Ancient Lava flows and rain forest hike - Hot Springs of your choice.

Length

6 Hours (Approx.)

Activity Level

Moderate. Soft Adventure

Great for:

Families with teens, couples, women.

Five things to acknowledge about the Arenal Volcano Hike and Hot Springs:

1. Hike for about 2 hours at the base of the volcano. Through rain forest and lava flows trails. It is usually humid and warm.

2. Even in the sunny season it may be rainy.

3. In the Hot Springs areas towels and lockers are give for a deposit. It depends on the hot springs of your choice the amount that is charged.

4. The volcano may be clouded, even though the surrounding environment is worth the visit.

5. In both areas there are places to stay if you don’t want to walk or bath.

During this gentle hike, you’ll be able to enjoy the most extraordinary view of the colossus, walking around its base. The hike begins on a trail close to the volcano, a path that will take you through the forest, over recent lava flows, and the area destroyed by the 1969 eruption (now in regeneration process). The whole hike takes around 2 ½ hours.

After the walk, participants will enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak at the Hot Springs of your choice: Baldi Hot Springs (Recommended for families with children and teens, students and young people in general), Ecotermales, a hot Springs complex in the middle of an exuberant rain forest and Tabacón, the luxurious, yet romantic and famous Hot Springs garden.

Baldi Hot Springs

Baldi Hot Springs. This is a family oriented resort located at the base of the volcano. This resort offers high quality accommodation, deluxe features, and twenty-five natural mineral water pools. Twelve of these have different temperatures. The pools feature exuberant waterfalls and are immersed within a lovely tropical garden. As a result, Baldí is an attainable dream of endless comfort.

 

Baldi’s spa is also distinguished. Its aqua-spa interweaves a unique hot mineral spring with its treatments and therapies; these include: volcanic mud wraps, exfoliations, massages, body treatments, and much more.

Tabacon Hot Springs

These springs are considered a natural expression of Earth’s inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacon Resort’s thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth’s core. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth’s rocky stratus.

 

In total, there are five different springs spread throughout the property, with temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 50°C (122°F). There are two main branches of the thermal river that flow through the gardens, as well as one cold river spring that flows down from the rainforest. Two more springs are pooled for cold water consumption for those visiting the resort.

 

Baldi’s spa is also distinguished. Its aqua-spa interweaves a unique hot mineral spring with its treatments and therapies; these include: volcanic mud wraps, exfoliations, massages, body treatments, and much more.

Ecotermales Hot Springs

This place guarantees your visit will be unforgettable from the moment you arrive. You’ll submerge yourself in the energy generated by the natural beauty of the surrounding rainforest and the natural volcanic thermal springs. Ecotermales has created 6 elegant areas, with pools of differing temperature (37° to 41°C) and one fresh waterfall. These combine to create a natural spa of endless comfort.

 

In total, there are five different springs spread throughout the property, with temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 50°C (122°F). There are two main branches of the thermal river that flow through the gardens, as well as one cold river spring that flows down from the rainforest. Two more springs are pooled for cold water consumption for those visiting the resort.

 

Baldi’s spa is also distinguished. Its aqua-spa interweaves a unique hot mineral spring with its treatments and therapies; these include: volcanic mud wraps, exfoliations, massages, body treatments, and much more.

  • Dinner at the hot springs
  • Naturalist bilingual guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hot springs entrance fee
  • Transportation
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Light jacket
  • Trousers
  • Raincoat
  • Repellent
  • Sunblock.

Does it always rain in the Arenal Area?

No, not always, but its sunny season lasts only four months: In March and April and in September and October.

However, it is really a matter of luck. These are the tropics and a luscious green area like this is expected to have rain, but also a lot of sun and warm weather. So, even if it rains, climate is still warm.

Does the hike have stairs or hills to climb?

Yes, there are some. Not really steep, but there are some.

if my hotel has hot springs is it worth it to do this tour?

Yes, the hike is great, the rain forest and lava flows amazing.And the hot springs are always different one from the other. Besides dinner is great in all of the parks.

However, if you feel you already have done enough of the hot springs at your hotel, you can always do the hike alone or combine it with another tour.

All participants on this tour should be relatively physically fit. Hiking extends for two hours through rain forest and lava flow trails.

We do not recommend you participate if you have preexisting conditions or injuries, are pregnant or have back or neck issues. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure whether this activity is suitable for you.