Arenal Observatory Lodge - Tours

Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa is strategically located in the heart of Costa Rica’s center for adventure tours and eco-tourism. At Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna, Costa Rica, you can explore rainforests, rivers, waterfalls, hot springs, the magnificent Lake Arenal, and of course, the famous volcano. Whatever you do, don’t rush through the Arenal area. Take some time to enjoy its bountiful beauty and the many amazing adventures available to you.

All tours are guided and require a minimum of two persons.

There are many things to do at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa; see our selection of Free Activities

Bird Watching Tour

For lovers of ornithology, our experienced guide will take you along the trails of the property to identify a variety of birds like...

Cerro Chato Hiking Tour

Arenal Volcano’s “little big brother”, Cerro Chato Volcano, is...

Lava Tour 1968

Hike up to the remainder of the lava flow on Arenal Volcano caused by the original 1968 eruption. The tour departs from Arenal...

Horseback Riding at Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

Enjoy a fun guided horseback riding tour along the trails of the Arenal Observatory Lodge property. It is a great tour to enjoy nature...

Baldi Hot Springs

The Baldi Hot Springs are a very popular place to enjoy relaxing in Arenal Volcano’s natural thermal waters. Baldi Hot Springs has 15...

Eco-termales Hot Springs

The ecological natural volcanic hot springs at EcoTermales Hot Springs offers five thermal water pools in a very private setting,...

Sky Trek – Sky Tram Arenal

Sky Trek is a thrilling Costa Rica zip line tour through the rainforest by Arenal Volcano. Your tour begins by riding the open-air...

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Sky River Drift

The Sky River Drift tour by Costa Rica Sky Adventures combines three different activities for a thrilling adventure. You start with...

Canopy Zip Line Tour

Experience the thrill of zip lining in Costa Rica! You will glide safely on cables through the treetops, where nearly 80 percent of all...

Arenal Hanging Bridges

This amazing project is located by Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano in a 250-hectare protected rainforest preserve. You can choose a self-...

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the richest sites for birding in Costa Rica. Besides abundant birds, Caño Negro is a wildlife lover...

Canoeing Arenal Lake

Enjoy a pleasant morning of canoeing on Lake Arenal with fantastic views of Arenal Volcano. On the tour you will see many different...

Safari Peñas Blancas River

Rafting tours are a pleasant way to see portions of the country that you would not otherwise visit. This peaceful expedition combines...

Safari Canoeing Peñas Blancas River

Paddle this peaceful section of the Peñas Blancas River by canoe, and enjoy the rainforest at a relaxed pace. The brilliant green of the...

Safari by Kayak or Canoe

Enjoy paddling a slow moving river in the Arenal Volcano area, by either kayak or canoe. This tour is a great experience of the...

Balsa River Whitewater Rafting

This popular one day whitewater rafting trip in class 2 and 3 rapids on the Balsa River is great for families and beginners looking for...

Toro River Whitewater Rafting

The Northern Zone’s most popular river offers explosive class 3 - 4 whitewater. As its name – the “Bull River” – suggests, this bullish...

Horseback riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

This fun tour is a combination of horseback riding and hiking in the beautiful scenery by Arenal Volcano on the way to the La Fortuna...

ATV Tours

This tour is designed for everyone, whether or not you have experience riding ATVs. You will drive off-road and along trails through...

Canyoning

Canyoning is a mixture of rappelling down waterfalls and hiking in a river canyon. This tour is noted on TripAdvisor as one of the top...

Venado Caves

If you get tired of Arenal Volcano’s above-ground adventures, why not head underground? Located just 50 minutes from Arenal Observatory...

Arenal Eco-Zoo

The Arenal Eco-Zoo features one of the best collections of reptiles and amphibians in Costa Rica, along with a butterfly habitat and...

Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Enjoy a sweet rainforest experience, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate by the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, Costa...

Transfer to Monteverde by Boat

This method of traveling to the Monteverde cloud forest also doubles as a fun tour. You will depart from Arenal Observatory Lodge to...