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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

  • Spectacular views as you trek through Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Bathe in the thermal pools and waterfalls of Tabacón hot springs
  • Typical Costa Rican lunch and buffet dinner included
Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
US$156 per adult
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
US$156.00 per adult

Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes, set against a rainforest backdrop. This tour combines two of the highlights of Arenal Volcano National Park: a scenic trek to the base of the Arenal Volcano, followed by a relaxing soak in the Tabacón hot springs. Everything’s taken care of with hotel pickup, lunch, and dinner included.

What to Expect

Your tour begins with morning pickup from your central San Jose hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out the around 3-hour journey to La Fortuna.

Your first stop is in Sarchí, a town known for traditional handicrafts. Browse the artisan workshops and perhaps pick up souvenirs.

On arrival in La Fortuna, head to a restaurant for lunch and tuck into delicious Costa Rican cuisine.

After lunch, continue into Arenal Volcano National Park and take an easy hike around the volcano’s base. Follow the Mirador Arenal trail, trekking through lava fields.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at Tabacón hot springs, relaxing in naturally heated thermal pools and lagoons that range in temperature from 77 to 102°F (25 to 38°C).

After free time at the resort, enjoy a buffet dinner as the sun sets over the park.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your San Jose hotel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Beautiful scenery great food

The scenery is very beautiful and the food is great. Be cautious about the driver/tour guide not all of them are concerned about the the quality of experience you receive. The driver on the tour I went on was named Alajandro he was not very...More

1  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 10 June 2018
Tabacon Hot Springs

We were staying in the area and this was included in our package. It was SOOOO Cool! Very nicely laid out - walk up to the top and then start visiting the pools. The water slide was super fun. Had the buffet dinner after. The...More

2  Thank CanuckWorldTraveller
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Worth the long drive

I booked this trip mainly because I wanted to see the volcano. They picked us up on-time very early in the morning and got us to our transfer bus. The bus is a medium size bus, not very comfortable for long bus rides but the...More

5  Thank Eluminaz
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Missed opportunity

Wish I'd known that there's no hiking involved in this trip- I was looking forward to a nice hike. You are driven to the base of a volcano and climb up two sets of stairs to the view of Arenal volcano, which is scenic. We...More

8  Thank elizabethbG5898WT
Reviewed 4 May 2018
Hot springs A+, roads D-

The hot springs were amazing, really, I could have stayed for days. The food was good, Max, our guide was very good, the volcano was nice, the itinerary was appropriate, BUT Costa Rica’s roads are bad, so bad in places I thought my teeth would...More

4  Thank Don T
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Eva C
14 May 2018|
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Response from Phyllis S | Reviewed this property |
We saw one snake in a tree but that was it.
Nancy F
8 May 2018|
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Response from Ben D | Reviewed this property |
Sandals would be fine. You'll be doing a 10-minute hike but beyond that you won't be walking much