Our guide Antonio was great at finding local wildlife and we were able to get extremely close to a sloth. However, plan accordingly because the volcano is about three hours from San Jose
Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes, set against a rainforest backdrop. This tour combines two of the highlights of Arenal Volcano National Park: a scenic trek to the base of the Arenal Volcano, followed by a relaxing soak in the Tabacón hot springs. Everything’s taken care of with hotel pickup, lunch, and dinner included.
Your tour begins with morning pickup from your central San Jose hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out the around 3-hour journey to La Fortuna.
Your first stop is in Sarchí, a town known for traditional handicrafts. Browse the artisan workshops and perhaps pick up souvenirs.
On arrival in La Fortuna, head to a restaurant for lunch and tuck into delicious Costa Rican cuisine.
After lunch, continue into Arenal Volcano National Park and take an easy hike around the volcano’s base. Follow the Mirador Arenal trail, trekking through lava fields.
Spend the rest of the afternoon at Tabacón hot springs, relaxing in naturally heated thermal pools and lagoons that range in temperature from 77 to 102°F (25 to 38°C).
After free time at the resort, enjoy a buffet dinner as the sun sets over the park.
Your tour ends with drop-off at your San Jose hotel.
I'd like to start this review by saying that the main reason I'm writing this is due to our tour guide, Antonio. He is such a kind and good hearted person that is beyond knowledgeable about all things Costa Rica. On our 3 hour journey...More
Arenal is a fantastic place with a wonderful view. It has trails and if you have time I believe it is a nice thing to do. Tabacón is another fantastic place to visit. If you want to relax with hot water pools, this is the...More
Dear Hianoski, Thank you so much for your comment. Arenal is a beautiful place and definitely you booked one of our most recommended tours. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your day. Thank you for your review.
They give you a decent overview of what to expect, but here's my take on it. As suggested, eat breakfast or a light snack before they pick you up in the morning. The drive is extremely long, so bring a reading/puzzle book. The first stop...More
Dear Quarail H, Thank you very much to your review! We are very pleasure to know that you visit Arenal Area with Gray Line Costa Rica. Also, we hope that you continue traveling with us!