La Fortuna

Original Arenal ATV #1 Arenal Volcano Experience

Badge of ExcellenceSan Carlos, Costa Rica
ATV Best adventure in La Fortuna and FREE natural mud mask

From USD 105.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the thrill of riding an ATV along tracks in the Costa Rican rain forest during this exhilarating half-day activity from La Fortuna. You'll be transferred to a private farm situated next to Arenal Volcano National Park, and receive instruction from your guide on operating the ATV. Then follow your guide on a fun mud-splattered ride over rugged terrain, stopping for photo ops and an optional natural facial treatment.
  • Get photo ops of Arenal Volcano up close
  • Learn about the region from the guide
  • Use of equipment and bottled water provided
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of helmet
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Original Arenal ATV
    La Fortuna - El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, 21007, Costa Rica

    Our tour place is just in front of the Arenal Volcano National Park.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We arrange pick ups ONLY in Hotels of La Fortuna Area. The pick up time will depends on the Hotel location.

What To Expect

Original Arenal ATV (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The minimum age to drive one ATV is 13 years old
  • Rain is not a reason for cancellation, as it is a natural part of the weather in the area.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Great fun! Highly recommended! Guide was super, ATV's excellent. Good family adventure. Hotel pickup most accomodating.


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Glad we did it!
Jean_P, Sept 2023
Great fun! Highly recommended! Guide was super, ATV's excellent. Good family adventure. Hotel pickup most accomodating.
Good experience but wow factor is lacking
ARNAV_G, Sept 2023
I was fortunate to be the only driver on the tour so it was uno a uno with the guide who was professional and friendly. We went around the fields, through the rain forest, up and down rocky terrain with two stops, including one where I was offered bottled water and a chance to have a chat with the guide which I enjoyed a lot. The other stop was where the guide offered to take my pictures with a view of the Arenal volcano in the background. I am taking away one star from this experience because the starting point of the tour is literally right across the entry gate to the Arenal Volcano National Park but the tour itself takes us nowhere close to the volcano. Driving through fields and rain forest dirt roads is an OK experience but not worth 5 stars.
The coolest way to see Costa Rica’s landscape.
juliafaykramer, Sept 2023
This was such a cool experience. I think our favorite of our time here. ATVing was not as easy as I expected so definitely be a good/brave driver. If you’re going during a rainy season I do recommend some sort of rain coat because we did get soaked when we had some rain, but we just went with it and it was super fun!
Brooke_K, Aug 2023
This ATV experience was awesome. The reason for the 4/5 is due to the refund policy. I booked for four, one being a 13 year old. When we started it was clear my son unfortunately was not going to be able to do the ATV by himself and he jumped on with my husband. I did ask to be refunded for individual and then charged for double (as he did not use the unit nor the gas), but they refused. It is against policy. Therefore, I am deducting a point, may be "policy" but that doesn't mean I have to like it. So be mindful, if your youth is on the fence, once you book as individual, that price stays. Hence, minus the point. Now, let me say, this was by far the best ATV course I have been on. So much fun, puddles everywhere, inclines and dips, very bumpy and FUN! It rained on the return, poured actually with lightening, which made it a bit more thrilling! Our guide even stopped to call for the monkey and we got to see them:) Oh, and do the clay mask, very refreshing. Great ride, great landscape, so much fun!
Pretty good
Paula_S, Aug 2023
5 in our group went and overall enjoyed themselves. Only thing that bothered them was 1 solo rider was added to their party and was up front in the line going very slow. Our young adults were frustrated by this. Hopefully the guides can be more aware of when there is a mismatch of skill level and move the slow person to the back. This may seem petty but it's a lot of money to spend so you want a good experience. Otherwise they had fun.
Not well maintained or safe, will not recommend to anyone.
Eram_R, Aug 2023
Trails were not well maintained. Deep grooves from tires. Hard to maintain the ATV upright. Not enjoyable at all. First time riding for my son who was trying to slowly get past a particularly challenging part, ATV flipped over him. Both knees badly injured. Guide seemed more concerned about the minor damage to his ATV, didn’t even come once to help my son off the ground or ask if he was okay. Supposed to have a mud mask, which we didn’t. At a few points guide stopped to tell us to take a look around or take pictures. What the heck! I’m very upset.
Fun in the sun and mud!
Jen_B, Aug 2023
This was super fun! Lots of mud and great views of Arenal! We saw a couple monkeys and the terrain was breathtaking! My teens loved it!
Such a blast!
Danielle_R, July 2023
This was a blast! I would definitely recommend it. Small group and a lot of fun. We got rained on but that didn't even matter!!!
So much fun!
Samantha_F, June 2023
This was so much fun! Most people in our group had never driven an ATV before so this was perfect for us. Andres was super helpful and kept everyone having a good time. If you’re looking for a fun way to see the volcano (maybe even a spider monkey or two) and have a little fun on ATV’s that aren’t going crazy fast, this is a tour for you! If you’re looking for something really fast and intense, this isn’t for you
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you very much for your comment, We are very glad that you enjoyed your tour. It is our idea to go around the farm, and to be able to explain a little and spot flora and fauna, if we go too fast we could lose a little of this.
Super fun adventure!
Lance_K, June 2023
Andrés was excellent! Leading the way, even with an injury. His knowledge of the area, and his capable instructions to inexperienced riders made the day a treat.
Response from Host, June 2023
Hello, thank you very much for this comment. Andres really loves doing this!
Fun Tour but a bit crowded
Amanda_B, June 2023
This ATV tour was great! We had excellent views of the Arenal Volcano and I loved being able to take the ATV through water, mud, and dense forest. It was very exhilarating. My only complaint is that we thought the tour was a bit short for the price and also that there were 10 ATVs which seemed like a few too many. A large family with small kids was chosen to go in the front and of course, they went very slow on the ATVs. We were behind them and could not pick up speed because they kept hitting the brakes. We had to slow down and wait until there was enough room for us to go fast like we wanted to! Perhaps they should consider having families go together on a separate tour and adults on another so the skill mix is more even. Other than that, we had a great time.
More rain = more fun
Matthew_T, June 2023
It rain like crazy and we still had an amazing time, the water made it more fun! Andres and his partner were fun and safety conscious the entire time.
Very fun! My husband and...
Latasha_A, May 2023
Very fun! My husband and I rode separate ATVs. It was my first time riding one on my own so the tour guide made sure I drove around a course a few times to make sure I was very comfortable. There are spots for several photo opportunities, including one early on where you can capture a great shot of the Arenal volcano in the distance!
Amazing ATV Tour
Rachel_M, May 2023
It was our first time in ATV’s and it was awesome. Great instructions, great trail and guides were excellent. Would highly recommend
Nice quad tour with Arenal view
Josef_E, May 2023
Very nice and extensive tour, purely offroad with a good 360 degree view of Arenal. Can definitely recommend.
Our tour guide was...
Emily_B, Apr 2023
Our tour guide was excellent and the tour was incredible! It rained earlier in the day and it made the trip even more fun to splash through puddles!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Wow Emily thats sounds great! Thank you very much for this commets.!
Excellent ride!!!
Brett_R, Mar 2023
We had a great time! Muddy dirty fun thru the jungle. Super safe and fun! Big 4 wheelers not the little ones.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Brett thank you very much! That is our goal, that you have enjoyed it a lot
ATV rides but not around the volcano.
Marlene_R, Mar 2023
The tour was just OK. You just ride around on ATVs but don’t get close to the volcano. I thought we would ride to the base and see it up close but it was very far away. 2 of the ATVs had problems. One girl had to ride on the back of the guides because her ATV was broken and they could not fix it. Guide was nice and friendly but did not give much history.
"Best day of my life" -14 year old teen
Jessica_G, Mar 2023
As my fourteen year old claimed multiple times during this tour, "This is the best day of my LIFE!" What an amazing experience, from the views, to the trails (no foo foo easy trails on this tour!), and the welcoming and friendly staff that also did a wonderful job keeping us safe, as well as informed. This is one of our most memorable excursions of our trip. Our teens would have done this over and over every day, if they could! We got poured on, torrential downpour, but we were prepared with ponchos and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of driving through huge puddle after puddle!!
Thumbs up to this guided tour!
Diane_S, Mar 2023
Good time. Good if you have never rode before. The guide was very informative. Seeing the Volcano from several views was amazing and beautiful!!

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