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Hiking to Hule Volcanic Lagoon provided by Ecoterra Costa Rica

Hiking to Hule Volcanic Lagoon

Hiking to Hule Volcanic Lagoon
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About
Popularly referred to as the Hule Lagoon, this beautiful lagoon with 55 hectares (136 acres) of diameter is located at the base of the Cerro Congo Volcano, 11 km (6.83 miles) from the famous Poas Volcano. This area is renowned for its excellent trekking trails due to the variety of scenery and terrain, from clay, to dirt, volcanic rock, and grasslands in a rainforest at 800 m above sea level. You will ride over the border of the volcanic caldera, and then hike down to the Hule Lagoon and another small lagoon called "Congo," then go up to another trail bordering the volcanic caldera of the Hule Lagoon. Before returning to La Fortuna you will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in a local Costa Rican family's home.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at your hotel in La Fortuna for an early departure (confirm time with tour provider). Depart the city for the drive through the plains of San Carlos, on the outskirts of the Juan Castro Blanco National Park, until you reach your trailhead at a volcanic caldera for a roughly 4-mile (6.5-kilometer) hike, taken over the course of the morning. Hike through pastures bordering the forest on your way down to the Hule Lagoon and the smaller Congo Lagoon nearby, and then continue on a second trail bordering the volcanic caldera. Descend through the rain forest and catch clear views of the surrounding landscape. At the end of your hike, enjoy homemade lunch in a local family’s home with a panoramic view of your surroundings. On the way back to La Fortuna, stop to view the waterfalls of the Toro Hydroelectric Project, which reach 590 feet (180 meters).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at your hotel in La Fortuna for an early departure (confirm time with tour provider). Depart the city for the drive through the plains of San Carlos, on the outskirts of the Juan Castro Blanco National Park, until you reach your trailhead at a volcanic caldera for a roughly 4-mile (6.5-kilometer) hike, taken over the course of the morning. Hike through pastures bordering the forest on your way down to the Hule Lagoon and the smaller Congo Lagoon nearby, and then continue on a second trail bordering the volcanic caldera. Descend through the rain forest and catch clear views of the surrounding landscape. At the end of your hike, enjoy homemade lunch in a local family’s home with a panoramic view of your surroundings. On the way back to La Fortuna, stop to view the waterfalls of the Toro Hydroelectric Project, which reach 590 feet (180 meters).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7453P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Energizing Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Walking Sticks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
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. 24798333 or infor@ecoterracostarica.com WhatsApp: 83935484
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Energizing Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Walking Sticks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
Exclusions
  • 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. 24798333 or infor@ecoterracostarica.com WhatsApp: 83935484
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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

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Mkp
Fall River, MA29 contributions
Great unexpected day
Apr 2019 • Family
We had booked through a tour company and told them our priorities for the week which involved activity, volcanoes, hiking and animals. We were staying in Arenal and this was on our itinerary and we really didn’t know what to expect. We got picked up at 7:15 in the morning and were told we had about an hour and a half drive to where we were going. What an unexpected surprise. We did a 6 mile hike starting from a family’s property. The first 2 to 3K were up and down doing a very rugged hike through their unbelievable property. We made our way around to the three craters and back up the other side. We were able to see howler monkeys, birds, beautiful butterflies and a snake. The views were magnificent. Our guide was amazing. Before we were driven back to Arenal, we were brought back to where we started and fed an unbelievable lunch from the family who owns the property where the hike starts. This is definitely a tour for active people, but definitely off the beaten path, and highly recommended for people that want something a little different.
Written April 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tfor2and2forT
9 contributions
Excellent!
Dec 2018
Our 4 young (20s) adult children did this hike and loved it! Not too strenuous or long, hearty lunch, informative guide, magnificent views!
Written January 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly W
New York City, New York16 contributions
Not for the faint of heart!
Jun 2018 • Friends
This hike is intense. Our tour guide was Andy and he was fantastic! It took us about 3.5 hours to complete but it was well worth it. The views are stunning and we even got to swim in the lagoon. After the hike, we went to a local house and had lunch with a Costa Rican family. It was unreal. This was such an amazing experience and if you are up for it, I would highly recommend.
Written June 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your comments, we strive to give you a quality service. We hope to serve you again. Best regards
Written June 22, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

theodores762
Landisville, PA15 contributions
Intense hike into volcanic craters
This was stunning nearly 7 mile hike up to rim of volcanic crater to view 3 lagoons in the middle. Then an arduous hike down through rainforest into the crater to view lagoons up close. Then up out of crater to a scrumptious lunch prepared at the house of a local family. We are senior citizens but in pretty good shape. It took us 4.5 hours but we made it! Views are stunning and our guide and driver, Mainor and Jonathan, were Amazing! This is a rigorous hike but worth it! Long pants and sturdy hiking shoes are a must!
Written April 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a lot for your comments, we do our best effort to offer you the best time in our country, your comments will be consider as suggestions to improve our work. Best regards
Written June 22, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Ecoterra Costa Rica
aaronrK6356ON
aaronrK6356ON
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Beautiful and educational
We had an amazing experiance with David as our guide! His knowledge of the area was impressive and he had an abilit
danielcar
danielcar
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A Must do!
We did the Venado Caves tour with Eco Terra and loved every minute of it. Albert was an amazing guide and so knowle
Ewisakalison
Ewisakalison
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Amazing experience and company!
The underground Venado cave tour was honestly amazing to me. I am a person who loves the mountains and mysterious t
Lizzie W
Lizzie W
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Must do!
What an amazing experience! My sister and I weren’t sure what to expect except that we would be walking across susp
Jordan88729
Jordan88729
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Best trip yet!
Fantastic experience throughout the entire week. There are two guides in particular that I want to highlight and r
DebP123
DebP123
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Worth exploring
This was a wet cave tour where you walked in a little bit of water most of the trip. You did crawl and have to duck
danamanza504
danamanza504
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Very cool
Our tour guide Allan was great! Our experience was quick but memorable for sure. The caves were great, I was glad t
toryhunz
toryhunz
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Highlight of our time in La Fortuna
This was an incredible experience - to get up close and personal with a working farm in La Fortuna. The farm owners
codybJ667ON
codybJ667ON
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Best new experience
Loved this trip. I have been to Costa Rica a few times. I've ziplined and gone horse back riding but this was amazi
Natalia Z
Natalia Z
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Volcano and hot springs is a great combination
We took this tour with a tour guide Jose who walked us around the Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. He told us interesti
Summer S
Summer S
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Unforgettable Adventure
I am so glad we did this, truly a highlight of our trip. Gustavo, our guide, was so extremely knowledgeable and was
MomonMove
MomonMove
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Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Falls
Ecoterra was an amazing tour group and I would highly recommend them. They were well organized, entertaining and in
Madilyn C
Madilyn C
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AMAZING. For both Thrill-seekers and families. The tour guides will adjust to fit your needs! 10/10!!
If I could give more stars, I would. Albert was our guide and from the moment he picked us up, he began teaching us
580cherylc
580cherylc
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The guide was very knowledgeable
The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful getting thru and around the cave. The cave tour is approximately 1 hou
antonj71
antonj71
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Easy hike in the Rainforest and a Most Beautiful Waterfall!
We visited here as part of a day tour and had a guided hike. We did not see any exciting large wildlife, but did s
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