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.
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 la Fortuna, the Paraiso Resort and Thermal Spa, where you will stay for 4 nights. The hotel is located in an area that offers spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, this exotic retreat has a fitness centre and offers a variety treatments in its luxury spa. There are 7 pools with thermo-mineral water and a regular swimming pool, shops and restaurants on site.
Your accommodation will be in a superior room which is an individual wooden cabin with either a balcony or terrace, air conditioning and a mini-fridge.
There are 2 restaurants, one specialises in regional dishes and the other serves international-style cuisine and a pool bar. Free Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant and in the reception.
Arenal Paraiso Resort and Thermal Spa