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Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs From San José

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Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs From San José
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icon13 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Head to La Fortuna, home to the Arenal Volcano, on this guided all-day tour from San Jose. Sit back and relax as you travel through diverse plantations and cattle ranches on the roughly 3.5-hour drive. After arriving, enjoy lunch with a view of the volcano. Then, take a dip in the area’s thermal waters and indulge in an optional massage or other treatment.
  • Avoid driving from San Jose to La Fortuna with roundtrip transportation
  • Lunch and dinner is included in the tour price
  • Remember to bring a swimsuit for the hot springs; admission included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select hotels is provided
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Tour operate with a minimum of 2 people
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7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Pick up from Hotels located in San Jose Downtown
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bring to your tour: ° Traje de Baño °Ropa Comoda °Zapatos para caminar °Ropa de Cambio °Bloqueador Solar
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Destination Services
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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs From San José?
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
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs From San José?
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 & Baldi Hot Springs From San José?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs From San José?
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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star-4
It’s just a relaxing trip
TuanHiep_B
, May 2022
In general it’s not so bad if someone needs a resting trip rather than an exploring trip. Not an ideal one to enjoy the volcano, mainly with the hot springs
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
star-2
Look for another
Teresa_M
, Mar. 2022
The description was misleading. Our tour guide didn’t do much talking on the almost four hour drive. We got to the hot springs and asked about the trail that we were suppose to go on to get a closer view of the volcano and was informed that the hot springs was as close as we was getting which that is not what we were told.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback!, We take note of your comments to improve in the future. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica and give you excellent experience !!
star-5
The trip was excellent...
joann_q
, Feb. 2022
The trip was excellent and would definitely recommend to everyone. Mario, our tour guide made it even better with his great sense of humor and intelligence in imparting his knowledge about Costa Rican culture and history. He’s an asset to your company and definitely deserves a raise!
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
star-5
Tour of a lifetime
Ian_M
, Jan. 2022
Wonderful experience. Tour guide very knowledgeable and personable. Best tour ever! Hot springs made this tour my best vacation excursion ever.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
star-4
Great adventure in Costa Rica , all day event !
Chelsea_T
, Jan. 2022
This was a very fun trip ! The bus ride into Sarchi to see the ox cart , church and souvenir shop was about an hour . Then it’s another 2 hours or so to the restaurant in La Fortuna for lunch. They offer you a choice of 3-5 options. All were pretty good , most are traditional Costa Rican dishes. After leaving the restaurant for lunch you go straight to the viewing site Arenal 1968 to walk a short trail up to the Arenal Volcano. Great site and optimal for pictures. Last stop is the Baldi Hot springs resort , which is very nice with multiple “hot springs” areas which are more so very warm pools all man-made with swim up bars and waterfalls. They did give us a towel and a locker key to store our things in a small locker ( pack lightly can fit a backpack or small duffel). It was nice and relaxing , gave us about 2-3 hours here. It’s packed with other guests as well. Dinner was at the Baldi Hot springs resort all the way up a long stone paved walkway to their outdoor covered buffet area for us and other guests. Are served buffet style with all Costa Rican typical rice and beans with your choice of meat that’s very well sauced and seasoned. As well as some American like options like spaghetti and meat w/ tomato sauce and mashed potatoes and French fries. Lots of natural juices and water to drink and various deserts. Drive back to San Jose took about 3 hours with one stop halfway to use the restroom If necessary. Then multiple stops to drop off the guests to their various hotels Overall great experience , a lot of travel time to be expected , but Daniel the tour guide was amazing as well as our driver Arturo. Appropriately priced , just a very long day 7:30 am to about 10:30pm.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
star-5
Got what we paid and more.
Saisha_S
, Jan. 2022
The bus ride back admittedly was pretty draining but the driver made excellent time. We started a little late but our guide extended the time and we didn’t feel rushed at the volcano. Having access to this amazing hot spring resort was the highlight for me. Definitely bring a bathing suit so you can enjoy the warm springs. Also both lunch and dinner were excellent choices. They take you to two different restaurants throughout the day. My only real gripe is we have to stop at a small town called Sarchi to look at a church and a big ox cart and it’s just a lot to have on such an already full intinerary.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback!, We take note of your comments to improve in the future. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica and give you excellent experience !!
star-5
Amazing customer service
Natasha_W
, Jan. 2022
The guide Jorge and driver Ricardo really made the experience wonderful! It was a full day! They weren’t able to find my hotel at first and immediately sent a private driver for me to join the group! The trip itself was really fun and interactive. We were even able to stop in a small town for a nice view and I snagged a delicious cream cheese cake at the local bakery! There was another stop where any souvenir you can think of was available! We all bonded by the end. The beef at lunch was amazing! If you love laughs and amazing views, this is the tour for you!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
star-5
Must do in costa rica
Jeffrey_S
, Dec. 2021
This is a must if you visit Costa Rica. Our tour guide was amazing and kept us engaged all day. The food was great, the sites were gorgeous, and we even saw a sloth in its natural habitat just hanging around’.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!
star-4
Great experience
Eamon_N
, Dec. 2021
This was a really really great experience. We were fortunate enough to have great weather when we went. And the Baldi Hotspring is so relaxing. The only con I can think of is the drive. It just takes a long time, but it was okay
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
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star-4
Phenomenal
Njeca_L
, Nov. 2021
Worth the 14 hour day. The food was amazing! The views of the Volcano spectacular and Baldi hot springs sealed the deal for me. An experience you will never forget.
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback!, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a review!. Hope soon you come back to Costa Rica!!

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