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ECO DISCOVERIES AND EXPLORATION

LEVELS OF EXERTION:  (E)  EXTREME  (H)  HIGH   (M)  MODERATE  (L)  LIGHT

WALKING TOURS

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ARENAL HANGING BRIDGES

The Arenal Hanging Bridges are located on a 600 acre reserve with lush vegetation and a variety of birds and animals which you experienced guide will help you spot. The trail is 1.9 miles (3.1 Km) in length, crossing a total of 15 bridges,9 fixed, and 6 hanging. The bridge are not steep s anyone can cross them.

Includes: transportation, a naturalist guide, entrance fee and beverages
What to bring: comfortable clothes, walking/hiking shoes, repellent, camera, binoculars
(M)
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ARENAL VOLCANO WALK

The tour starts with a drive to the active Western side of the volcano. Once there you will embark on a hike on the Toucans Trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1992. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife and magnificent lava rock formations. Once on the top of the lava flow you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park.

Includes: transportation, a naturalist guide, entrance fee and beverages
What to bring: comfortable clothes, walking/hiking shoes, repellent, camera, binoculars
(M)
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NIGHT FOREST WALK

The night walk takes place at the “Eco-centro Danaus” or Eco-centro Oasis, a small reserve which focuses on conservation and education. A visit to the center at night will give you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals in action such as sloths, spiders, frogs, bats, butterflies and birds.

Includes: transportation, guides, entrance fee, and refreshments What to bring: long pants, hiking or comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent
(M)

HOTSPRINGS

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ECO-TERMALES

Eco-Termales is a family-run project that operates pools with hot-springs at different temperatures, the coolest being 91*F and the hottest 105*F. One of the pools has a refreshing cascading waterfall. The restaurant, a colonial house, offers traditional Costa Rican food. The owners, the Hidalgo family still live upstairs.

Includes: transportation What to bring: bathing suit, sunscreen, sandals, hat, and towel.
(M)

AQUATIC AND OBSERVATION TOURS

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CAÑO NEGRO WILDLIFE REFUGE BY CANOE, KAYAKS OR BY MOTOR BOAT

This is one of the best places in the continent for bird watching. Cano Negro River is also home to many animals: sloths, monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and a great variety of indigenous plants and insects. The drive takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes to the rustic village of Los Chiles where you board the boat. If you prefer you can also go on kayaks or canoes. A typical Costa Rican lunch is included.

Includes: transportation, lunch, naturalist guide What to bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, repellent
(M)
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PURE NATURE SAFARI FLOAT ADVENTURE

Experience the peacefulness of the forest floating down the Rio Frio observing plenty of wildlife. You will see monkeys, sloths, iguanas, turtles, caimans and numerous birds. The boat doesn’t use a motor so you can hear the sounds of nature while the experienced guide points out the interesting fauna and flora. Snacks are served at a Costa Rican family farm where you can practice your Spanish.

Includes: transportation, naturalist guide, lifejacket, snacks What to bring: light clothing, sandals or tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, insect repellent
(M)

SPORT FISHING

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SPORT FISHING ARENAL LAKE

You will have four hours at Lake Arenal to cast and troll looking for Guapote (rainbow bass,)Machaca or Sabalete. Fishing boats are well equipped and fishing is better in the Summer but it is good year round.

Includes: fishing equipment, boat What to bring: shorts, sandals, sunscreen, hats, plastic bag to keep things from getting wet
(M)

BIRDWATCHING

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BIRDWATCHING ARENAL VOLCANO

Birds are most active early morning or late afternoon so we have 2 walking times for bird watching. You will see toucans, parrots, Montezuma oropendolas, colorful tanagers and parakeets. The tour is tailored to the level of the birdwatcher.

Includes: transportation, naturalist guide, and beverages What to bring: comfortable clothing and walking/hiking shoes, binoculars, camera, rain gear, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent.
(M)

HIKES

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RIO CELESTE AND TENORIO VOLCANO HIKE

We leave early for Rio Celeste, the blue river at the Tenorio Volcano National Park for a 5 mile hike (approximately 4 hours hiking) through the rain forest, please note that this place is 1.5 hours away from the hotel that means that you will spend 3 hours round trip just going back and forth. We’ll see the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperature, and the spectacular Rio Celeste Waterfall.

Includes: transportation, lunch, guide What to bring: long pants, hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera
(M / H)
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CHATO HILL RAINFOREST AND LA FORTUNA WATERFALL HIKE

Chato peak is on the other side of the Arenal Volcano and is known as its dormant brother. The hike takes you to the crater where a beautiful lake is located. From there you will hike down the east side to La Fortuna Waterfall. This is a very strenuous hike and is recommended for people in excellent physical shape.

Includes: transport, naturalist guide, beverages, snacks, entrance to the parks What to bring: long pants, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.
(E)

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