Volcano Natural History Walk & The Springs Hot Springs
Explore Rainforest Full of Tropical Wildlife, & Relax at Luxurious Hot Springs!
The Arenal Volcano was once surrounded by lush dense rain forest until a huge eruption occured in 1968 where 3 craters burst open and covered the area in lava. The lava beds then dried and over time the forest re-energized and is now a protected national park spanning over 26,000 hectares. Arenal Volcano has been erupting on a daily basis from 1968 until recently in 2010 when it entered a quiet phase. No-one is sure how long this will last, months, possibly years.
Today, you start your adventure when you are picked up from your hotel and driven to the Arenal Volcano national park. Hike for 2kms enjoying a range of wildlife such as deer, tapir, howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys and snakes, or birds like parrots, orioles and brown magpies. There is a wide range of plants growing in the area including various species of palms and bromeliads (including the endemic specie Pitcaimia Funkiae), guayabo de monte, bait, ceiba, cirri, laurel, higuerones, fungi, orchids, and ferns.
On a clear day you will have great views of the Arenal Volcano, Arenal lake and the neighboring 3500 year old extinct volcano Cerro Chato. This excursion is a great way of learning about the natural history of the area and see some spectacular sights!
After your hike, head to The Springs Resort to spend a couple of hours enjoying 18 luxury thermal hot springs with temperatures ranging from 83 °F to 103°F. This is a great way to relax and relieve stress before heading for a wonderful buffet dinner at The Springs resort.
Hiking is at intermediate level & you will experience gravel and loose rock on the Lava beds.
Your tour includes: Transportation, park entrance, certified nature guide, water and material with supporting information
What to bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, raincoat, repellent,
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