Its perfect cone shape is visible from miles away, visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park must be on your things-to-do list while vacationing in the area. Arenal Volcano has been known for being an active volcano for decades, right now the volcano is in a resting stage, making visible only some smoke on the top, therefore, visiting the National Park is a great chance to learn a lot of history from your local guide.
Walking at the base of the majestic volcano will provide the best views of it as well as the opportunity to walk through ancient lava flows. The tour is suitable for all ages.
We booked this tour through a travel agent and were pleasantly surprised when it was just the two of us on the tour with the guide (sadly we cannot remember his name)! This is the first time we have been to Costa Rica and we are celebrating our honeymoon. Our guide made sure that we were able to enjoy our hanging bridges tour and we were lucky enough to see a sloth right off the bat! When we picked up other passengers, we went to la fortuna and had lunch afterwards. Our guide heard we were on our honeymoon and they even brought us a cake!!! It really gave us a great introduction to Costa Rica and will truly be something that we never forget.
Great tour with a professional and knowledgeable guide and skilled driver.
Tony and Edgar were AWESOME! I saw everything I was hoping to see. Tony had a great eye to spot animals and was very knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. Each activity of the 3-in-1 tour was so much fun and made for a day I'll never forget! Lunch was delicious and it was great to be in the presence of fun and friendly guides. I would highly recommend!
My two girlfriends and I went on a 4-in-1 tour with Carlos a few months ago and it was absolutely wonderful! Not only was every aspect of the tour organized and smooth, the tours themselves were incredible! Carlos made sure we saw every single creature possible. Before we even made it to the first tour stop we pulled over and he showed us a pair of toucans and a sloth he noticed while driving down the road. In Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park Carlos identified all kinds of wildlife from insane snakes and frogs to tiny hummingbirds and bats. It was amazing. Our tour also took us to a wonderful lunch location with a comida tipical meal, finished off with fresh coffee and homemade icecream. Delicious. We also stopped at La Fortuna Waterfall and the lava fields. We ended at the hot springs. Overall it was a wonderful day. Carlos was the best tour guide I've ever had and I am so full of regret I didn't leave a review immediately following the trip. It was wonderful!
We had an amazing time! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We first went to the La Fortuna waterfall. Our guide told us a lot of interesting things about the area and suggested the best places for pictures and swimming. We then had lunch which was so good I almost licked the plate. Seriously, the watermelon juice was incredible. We then did a volcano hike. It was phenomenal. We learned all about the eruption in 1968 and the effects on the community. Our guide even drew little diagrams to help us see how the volcano changed that day. He pointed out volcanic glass. We had incredible views of the volcano. Then we went for a walk through he jungle. He pointed out plants, different insects and animals and talked about the indigenous tribes. On our way back to the resort our guide pulled over so we could see a sloth he saw in the tree! He took pictures for us using his telescope thing. Overall so interesting and beautiful. Would totally recommend this excursion if you want to experience the volcano and really delve into the jungle. Our guide was really fun and cool, the type that you totally feel like he's a friend by the end. Pura vida!
Carlos and William have deep knowledge of the forest plants and animals in the forest. They also provided a lot of information about Costa Rica in general. . We were so impressed that they quickly see or hear animals around us and share the view with their binoculars or scopes. We had an unforgettable experience. Thank you for everything. Gulden and Ahmet Yazgan