La Fortuna, Alajuela
13 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

A day of discovery, relaxation and adventure on this day tour in one of the most beautiful regions Costa Rica has to offer. From your accommodation in San Jose, travel through the Alajuela countryside to visit the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano followed by a visit to the Baldi Hot Springs – well known as the most highly rated natural hot springs in this area!

You will be picked up at your accommodation in the Central Valley and then transported north through the Alajuela countryside to La Fortuna. Along the way, a stop will be made at the famous artisan township of Sarchi, regarded as the home of Costa Rica’s Artisans. Here you can enjoy the beautiful gardens, historic buildings, and souvenir shops this town has offer. You will also be able to view and take photos of the World’s Largest Oxcart during your stop.

Continuing north through the Costa Rican hills and valleys until you reach the town of La Fortuna, situated a short distance from Arenal Volcano – Costa Rica’s most well known and iconic volcano! If weather permits, you will be able to see the raw power and sheer size of Arenal Volcano which attracts tourists from across the globe. We’ll make another stop at a cozy Costa Rican restaurant with an excellent view of the volcano.

Following lunch, your guide will  transport you to Baldi Hot Springs – known as the largest hot springs in the world! These natural hot springs are some of the most popular and highly regarded in the area, attracting visitors from far and wide to take a dip in the warm, cleansing and rejuvenating thermal waters. Baldi Hot Springs offers 25 separate mineral water reservoirs that flow naturally from the volcano. Unlike some of the other thermal pools of the area, Baldi Hot Springs offers both pools built specifically for either relaxation or fun and leisure. Young and the young at heart can enjoy a series of waterslides and game parks all while the magnificence of Arenal Volcano rests in the backdrop. Spa services and massages are also available at this facility, which can be booked in advanced if you so choose.

After enjoying the worlds biggest hot springs, an excellent dinner with a view of Arenal Volcano has been arranged before you and your group heads back to San Jose where your tour will conclude.

PICK UP TIME 7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
END TIME Approximately 9:00 PM – 10:00PM.
BRING Bathing suit, additional clothing, sandals or comfortable shoes, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, repellent, camera and money for extra activities (optional).
Return Transportation Bilingual guide
Lunch and Dinner Entrance Fee to Baldi Hot Springs
Additional activities
Tour guide gratuity (optional)

Spa services and massages are available at Baldi Hot Springs but reservations must be made in advance. Please request this option when making the booking. These services are to be paid directly to Baldi Hot Springs on the day of your or prior to your excursion.

Pick ups are available from your hotel throughout San Jose and the greater area. If your accommodation falls outside of the pick up area, then we will arrange a pick up location where you can meet your driver/guide.

Child pricing is between the age of 3 to 11 years of age. For infants under the age of 2 years of age their is a charge of $18.00 USD. Private tours for groups are available on request – please use the contact form on our contact page to request a quote. Tour is subject to minimum numbers of 4 adult passengers – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm or arrange an alternative date of departure.

Cancellations must be made a full 48 hours prior to the tour embarking, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied. Likewise there will also be a 100% penalty for no shows.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child, Infant

7.30AM to 8.30am

Picked up from your hotel at San Jose or the surrounding area and then embarking north to Arenal via Sarchi.


Make a stop at the artisanal township of Sarchi for 30 minutes where you can see gardens, churches, colonial style buildings, souvenir shops, and the World’s Largest Oxcart.


Arrive in La Fortuna, which translates to The Fortunate, where you will stop at a typical Costa Rican restaurant for lunch. On a clear day you will be able to enjoy views of Arenal Volcano.


After lunch you will be transported to Baldi Hot Springs, where you can change into your bathing suits and enjoy the largest and most popular hot spr. As an additional option, you can also enjoy one of the resorts spa or massage services (to be booked in advanced and paid directly to the resort).


Enjoy a delicious dinner with an excellent view of the volcano (weather permitting).


Rejoin your tour guide and head back to your accommodation in San Jose.

9.00 PM

Arrive back at your accomodation where your tour will conclude.

* Please note that all times are approximations

Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs
Sarchi Colonial Building
La Fortuna Costa Rica

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