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Red Lava Tourist Service Center

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We do hiking tours, book different kind of nature excursions, reserve a wide variety of action adventure activities, help plan and book transportation and we have the best lodging deals.
Local 3 edificio Adifort, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a tour with Red Lava tours after a recommendation from a couple we met at our hotel. Sonia was extremely helpful and responsive at Red Lava when we met her at their office in town and then corresponded with her on WhatsApp. Our...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The girl at the reception totally overcharged me. I would suggest to book your trip via another agency if possible.More

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RedLavaTsc, Owner at Red Lava Tourist Service Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Very surprising review. We, and especially Sonia (the only girl/lady working a our office), are known for the effort we make to give honest information and good prices. If you could tell which products you bought and the prices we charged we can investigate further...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked, clambered, crossed hanging bridges and occasionally fell for 9 hours. Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and fun- we learnt so much and saw toucans, spider monkeys, frogs and a myriad of insects because of their sharp eyes and familiarity with area. The day...More

Thank JFC94
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great hike... it poured and poured with rain which had us wading through rivers, scrambling up canyons with ropes getting wet, cold and muddy BUT,,, it was fabulous!! Our tour guide, Daniel Ryan (aka Daniel Attenborough which we decided to call him due to...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the tour with the arenal volcano obersavtory, it was cloudy so we didn’t get to see whole volcano. We then hiked through the rainforest, water fall and went though 2 hanginging bridges. Daniel was our guide and he was super nice and friendly...More

Thank Sophia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, scenic hike but what made the hike excellent was our tour Guide Eric. He had so much passion for the wildlife and the land that he calls home. He showed us Frogs, snakes, birds, sloths, monkeys and even stopped on the road to...More

Thank surfing1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Red Lava was wonderful to work with. We went on the Arenal Day Hike that ended with the hot springs. We met “Nano” our guide. He was fantastic at his job. The hiking was not easy, but very exciting. At times Nano had to give...More

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this hike. We did several different tours/activities while in La Fortuna and this was definitely the best. The hike itself is challenging, humid and you have to use ropes to climb up/down a few sections but it was well worth it and...More

1  Thank Joehuggyb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For what we paid (about $35USD) this tour was good. Our guide Santiago was knowledgeable and charismatic and was able to relate to everyone in our diverse tour group. He had a sharp eye for the wildlife in the park and we saw monkeys, sloths,...More

Thank BMF88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hiking tour was worth every dollar we spent! We started at 10a.m. and were picked up close to our bnb. We rode with a bus to the starting point of our trail. Our guide Eric was extremely motivated and friendly. You could see how...More

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February 25, 2018|
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the hike is not really difficult, but it will be very muddy when it rains (and the weather changes very often). the best is to rent rain boots. to the waterfall you have to go down about 400 steps and walk this back. I... More
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October 7, 2016|
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2 hours of climb up the hill, hard one, I grebbed the trees and the ground in order to help myself, 20 min of going down to the lagoon, hard way too, after the lagoon another way up and down but easier ways. than flat way... More
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