Day trip

From La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano & Hotsprings Afternoon Tour

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96 reviews

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC
Day trip

From La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano & Hotsprings Afternoon Tour

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

From US$ 43 per person

Hike to the Arenal for panoramic views of the volcano, Arenal Lake and the surrounding area. Afterward, enjoy a soak in the hot springs.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike through the quaint forests
  • Take in views of the Arenal volcano and lake
  • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail in the soothing hot springs
Full description

On this nature adventure, you will see all the stunning beauty of the Arenal area. Right at the foot of the Arenal volcano, make your way into a beautiful park.

Enjoy the most impressive primary rainforest where you can admire the huge trees and complex ecosystem that surrounds them. Leaving the forest, get to the lava fields.

Here, follow a trail through the enormous black lava rocks that were deposited there by the massive 1968 eruption. The reward is definitely worth the effort.

With the impressive Arenal looming over you, you really get an idea of the immensity of this now silent giant and the violent force with which it erupted.

All along the way, your bilingual guide will tell you about the history, the ecosystem, and the wildlife you may encounter. After a coffee break, go on the way to get some well-deserved relaxation.

End the tour at a small hot spring resort, here you can soak in the soothing hot water while enjoying a complimentary cocktail.

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in the La Fortuna area
  • Cocktail at the hot springs
  • Snack and coffee
  • Natural hot spring resort fee
  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The activity is recommended for all ages
  • A 2-hour hike is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

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Our afternoon tour of Arenal Volcano and the Hot Springs on March 5th was fabulous. Issac and I believe it was Carlos, the gentleman at the RedLava office are patient, courteous and outstanding characters. Both spoke exceptional english too. They offered to drive my friend to our airbnb to get proper shoes for the hike, so safety was definitely a priority for them. Issac was knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the volcano and the people of Costa Rica, he answered all questions. Very good driving skills as well. This tour was well worth the price and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I wish both of our guides the very best in the future. Mucho Gracious!✌️

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March 17, 2023

It was perfect!! The guide showed us so many animals! We heard the noise of the “howler monkeys” and the guide guided us through the forest to meet them and what we saw was breathtaking!! Besides, we were very lucky and saw the volcano without any fog!! The viewpoint is jaw-dropping. In the end we went to the hot springs to relax. It was delicious and great for chatting and making new friends!!!

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January 22, 2023

The walk through the volcano is very beautiful, if the group is in good shape you can walk more, see more things and have more chance of seeing animals. Finishing up in the hot springs late with a drink is perfect. Simple hot springs but they do their job. The best without a doubt the guide, Julian, lively, with a lot of knowledge and enjoying what he was doing, made the afternoon great. Recommendable.

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August 11, 2022

Product ID: 81168