La Fortuna
Volcano Activities

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended La Fortuna Volcano Activities

  • Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Hot Springs Tour

    1. Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Hot Springs Tour

    Escape into the nature of the La Fortuna area. Walk by the river and follow a trail to a panoramic viewpoint. Visit a Maluku Indian village and trek through a forest, lava fields, and farmlands before relaxing at a natural hot spring resort.

    Be collected at your accommodation and be driven to the beginning of the forest walk. Trek on the easy track along the crystal clear La Fortuna river. En route, hop on a tractor cart uphill to a panoramic viewpoint.

    Spot the next location from a distance then begin the return walk down a jungle staircase. Halfway down is a high suspension bridge to cross. The trail leads further down the huge canyon, which was shaped by a volcanic mega-eruption.

    Encounter the spectacular La Fortuna waterfall. Be amazed by the lush vegetation on its 70-meter high walls, the huge volcanic rocks at its foot, and the water s...

    Eric is a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable, flexible, and exudes positive energy. I love all the photos he took for us. He lets us spend more time on the things we really like like swimming in the waterfall and staying longer on the hot springs for example and accelerate on some areas. We learn a lot from this tour - the history, culture, geography, wildlife, flora and fauna, and biodiversity of Costa Rica plus we really enjoy it. He even gives some tip on great restaurants. Pura Vida!!! Muchas gracias! Beautiful memories indeed!

  • San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

    2. San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

    Admire the beauties of Costa Rica in one single day while doing multiple stops in interesting places across your journey. Travel on the most scenic route to the Arenal Volcano area. While stumbling upon a coffee plantation, you will receive a brief introduction into the world of Costa Rican coffee and you will enjoy a degustation of one of the best coffees in the world. Moving forward, you will get the chance to admire two natural wonders: the waterfalls called "La Paz" and "San Fernando". Have a look at the exotic tropical birds of Costa Rica, including many species of hummingbirds and rare emerald toucanets, while you reach the San Fernando Waterfall observation point. Around the area of "Iguana Bridge", where you will have the chance to see plenty of iguanas but also sloths, monkeys, toucans, etc. Enjoy an authentic Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located in "La Fortuna". After a ...

    Fernando Moss was an excellent guide, who gave us terrific detail on our trip, sights. He was patient and he clearly loves what he does. I can't recommend this tour enough!

  • La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano and Hanging Bridges Combo

    3. La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano and Hanging Bridges Combo

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the La Fortuna area, and travel to Arenal Volcano to hike the paths surrounding the mighty mountain. Get back to nature in Arenal Volcano National Park, where most of the 850 species of bird identified in Costa Rica can be found. Look out for other wildlife, such as white-faced capuchin monkeys, jaguar and deer. Marvel at the stunning landscapes of a secondary rainforest at the base of the park, and a primary rainforest with amazing biodiversity amongst the hanging bridges. Walk through the rainforest on a network of 15 suspension bridges of various levels of difficulty in Mistico Park. Then, cool down with a swim in a natural pool at La Fortuna waterfall.

    Excelling amazing . Hector was the wheat guide ever. Jorge was an amazing driver. Totally loved our tour. This is the best guided service in la Fortuna. Thank you Hector for an amazing time. Ruf (Texas, USA)

  • La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano Canopy Zipline Tour

    4. La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano Canopy Zipline Tour

    Take part in one of the most popular canopy zipline tours near the Arenal Volcano. Located near the Arenal and Cerro Chato volcanoes, this tour includes ziplines that give you the very best views of the colossal volcano and thick, green jungles.  You meet at the base camp for your zipline gear and safety instructions and then head up the hill to the first platform. From there it's on to the zipline ride itself! At times, the cables will be 40 meters above the rainforest treetops and between the enormous trees themselves. You will have time to relax, taking in the view of your surroundings, before reaching the top and beginning your thrilling descent on the rest of the cables. The way back down won’t be quite as relaxing. Attached with high-quality safety gear and pulley system, you will soar above the treetops as you zip down a series of 9 different lines and one thrilling rappel to th...

    We had such a good time! The guides were funny and patient and the Tarzan swing was terrifying but exhilarating!

  • From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

    5. From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

    Start your full-day tour with a scenic drive from La Fortuna to the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Head out on a 4-hour hike that will take some effort but is definitely worth it. At the end of the hike you’ll have reached the Rio Celeste. The river’s blue color is the result of a chemical reaction between 2 merging rivers having different volcanic minerals. This rare phenomenon creates a fairy tale-like beauty. Visit a waterfall and a lookout point for great views and see the place where the river changes color. Your guide will point out local wildlife on this adventure as well. After your hike, enjoy a delicious lunch before the drive back to La Fortuna.

  • La Fortuna Town: Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park Tour

    6. La Fortuna Town: Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park Tour

    Following your pickup from your hotel in La Fortuna Downtown, you will venture to the heart of the Tenorio Volcano. Once having arrived there, you will discover the mystery of the minerals that produce the reaction that causes the river to turn a marvelous light-blue color. You will explore right where the Buena Vista River and Roble River merge, with both rivers originating from the volcano. The colors of these rivers is caused by the different concentrations of minerals. The natural chemicals mix and cause a reaction between the sulfur from the volcano and calcium carbonate from the rain, creating one of the most beautiful attractions in Costa Rica. Later on in your tour, you will be taken to a breathtaking waterfall called the “Bride’s Veil”, which is the highlight of your adventure. You will then be taken to the Tenorio Volcano viewpoint, thermos mineral hot springs, and volcanic m...

  • Chato and Arenal Volcanoes: 2-Volcano Extreme Hike

    7. Chato and Arenal Volcanoes: 2-Volcano Extreme Hike

    This 10-hour activity begins with a hike up through dense forest to the foot of the Arenal and Chato volcanoes. Stop for lunch and then head down to the Observatory Park. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the ecosystem, the volcanoes and the animals you may encounter. The hike ends at the deck of the Arenal Observatory lodge. Enjoy panoramic views of the volcano and Arenal Lake until the sun goes down. Finish the tour with a soak in the natural hot spring resort. You can relax in its soothing warm waters for about an hour and enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complimentary cocktail.

  • La Fortuna: Sloth Tour in the Wild

    8. La Fortuna: Sloth Tour in the Wild

    The Arenal area is well known for its diverse wildlife, and as well as the 2 different Sloth species: two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths. Another most wanted species sought for their colors, unique features and history are the multicolored toucan and the blue jeans dart frog. On your search for these three beautiful animals, your knowledgeable guide will drive you around La Fortuna's beautiful spotting areas, where you will search for wildlife together. Birds, iguanas and monkeys are among the animals that you might also encounter whilst on this enjoyable safari. Breakfast and snacks are arranged according to the customers' best interest, and all the animals that you will encounter on this tour will be in their natural habitats. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your nearby accommodation.

    It was wonderful we enjoyed the sloth tour so much and the snacks and coffee after were excellent we stayed and went on the night tour

  • San Jose: Arenal Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs Tour

    9. San Jose: Arenal Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs Tour

    The day begins with pickup from San Jose, Alajuela, or Heredia and travels to the artistic town of Sarchi. Spend some time exploring and begin to appreciate the many arts and crafts that Costa Rica has to offer. You’ll also see the world’s largest ox cart, according the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue the tour towards La Fortuna, passing through colorful pineapple and plantain plantations, mango groves, and cattle ranches along the way. Arrive in La Fortuna and enjoy a lunch break at a cozy restaurant with magnificent views of Arenal Volcano. Learn about how the volcano was assumed to be dormant until 1968 when it experienced a major eruption. Visit the stunning Mistico Park next which boasts a dense biodiversity with luscious forests and an abundance of wildlife. Take a stroll amongst the treetops on the hanging bridges that line the jungle canopy, and admire the array of pla...

  • La Fortuna: Small-Group Arenal Volcano Expedition

    10. La Fortuna: Small-Group Arenal Volcano Expedition

    The tour begins at your hotel’s lobby, where you will head to El Silencio Private Reserve, in order to reach as close to the Arenal Volcano as permitted by car. From there, you will begin a 1 km walk along a trail of volcanic rock (rated as only moderate in difficulty) to reach the observation point, which is the closest possible distance you can be to the base of the volcano. At the observation point, your guide will provide interesting information regarding the formation of the Arenal Volcano, its periods of activity, and unedited details of its major eruption in 1968, as well as giving you the opportunity to enjoy the incredible views of the Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Lake. Afterwards, you will begin your return trip down the same trail to the starting point. For the next stage of the expedition, you will change scenery and enter into the regenerating forest and small area of prim...

Other Sightseeing Options in La Fortuna

Want to discover all there is to do in La Fortuna? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about La Fortuna

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 76 reviews

This was an EXCELLENT tour and I highly recommend it. It was very inclusive and there was even more to the day than what is included in the description. Carlos was an amazing guide and made our group’s experience feel very unique and thorough.

Excelling amazing . Hector was the wheat guide ever. Jorge was an amazing driver. Totally loved our tour. This is the best guided service in la Fortuna. Thank you Hector for an amazing time. Ruf (Texas, USA)

It was an amazing trip! Carlos knew the things to explain to us. We saw Fortune's waterfall, arenal volcano, some animals, hot spring.The lunch was good. I really recommend it!!!

Great experience, with an amazing guide (Erika) and an excellent man behind the wheel (Guillermo). A must this experience

It was a really good combination for the day and we saw a lot of animals and learned a lot