If this is your first time visiting the Arenal Volcano area, you have to try at least one of these six activities! La Fortuna offers so many different options for entertainment, both for family or solo vacations. And even if this is not your first visit to the volcano, we’d love to remind you of some of your favorite activities from before or maybe even recommend something new to try!
Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano:
There is no better way to start your vacation than with the best-known relaxation option the area has to offer. Naturally occurring hot water from springs and rivers heated by the volcano itself. Some noticeable spots to enjoy are:
- Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa: They offer natural thermal rivers and over twenty pools of varying temperatures to soak in.
- Baldi: Find the largest selection of thermal pools, plus three waterslides and two wet bars at this popular location.
- The Springs: Benefit from the highest mineral concentration and best views of any nearby hot springs.
- EcoTermales: Experience an astonishingly beautiful and natural-feeling setting with 5 pools hidden among the rainforest.
- Paradise Hot Springs: Enjoy great views of the volcano and the most affordable prices.
Also visit: Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs
Horseback Riding around La Fortuna:
Appreciate the Arenal Volcano from a different perspective and ride close to the base of the mountain, along Arenal River, or up across the rainforest to La Fortuna Waterfall on either half day or full day tours. You can even go to Monteverde and explore beyond the immediate area. Excursions for this activity are open for both novices and more skilled riders. Tours can be arranged with resident tour companies.
Arenal Canopy and Zipline Tours:
Speaking of new ways to see the natural setting surrounding the Arenal Volcano, zipline tours are famous for being an adventurous and still safe option for visitors. Fly through the air on zip lines attached to huge rainforest trees or rooted in the sides of mountains. Admire plenty of unique views from different places around La Fortuna, including zip lines over La Fortuna Waterfall and alongside Lake Arenal. Reach speeds of more than 50mph at SkyTrek or fly 110ft in the air on the Tarzan swing in Ecoglide.
Also visit: Arenal Tours
Hanging Bridges around Arenal Volcano:
Immerse yourself in evergreen beauty along trails full of wonders that include animals in their natural habitat and unique views of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Hanging bridges let you walk at the same level as the treetops and feel what it means to be one with nature.
Kayaking on Lake Arenal:
Kayak or canoe down the clear waters of Lake Arenal, enjoying the clearest view of the Arenal Volcano and the nearby hills. Or you can take on the nearby rivers and ride the rush of the rapids.
Waterfall Rappelling at Lost Canyon:
Defy gravity and go over the edge of a waterfall in this exciting recreational sport. Waterfall rappelling mixes hiking and swimming in a unique way to discover Arena’s canyons and natural surroundings. At Lost Canyon, one of Arenal’s waterfall rappelling destinations, visitors rappel down a series of four waterfalls, more than 200ft high.
What are you waiting for?
La Fortuna is filled with wonders and Arenal Volcano is just the cherry on the pie. Venture around this fabulous destination and find new and exciting activities for your family and friends. If you can dream it, you will find it in the Arenal Volcano area.