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Things to do in Arenal Volcano National Park

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Proyecto Asis (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Alberto's Horses Tours (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Arenal Mundo Aventura (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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La Fortuna Waterfall (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Ecocentro Danaus (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Owner description: El Ecocentro Danaus es una Reserva Biologica donde se desarrollan programas de conservacion, capacitacion, educacion... more » Owner description: El Ecocentro Danaus es una Reserva Biologica donde se desarrollan programas de conservacion, capacitacion, educacion ambiental y produccion sostenible. Cuenta con senderos a traves de un bosque secundario, donde es posible observar en su habitad natural a una gran variedad de plantas y animales. Uno de los principales atractivos del lugar es el zoocriadero de mariposas, con un sitio especial para la exhibicion de larvas, pupas y huevos, en donde reproducimos cerca de 30 diferentes especies de mariposas diurnas. En el Ecocentro Danaus protegemos una naciente de agua natural declarada como sitio de importancia nacional para la anidacion y observacion de colonias de aves acuaticas, asi como caimanes, basiliscos, iguanas, anfibios, entre otros. « less
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Tabacon Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Spas
Owner description: In the Costa Rican´s rainforest heart Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a true tropical paradise of nature, adventure and... more » Owner description: In the Costa Rican´s rainforest heart Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a true tropical paradise of nature, adventure and relaxation. The resort´s unique thermal mineral springs emerge directly from the majestic Arenal Volcano, cascading to form waterfalls and tranquil pools and ponds. « less
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Arenal Oasis Wildlife Refuge (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Volcanos
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Paradise Hot Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #10 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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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Go Adventure Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #11 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Arenal Wilberth Stables (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Equestrian Trails; Horseback Riding Stables
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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Lake Arenal (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #14 of 32 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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Ranked #15 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Cerro Chato ANC Park & Gardens (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #16 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Parks
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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Wood and Art Gallery (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #17 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Art Galleries
Located on the road to Fortuna Waterfalls, 2Km from Fortuna town.
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Arenal Natura Ecological Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #18 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Amusement/ Theme 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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Arenal Eco Zoo (El Castillo)
Ranked #19 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Zoos; Science Museums
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Arenal View Theme Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #20 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Parke Vista Arenal welcomes you and invites to enjoy a new concept of endless adventure. Take a journey through the heart of... more » Owner description: Parke Vista Arenal welcomes you and invites to enjoy a new concept of endless adventure. Take a journey through the heart of a real Tropical Rain Forest full of wildlife. Travel through a canopy of trees on our amazing cables that are the fastest and safest in the area, with cables lines from 200 meters up to 845 meters. We offer the best safety equipment with the highest quality standards in the world. We guarantee a completely unique experience with our team of highly qualified professional guides so you can enjoy an unforgettable tour in complete safety with total confidents. « less
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Ranked #21 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Volcanos; National 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 #22 of 32 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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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
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Ranked #24 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Termales Los Laureles (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #25 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Water Parks
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Perdido Springs (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #26 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
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Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #27 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
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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Ranked #28 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
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Lobos Tour (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #29 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Lets do horseback riding in a farm on the base of the arenal volcano, where you can swim in the fortuna´s waterfall on the... more » Owner description: Lets do horseback riding in a farm on the base of the arenal volcano, where you can swim in the fortuna´s waterfall on the rain forest also visit an indian village (the malekus)they will show you how the live and what they do and a butterfly farm. Great for families, couples and kids the tour takes around 4 hours. One at 8:00am and 1:30pm « less
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Bosque Nuboso El Cocora (La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Ranked #30 of 32 attractions in Arenal Volcano National Park
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