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Arenal Activity Options 

Arenal Hanging Bridges

Hiking in this private nature reserve with a professional naturalist guide will bring the rainforest alive for you. Be prepared to discover a whole new world as you walk through the canopy treetops over the suspended bridges. It is thought that over 90% of all forest and jungle life lives in the canopy and what better way to discover the area. You will cross 15 bridges in total, 6 of them hanging.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: 6+

Suitable For: Nature lovers of all ages

Canyoning

 

A Costa Rica Rios favorite activity! Nothing like a shot of adrenaline as you wake up – more effective than coffee! Enjoy a fun rock scrambling, pool jumping and waterfall rappelling day in a remote jungle canyon around 25 minutes from La Fortuna. You’ll find yourself rappelling a series of waterfalls climaxing in a 200ft assisted rappel! Absolute fun guaranteed!

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 13+

Suitable For: Active, Adventure, Adrenaline

Extreme Canyoning

 

Another Costa Rica Rios favorite. Your day starts with a 140ft waterfall rappel and from then on only gets more exciting! Challenge yourself as you leap from waterfalls and cliffs, ranging in height from 10-30ft, into remote jungle pools. Your professional guides will challenge and encourage you as you push your personal limits. An adrenaline inducing day if ever there was one.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Extreme
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 16+

Suitable For: Active, Adventure, Adrenaline, Nature

Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River: Class III/IV

 

Bring on the adrenaline! Challenge yourself to the thrilling, class 3-4 Costa Rica rafting with lots of exciting, continuous rapids right near the Arenal Volcano! Costa Rica whitewater rafting is considered some of the best in the world. Drop in to over 45-continuous rapids along more than 16 kilometers of deep-canyon gorges and waterfalls where you will probably see sloths, monkeys and tropical birds, such as toucans and the Montezuma Oropendula. Stop along the way for a nice, tropical fruit break and afterward you will be taken out for a typical Costa Rican “casado” lunch.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Extreme
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 13+
  • Suitable For: Active, Adventure, Adrenaline, Nature

Whitewater Rafting Balsa River: Class II/III

 

The Rio Balsa is the perfect rafting tour for families with younger children, nature lovers and anyone looking to try whitewater rafting for the first time. Challenge yourself as you paddle down over 10 kilometers of continuous, exciting rapids with names like “Congo Loco” and “Rock around the Croc!” As well as serious fun, nature lovers will love the opportunity to spot monkeys and sloths as you paddle down river.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 10+
  • Suitable For: Active, Families, Nature

Arenal Volcano Hike

 

Get as close as possible to the Arenal Volcano while hiking through well maintained paths that weave through the lush Costa Rican rainforest as well as along the old lava fields.  Your guide will point out exotic plants and wildlife and explain the natural history of this beautiful and fascinating volcano and area of Costa Rica. This hike is a must do for nature lovers and bird watchers alike.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: 6+
  • Suitable For: Wildlife, Families, Photography

Wildlife Safari Float

 

Hop in a raft and paddle the beautiful Peñas Blancas River on the search for Costa Rican wildlife. You will see a plethora of exotic birds and maybe some monkeys, sloths and other exotic creatures. It’s a peaceful easy river trip, ideal for families and especially for photography.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: 6+

Suitable For: Wildlife, Families, Photography

Canopy Tour, Aerial Tram & Hanging Bridges Combo

 

Sky Trek, Sky Walk, Sky Tram – the complete combo! Start with an informative and interesting walk along jungle trails and hanging bridges, with a naturalist guide, and learn all about the flora, fauna, the history and culture of the area. Afterwards ride the open gondola up through the dense rainforest to the unique volcano observation deck. From there you will have great photography opportunities with treetop views of the tropical rainforest. See the jungle from a different perspective and maybe see some different creatures that inhabit it.  Return to the ground below by ziplining a series of 7 cables across the tree canopies and canyons. This is an exhilarating fun way to see the rainforest and the beauty of the area.

 

  • Adventure rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Minimum Height: 120cm or 3’11
  • Suitable For: Wildlife, Families, Photography, Active, Adrenaline

ATV Tour To La Fortuna Waterfall

 

Ride your own quad bike as you maneuver over rough terrain with amazing views as a backdrop. You’ll ride through tropical fruit plantations on secondary roads with stunning vistas of the Arenal Volcano. Your destination will be the Cataratas La Fortuna (La Fortuna Waterfall), and upon arrival you will hike down the 485+ stairs to the base of the thundering waterfall where you can swim, take pictures, and relax.

 

  • Adventure rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 14+

Suitable For: Nature, Wildlife, Active

Rio Celeste Hike

Hike through the dense, tropical rainforest that surrounds the Río Celeste National Park. Hiking with a local naturalist guide will help bring the area alive for you and make sure to keep on the lookout for all kinds of wildlife. Of course, the real reason for this hike is the spectacular Río Celeste Waterfall which runs an amazing cobalt blue colour due to the divergence of two rivers that create a mixture of sulfur and calcium carbonate.

 

*This hike can also be taken as a stop off point when transferring between Arenal and Guanacaste.

 

  • Adventure rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 10+
  • Suitable For: Nature, Wildlife, Photography

Tabacon Hot Springs & Dinner

 

Once your days activities are over, why not head to some of the most majestic hot springs and pools in the country with a visit to Tabacon’s Hot Springs & Pools. There is no better place to relax and let the therapeutic waters wash over you after a hard day of adventures. For couples looking for romance there is even an adults only section, Shangri-La, where you will be able to find your own private piece of paradise. Relax before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.

 

  • Adventure rating: Easy
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Includes: Dinner
  • Age: All welcome

Suitable For: Relaxation, Romance, Families

Horseback Ride To The La Fortuna Waterfall

With the splendid Arenal Volcano as a backdrop, this horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall is sure to be a ride to remember. You’ll be accompanied by a local Costa Rican vaquero (cowboy), and will have a chance to practice your Spanish along the way. Upon arrival, why not take the opportunity to cool off in the rushing waters at the base of the falls.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Easy
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: 8+

Suitable For: Wildlife, Nature, Active

Venado Caves (Spelunking)

 

Take a step back in time as you explore Earth’s inner-depths during a 2-hour trek through underground waterfalls & smooth, stone passageways formed 15 to 20 million years ago. You will see prehistoric marine fossils, exotic cave formations and may even see colorless fish and frogs!

 

  • Adventure Rating: Demanding
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfer & professional bilingual guides
  • Age: 7+

Suitable For: Adventure, Active

Mambo Combo – Canyoning & Rafting Rio Balsa

 

Make the absolute most of your day and combine two of our favorite tours in one! Start your day of adventure with a canyoing tour followed by a fun afternoons rafting on the Rio Balsa. What could be better than rappelling 200ft waterfalls in the morning and then tackling class III rapids in the afternoon. A true day of adventure.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Includes: Transfers, professional bilingual guides & lunch
  • Age: 13+

Suitable For: Active, Nature, Adrenaline, Adventure

Tubing

 

Your day starts with two exhilarating ziplines before you head down to the Piedras Negras River. Hang on tight and get ready for an action packed, adrenaline inducing morning as you make your way down river by way of tubes! Tackle the fast flowing rapids which are sure to satisfy even the most hardened adventures are amongst you!

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Minimum Height: 140cm or 4’7
  • Maximum Weight: 80kg or 176lbs
  • Suitable For: Active, Adventure, Adrenaline

Adrenaline Combo – Sky Limit

 

Prepare yourself for a morning of fun! You’re going to take on a high ropes course, ziplines, waterfall rappelling, Tarzan Swing, canyoning and more. This combo tour will test all your skills and dexterity in a safety conscious environment.

 

  • Adventure Rating: Moderate
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Includes: Transfers & professional bilingual guides
  • Minimum Height: 150cm or 4’11
  • Maximum Weight: 98kg or 216lbs

Suitable For: Active, Adventure, Adrenaline

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