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7.5 hours
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Children Allowed
Medium Difficulty


The tour of Arenal Volcano National Park and Tabacón Hot Springs starts when your vehicle picks you up at your hotel. Accompanied by an expert guide in the area, you will arrive at the entrance of the Arenal Volcano National Park.

While your guide pays the entrance ticket, you will have time to go to the bathroom and prepare for the walk.

The 4-kilometer (2,4 miles) walk takes approximately 2 hours, as your guide, who knows the region in-depth, will give you the most important data for a total understanding and enjoyment of the vegetation, the volcano and the different fauna that will be found on the way.

On the other hand, you will also learn the geological history of the Arenal, its eruptions, and the negative and positive consequences it brought to the area.

This section of the volcano is on the side that was most affected by continuous eruptions since 1968. Some areas are full of dense vegetation in visible forest recovery. However, you will see lava fields that still bear the marks of volcanic activity.

This excursion has excellent opportunities to take photographs, as the panoramas of both the volcano and the lake are magnificent.

At the end of the hike, your transportation will be waiting to take you to the most beautiful thermal water complex in the Arenal region: Tabacón.

Mentioned and awarded by publications such as Forbes or Travel and Leisure, Tabacón is a spa of natural thermal waters from the volcano.

The feeling when you get to Tabacón, change clothes, and finally, are ready to soak in the hot springs is that you’ve reached heaven.

The thermal water comes down from the volcano in a carefully designed tropical garden. A place that will give you feelings of freedom, relaxation, and comfort beyond what words can describe.

Small lagoons hide around big river stones and several pathways, there are tiny waterfalls scattered, and you will love to sit underneath and feel the water hitting your shoulders and back in a massage that can last hours.

You can also enjoy the swimming pool and a tropical cocktail in the wet bar.

In Tabacón, you will find the perfect combination of luxury, nature, and relaxation, and all the services to make your visit unforgettable.

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock
  • Cap or hat
  • Impermeable
  • Camera
  • Swimsuit
  • Sandals or flipflops
  • Cash or credit cards

What’s included?

  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Tickets
  • Lunch or Dinner