Arenal Volcano Nature Walk, Waterfall & Hot Springs

Here is a great blog from Special Places Property Management – a great idea for a day away from the beach.  Check with local tour drivers to arrange – Tico Tours in Playa Hermosa can surely help you out! 

The Arenal Volcano Nature Walk, Waterfall & Hot Springs tour is very popular with mature travelers due to its low impact design.  The Arenal is Costa Rica’s most famous volcano and had been actively and erupting until just three years ago. Already the drive to this area is an adventure as we will be leaving the dry northwest, cross the continental divide and observe how quickly the transition to tropical rainforest happens while we will be driving along the beautiful Lake Arenal.

On our way to Arenal we will have a delicious traditional Costa Rican breakfast , “Gallo Pinto” that will prepare us for a full day in the rainforest.


Our first activity is a guided walk through a private rainforest reserve, an ambitous reforestation and research project, that has earned a lot of appreciation worldwide.

We will spot sloths, agoutis, iguanas, jesus christ lizards, caimans, butterflies, tree frogs, poison   dartfrogs and lots of colorful tropical birds. We will also learn about the native culture of the “Malekus”, one of the last tribes in Costa Rica that maintain their language and traditions.

You will have the opportunity to buy some of their wooden artwork (masks) which will support their community.

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