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Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste

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Liberia, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste

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Experience the thrill of hiking near one of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere! On this full-day trip from Guanacaste, get an up-close view of Costa Rica's famous Arenal Volcano and the surrounding tropical landscape. Rejuvenate with a dip in volcanic hot springs and enjoy stellar evening views of the volcano and emerging stars. Round-trip hotel transport from Guanacaste included.
  • Full-day trip to Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs from Guanacaste
  • Hike in the rain forest at Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica
  • Take in stunning views of the active volcano
  • Soak in rejuvenating hot springs during a relaxing afternoon
  • Learn about the tropical landscape from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off plus breakfast and lunch included
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Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotel Dreams Las Mareas is not included)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to Hotel Dreams Las Mareas
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Liberia , Comandancia de Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Liberia, Costa Rica

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This activity will end right where it started.We pick up from the main Guanacaste hotels in the areas of Papagayo and Tamarindo
Spend a day immersed in the geologic wonders and relaxing hot springs of Arenal. After morning pickup at your Guanacaste hotel, ride in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and enjoy a provided breakfast en route to Arenal Volcano National Park. Join your knowledgeable guide on a leisurely hike around the base of the volcano, which emits a steady stream of smoke, ash and lava. Rest assured that trails are carefully chosen for visitor safety.

Trek across open expanses of lava fields formed from previous eruptions and learn about the geologic history of this seismic wonder. Make your way through the lush greenery of the surrounding forest, where your guide will help you spot interesting plant species and native wildlife. Admire panoramic views of the volcano from a distance, and look for signs of activity shooting out of its crater.

Relax after your hike with a therapeutic soak at nearby Baldi Hot Springs. This family-friendly spa boasts 25 thermal pools of varying temperatures surrounded by beautiful tropical scenery. There’s something for everyone, including a swim-up bar, waterfall pools, a kids’ area with a splash zone and several exciting water slides. When hunger strikes, enjoy lunch (included) at the on-site restaurant. As dusk falls over Arenal, take in an enchanted atmosphere of steamy pools and emerging stars with views of the volcano in the distance.

Bask in your relaxed, blissful state on the ride back to your Guanacaste area hotel in the evening.
Pass By:  
Know as the "white city" Liberia is the capital of Guanacaste and the main city in the North Pacific side of the country.
Stop At:  
Café & Macadamia
Café Macadamia is the best restaurant in Arenal Volcano lake. People from all over Costa Rica and from around the world travel to this place to taste the amazing food with the best view of the Arenal Volcano Lake. In here we will have breakfast
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Lake Arenal
Lake Arenal sits at the base of the Arenal Volcano in the northern highlands of Costa Rica. It is the country’s largest landlocked body of water, with a surface that covers nearly 33 square miles (85 square km) and a depth that reaches some 200 feet (60 m). In 1979, Lake Arenal was enlarged to three times its original size with the construction of a hydroelectric dam. The towns of Arenal and Tondadora, which were originally sited on the spot where the lake now rests, were relocated to the northeastern side of the lake. Nowadays, Lake Arenal’s dam is hugely important to the country, as it produces nearly 12% of Costa Rica’s electric energy.
Stop At:  
Arenal Hanging Bridges
A short walk will introduce you to the interactions of the rainforest and the hanging bridges will show you a different view of the area.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Baldi Hot Springs
After lunch, the hot mineral springs will give you the opportunity to relax.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Note: please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Please bring a swimsuit for the hot springs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Central American Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from Guanacaste?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Some tips - wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk." See review
  • "Bit of a ride from the Tamarindo area and the roads are windy, but so worth it." See review


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Just Amazing.
, May 2022
We enjoy hiking, our guide was great. Enjoy food, customer service. We wish we can see more birds & animal. Hot spring was memorable.
, Apr. 2022
Jose the Tour Guide was excellent. Spotted a bunch of wild life for us. Food was great. And finally, Jose made the 3 hour drive entertaining by answering all the questions we had
1 traveller found this review helpful
A Must-Do Tour!
, Apr. 2022
Zianny from CATours who provided the trip was awesome. The hanging bridges closed on Good Friday so we had to rearrange our tour. Zianny kept us informed of any changes and made the experience even better for us. The Hanging Bridges themselves were amazing, and our guide, Gabriel, was awesome. He showed us so many birds, plants, and animals that we would have passed by had we gone on our own. He knew how to keep us at a pace so we would not have to wait to cross the bridges. It was a five star experience!
Beautiful, Memorable Experience
, Apr. 2022
Our guide, Freddie, picked us up right on schedule. He was very knowledgable and fun! We stopped along the way for breakfast overlooking Arenal Lake. Then we traversed to Mistic Park for about a 1.5 hour hike through the rainforest and hanging bridges. After which, we went to relax and have lunch at Baldi Hot Springs. My only recommendation is to bring Dramamine as half the trip is narrow, winding roads and we, along with other tourist vehicles, had to pull over for someone who got sick.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you Jessica for letting us show you the beauty of Costa Rica. We appreciate your good comments and recommendations for all travelers. You are right about the roads, this are going through the mountains and can get you car sick if you are not ready. Hope you can come back to our country! All the best
You don’t want to miss this!
, Mar. 2022
One of my favorite excursions! The host was so well-informed and super funny. Breakfast was delicious as well. Traveling to the volcano was breathtaking. 10/10 would recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you again for letting us show you the beauty of Costa Rica! Arenal Volcano is a magical place. We hope you come back and visit again!
Great experience in Costa...
, Mar. 2022
Great experience in Costa Rica! We were picked up on time from our hotel which was 4 hrs away from Arenal. The van was very comfortable.The driver and guide were very friendly and professional. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about the flora and fauna. The highlight was Baldi hot springs to end the tour. It was a memorable experience in spite of long drive!!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Hello Asmita, we are so happy to read that this was a memorable experience for you. This is what it's all about, making memories for you about our beautiful Costa Rica. Thank you for choosing us to show you the beauty of our country
Best tour guide ever!
, Feb. 2022
Our tour guide, Gio, was a treasure. He was like the college professor that you remember for decades after graduation. He was charming, personable, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of the tour, from geology and geography to energy production and environmental issues to botany and zoology. A simple lecture from Gio would have been worth the price; visiting the rain forest and the hot springs were the icing on a very memorable cake.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for your good comments about Gio, we will let him know he is doing an excellent job. Thanks you for choosing Costa Rica for your vacation and we hope you will visit us again
1 traveller found this review helpful
A Must-Book Excursion!
, Dec. 2021
This tour was the highlight of our trip. Jose was a knowledgeable and funny tour guide. Great food. Everything was well organized and we felt safe the whole time. Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2022
Thank you for choosing Costa Rica and our company to explore Arenal Volcano! Hope you can visit us again in the future. All the best!!
Great excursion..: long day
, Dec. 2021
Nice excursion but very long from guanacaste- 13 hours. Tour guide very knowledgeable about the culture, environment and vegetation. Hot springs were nice at a hotel. Please note that it’s not in a secluded space. Hotel lunch Buffett was mediocre at best.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Hello Alexander Thank you for your review. We will consider your comments about the hot springs and the buffett and pass them along to the Baldi hots springs staff. Happy Holidays!
Amazing rainforest and great location for hot springs.
, Nov. 2021
Amazing time in rain forest and walking the suspension bridges. Guide was excellent and gave us an overview of mother nature and how the forest sustains itself.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Thank you Juan for your review. Amazing is one great word to describe the beauty of our country. We hope you can come back and enjoy it many times.

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