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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.
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Local 3 edificio Adifort, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 8004
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great tour and a great way to experience all that Fortuna has to offer in one day. The hike, although wet and muddy was very enjoyable and our guide Marcos was very funny and informative along the hike. The food, park charges,...More

Thank Companion39157072348
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an excellent day and we had an incredible time. The guides Emmanuel and Marcos were so knowledgeable, professional and lovely. We learned a ton from them. It's clear they spend a lot of time in the rainforest and are very familiar with the...More

Thank Julia D
Reviewed 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I did this hike in addition to the Rio Celeste hike. We had the best time on the all day hike of Arenal and Cerro Chato valleys. It is a long day, but the hike is not too difficult other than its...More

Thank kconner250
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went used this office twice and we were super happy with the services received! We did the “Albi” hotsprings experience - access to a super premium spa resort and the “extreme” hiking tour. Both cases we were very delighted, had wonderful time and felt...More

Thank sofiavak
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked this excursion and were very disappointed!! First, they picked us from our hotel almost two hours late. The information shown on Trip Advisor is very misleading as you do not hike to Cerro Chato or Arenal Volcano. The tour guide...More

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RedLavaTsc, Owner at Red Lava Tourist Service Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Queengina, to start, the location where we hike is at the Arenal and Chato volcano, is does not say we climb them. This is forbidden. You can not blame us for the fact that you haven´t read the description correctly. In none of the tripadvisor...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the hike through the rainforest, taking a jacuzzi in a river, listening to the stories about native flora and fauna and of course taking a hot bath in the springs at night. The guids are amazing, thank you so much for everything!

Thank Maria196481
Reviewed October 5, 2018

You get so much bang for your buck with this! We were picked up via shuttle from our hotel at about 10 AM and spent the ENTIRE day out with these guys. Our guides were Marcos and Christian. They were both super awesome guides who...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Nano was out guide and he was excellent!!! Incredibly knowledgeable and super friendly. We saw numerous monkeys, kodi mongas, toucans, turkeys, and spiders. The hike was a little challenging but nothing that cant be handled. Our stops along the way included a very refreshing spring/river,...More

Thank Will G
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The day overall was totally satisfying and a lot of fun!! We saw loads of wildlife, butterflies, monkeys, snakes, insects, birds a variety of plants. There was a point when touching the animals became a topic, where I would definitely opinionate to not .... and...More

Thank Tiina G
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Daniel was our guide and he provided a fun and enjoyable walk around the volcanoes with plenty of knowledge lots of animals, plants and picturesque scenery.

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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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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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