Costa Rica leads the pack when it comes to preserving the environment, with about a quarter of its land protected by national parks. More than 500,000 species—roughly 4% of Earth’s total—live within its borders, from the world’s fastest lizard to the rarely seen but always-heard howler monkey. It’s also home to Arenal, one of the planet’s most beautiful volcanoes, discover the nocturnal natural wonders in a night hike, enjoy crossing the canopy of the tropical rainforest in a Zip Line adventure and enjoy the natural hot springs.
Mornings at La Tigra Rainforest Lodge are quite busy as the birds awake to find food. You can rise early and enjoy this morning show from your balcony. Breakfast is served from 7 am to 9:30 am.
At 11 am, you will have a traditional Costa Rican cooking class to learn how to prepare the most popular authentic dishes like hash, rice with chicken, handmade tortillas, corn, stew, rice pudding, and more. Then enjoy it all for lunch.
After a lazy afternoon, we will await nightfall to begin the fascinating nocturnal exploration through the tropical rainforest, along an 800 meter long trail. We will discover birds, nocturnal mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. Some of the species you can expect to see include the red-eyed tree frogs, the rare glass frog, and bats. After the tour, a delicious dinner will await us overlooking the night lights of the San Carlos valley, followed by the one of the best wines in the Cantarranas dining room to relax after a day full of activities.
Catarata Eco Lodge is the second and last lodge reserved for this package. After checking in, you will have some free time to relax in the hammocks with views of the Arenal Volcano, take a dip in the pool, read, or walk into the town of La Fortuna.
In the afternoon, you will be greeted by our guide aprox at 02:30 pm at the front desk, to visit the Arenal Volcano National Park, at the park we will walk through primary and secondary forests (approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes), where we will rest to an old lava flow that was formed in 1992, and observe some animals and plants. On clear days, you will enjoy incredible views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, The Tilarán mountain range, and Cerro Chato Hill.
At the end of the day, the perfect place to relax will be at the Arenal Paradise Hot Springs including a dinner served at the Hotsprings Restaurant. At about 9:00 pm you will be picked up to return to the hotel.
La Fortuna is the best area in Costa Rica for both adventure and nature activities. You can choose to add a special tour of Rio Celeste and the Tenorio Volcano to see the amazing turquoise waters and breath-taking nature. This tour requires moderate physical exertion.
Our office can help you reserve this or other adventures like Hanging Bridges, Venado caves, Cloudforest hikes, Nicaragua One Day tour, ATVs, and more – for every budget and interest level. We recommend reserving before your trip begins, and offer a 10% discount on all tours when reserved in advance.
Your return trip to the Juan Santamaria International Airport is set for 8 am. Remember that the drive to the airport will take around 3 hours and that you must arrive at least 2 hours prior your departure for checking and security processes. If you need your transportation at a different time, you can reserve a private transfer for an additional charge.
All tours include bilingual guide, equipment, transportation, water, and snacks.