Admire the colossal Arenal Volcano, a cone of ash on the Costa Rican horizon that, although it didn’t erupt recently, is considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Then, in the natural hot springs, enjoy the thermal benefits offered by the mineral-rich waters.
Travel through rural Costa Rica to La Fortuna. As you approach the Arenal Volcano, you can see the lush jungle on its slopes. A few years ago, in 2012, it was very common to see clouds of steam and even molten lava flows descending this hill.
In La Fortuna, tour the charming rural town located next to this menacingly hot geological formation. Over lunch, learn about Costa Rica’s natural history and the history of Arenal’s eruptions, such as the violent 1968 eruption that left three neighboring villages buried after nearly 400 years of inactivity. Then, venture into the lush jungle to reach the bubbling hot springs that spring from the area’s subway thermal activity.
- Location: Fortuna de San Carlos, 3.5 hours drive from Jaco Beach
- Length of the Tour: Full Day
- Pick Up Time: 6:30am
- Min Pax: 4 people
- Includes: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fees to hot water springs and Hike Tour or Boat Ride, lunch, dinner, insured vehicles.
- Recommendations: Light clothing, swimming suit, sneakers, camera, jacket and sun block.
- Rates: from $150 pp