This tour is ideal to know about the history of the Arenal volcano, as well as the present volcanic activity. Perhaps, it is the most popular tour around La Fortuna and is recommended for all people. It is usually done in the mornings or in the afternoons. Many companies combine this tour with a visit to one of the thermal water resorts.
It is a recommended tour for families and all kinds of people who want to admire the beauties of the highest waterfall in the area (230 ft.). You can swim in the waterfall’s base. Also, the infrastructure is in excellent conditions for the easy access to all tourists. It is important to take note that there are more than 500 steps to get down.
It is a special tour to admire the beauties of the tropical rainforest; also it is a good possibility to find out some of the species of wildlife in the area. In this tour you can look at the forest from different levels, due that some go through canyons inside the forest. In La Fortuna there are 2 parks that offer this type of tour, Mistico Park and Sky Adventures, both are highly recommended.
It is a great adventure through the treetops. In La Fortuna there are around 8 different parks to make this tour; all of them are highly recommended and each site offers its own attractions and special features. Some of these adventure Tours offer complementary activities such as Rappel, Tarzan Swing and even Cable Cars. All of them have extraordinary forest, volcano or Lake overlooking.
In La Fortuna some companies are specialized in doing rafting tours. They use to realize these adventures in ideal sites for the practice of this sport. Some of the flow rivers are Balsa River (located 40 minutes away from La Fortuna), Sarapiquí River (located 1 hour and a half away from La Fortuna), and the Pacuare River (located 3 hours and a half away from La Fortuna). All these rivers offer the possibility of an incredible rafting adventure, classes 2, 3 and 4 in huge places surrounded by rainforest.
Ideal for watching wildlife, this is one of the best opportunities to see howler monkeys, sloths, reptiles, birds and even bats in the vicinity of the town of La Fortuna. There are no doubts that this trip is a recommended tour for families and all those interested in looking for the rivers wildlife.
It is an activity that takes place in the Tenorio Volcano National Park; it is located 2 hours driving away from La Fortuna. Rio Celeste is a paradisiacal place with surprising colorful waters surrounded by lush tropical forest. It is a 4 miles walk where you will visit a waterfall, volcanic fumaroles and the striking site of "the teñideros" point where the river water, in its normal color changes to an impressive sky color. Most of the hike is within a strictly protected forest which is an ideal place to admire nature.
This tour option is quite different, it is funny and educational. While night, it is possible to see species of animals that are not easily seen during the day; such as: many species of frogs, insects, snakes, bats and even some species of birds. The activity uses to start after 5pm so you can take advantage of the day for other activities, and then to live the adventure into the dark rain forest.
Costa Rica is a privileged site due its large number of birds that inhabit the territory, and the Arenal area is no exception. This tour usually starts around 5:30 a.m. which is a perfect time to see bird activity in the surroundings. Some of the attractive species found in the area are Toucans, Turkeys, Momotos, Trogons, Jacamares, Parrots, Tangaras among many others possible.
The reserve of Caño Negro and Río Frío, where this adventure is carried out, is located very close to Nicaragua´s border in the north site of the country. For this reason you have to drive about 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to the place; however it is much recommended to visit this place as it is a wildlife refuge very recognized in the country due to the great natural wealth of the area. In this tour there are great possibilities to observe animals, such as monkeys, sloths, reptiles, bats and lots of water birds.
This is a very interesting tour and different from what we are usually accustomed to do. In this adventure we have the possibility of going inside a large natural cavern, which was discovered by people from the north of the country and where we can enter under the earth to know many underground tunnels and chambers with formations and super interesting fossils. It is very common to find stalactites and stalagmites, as well as species of insects and bats. Also, within the site, there are very interesting formations called in funny way, such as "La Papaya" and "El Altar".
In this tour you have the opportunity to play sports while you can admire the nature and the beauty scenic of the area. This activity is especially made on mountain bikes and trails of roads that are usually with little vehicle traffic. They are ideal for practicing this adventure.
These tours are adventures inside the forest, in canyons where you have the opportunity to rappel in the waterfalls and surroundings of local rivers. They are good choices for people who like extreme adventure and challenge heights.
For the ATVs lovers, in La Fortuna town you will find a wide offer of these tours. Some of them are to visit La Fortuna waterfall, the Arenal River and a great variety of farms with full adventure paths.
This activity takes place at Lake Arenal. It is 87 square kilometers lake, surrounded by lush mountains and ideal place to go fishing. The most popular and most sought by anglers are "El Guapote" and "La Machaca"; although it is possible to find a great variety of fish species that inhabit this beautiful lake.
By this tour you have the opportunity to paddle on the majestic Lake Arenal, surrounded by mountains protected by rainforest. During the tour it is possible to observe some species of animals, especially birds such as Herons, Martin Fishermen, Tanagers, and Ospreys among others. There is also the chance to swim in the place.