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Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Excursion
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The magnificent Arenal Volcano rises above the plains of San Carlos, famous for its quaint villages, special climate, and stunning landscape. This young, active volcano puts off powerful eruptions of ash and lava that appear as multicolored fireworks at night! Get close enough to feel the colossus vibrate with a stop at a hot spring.
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One of the most active volcanoes in the Americas, the Arenal Volcano is also the youngest in Costa Rica. It’s current period of frequent, moderate eruptions—which produce lava and ash that light up the night sky like fireworks—began in 1968 with a major explosion. The stunning volcano rises 5,436 feet (1,657 meters) above the San Carlos plains. A stop at a hot spring, located just in front of the volcano, gives you the opportunity to actually feel the vibrations of the volcano! After exploring the natural wonders of the area, relax and enjoy dinner and shopping in Sarchi before heading back to San Jose.

Inclusions :
  • All entrance fees
  • Dinner
  • One non-alcoholic beverage
  • Roundtrip transfer, beginning from your San Jose hotel

Approximately 11 hours

Departure time and location:
8:20 AM; from your San Jose hotel

Return time and location:
7:30 PM; to your San Jose hotel

Reservation confirmation is required. You will not be guaranteed a place on the tour without contacting Vacaciones Barceló 24 hours in advance of your arrival. Additional beverages are available for purchase. Gratuity for the guide is not included and is at the participant’s discretion. You are advised to bring a swimsuit and a towel, a light sweater, insect repellent, a camera, and money for incidentals. Visibility of the volcano is subject to weather conditions.
Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. You will not be guaranteed a place on the tour without contacting Vacaciones Barceló at least 24 hours in advance of your arrival. The customer service phone number and e-mail address will be listed on your printed voucher(s). You will also need to arrange hotel pick-up when making your reservations; please have your San Jose hotel information available. Upon pick-up at your San Jose hotel, present your voucher(s) and photo identification to the Vacaciones Barceló representative.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 2 days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as the date of the Activity.