Activities & Tours

La Fortuna, Costa Rica is a wonderful place for travelers from around the globe to experience a mountain of exciting, and adventure some, activities.

Famous for its volcanic hot springs, flowing waterfalls, and tropical rainforests, La Fortuna is abundant in flora and fauna, making each eco adventure tour as interesting as it is fun.

Whether it’s zip lining, fast above the forest canopy, crossing the jungle tree tops on a hanging bridge, swimming at the base of the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall, or horseback riding through the rainforest, there is a little something for every nature enthusiast; even those with a penchant for adrenaline. White water rafting, waterfall rappelling, canyoneering, and spelunking are all on the menu too; you name it, and it’s probably doable in this very special Costa Rica vacation destination.

Choose from these exciting activities & tours! Book in advance of arrival and save!

Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike

Description:
The Arenal Hanging Bridges tour takes place on a 600 acre reserve of lush vegetation which hosts a variety of birds and animals that your experienced guide will help you spot. The trail itself is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) in length, crossing nine fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges, and is laid out at a maximum grade of 7 degrees so that anyone can walk it.

Included:
Transportation, naturalist guide and beverages.

What to bring:
Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, sunscreen (sunny days) or rain gear (rainy days).

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Río Celeste Hike

Description:
We leave at 8:00 a.m. from La Fortuna. Once we arrive to Rio Celeste, located at the Tenorio Volcano National Park, we'll begin our 7 km. of hike (approximately 4 hours) through the tropical rainforest. We'll arrive to 'Los Teñíderos' of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly blue color that gives the river its name.

We'll return through trails, rich with ecological wonders, that lead us to the openings in the earth where we can excavate healing mud, take a mud bath, and a dip in the natural hot springs all while observing the attractions of Tenorio Volcano. We'll continue our hike through the jungle to seek out the volcano's furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On our descent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind. Our final reward is an exquisite lunch at the end of our journey.

Included:
Transportation, bilingual guide, entrances to the park and lunch.

What to bring:
Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, bathing suit, sunscreen (sunny days) or rain gear (rainy days).

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Safari Float by Kayak

Description:
This tour is wonderful for experiencing the beautiful flora and fauna native to Costa Rica, while learning basic kayaking techniques along this great river. Your tour guide will identify, and provide information, about many different species of plants and animals.

While you kayak along this slowly flowing river you can observe animals like reptiles, sloths, monkeys, otters, and an incredible amount of tropical birds like toucans, herons and kingfishers - all well hidden within the tropical rainforest.

Included:
Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, and a lunch of tropical fruit.

What to bring:
Light clothing/shorts, tennis shoes or trekking sandals, sunscreen, a hat, bottled water and especially your binoculars and/or camera.

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Safari Float by Raft

Description:
Don’t miss this outstanding tour on the quiet waters of Peñas Blancas River on our inflatable rafts. You will experience a relaxing half day tour, led by our bilingual naturalist guide. An expert in Safari adventures, he will provide a safe environment, and point out the beautiful flora and fauna of this region.

Animals like sloths, monkeys, toucans, crocodiles, Jesus Christ Lizards, and turtles might cross your way, including seeing the colorful world of tropical birds.

Included:
Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, fruits or a visit to the Don Pedro farm.

What to bring:
Light clothing/shorts, tennis shoes or trekking sandals, sunscreen, a hat, bottled water and especially your binoculars and/or camera.

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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge by boat

Description:
The wildlife reserve Caño Negro is one of the most important reserves for incredible bird watching and observation of wildlife in Costa Rica. Caño Negro is also home to sloths, monkeys, caimans, bats, and a multitude of bird species, as well as numerous tropical plants.

After a welcome drink and a snack, we slowly and silently cruise to this exceptional national refuge in our comfortable boat where you can enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna.

Upon return you will be served a typical, delicious lunch in the restaurant "El Caiman" which is nicely placed on the riverbank of "Rio Frío".

Included:
Transport, naturalist guide, welcome drink and snack, water, entrance fee, and a typical Costa Rican lunch.

What to bring:
LightLight and comfortable clothing, tennis or trekking shoes, sunhat, sun cream, camera and binoculars.

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White Water Rafting Class III-IV Río Sarapiquí

Description:
Whether you're a first-timer or a rafting expert, this class 3-4 rafting trip is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping!

Build up the anticipation as you receive your safety gear and instructions on the bank of the Sarapiqui River! Our "paparrazzi" photographer will be ready to snap the best shots as you embark on your Costa Rica rafting adventure.

You'll hit the water and your adrenaline levels will soar as you experience over 40 exciting rapids along 12 km of lush, vibrant rainforest! Feel the rush of excitement as you tackle rolling rapids like "The Terminator" and "Dos Locos."

Take a break about half-way down the river and enjoy a refreshing tropical fruit snack as you take in the beauty of the nature surrounding you. Feel free to go for a swim or just relax with the rest of the group!

Included:
All transportation, entrance fees, naturalist guide, lunch, cold drinks and equipment.

Duration Approximately:
7 hours

What to bring:
Comfortable clothes, hiking shoes, bug repellent, bathing suit, camera and binoculars.

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Canyoneering

Description:
This is a unique, multi-sport adventure that combines rappelling, down-climbing, and river tracing in a deep, tropical canyon.

Your guides will start off with a thorough safety talk to explain important rappelling and down-climbing techniques.

Included:
Bilingual guides, specialized canyoneering equipment for the highest level of safety, transport, famous home-cooked Desafio lunch, rappelling & hiking.

Duration Approximately:
4 hours

What to bring:
Keen-style sandals or water shoes, clothes to get wet in & change of clothes for after the tour.

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Canopy Tour

Description:
Our adventure begins in the equipment area, where the guides will give us a safety lesson. The activity will take place in the rainforest where we may see monkeys, sloths, lizards, toucans, and other birds. Our guide will help us spot them, as well as provide us with interesting information about the rainforest and the plant and animal species that make this tropical area their home.

The Canopy Tour is an adventure activity that permits us to observe the flora and fauna of the region from a new angle. Distinct species found in the forest canopy include the White-faced monkey, Howler monkey, rodents, as well as a large variety of birds, orchids, and many others.

Full grown trees reach 55 meters in height, and protrude from the platforms which were specially designed to allow for incredible views and stunning photographs of the forest and landscape below without harming the trees or the ecosystems of the forest.

Policies and restrictions: This activity is not recommended for pregnant women, those who’ve had recent surgery, or people under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Children between 5 and 7 years old can do the activity only in company of a tour guide (extra charge). Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Description:
Discover a world of nature and healthy fun with our docile and well cared for horses. We’ll ride to the amazing Wildlife Private Reserve Cataratas, where you can enjoy a breathtaking scenic lookout point to the Pino Blanco Waterfall. From there you can also do some hiking through the forest if you please.

With a choice of 45 minutes to 3 hours of riding, this is incredible experience is designed for everybody, regardless of horseback riding experience.

Tours pass through pasture lands, rivers, and forest.

This activity also includes a visit to the traditional native Maleku's Village.

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Horseback Riding to Arenal Volcano

Description:
Practically the whole ride is done on private property going through first and second generation forests, as well as some beautiful fields used for cattle raising, and of course there are amazing views of the great Arenal Volcano. This horseback ride lasts about 3 hours, and takes us to a beautiful lagoon. Here our horses refresh themselves in order to continue the journey. Later, we ascend a little more and we begin to see the impressive view that is at our back. At this point we find a well for the horses to drink and we prepare for the final ascent.

The place of return in our equine adventure is the look out point. Here we will as close to Arenal Volcano as is allowed. After enjoying this beautiful view, we return to our horses in order to start the descent down the mountain.

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Venado Caves

Description:
The cave was discovered by the Guatuzos indigenous people. These are formed by calcareous stone, stalactites, stalagmites, and corals. To explore the Venado Caves is an exciting adventure for those who are not claustrophobic, and don't mind getting wet or muddy.

Climbing walls, walking through narrow places, are part of the adventure; besides the action you will be able to observe spiders, crickets, and many bats.

Included:
Transport, entrance fee, knowledgeable bilingual naturalist guide, soft drinks and security equipment.

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Birdwatching

Description:
Costa Rica has long been famous among serious bird watchers, but many people who would never consider the activity at home quickly have become interested in the country's spectacular avian diversity.

With almost 850 species of birds -more than total of what North America has- packed into an area half the size of Kentucky, it's hard not to become enthused about the variety of feathered creatures one encounters in Costa Rica.

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Bike Tour

Description:
This is the perfect Costa Rica bike tour for beginners and intermediate riders. As you bike along Lake Arenal at the base of the Arenal Volcano, you'll pass rainforest, rural farmlands, and interesting Costa Rica wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, coatimundis, and more! Make a stop while on your Arenal bike tour and have a nice snack and cool off in a river or in Lake Arenal along the way!

The Arenal Volcano biking route we use is a gravel road connecting Lake Arenal to the Arenal Volcano National Park stretching 8.3 miles each way. As you ride toward the Caño Negro river in the small town of El Castillo, you'll be surrounded by lush rainforest, and be amazed by the friendliness of Costa Rican country folk who are bound to smile and wave at you as you pass by.

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Bike Tour Car - Boat - Horses to Monteverde

Description:
Dare yourself to enjoy one of the most spectacular horseback rides of Costa Rica. This tour begins in dam of the Arenal Lake, taking you by boat to the small town of El Castillo.

Now our adventure begins, riding a horse through pastures, and primary forest trails, where we will also go across some rivers. We will also be witness of wonderful views from the high mountain range. It will be a transport service and an unforgettable adventure all in one.

Included:
Transfer from the hotel to the Arenal Lake, transfer by boat, horses, guide, fruits and drinks.

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Arenal Volcano Hike

Description:
Join us on a trail through the rainforest below the Arenal Volcano where you have the possibility of spotting monkeys and a large variety of birds, including toucans and trogons.

We end our walk with a refreshing beverage and a magnificent view of Arenal Volcano, where, with a bit of luck, you can see the flowing lava of Costa Rica′s most active volcano.

This stunning experience is followed by a relaxing soak in the Baldi hot springs with pools of various water temperatures.

Included:
Transportation, naturalist guide, entrance fees and beverage.

What to bring:
Comfortable trekking shoes, comfortable clothing, drinking water, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.

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Kayak on Peñas Blancas River

Description:
This tour is great for experiencing the beautiful flora and fauna native to Costa Rica, while learning and/or using basic kayak techniques, along the Rio Peñas Blancas. You can choose to adventure down the river solo or with a partner in a tandem inflatable kayak.

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ATV's to a Private Farm

Description:
The tour starts out on a private estate and takes trails through pastures reaching the volcano. After a short stop to appreciate the spectacular view of La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, the tour continues to the Arenal river where you can enjoy a drink and a refreshing swim, complete with a delicious lunch or dinner.

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