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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

  • Spectacular views as you trek through Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Bathe in the thermal pools and waterfalls of Tabacón hot springs
  • Typical Costa Rican lunch and buffet dinner included
Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
From US$156.00

Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes, set against a rainforest backdrop. This tour combines two of the highlights of Arenal Volcano National Park: a scenic trek to the base of the Arenal Volcano, followed by a relaxing soak in the Tabacón hot springs. Everything’s taken care of with hotel pickup, lunch, and dinner included.

What to Expect

Your tour begins with morning pickup from your central San Jose hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out the around 3-hour journey to La Fortuna.

Your first stop is in Sarchí, a town known for traditional handicrafts. Browse the artisan workshops and perhaps pick up souvenirs.

On arrival in La Fortuna, head to a restaurant for lunch and tuck into delicious Costa Rican cuisine.

After lunch, continue into Arenal Volcano National Park and take an easy hike around the volcano’s base. Follow the Mirador Arenal trail, trekking through lava fields.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at Tabacón hot springs, relaxing in naturally heated thermal pools and lagoons that range in temperature from 77 to 102°F (25 to 38°C).

After free time at the resort, enjoy a buffet dinner as the sun sets over the park.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your San Jose hotel.

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Arenal Trip

Advertised pickup from your hotel does not include all hotels, which is somewhat understandable. We were told to meet them at Mall San Pedro, but were not really given a specific location other than that. Thankfully we were at the right place at the right...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Garrett K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great tour! Lots of fun :)

This tour was absolutely amazing! We spent the day with our guide Jesus who has a great sense of humor and very entertaining and knowledgeable, and the driver Edgar. The view of volcano is super cool, we were able to capture some great shots up...More

Thank marina6383
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great time

Knowledgeable tour guide, great photo ops and awesome time at the hot springs. Definitely advise this tour

Thank Fadil S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Found a Sloth

Our guide Antonio was great at finding local wildlife and we were able to get extremely close to a sloth. However, plan accordingly because the volcano is about three hours from San Jose

Thank shanec425
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing tour guide, wonderful hot springs!

I'd like to start this review by saying that the main reason I'm writing this is due to our tour guide, Antonio. He is such a kind and good hearted person that is beyond knowledgeable about all things Costa Rica. On our 3 hour journey...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank travisthdo
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7 December 2018|
Response from Merril M | Reviewed this property |
23 October 2018|
Response from Kathleen H | Reviewed this property |
You would need to check with the tour operator, but I believe they will pick up most places.