La Fortuna

Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings

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From USD 89.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the natural beauty of the La Fortuna region on an action-packed full-day tour that is ideal for people who enjoy outdoors activities. Go on hikes through lush rain forest; visit a butterfly garden and Maleku Indian village; take a dip at La Fortuna waterfall; look for wildlife; and view the Arenal Volcano. Top off the day with a cocktail and a relaxing soak in a natural hot water river.
  • Includes lunch and cocktail
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (In la Fortuna area)
  • Small-group tour (10 persons per group)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotspring resort fee
  • Dinner not included

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Red Lava TSC
    470, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

    Red Lava Office in la Fortuna bus terminal local #3 Google maps or Waze RedLava Tours for get indications

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please contact us for have an exact pick up time in your hotel (Just in la Fortuna Area, not San Jose, not the coast) If your hotel is not on the list please contact us to check the option for the pickup If you have a Airbnb we need a reference point for the pick up (Restaurant o supermarket close to the place)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is there a restroom and/or place to change into swimwear for the waterfall and hot springs?

A:Yes - there are restrooms at various points along the trail, including at the entrance to the park as well as at the hot springs.

Feb. 2021

Q:What should I bring with me for the Full day visit to Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings?

A:We recommend that you bring swimwear, a towel, closed-toe shoes for hiking, bug repellant, and sunscreen.

Feb. 2021

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Traveller Tips

Bring water shoes or something similar for the water fall part!!
The hike to the waterfall is pretty tedious but the views make it well worth it.
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Great Experience to go through the best spot in La Fortuna area!
MICHIYO_A, Mar 2023
I joined to the one day trip going around La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano and hotsprings, it was really great that we could visit the main spots where to visit in this area in one day effectively with reasonable price. I strongly recommend you join this tour when you visit there at the first time:)
Wonderful experience!!!
Christine_C, Mar 2023
This is an amazing tour! Well worth the time and $$. Tour guides were friendly and informative. No complaints at all. Highly recommend it.
Pura Vida
Celeste_R, Mar 2023
Loved visiting the waterfall! The water was super refreshing after our hike. The guides were super knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.
Amazing trip for an amazing price.
Samantha_W, Mar 2023
Everything about this trip was amazing. The staff was very personable and knowledgeable. They definitely made this adventure! From the start to the finish, they took care of everything and you could tell they tried hard to give us a memorable experience. They are very nice. We hiked to the waterfall which was amazing, stopped and looked for critters along the way. Looked at the beautiful scenery. The volcano hike was amaxing too. The lunch was delicious!
I loved the whole tour. Isaac and Carlos were great guides.
Sally_B, Mar 2023
Everything was memorable! The hike to La fortuna waterfall, swimming in the waterfall. The hike to see the Arenal Volcano, soaking in the thermal pools, the snacks. Lunch and cocktails. Everything was awesome!
A very nice day !
Panagiota_L, Mar 2023
The tour guides, Julien, Carlos and Errol were great ! The hike to the waterfall is not very easy and the choice of the hotel for the hot springs could be better
Great Way to Experience Arenal!
Warren_U, Mar 2023
Isaac and team were outstanding guides that truly care about the beautiful country they live in. They made a point of finding awesome animals for our kids and made every part of the trip interesting and exciting. Would definitely recommend!
Fun day with great tour guides
Sindhuja_J, Mar 2023
This was a really fun day, we did a lot of activities, in particular we enjoyed the waterfall. The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgable and went out of their way to show us wildlife and local delicacies. Definitely recommend!
Absolutely AMAZING
Crystal_H, Mar 2023
Amazing is an understatement! From the front desk to the guides to the whole experience was truly amazing. The hike up and down to the waterfall was hard but so worth it! The guides were super informative and so down to earth! Mother Nature stopped us from the hot spring but the guides were so accommodating for those that could make it the next day. This was worth the money and then some!
Must try
Consuelo_F, Mar 2023
Beautiful tour, lovely scenery, educational, and fun. Your guys guide you and provide a fun environment to make sure you make the best of it. They give you fresh pineapples after the waterfall. Their knowledge and patience is key when you’re a tourist and I couldn’t be happier with choosing them.
Worth it!! Full day full...
Felicia_D, Mar 2023
Worth it!! Full day full of hiking, swimming in La Fortuna waterfall, and learning about the indigenous tribe.
Amazing full day tour to see the hot spots
Giovanna_S, Mar 2023
110% recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. The guides were exceptional and very knowledgeable. The tour was well thought out and we stayed busy the whole day. Starting in the morning we drove to RedLava tours where the van picked us up. From there we went hiking and then to the waterfall. The guides even swam with us and we stayed there for about an hour. The hikes are pretty difficult for someone not used to hiking. We were with a group of about 25-30 but we’re split with two guides. Each spot you had about an hour to do whatever you wanted which I liked because it gave you plenty of time to take pictures and just enjoy the area. We went to a little village where we got to learn about their culture which was awesome. We ate lunch which was delicious. The Arenal Volcano was beautiful to see and we stayed for about an hour to take pictures. Then we hiked back to the office where we got picked up and went to the hot springs to end the night. They gave us a few drinks and we hungout and talked with the other people on the tour. Overall, this tour was more than I imagined and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Highly recommended
Saaket_P, Mar 2023
Made for those who love hiking. Fantastic views of the Arenal Volcano and friendly tour guides. Note - Hot Springs are definitely avoidable and hikes are very strenuous.
Pura Vida!
Sarah_D, Mar 2023
I booked this tour for our family of 4 at the last minute for our final day in La Fortuna. This was an experience of a lifetime and a day I know we will never forget as long as we live. Our guides Isaac and Eric were phenomenal and had the entire group laughing all day, in spite of a torrential downpour that lasted the entire tour and clouded most of the views. Even with the worst imaginable weather, and getting soaked to the bone, I would do it again in a heartbeat. We got to swim near a gorgeous waterfall, hike through the rain in a rainforest, meet indigenous people who were so wonderful, hike up a volcano, and warm up in the hot springs at the end. It was the perfect end to our day. In Costa Rica, you can’t predict the weather - but just know that even if the weather is as bad as it can be - you’ll still have an adventure of a lifetime. Pura Vida!
Great Outdoor fun
amrita_g, Mar 2023
Great tour with lot of fun outdoor activities. The food served was great and the people who lead the tour were good fun. I would highly recommed this fun filled day
Best way to see La Fortuna
Allison_R, Mar 2023
Despite the heavy rainfall this trip was amazing! We got to see a large part of la fortuna that we wouldn’t of been able to see otherwise. The guides were knowledgeable and funny. A must do trip if your in La Fortuna for a short time
Arenal hiking and la fortuna waterfall
Andrew_B, Mar 2023
Great day with Joseph and his team, managed to do a lot in the day. They made it a fun experience with plenty to see, would recommend!
Above and beyond
Lindy_H, Mar 2023
AMAZING day!! Everything was perfect, from the waterfalls, lunch, Maleku visit, to the final hot springs chill time. Isaac went WAY above and beyond and was SO friendly, funny and knowledgeable. HIGHLY recommend!
Great tour
William_S, Mar 2023
The guides Julian and Isaac were informative, entertaining and pointed out animals . La Fortuna waterfall was amazing and the Hot springs were relaxing.
The guides, we saw a...
Benedicte_S, Mar 2023
The guides, we saw a sloth really close and the waterfall was amazing. The food were very ok. Would recommend this tour