Trekking at Hule Volcanic Lagoons

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Price: $99 per person.

Popularly referred to as the Hule Lagoon, this beautiful lagoon with 55 hectares of diameter is located at the base of the Cerro Congo Volcano, 11 km from the famous Poas Volcano. This area is renowned for its excellent trekking trails due to the variety of scenery and terrain, from clay, to dirt, volcanic rock, and grasslands in a rainforest at 800 m above sea level.

We depart from La Fortuna around 7:30 am, to drive 1.5 hours through the plains of San Carlos, on the outskirts of the Juan Castro Blanco National Park, until we reach the Hule Lagoon. On arrival, we will prepare for our expedition to the volcanic lagoons and begin our hike through the pastures that border the forest of the volcanic caldera of the Hule Lagoon. During the descent we will head into the exceptional rainforest of the area where we will enjoy incredible views of the primary and secondary lagoons. Along the 7 km circuit trail we will visit 2 of the 3 most important lagoons of the area, from 15 to 55 hectares in diameter.

After this amazing and intense 3-4 hour hike, we will arrive at the main observation point, where we will savor a delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch while enjoying the panoramic views of the Hule Lagoon. On the way back to La Fortuna, we will stop to view the magical waterfalls of the Toro Hydroelectric Project. These spectacular waterfalls range from 60 to 180 meters in height.

Departure time:
07:30 hrs.
Return time:
16:30 hrs.
What you’ll need to bring:
Hiking shoes or sneakers, comfortable clothing, clothes for change, rain coat, insect repellent, money for snacks, tips, or souvenirs.
We’ll include:
Transportation to and from your hotel in air conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi, bilingual naturalist guide with ICT certification, reserve entrance fee, bottled mineral water, energizing snacks, lunch, walking sticks, liability policy.

Additional Notes:

  • Rates per person (USD).
  • This tour requires a minimum of 02 passengers.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age required: 08 years
  • Price for child’s: 08 – 12 years
  • Good physical condition is required
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Pick up is available from most major hotels. If your hotel is too far from La Fortuna town and too far from the main road to the Volcano will have an extra charge for transportation.
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, we will send your exact pickup time.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required