Off-Site Tours – Nature

NATURE TOURS

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour along Rio Frío

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge encompasses an area of about 10,000 hectares near the border with Nicaragua. On this nature boat tour, you will do a peaceful ride in a covered motorboat along Rio Frio to appreciate the beautiful nauture and wildlife of this unique area of Costa Rica. This is considered one of the richest areas in biological diversity in Costa Rica and the world!

The wildlife in this area is truly spectacular, especially the birds. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can catch a glimpse of the exotic Jabiru Stork, the tallest flying bird found in Central and South America. You will get the opportunity to likely see wood storks, cormorants, and other varieties of birds — this is a must-do tour for avid birdwatchers! Plus, everyone loves to spot sloths, howler monkeys, and caimans (like mini-crocodiles) that inhabit this lush area.

The Rio Frio river is teeming with life at almost every turn. Also found in near along the edge of this nature reserve are Spider, Capuchin, and howler monkeys, crocodiles, jaguars, cougars, tayras, ocelots, tapirs, white-tailed deer, Jesus-Christ lizards, black river turtles, and enormous orange iguanas.

The travel time from La Fortuna to the Caño Negro area is about 1.5 hours and you will board the boat with your nature guide at the Los Chiles dock. It is a comfortable ride with a covered top on the boat, but it is important to bring a hat and sunscreen — of course you will also want to bring your camera and binoculars. You will travel by boat along the edge of the Caño Negro Wildlife refuge on Rio Frio for about 2 hours and return to the same dock. From there, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

You then return back in the van to your hotel. This is sure to be an unforgettable trip with memories and great photos to share with everyone!

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Includes

  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Covered boat
  • Professional nature guide

Features

  • What to bring: Camera – Bug repellent – Hat – Sunscreen – Binoculars – Sense of adventure – Passport
  • Recommended Ages: 2-85
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departs: 7:30 a.m.
Price: $65 - Kids: $32 (5 - 11 years old)
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Río Celeste National Park

Rio Celeste National Park Guided Hike – In serach of the blue waterfall in Costa Rica!

The Rio Celeste National Park is a beautiful 1.5 hour scenic drive from the Arenal Volcano through rural villages. This National Park is near the Tenorio and Miravalles Volcanoes and is becoming an increasingly popular area to visit in Costa Rica.

Once we arrive, we will begin a hike through the dense, lush, tropical rainforest that surrounds the park. You and your nature guide can go at your own pace and you’ll learn interesting things about the rainforest along the way. When we arrive to Los Teñideros, where two rivers come together, you’ll be amazed at the celestial turquoise blue water color.

This is the perfect place to take photos of this unforgettable tour! We’ll finish off with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and then head back to La Fortuna as you relax in our vans.

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Includes

  • Transportation
  • Billingual guide
  • Park entrance
  • Lunch

Features

  • What to bring: Secure shoes for hiking – Clothes to get wet in – Water – A change of clothes – A sense of adventure
  • Recommended ages: 8-85
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departs: 7:30 a.m.
Price: $115 - Kids $83 (4 - 11 years)
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The Arenal Hanging Bridges

The Arenal Hanging Bridges at Mistico Park is a beautiful, environmentally-friendly nature project located near the Arenal Volcano. This is a perfect activity for families with young children because there is always plenty to see and you can pick and choose the trails you’d like to do.

One of our professionally-trained, bilingual naturalist guides will pick you up at the hotel and drive to one of the best view points of the Arenal Volcano high a top a hill across the valley from the iconic volcano. There are trails and bridges that bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, flowers, and the lush vegetation of this primary rainforest. This is the perfect tour for nature enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica!

The trails are designed for all ability levels and cover a total of about 2 miles. Once you are on walking along, you will be able to admire the great diversity of flora and fauna typically found in the tropical rain forest and also have the opportunity to see may different bird and plant species. Walk right into the forest along several stretches of hanging bridges overlooking the tree canopy along easy, safe and beautiful trails with views of the Arenal Volcano.

The last time I was at the hanging bridges at Mistico, I was astounded by the amount of bird life visible. An irridescent, bright green and blue-ish Torquoise-browed Motmot was less than two feet away along the base of the trail. I was able to snap some great shots. I was worried that our 6-year-old would tire of the walking, but she kept up the pace and marveled at the pit viper snake our guide pointed and splashed a bit in the waterfall at the bottom of one of the trails.

It is important to wear good footwear, such as closed-toe shoes like tennis shoes or hiking boots.

Note: If you have your own car: It is possible to drive to the Mistico Park on your own,. In addition, you can book your tickets here the price will be $26 entrance fee, you can do the trails on your own, but we highly recommend the use of a guides it makes the visit much more interesting as it is often difficult for the naked eye to spot creatures in the wild of the rainforest.

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Includes

  • Small-group experience
  • Professionally-trained naturalist guide
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Entrance to private reserve

Features

  • What to bring: Bug repellent – Camera – Binoculars – Closed-toe shoes such as tennis shoes or hiking boots – Rain gear
  • Recomended Ages: 6 – 75
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Departs: 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Price: $68 - Kids: $34 / Only tickets: $26
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Nature Combos

Hanging Bridges – La Fortuna Waterfall – Volcano Hike

This Arenal Highlights COMBO Tour will allow you to see three important sites in one day! The ideal things to in La Fortuna during your vacation.

Start your day as you hike across the Arenal Hanging Bridges and see the jungle from high above the forest floor. Then, visit the massive and breathtaking La Fortuna waterfall before enjoying a traditional Costa Rican lunch. Finish the day off the a chance to see amazing views of the Arenal volcano, on a leisurely walk through the National Park! The Arenal Hanging Bridges are a beautiful, environmentally friendly project located near the Arenal Volcano. The trails span a total of 2 miles, allowing you to see the rainforest from a bird’s perspective! Your naturalist guide will teach you about Costa Rican culture, history, and nature, while pointing out different species of plants, animals and birds along the way. These trails bring you as close as you’d ever hope to see the rainforest and its inhabitants, as well as give you access to see stunning views of the rainforest and mountains that are miles away.

After your adventure on the hanging bridges, you will head to the La Fortuna Waterfall! When you reach the entrance, you will have time to change into your bathing suit in case you want to cool off under the waterfall. This is sure to be a good workout as there are 300 steps to get to the down to the waterfall, and 300 to get back up! When you reach the bottom, you’ll have an opportunity to take lots of pictures and swim in the cool waters of one of the largest and most breathtaking waterfalls in Arenal! Next, you will head to a local restaurant where you will get to try a delicious Costa Rican casado, a typical Costa Rican meal with vegetarian options available.

This is the perfect way to relax and refuel before heading on your next hike to the Arenal Volcano National Park! This National Park is one of the most visited parks in all of Central America. The trails are generally flat and not very strenuous — perfect for a leisurely and informative hike with one of our naturalist guides! We’ll head through the jungle, hiking through well-groomed, easy trails that skirt the base of the Arenal Volcano.

Your eagle- eyed naturalist guide will point out different species of flora and fauna and teach you about Costa Rica’s nature, culture and history, including information about the volcanic explosion of 1968! This area was devastated by the lava flow and has since re-grown into a lush forest with great biodiversity. When you reach both of the observation platforms you will see magnificent views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the pristine Lake Arenal and the extinct volcano Cerro Chato!

If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to hear or see gas and ash eruptions come out of the top of behemoth Arenal Volcano. This is the closest you can get to the base of the Arenal Volcano and the perfect vantage point to take remarkable photos as the sun sets! This is one of  top  tours in la Fortuna!

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Includes

  • Transport to/from your hotel
  • Professional guides
  • Lunch
  • 3 amazing adventures

Features

  • What to bring: Bug repellent – Camera – Binoculars – Closed-toe shoes like hiking boots or tennis shoes only – Rain gear – Hat – Change of clothes – Towel
  • Recommended Ages: 5 – 75
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departs: 7:30 a.m.
Price $169 - Kids: $85 (4 - 11 years old)
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Arenal Volcano Hike + Baldi Hot Springs

On this Arenal Hiking Hot Springs COMBO, you will be the closest you can get to the Arenal Volcano! Hike through lush rainforest with an experienced naturalist guide who will point out interesting plants and wildlife and tell you all you want to know about Costa Rican nature and history! After your hike, relax and soak in the hot springs at Baldi Resort and Spa and then enjoy a delicious dinner.

This is the quintessential Arenal Volcano tour to do when you’re in La Fortuna! The Arenal Volcano Rainforest & Natural History tour takes you through lush rainforest along the base of Costa Rica’s most-famous, iconic volcano.

Our experienced, bilingual naturalist guide will point out interesting plants and wildlife in the vibrant primary and secondary rainforest of the Arenal Volcano National Park. You’ll then arrive to the observation point of the Arenal Volcano — this is the closest you can get to the base of the Arenal Volcano — and the perfect vantage point to take remarkable photos as the sun sets behind the Arenal Volcano.

Then it’s time to head to Baldi Hot Springs with over 20 different pools, waterfalls, swim-up bars, locker rooms, restaurants & lively atmosphere. Enjoy a tasty dinner after relaxing before being transported back to the hotel in our van.

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Includes

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Beverages
  • Entrance to private reserve
  • Hot springs
  • Dinner

Features

  • What to bring: Bug repellent – Camera – Binoculars – Hiking boots or tennis shoes- Rain gear
  • Recommended ages: 8 – 65
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departs: 1.30 p.m.
Price: $105 - Kids: $89 (4 - 11 years)
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Arenal Volcano Hike + Ecotermales Hot Springs + Dinner

On this Arenal Hiking Hot Springs COMBO, you will be the closest you can get to the Arenal Volcano! Hike through lush rainforest with an experienced naturalist guide who will point out interesting plants and wildlife and tell you all you want to know about Costa Rican nature and history! After your hike, relax and soak in the hot springs at Baldi Resort and Spa and then enjoy a delicious dinner.

This is the quintessential Arenal Volcano tour to do when you’re in La Fortuna! The Arenal Volcano Rainforest & Natural History tour takes you through lush rainforest along the base of Costa Rica’s most-famous, iconic volcano.

Our experienced, bilingual naturalist guide will point out interesting plants and wildlife in the vibrant primary and secondary rainforest of the Arenal Volcano National Park. You’ll then arrive to the observation point of the Arenal Volcano — this is the closest you can get to the base of the Arenal Volcano — and the perfect vantage point to take remarkable photos as the sun sets behind the Arenal Volcano.

Arenal Volcano! Then it’s time to head to EcoTermales Hot Springs to enjoy 2 hot springs pool areas with a bar, locker rooms, restaurant & family-style, easy-going atmosphere. Afterwards, eat a delicious dinner at the resort before being transported back to the hotel in our van.

Price: $119 - Kids $83 (4 - 11 years)
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