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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

From US$146,00
  • 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
From US$146,00
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
From US$146,00

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 6 days ago
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

1  Thank elizabethbG5898WT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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

1  Thank Don T
Reviewed 13 April 2018
Lovely trip

We had a great day trip. The guides were very nice and the stops were great. It is a long day particularly if you are one of the last dropped at your hotel. The hot springs were amazing. Not just a warm pool, but lovely...More

2  Thank ShennonB
Reviewed 7 April 2018
Great trip, incredible hot springs, curvy drive!

Overall fun trip, the guide was very nice and the food options were good. The hot springs were absolutely incredible. Even better than the pictures showed! Unfortunately we couldnt see the volcano due to the clouds. The only con is the drive is extremely long...More

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile
Very long day....

First, the positives: volcano was absolutely beautiful and we got really lucky: no clouds covering the gorgeous view. We also loved the Tabacon Hot Springs spa. The spa is brand new, clean, luxurious and the springs were really hot indeed... The problem is that it...More

Thank nl_ustraveller
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Eva C
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Response from Phyllis S | Reviewed this property |
We saw one snake in a tree but that was it.
Nancy F
7 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