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Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose


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Experience one of Costa Rica?s most iconic adventures as you explore Arenal Volcano and relax with a dip in natural volcanic hot springs. On this guided full-day trip from San Jose, take in spectacular views of the volcano, which regularly emits puffs of smoke. Rejuvenate with a soak in one of the area?s famous natural hot springs as you enjoy the backdrop of the volcano in the distance. Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Jose plus lunch and a gourmet dinner are included.


  • Day trip to Arenal Volcano National Park and Baldi Hot Springs from San Jose
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Costa Rica?s famous Arenal Volcano with your expert guide
  • Relax in the exquisite hot springs at Baldi
  • Stop in the town of Sarchi for a look at local crafts
  • Dine on a gourmet lunch and dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Hot springs in Costa Rica Discover what makes Arenal one of Costa Rica?s most popular destinations for adventure and relaxation. Your full-day tour begins with early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach. On the drive to Arenal, make a quick stop at the charming town of Sarch? for about 30 minutes, where local artisans have been making Costa Rica?s brightly painted wooden oxcarts for generations.

After arriving at Arenal Volcano National Park, take in breathtaking views of the nearby volcano. One of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere, it emits a near-constant stream of smoke, ash, and lava from a crater that rises an impressive 5,436 feet (1,657 meters) above sea level. The last major eruption was in 1968, and park officials carefully monitor volcanic activity to ensure visitor safety. Learn about this fascinating area?s history and geology from your guide as you admire the sight of the volcano rising out of lush surrounding vegetation.

Relax over a delicious lunch at Arenal Volcano Inn Resort or La Perla Restaurant. After lunch, you will walk a short distance to get to the lookout point where you can admire this impressive volcano and take some pictures, from a safe distance?and then head to the nearby Baldi Hot Springs for a rejuvenating afternoon. There?s something for everyone at this family-friendly spa, which features 25 different thermal pools of varying temperatures surrounded by beautiful tropical scenery and waterfalls. Little ones will love a kids? area with a splash zone and several different water slides.

As night falls, enjoy a magical atmosphere of steam rising from the pools as the lights turn on and the stars come out. Savor a delicious dinner at the spa?s on-site restaurant, and then relax in your newfound state of bliss on the drive back to your hotel.


  • Entrance Fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


  • Gratuities (Optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Each passenger must sign a waiver prior to tour commencement
  • Note: Visibility of Arenal Volcano depend on weather conditions
  • Note: Transfer from San Jose to La Fortuna takes about 3.5 hours each way.
  • Infant meals not included

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Cancellation Policy

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Departure point

Tour departs from all major hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica

Departure time

Hotel pickup?between 7 am and 8:40 am (please contact the tour operator for exact pickup time. Times depend on hotel location).


15 hours (approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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