The tour to Arenal Volcano & Baldí Hot Springs will take you to the dramatic volcanic scenery, the relaxing powers of the thermae, together with alive rainforests, possible wildlife sightings, and the breathtaking landscapes on the route to the Arenal.
The majestic Arenal Volcano is a natural wonder located in the northern region of Costa Rica, surrounded by extremely diverse tropical forests and known already as the most popular adventure hub of Costa Rica.
It is important to note that the volcano has been dormant since 2010; however, its breathtaking shape, its fantastic sort of experiences offered in the region, its impressive nature, and the thermal waters in the surroundings are part of the attractiveness of the area.
On the way to Arenal Volcano, you will visit the renowned town of Sarchí, recognized as the birthplace of the hand-painted Costa Rican crafts.
This little town is surrounded by coffee farms that make the landscape superb. The crispy creeks at the bottom of the winding road and the dark green shade of the coffee bushes will make you wish your camera could capture half of what you are seeing.
In this part of the tour, you will have the most select souvenirs made in precious woods, ceramics, and all sorts of unique gifts for your beloved.
In Sarchì, you will see the largest oxcart in the world, which is built of cedarwood and painted with unexpected bright colors.
The design is typical and intricate and very colorful. The cart has two levels of length and took 70 days to be made, also has an important remark in the world record book Guinness.
As you exit the town of Sarchi, your tour will continue through rainforests, as well as farms of great variety in agricultural products, including coffee plantations, ornamental plants, sugar cane, cattle pastures, and tropical fruits fields.
You will reach the pretty town of La Fortuna, where you will delight in a delicious lunch in a cozy local restaurant.
Following lunch, you will visit an outlook point that is nearer to the base of the volcano and from where you will see both the volcano and the lake in a set of breathtaking views.
Ultimately, you will visit Baldí Hot Springs, one of the best thermae in the area, with over 25 pools with different temperatures and an excellent spa for an optional massage (Separate cost).
Baldí Hot Springs offers towels and lockers.
The healing waters are guaranteed by L.N.A (National Water Laboratory), and the temperature goes from 93-152 Fahrenheit (33 to 66 degrees Celsius), giving you a wide choice to enjoy.
And to wrap it up and, before turning back to San Jose, you will delight in a delicious buffet dinner.