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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

San Jose, Central Valley, Costa Rica

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  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour

Overview

After a minivan pickup from your hotel in San Jose, your day trip begins with the 35-minute drive northwest to Sarchí, a Central Valley town famous for its crafts, particularly wood and leather furniture and decorated oxcarts. Pick up a souvenir or two from a local artisan before making the 2.5-hour drive further north to the town of La Fortuna, which sits below Arenal and offers an unobstructed view of the volcán on clear days.

On arrival in La Fortuna, head to a local restaurant for a typical Costa Rican lunch of rice, beans, chicken or steak, and plantains, accompanied by a great view of Arenal. Then, continue your tour about 20 minutes down the road to Mirador Arenal 1968, a trail system on the edge of Arenal Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal) named for the 1968 eruption. Walk along the paths to find the best photo spots of the volcano and Lake Arenal (Lago Arenal), and watch for glimpses of bright orange lava flowing down the volcano.

Finally, head a few miles back toward La Fortuna to the Tabacón hot springs — officially Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort — one of Costa Rica’s biggest and most luxurious hot springs resorts. Enjoy roughly 3.5 hours here to soak in the various pools, which range in temperature from 77 to 102°F (25 to 38°C).

The resort is beautifully landscaped with waterfalls and lush vegetation and offers many ways to relax, from secluded pools to a swim-up bar (drinks at your own expense), so sit back and enjoy it until dinner is served. The resort’s buffet dinner lasts about 30 minutes and offers a selection of Costa Rican cuisine, similar to lunch.

After dinner, head back to your hotel in San Jose (about 2.5 hours), where your tour ends.

Information

Includes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee to the Tabacón hot springs
  • Buffet dinner
Excludes:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two passengers is required for the tour to commence. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear light clothing, comfortable shoes and bring a bathing suit and towel
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Meeting Point

Your select San Jose hotel
Departure Time:
8am
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  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
  • Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
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