11 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Arenal

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Arenal Canopy Tour
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Arenal Canopy Tour

Soar above the rainforest

There are lots of ways to appreciate the beauty of the Costa Rica rainforest but none better of more exciting than on this Arenal canopy tour. This fun trip above the trees consists of 15 cables and 18 platforms which are divided into three sections that are found mostly in the trees, and which are designed to provide visitors of all ages with a memorable contact with nature.

The first section has six cables and seven platforms, with lengths from 10 meters up to 110 meters. The second section has five cables and six platforms, with lengths from 40 meters up to 160 meters. At the end of this section you will find the popular Tarzan Swing. And the last section has four cables and five platforms, with lengths from 70 meters up to 430 meters . . . so there's plenty of variety.

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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour
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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour

Climb the cone

Known worldwide for its near perfect cone shape, Arenal volcano has become a must-see destination when holidaying in Costa Rica. Its volcanic activity and the surrounding natural beauty make this a very exciting and rewarding hiking tour around the trails of the national park that lasts for around two and a half hours.

You can still see patches of green on the northern and southern parts of the volcano but the most fertile side is the east. You will begin your tour in one of the closest trails around the volcano, which will allow you to see up close the area that was destroyed in the 1968 eruption and is now regenerating, as well as the forest which is criss crossed by recent lava flows.

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Arenal Hanging Bridges
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Arenal Hanging Bridges

Hang out on the forest bridges

Arenal Hanging Bridges is a new tourism attraction in La Fortuna, only two and a half miles west of Tabacón within a huge reserve of primary forest. Visitors who love nature can enjoy walking over the 15 bridges which have been built to provide stunning views of the flora and fauna. You walk around the rainforest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping.

The bridges are built of aluminum, galvanized steel and concrete, to ensure maximum safety and were designed by structural engineers. A naturalist guide will take you through the natural history by opening the fascinating doors and colours of the Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing vistas of the volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest create a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience.

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White Water Rafting
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White Water Rafting

Learn your raft craft

Enjoy a great day of White Water Rafting in either class three or four rapids. Both rivers, the Toro and the Sarapiqui, offer some of Costa Rica’s best rafting with big waves, technical rapids and continuous whitewater. Your journey begins with a one hour scenic drive through the Eastern part of central Costa Rica across beautiful pineapple, papaya and yucca fields with Volcano Arenal as a backdrop.

Once you reach the river highly skilled guides will review the rules and safety guidelines and tell you the jobs you have to do as paddlers. Then you will take the plunge and head down river enjoying the scenery as well as a thrilling ride. Halfway along you “re-fuel” on the river bank with some tropical fruit. At the end of the trip a cold drink and dry towel await before a short ride to have a delicious local lunch.

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Sky Tram and Sky Trek
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Sky Tram and Sky Trek

The sky's the limit

Located in a unique transition area between the rainforest and the Monteverde Cloud Forest you will find the Arenal Reserve where you can experience the most spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake from the Sky Tram or the Sky Trek (zip lines) before taking a memorable hike trough trails full of exotic flora and fauna.

Sky Tram is a 15 minute aerial tram tour which takes you through the rainforest to the “Miguel Angel” observatory, where you have wonderful views of the volcano, the lake and the Tilaran mountain range.
Sky Trek is a 3,280 foot long zip line system that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the rainforest from above during a fun, easy and safe ride

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Rio Celeste River Hike
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Rio Celeste River Hike

Walk to the waterfall

This tour leaves from the town of La Fortuna at 7:30 am and heads towards the National Park, and once you get there, it starts to get really interesting. At the beginning of Tenorio National Park you will begin a five mile hike into the tropical rainforests until you reach Los Teñideros, the place where two clear water streams merge and turn into the light blue colour which the river is named after. Here you can relax in the natural hot springs.

Afterwards, continue your hike exploring the hidden wonders in the rainforest, such as a wide variety of wildlife and unique, endemic flora. As you walk along the trail, the greatest feature of this national park will appear before your eyes - the breathtakingly beautiful Rio Celeste waterfall. As a reward after your hike, you will be treated to an exquisite Costa Rican lunch, before heading back to your hotel.

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Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs

Some like it hot!

The Arenal Volcano is considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Known for its near perfect cone shape, it has become a must-see destination when holidaying in Costa Rica. Its volcanic activity and the surrounding natural beauty make any visit to the national park both exciting and rewarding and this one is really hot stuff!

For on this popular tour you can admire the volcano's imposing perfect cone while taking a dip into the natural mineral hot springs of different warm pools filled with mineral water and surrounded by impressive well-manicured tropical gardens. This visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs makes a great family day out while staying in Costa Rica.

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Cano Negro Tour
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Cano Negro Tour

Go on a floating safari

Caño Negro is a wildlife refuge, and along with the Río Frío area they make up a large humid region considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. A bus will pick you up at your hotel for the hour and a half journey through the Northern plains until you reach Los Chiles, a village close to the Nicaraguan border.

At Los Chiles you board a boat that will take you around the river on a floating safari through the rainforest. Here you will be able to see many different types of birds, especially during the dry season. Among the most common are the Anhinga, the Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Storks and the jabiru, the largest bird in Central America. On the shore are Howler Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, White-faced Monkeys and Three-Toed sloth.

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