossing through second generation forest and primary forest, as well as beautiful pastures, some of which were used for cattle, and, of course, visitors will see the magnificent Arenal Volcano that accompanies visitors throughout the trip.Departure: 8:30 am or 1:30 p.mDuration: 3 hoursIncludes: Transportation, guide, equipment, water.Suggested Equipment: Long pants, cool shirts, binoculars, cameras, sunscreen, and insect repellent. « less
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Baldi Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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$108* and up
Ranked #24 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks

A nice off the beaten path destination for a day, or half a day, which visiting La Fortuna is the Baldi Hot Springs.  These natural springs and geysers are the result of the... more »

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Wood and Art Gallery (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Art Galleries
Located on the road to Fortuna Waterfalls, 2Km from Fortuna town.
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Termales Los Laureles (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #26 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #27 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Other
Owner description: Costa Rica Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization based in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, that helps rescue, care, and place... more » Owner description: Costa Rica Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization based in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, that helps rescue, care, and place homeless dogs from Costa Rica into loving homes. At Costa Rica Dog Rescue we are always in need of volunteers! We offer morning and afternoon volunteer programs where you can walk, play, and spend time with our dogs, as well as assist with the care of our facilities. « less
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Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #28 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park is the most recent attraction in Arenal, and it is the only one in its type.It has diverse... more » Owner description: Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park is the most recent attraction in Arenal, and it is the only one in its type.It has diverse aquatic attractions for all the family. Discovers the emotion in our three toboggans, the Cyclone, the Tornado or the Avalanche with 34.45 ft. high.For the bravest there is the Mammoth that is 41.34 ft. height and the smallest will have a good time in the Interactive Game zone. « less
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Onirica Art Gallery (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #29 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Art Galleries
Coco Loco Art Studio & Gallery (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #30 of 36 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Coco Loco is a FAIR TRADE work shop & gallery for fine local crafts & artwork with a special focus on Costa Rican indigenous... more » Owner description: Coco Loco is a FAIR TRADE work shop & gallery for fine local crafts & artwork with a special focus on Costa Rican indigenous culture. It is located 14 km SE of La Fortuna on national route 702 (La Fortuna-San Ramon). Besides indigenous arts & Boruca masks Coco Loco also exhibits the original artwork (arte DK) of the owner, Ruth Deiseroth-Kweton, who works in her studio next to the gallery. As a mixed-media artist Ruth uses any kind of material of the surrounding rainforest to paint and work on: wooden artefacts and surfaces, plant leaves, stones etc. She creates masks, vases, mirrors, crosses and paintings. « less
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