Volcanoes and Hot springs
Today you will set off on your Costa Rican adventure making your way towards La Fortuna you will first stop at the Poás Volcano, an active volcano with a crater over a mile across and 1050 feet deep. It has erupted 40 times in the last 200 years and you will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulphur fumaroles.
You will then continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and enjoy an amazing traditional buffet lunch. You will hike the trails surrounded by lush tropical rain forest and see the flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, and hummingbirds. This is definitely a tour for nature lovers of all ages.
Then you will drive to La Fortuna and to Costa Rica’s best known volcano. Until 2010 Arenal volcano was very active, erupting and spewing lava and ash on a regular basis, however it has now become dormant. It is a tall and imposing mountain with a perfectly symmetrical shape, a sightseer’s dream! The verdant lands surrounding it are home to abundant wildlife and you are likely to spot deer, tapir, howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys and birds such as parrots, orioles and brown magpies.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a privately owned ecological area featuring fantastic hiking, famous waterfalls and many species of rescued wildlife. Here you can see over 100 species of animals, as well as numerous birds and butterflies, and learn about their environmental education program. There are five waterfalls within the cloud forest and rainforest and abundant hiking trails and you will enjoy a picnic lunch here with fresh local produce.
The geothermal activity in the area produces the natural hot springs and this afternoon and evening you will have chance to relax and enjoy the famous hot springs of the Arenal volcano.
After your hike you will be transferred to you hotel in San Carlos.
Arenal Roca Suites have an amazing view of the Arenal Volcano, and are close to the Arenal Lake Dam. There are seven suites, each with queen size bed and an extra sofa bed, fully equipped kitchens, TVs, air-conditioning and terraces offering impressive views of the Arenal Volcano. Guests can enjoy delicious breakfasts served daily.
Arenal Roca Suites