La Fortuna, located only 10 miles from the Arenal Volcano serves as the gateway for enjoying the breathtaking countryside around the – still – active Arenal Volcano. Tourists are often impressed by this volcanic act of nature in real life, and so did La Fortuna row from a quiet town to the main hub for those visiting the Arenal Volcano.
The Arenal Volcano measures over 5,00 feet and is surrounded by a National Park, filled with hot springs and a mix of tropical forest and savannah. Until 2010 it was one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world and it towers majestically over the lake of the same name. Several of the lodges in the area are built around the hot springs, and so is your lodging while exploring the Arenal Volcano and surroundings with one of Class Adventure Travel’s Costa Rica tours.
Your classy Arenal adventure will be the perfect mix between adventure and luxury relaxing. The adventure begins on the way to La Fortuna with an eighteen miles rafting adventure on the Pacuare River. Enjoy the thrill and the beauty of the surroundings will rafting down the river. After this first taste of adventure your journey to La Fortuna continues, and the Arenal Volcano starts rising up at the horizon.
The next day is all about volcano explorations, before relaxing in the nearby hot-springs. Explore the Arenal surroundings while hiking, rappelling or horseback riding. For the hikers out there, make sure to not miss out on the Lava fields hike which allows you to get a safe, but up-close experience of the Arenal Volcano. Is horseback riding more your thing, opt for one of the most historical and one of our favorite horseback rides, the Don Tobias horseback ride. Don Tobias was a pioneer and horse breeder, and you will explorer the paths he took. You will have some spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano on the way and all you need to do is enjoy this incredible act of nature.
Finish your active day at one of the many nearby hot-springs – 18 landscaped pools, hot mineral springs and waterfalls – with amazing views of the volcano while the sun sets. The Springs Resort & Spa which is included in Class Adventure Travel’s luxury Arenal tours is the most premium hot-spring experience which includes everything from natural pools of different temperatures to swim up bars. Of course all of that with the perfect views of the Arenal Volcano in the distance.
Wildlife comes alive as the sun sets, their calls will be heard during nighttime with the Volcano’s distant rumbles. If you cannot get enough of the Arenal Volcano and the breathtaking countryside you might want to join one of the nocturnal wildlife walks and explorer tons of wildlife from sloths and howler monkeys to owls.
The La Fortuna region is a big favorite with luxury adventure travelers, the region offers great possibilities for hiking, canyoning, horseback riding and wild water rafting and excellent natural pool relaxing options. Explorer the Arenal Volcano with Class Adventure Travel in one of the many customizable Costa Rica adventures we offer!