Arenal Volcano with Tabacón Hot Springs is one of the most popular tours we offer.
This tour offers the best of both worlds, the beauty of the imposing Arenal Volcano combined with the delicious and relaxing hot springs of Tabacón.
All this against a backdrop of lush vegetation and a spectacular view of the almost perfect conical shape of the colossus.
The impressive Arenal Volcano is a natural wonder located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela, offering thousands of tourists the opportunity to appreciate the columns of white smoke, ash and fumarolic activity emanating from the cone-shaped colossus. It is important to take into account that the volcano had been dormant for at least 450 years, until July 29, 1968, when it erupted again, starting a new period of pyroclastic activity, such activity has decreased considerably during the last few years.
En route to Arenal Volcano, we will make a stop in the famous town of Sarchi, known as “the cradle of Costa Rica’s artisans”, where you will have the best opportunity to purchase wooden souvenirs, clothing and souvenirs in general.
In Sarchi, it is very possible that you will see an ox cart that holds the title of being the largest in the world, which is constructed of wood (cedar) and decorated with amazing colors, such as a bright orange color. The design is typical and complex, has two levels of height and took 70 days to be completed, it also has an honorable mention in the Guinness World Record Book of Records.
The trip is made, crossing forest areas, as well as plantations of various agricultural products, including coffee, pineapple, as well as ornamental plants, cattle farms, and in turn experiencing the variety of microclimates present in the country, until reaching the beautiful town of La Fortuna, to stop and enjoy lunch in a cozy restaurant with a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano.
After lunch, there will be a visit to a nearby viewpoint at the foot of the volcano, to appreciate more closely the beauty of the volcano, and also the view of the Arenal Lagoon.
Eventually, the tourist will enjoy and relax in one of the best hot springs in the country, Tabacón Hot Springs, where they can enjoy the rejuvenating effects of the hot springs, whose temperature ranges from 33 to 66 degrees Celsius (93-152 Fahrenheit) providing customers with a wide range of options to suit their needs, as well as a massage (optional activity) or other special treatments that must be booked in advance to ensure availability.
The Tabacón hot springs combine the four elements of nature, the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the jungle, and the fertile soil of the La Fortuna de San Carlos region.
And for a perfect ending, before returning to San José, we will enjoy a wonderful and delicious buffet style dinner at the Tabacón Resort.
- BILINGUAL GUIDE (ENGLISH / SPANISH)
- ENTRANCE TO TABACÓN
* Children (3 – 10 years old): 25% off discount
* Children 0-2 years old pay car seat charge fee
Cancellation Policy for one-day tours
- Cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the service, otherwise a 100% penalty will be applied. A 90% refund will be applied if you cancel 48 hours or more (10% is applied to cover bank refund fees).
- There are no refunds for No Shows.
What to bring?
- HAT OR CAP
- SWIMMING SUIT
- CHANGE OF CLOTHING
- INSECT REPELLENT