Once you arrive, there are numerous tours and activities, magnificent wildlife and breathtaking scenery for your enjoyment and entertainment. There are guided horseback tours to the waterfalls, hot springs, volcano mud pots and miles of trails to enjoy. Reservations are required as they can take a maximum of 8 people at a time on the treetop platforms. All meals are included and the food is excellent.
About 45 minutes from the lodge are sulfur hot springs (42° C) with medicinal properties. They haven proven helpful to those suffering from arthritis, cardiovascular problems, obesity and muscular problems.
ARENAL HANGING BRIDGES
Enjoy the rich variety of rain forest wildlife as seen from the hanging bridges, combined with impressive views of Arenal Volcano create an unforgettable experience. Arenal Hanging Bridges is a new tourist attraction in La Fortuna de San Carlos, only 6 KM (3. Miles) west of The Springs within a 250 hectare (618 acres) reserve of primary forest. Visitors to Arenal Hanging Bridges can hike 3 KM interpretive loop trail specially designed for an easy hike. The trail crossed 15 bridges from 5-100a meters long suspended over the rain forest. The bridges were designed by structural engineers to meet the most demanding safety requirements in the world. Built with aluminum, galvanized steel and concrete, they provide maximum security for our visitors.
ARENAL SKY TREK
& SKY TRAM
The Arenal Reserve Sky Trek And Tram is a tourism service complex inside the tropical rain forest, which offers adventure tours, bird watching, forest hiking, research and diverse entertainment for all ages. Placed in a unique transition area between the rain forest and the Monteverde Cloud Forest you will find the Arenal Reserve. Experience the most spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano & Lake from the sky Tram or the sky Trek (zip lines) or take a nice hike trough trails full of flora and fauna, whatever your choice is, this reserve you will always remember. Sky Tram is a 15 minute aerial tram tour through the rain forest to the “Miguel Angel” observatory, where you will have spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano & Lake, and the Tilarán mountain range. Sky Trek is a 3280 foot long zip line system that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the rain forest and its beautiful views in a fun, easy, and safe ride. Departure 8:00 or 14:00 approx.
Includes: Transportation guide, entrance fee, drinks and cookies.
Recommendations: Long pants, hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, sun lotion, repellent and raincoat.
Duration: 4 hours
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
This is a half-day adventure to experience the exhilaration of a canopy tour over the tree top jungle. You will feel like the king of the jungle as you zip from tree to tree. The tour is suitable for all ages, and a thrill for everyone. Nearby is a small zoo of jungle snakes and animals, and a butterfly farm.
Canopy zip line trip begins with an amazing drive through the tropical rain forest where you will have the opportunity to spot toucans, Titi monkeys, poison dart frogs and more tropical plant life than you could ever imagine. You will arrive at our ranch house set on a mountain side with a spectacular river in the back ground. Here you will be served breakfast or lunch depending on tour time. You will sail through the treetops of the tropical rain forest canopy and over the trails far below. Expert’s guides will lead you in this exciting adventure into the heart of the rain forest, explaining what is going on around you. From the 9 exhilarating zip lines to the 3 pulse pounding rappel lines you guaranteed a thrilling adventure. To cool off after the excitement of the canopy we have a stunning river pool set right next to the restaurant. Here you may play on the rope swings or simply relax in the water and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
RAINMAKER NATURE REFUGE
The reserve is located in the Fila Chonta Mountains range of Costa Rica’s central pacific near the tiny village of San Rafael Norte of Pocares. The reserve is approximately 30 minutes by guided transport from Quepos and the Manuel Antonio National Park. The elevation ranges from 200- 1100 meters above sea level and includes over 135 species of tree, approximately 40 species of butterflies and more than 300 species of birds, among its vast inventory. The River Walk Join us on a Rain forest journey into biodiversity that will take you through primary forest and pristine cascade waterfalls. Guided by nature interpreters, you will examine a vast array of flora and fauna including some species unique to this tropical region. Come enjoy the majesty of nature’s lush cathedral in this 540 hectares reserve where butterflies, bromeliads and colorful dark frogs accent your easy access along well-maintained trails. Included in you tour is local ground transportation, light breakfast and a campesino style lunch.
The Canopy Bridges Continue your River Walk experience by adding the unique Canopy Bridges that will take you through the trees tops and over the waterfalls of Rain Maker.
This well-engineered canopy system will enable you to comfortably traverse six suspended cable bridges, totaling 250 meters, connected by five tree platforms. With safety our first priority, your nature interpreter will escort you to the height of 20 stories overlooking the cascade waterfalls and jungle below. Enjoy a majestic bird’s eye view of a rarely seen Ecosystem that will leave a lasting impression.