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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs
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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs

By Ecoterra Costa Rica
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Get as close as you can (legally) get to the base of Arenal Volcano on a hiking tour that leads you to a scenic observation point. Along the volcanic trail, a guide shares information about the park’s volcanic activity, geology, and wildlife, adding context to the sights along the way. An optional trip to nearby hot springs offers a relaxing end to your day’s adventure.
from
$94.00
per adult
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$94.00
per adult

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Ages 5-65, max of 30 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Get close-up views of Arenal Volcano on a guided hike
  • A small-group tour enables the guide to tailor the trip to meet the needs of the group
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make the trip hassle free
  • Rejuvenate with a fresh tropical fruit snack and an optional hot springs soak

  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Entry/Admission - Ecoterra Costa Rica
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation.
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica Drive in to the parking area and ask the reception about Ecoterra Costa Rica Tours
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7453P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs?
Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs price starts from $94.00. Discover and book Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs on Tripadvisor
What is the Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs cancellation policy?
Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7453P4

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Ecoterra Costa Rica
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Arenal Volcano
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Kelsey S
Kelsey S
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3 in 1 Combo - Volcano Hike, Waterfall, and Hanging Bridges
We had such a great day with Daniela and Mario! We did the volcano hike in the morning. Daniela was an excellent gu
Suzanne H
Suzanne H
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Magical visit
This was our second tour to the hanging Bridges! It’s a very magical place, beautiful and will maintained. We sa
CRotering
CRotering
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Amazing Night Walk on a Family's Beautiful Property
We loved connecting with the family, especially Nala the dog! Gabriel was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, i
Jake J
Jake J
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Great birdwatching!
Gabriel was great! Saw lots of cool birds and sloths and nice view of volcano in the morning. Benissimo!!
veronicah811
veronicah811
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Awesome and unique! Not for wimps
I emailed the team to organise a same-day tour with my husband. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived and fo
ahadisreston
ahadisreston
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Claustrophobic but did it!
This was a very unique experience.. I’m very claustrophobic and I was very worried I would not be able to do it, ho
jillc739
jillc739
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Amazing experience!
This was an awesome experience. At first I was a little hesitant about crawling through tight spaces but ended up h
Lovja
Lovja
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WOW! This trip is something you won't forget about!
WOW! This activity was something unique and something I definetly won't forget about. Our guide Aron did an excelle
raku132
raku132
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Best tour of our trip to Costa Rics
Everything about this tour was spectacular. We learned so much about the Indigenous Tribe that has been living and
Y8137ZMbeckyh
Y8137ZMbeckyh
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Anjelica was an Angel
Anjelica led us on a private tour to the La Fortuna Waterfall. She was very patient and was a great cheerleader as
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Where_to_travel_next
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Awesome tour conpany
We enjoyed 2 fabulous tours with ecoterra, who focuses on smaller groups so you get a more intimate experience. We
Functuay
Functuay
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A tour we will never forget!
My wife and I were on our honeymoon and decided to book the Arenal Lake and Boat tour through our resort. Karina an
jungle1954
jungle1954
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Very good experience with Ecoterra
We made the hike on the Mistic Hanging Bridges Tour. We booked on the Viator website a daytour with the Arenal 1968
QZL
QZL
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Great tours and awesome guide and driver
Daniella and driver Jonathan were great! Danny was professional, saw to each person's needs. Thank you so much for
cdenldoc
cdenldoc
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Arenal hanging bridges and Volcano hike tours
Daniela was our guide for both the Arenal Volcano hike and the Arenal Hanging Bridges tour. She was knowledgeable
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BenF
Brighton and Hove, UK17 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
The arena volcano walk was made even better thanks to our guide Antonio who was fantastic. His knowledge of the fauna and the flora that he would share generously was excellent ! We then went to the waterfalls for a dip in the cold water under the tropical rain, an unforgettable experience.
After a really lovely lunch we went to the suspended bridge area where we saw all kind of animals and trees.
We booked the three tours but they can be done separately. Highly recommended.
Written August 24, 2022
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Natalia Z
4 contributions
We took this tour with a tour guide Jose who walked us around the Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. He told us interesting facts about the park itself, flora and fauna. He has a great catchy eye and helped us to see animals and birds. He is also a good photographer!
We enjoyed soaking at Baldi Hot Springs thermal pools. Please note to have $7 with you to pay for a locker if you wish to get one.
Written August 14, 2021
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Aaron R
9 contributions
Nov 2021
We had an amazing experiance with David as our guide! His knowledge of the area was impressive and he had an ability to find so much wildlife. He passion for the tours is pure. We did the full day of hike, waterfall, hanging bridges and hot springs. The hot spring dinner was a perfect way to unwind after a busy day. We highly recommend this company!
Written December 3, 2021
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charlie09
San Francisco, CA16 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
We booked a trip via Groupon for April. We were encouraged to upgrade to Tabacon Natural Springs which is extraordinarily beautiful so of course we upgraded.

While we did this, timing of the day was not discussed by the agent, Karen Vargas. She sent us multiple itineraries and vouchers with military times but did not mentioned it when selling us on the upgrade. I am upset over it because the hike itself is very short but it does not account for who is hiking so it can go for longer. The sun in Costa Rica sets very early and quite abruptly in comparison to sunsets in the states. The sunsets at 5:30 pm and it gets pitch black within 15-30 minutes.

So we ended up finishing the hike and everyone just waited around for god knows what. It seemed to me the guides were just hanging out. We end up at Tabacon with only 30 minutes of sun left to enjoy the springs. I saw this VERY intensely as the springs were very lowly lit which made it incredibly hard to navigate. The springs had lots of rocks in them so if you were not wearing water shoes, your feet were going to be sore and even if you did, you can't account for the larger boulders you randomly walk right into. Don't get me wrong, the springs are breathtaking but the need for water shoes and going in the early day so you avoid unwanted meetings with rocks is something you should be warned about.

Very unhappy with an experienced I upgraded to, I emailed Karen. She did not respond so I sought her out at her Casa Luna "office." Front desk attendant told me she'd be there after 8am. I wait around and nothing. He says she'll be back by the time I come back from my activity. I come back and he tells me she is not coming in but can connect me to an operator. I speak to Michael and reiterate that it was upsetting not being able to enjoy the springs in daylight. He gave me a run around about how it is clearly stated as a night time activity in the voucher. I state that we received the voucher AFTER being sold on the upgrade. Again, says we should have noticed on the voucher. The voucher says no such thing about it being a night time activity. It just has the time. So I explain there was no way for us, tourists, to know that the time there would mean it would be so dark so quickly. Again, gives me the run around. Goes as far as to say this is the first time someone has ever complained about it. Karen emails not me, but my travel buddy back, with the exact same response.

There was no apology or even pretend empathy for the miscommunication or dissatisfaction. I couldn't help but feel cheated on the upgrade and would not have done it had I known it would be a night activity. I could have gone to the regular springs that had lights in the water and I could have avoided many bruises.
Written April 12, 2018
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Dear client, we are taking your comments seriously, we want to improve our work every day so please contact us to talk about the mistakes you wrote in your comments, will be great for us to solve this kind of situations. Best regards
Written June 22, 2018
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aablto
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Jan 2019
the hotels wth hot springs are amazing. the volcano was visible from all siedes. nice walk through the park that was mostly in the shed.
Written February 10, 2019
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Julie P
20 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Our tour was provided by Ecoterra, who did an absolute wonderful job on the Arenal Volcano National Park hike. They picked us up from our hotel on time and we headed to the park. The actual hike was about an hour and half. We spotted many wildlife and plants, due to the guide's extensive knowledge. Once the hike was complete, we had a beautiful display of watermelon and pineapple ready for us to eat! We then headed to a local restaurant for a typical Costa Rican meal. Once lunch was over, we were dropped off at the Tabacon Grand Thermal Resort for the rest of the day and dinner. Ecoterra arranged a pick up time for us and dropped us off back at our hotel in the evening.
Written January 2, 2018
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Professional guides, good drivers and office staff works just to offer you the best holidays in our country. Thank you for your comments. Best regards
Written January 16, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Silpa T
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Family
This was the first time we ever booked a vacation through Groupon, so it was comforting reading all of the great reviews of EcoTerra here beforehand. We weren't disappointed-our 7 day, 6 night trip was fantastic because of how organized and responsive EcoTerra was. Our travel agent, Karen, quickly responded to our questions before our trip. All of our pick-ups and transfers were on time and we felt safe with all of our drivers. Our guides were knowledgeable and patient, and our hike to Arenal was the highlight of our trip-the views made us feel like we were in paradise! They provided hiking sticks, got us to the best views and even took photos of our family for us. Afterwards they provided water, fresh fruits and snacks before taking us to the hot springs. Thank you Ecoterra for a great vacation!
Written March 29, 2018
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Dear client, personalize service is our goal, to accomplish all your wishes during your vacation to give you unforgettable time in Costa Rica. Best regards
Written June 22, 2018
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Chinacat1974
Clearwater, FL4 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
My friend and I booked a 6-day Costa Rica vacation package through Groupon and was not disappointed from start to finish. We started our adventure to Casa Luna with our driver, Adamar, who was very personable and took good care of us. We were fortunate to have him as our driver again for the transfer from La Fortuna to Jaco. Very nice man, and gave me an opportunity to practice my Spanish!
We booked several hiking tours (HIGHLY recommend the Rio Celeste/Blue River hike) and lucked out with one of the most knowledgeable tour guides I've ever had, Mainor. He treated us like family, taught us things we didn't know about Costa Rica and showed a genuine care and appreciation for ecotourism. We ended our tours feeling like we've made a new friend, truly inspiring.
Casa Luna hotel in La Fortuna was amazing, the views were absolutely breathtaking. Listening to the symphony of frogs in the evening was mesmerizing, and the views from just about everywhere were incredible. The flora and fauna of this area are nothing short of spectacular. We were even fortunate enough to see the very top of Arenal Volcano without any clouds, something only a small percentage of tourists have the opportunity to see. Very blessed!
This is my 3rd time visiting this beautiful country and Ecoterra Costa Rica made it very memorable indeed. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Pura Vida!
Written March 26, 2018
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It is a huge pleasure for us to decide to use our services on several occasions, we strive for you to enjoy good experiences during your holidays in our country. It will always be welcome!ear customer, even in the midst of unexpected situations such as accidents, our goal is to provide you with a quality experience during your stay in Costa Rica. Thank you for using our services. best regards
Written June 22, 2018
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jenb20182018
Somerset, UK8 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
We took a hike over the lava flows of the Arenal volcano. Our guides were Gustavo and Mainor, both were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They had stopped the bus on the way for us to see a Sloth, helped our children take photos and Mainor even sent me some of his (much better!) photos afterwards. Gustavo was really interesting on the hike, pointing out plants and wildlife and giving us lots of information about the volcano. Afterwards we were taken to the Ecotermales hot springs. The trip was really well organised and I would recommend this company.
Written January 13, 2018
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We are really happy to read your detailed comments, our main objective is to give our clients the best experience in our country. Excellence and quality are our goals. We hope to serve you again soon. Best greetings.
Written January 16, 2018
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Tammy E
Seattle, WA125 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
A nice/easy hike along the lava flow with a very passionate guide. Andreas was very knowledgeable about the area and the volcano. It was a fun and different experience than we usually do and would recommend this activity.
Written November 26, 2017
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Professional guides, good drivers and office staff works just to offer you the best holidays in our country. Thank you for your comments. Best regards
Written December 4, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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