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After hotel pickup in La Fortuna, you’ll travel to Arenal Volcano National Park and embark on a challenging hike to Cerro Chato and Arenal Volcano. During the trek, you’ll pass lava-carved landscapes, see some of the Arenal Hanging Bridges;,and, with luck, spot native tropical birds and monkeys.

Continue to the Arenal Observatory Lodge to learn more about the park’s geology and absorb sweeping views of the national park. After watching the sunset, travel to back by car and soak aching muscles in some nearby hot springs, where you’ll enjoy a cocktail.

The tour concludes with hotel drop-off.

Locations visited
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano)
Red Lava Tourist Service Center
Overview

This hike in Arenal Volcano National Park will sate your appetite for adventure. Suitable for active and fit travelers, this challenging excursion reveals the volcanic landscapes of Cerro Chato, Arenal Volcano. Trekking with a guide means you won’t worry about getting lost and you’ll have a better chance of spotting monkeys and tropical birds. Plus, you’ll end with a cocktail at some hot springs.

Highlights
  • Satisfy an appetite for adventure in Arenal Volcano National Park 
  • A great choice for nature-lovers and fit travelers
  • Stay safe and on-track during the trek with a guide 
  • Soak in hot springs and enjoy a cocktail at the end of the hike 
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great hike, best activity we did in La Fortuna

Would highly recommend this hike. We did several different tours/activities while in La Fortuna and this was definitely the best. The hike itself is challenging, humid and you have to use ropes to climb up/down a few sections but it was well worth it and...More

1  Thank Joehuggyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hiking, rain, mud, nature and a lot of fun!

This hiking tour was worth every dollar we spent! We started at 10a.m. and were picked up close to our bnb. We rode with a bus to the starting point of our trail. Our guide Eric was extremely motivated and friendly. You could see how...More

2  Thank Simon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Hike

I highly recommend this hike. We did it during the wet season so we couldn't see the tops of the volcanoes as they were constantly covered by clouds. The hike also isn't up the actual volcanoes as this has been banned. The tour guides were...More

1  Thank clare m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great hike, even in the rainy season!

This all-day affair was a hell of an experience, and super fun even though we got absolutely soaked during the actual hike. It's a challenging hike, but our guide did a great job leading the way. You'll need to use your hands a few times,...More

Thank Wesley V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
It's totally closed (wink, wink, here's a map)

This isn't legal advice, but the other reviews are spot on. The trail is officially closed and you are risking a trespassing fine. On other hand, they've closed it to keep people from heading up Cerro Chato as a cover for actually going up Arenal...More

Thank Jason A
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Response from Taylor O | Reviewed this property |
A majority of my pictures from Costa Rica are from my hike. I kept my phone in my backpack and took it out often to take photos of the view. You’re not by the river really, mostly in the jungle/forest. It did rain on my hike... More
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