Hike to Rio Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Hector

  1. 9 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish and English
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What you'll do

We will meet the guide at the Sloth Watching Trail at 8:00 am, or at your hotel if it is near La Fortuna. (please indicate that you require transportation)
First we go to the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall, which is 230 feet high; where if the weather allows it, we will bathe in its crystal clear waters. (if it rains a lot it won't be possible)
We will be around an hour and a half in this place; then we will take the minibus to go to the next point and one of the most spectacular, the walk in the tropical forest to the base of the Arenal Volcano, where we will visit the lava flows of the years 1525, 1968 and 2010; Also while we enjoy this beautiful ecological park we will learn about the trees and animals that inhabit this place. (Approximately two hours to the base of the volcano and one hour to the green lagoon).
After the descent we will enjoy a bath in the green lagoon of totally clean water and of volcanic formation.
Once we have enjoyed it, we will have a traditional lunch.
To finish we return to the bus to go to the natural river of hot springs (Rio Tabacón), where we will enjoy a majestic place, we will also put on a volcanic mud mask.
For after a great day of adventure and experience, return to La Fortuna around 4 pm.
We will meet the guide at the Sloth Watching Trail at 8:00 am, or at your hotel if it is near La Fortuna. (please indicate that you require transportation)
First we go to the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall, which is 230 feet high; where if the weather allows it, we will bathe in its crystal clear waters. (if it rains a lot it won't be possible)
We will be around an hour and a half in this place; then we will take the minibus to go to th…

What's included

  • Food
  • Tickets
    Entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall and Ecological Park Trail
  • Transportation

Meet your Host, Hector

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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We are a team of friends who do adventures in La Fortuna and its surroundings. We all love nature and share our journeys with tourists. Our team is made up of Norlan, Augusto, Sergio, Fernando, Raúl and Don Pedro the driver. Also a photographer.
Everyone's safety and everyone's enjoyment is essential to us. Being in the forest hiking, going down to the rivers, swimming in lagoons, going to the hot springs in the forest is our daily concern.
We all enjoy every moment and we see ourselves reflected with those who accompany us.
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Sloth Watching Trail
La Fortuna
We will visit the La Fortuna Waterfall Trail, the Ecological Park Trail for the hike to the volcano and the natural Tabacón River known as El Chollín.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 203 reviews.

  • Susanne
    January 2022
    It’s been a great day out. The tour has been absolutely amazing. I can highly recommend it. We had such an amazing time. Any time again. Thank you heaps.
  • Madison
    January 2022
    We had a fun-filled day with Emanuel as our guide. This was such a great opportunity for enjoying the waterfall, lagoons, hot springs, and of course… Arenal volcano!! The cherry on top was enjoying a typical Costa Rican lunch with the other guests on the tour, and the mud face mask at the hot springs to end the day. It was all wonderful! Pura vida!
  • Haley
    January 2022
    It’s a long day, but you get to do and see so much! We were able to swing near the La Fortuna waterfall. We saw a sloth and monkeys on our hike to the volcano. We had a great view of the volcano, and the Tarzan swing into the green lagoon was a fun and unexpected element to the hike back down! Overall it was well worth it, but definitely eat a big breakfast because we didn’t eat until 1:30p after a lot of physical activity.
  • Carla
    January 2022
    an amazing tour packed full of things to do. the guide was very friendly and welcoming. I appreciated that he made stops during the hike up for us to rest and also to tell stories about plants.
  • Matthew
    January 2022
    A very thoughtfully planned out adventure that highlights the best of La Fortuna. The guides are high-energy and we were fortunate to have a very fun group.
  • Molly
    January 2022
    This was a very fun trip with lots of highlights. The 500 step and hike to the volcano base were slightly challenging, but the guide stops every ten minutes or so to talk about the plant or animal life. I liked the fact that there was no guesswork about when to put on a swimsuit or where to change clothes--changing rooms were provided at the waterfall and the volcano and we were given plenty of time for everything. This is an action-packed trip. Very fun!

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