Let´s discover 5 fabulous tours around the Arenal Volcano.

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Voted as the adventure capital of the world for experiences, the Northern Lowlands of Costa Rica is famous for its “sleepy giant”, the Arenal Volcano. Despite it being maybe the most iconic landmark of Costa Rica, this region has lots to offer that complement the relaxing thermal springs that are the perfect end to a day of activities in nature and a family-friendly favorite! Let´s discover 5 fabulous tours around the Arenal Volcano.

These extensive lowlands extend from the far northern stretch of Costa Rica to the Caribbean Sea. For this reason, the warm, humid temperatures are why this region is bursting with rainforests and wetlands. To the west, it is bordered by the impressive Guanacaste volcanic range which offers a beautiful backdrop to this biologically diverse and rich area.

Arenal Volcano is the queen of the Northern Lowlands without a doubt. This near-perfect cone-shaped volcano entered a quiet period in 2011 so while it is not spitting out red lava flows and boulders presently, it continues to be impressive and even hypnotizing.

The volcano is protected by the national park that proudly carries its name. While you can´t climb this fantastic geological monument, you can walk around its base and the numerous trails through the rainforest.  This natural wonder is always within your sight watching over us all quietly.

Lake Arenal sits at the base of Volcano Arenal and covers an area of 33 square miles. Not only is it a hydroelectric dam that produces nearly 12% of Costa Rica´s electric “clean” energy, but it is also very picturesque and provides a wide-open space for adventure-filled aquatic activities including windsurfing, SUP, kayaking, and fishing.

So, with this nature wonderland as our adventure playground, let´s discover the 5 fabulous tours around Arenal Volcano with the experts, Volcano Travel.

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Pedal Boarding on Arenal Lake! Fantastic!

1. Pedal Board Tour

One of the area’s newest tours is out on the water and it is not only lots of fun but also eco-friendly as you are the force behind the pedals! Unlike SUP where your arms do the hard work, Pedal Boarding is about leg strength.

So, once upon your board, it is time to explore the Arenal Lake while taking in its beauty, observing the incredible Arenal Volcano not far away, and enjoying the uninterrupted views of the lush rainforest, mountains, and hills that embrace the lake.

Keep your eyes open as well, because this part of the world is excellent for animal and bird watching so enjoy the diversity of landscapes, wildlife, and the ride itself. This is an up-and-coming adventure activity that has become a hit very quickly.

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Arenal Volcano National Park never disappoints

2. Arenal Volcano National Park

Arenal Volcano is the queen of the Northern Lowlands without a doubt. This near-perfect cone-shaped volcano entered a quiet period in 2011 so while it is not spitting out red lava flows and boulders presently, it continues to be impressive and even hypnotizing.

The volcano is protected by the national park that proudly carries its name. While you can´t climb this fantastic geological monument, you can walk around its base and the numerous trails through the rainforest.  This natural wonder is always within your sight watching over us all quietly.  This is what this tour is about.

Volcano Travel will take you along one of the trails within the national park where you will walk over lava fields, through the rainforest, and be in awe of the unobstructed views of this amazing volcano.  This is an adventure of a lifetime.

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Rio Celeste is a day of colors.

3. Rio Celeste

This iconic Costa Rican landmark showcases Mother´s Nature and her best. Exquisite turquoise waters, a waterfall of blue, verdant rainforest, and wildlife galore. Rio Celeste or Blue River is an unforgettable journey in nature.

Located to the north of Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna, Volcano Travel will transport you in luxury vehicles to where your adventure with nature begins. Walk deep into the rainforest along trails that border the blue, flowing river and witness the unseen presence of volcanic activity.

Rio Celeste is a day trip worth living. It is the perfect opportunity to put on your hiking boots and venture into the forest that activates your senses. Its colors are brighter, the aromas are stronger, and the sounds are richer. Blue is the shade of the day here.

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Enjoy the rainforest from a different perspective, its canopy!

4. Arenal Hanging Bridges

Welcome to a new perspective of the Costa Rican rainforest. Why not, walk over a series of hanging bridges that take you through the canopy of the rainforest where most of the action is.

In the expert hands of a naturalist guide, explore the trails that snake through the rainforest and connect a series of hanging bridges that present you with a new way of observing and enjoying the rainforest and its secrets.

Arenal Hanging Bridges is an activity for all ages and allows nature lovers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the rainforest and spend their day wildlife spotting.  This is a day filled with flowers, plants, trees, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Come prepared for lots of close-to-nature experiences!

La Fortuna Waterfall at Volcano Arenal, Costa Rica
La Fortuna Waterfall is a fabulous half day tour.

5. La Fortuna Waterfall

How does swimming below a 200ft waterfall sound to inject some nature-rich adrenaline into your system? La Fortuna Waterfall is just that and it is beautiful. This half-day tour is a great way to have a fun day and a refreshing swim in the river pools.

This day in nature where the waterfall is the main attraction includes a 15-minute walk down a set of 500 stairs nestled into the canyon wall and surrounded by rainforest. This is part of the adventure and a great introduction to what is at the bottom.

La Fortuna Waterfall Tour is the perfect way to combine your adventurous spirit with relaxation in the thermal springs or some souvenir shopping in La Fortuna for a day of contrasts. We know that Costa Rica does contrast so very well.

Volcano Travel, an Enchanting Experiences representative has these 5 fantastic tours and lots more. Combine Pedal Boarding with Biking around Arenal Lake or why not Pedal Boarding with Sloth Watching!? With over 20 years of expertise in the area of La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, travels and experiences full of adventures are guaranteed!

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