Northern Plains awaits: its volcanoes, hot springs, hiking, and more!
A majestic volcano, hot springs, and top sights from Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park to Arenal Volcano National Park—discover it all in Northern Plains.
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020
See crater-filled mountains and hot sulfurous mud pits edged by lush tropical forest in this park filled with tropical plants and animals.
Enjoy the volcano viewpoints and explore Arenal Volcano National Park, a favorite green space in La Fortuna. Amble around this romantic area's forest, or seek out the hiking trails.
Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Tenorio Volcano National Park, a popular green space in Palmira. Stroll along the area's riverfront or simply enjoy its restaurants.
Enjoy the hot springs and explore La Fortuna Waterfall, a favorite green space in La Fortuna. Wander the lush forest or discover the volcano viewpoints in this romantic area.
Explore Arenal Volcano, a popular spot to commune with nature in La Fortuna, and enjoy the volcano viewpoints. Wander the lush forest or discover the hot springs in this romantic area.
Enjoy the volcano viewpoints and explore Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, a favorite green space in La Fortuna. Wander the lush forest or discover the hot springs in this romantic area.
Spend several hours soaking in the tranquil geothermal pools at Paradise Hot Springs, and feel the benefits of the healing waters for days following your experience. Plunge into each of the resort's 6 mineral pools and sample the 2 thermal Jacuzzis, allowing your worries to drift away in the gentle Costa Rican wind.
Admire the volcanic colossus of Arenal—though it hasn’t erupted recently, this cinder cone on the Costa Rican skyline is considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Then, soak up the thermal benefits in the mineral-rich waters at Tabacon Grand Spa’s natural hot springs.
Our most popular tour picks up in your hotel around 5:15 am to arrive at Mundo Aventura Natural Park by 5:30 am, and ends around 9:30 am, after a delicious light breakfast of fresh fruit, juice, and coffee.
From your hotel in La Fortuna, we will head towards the Pacific Coast in comfortable late model mini-vans, with the opportunity to cross the famous Rio Grande of Tárcoles, which boasts the largest American Crocodile (Crocodylus Acutus) population in Central America.
The humid wetlands of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are one of Costa Rica's most biologically diverse areas. Here you find a variety of resident and migratory birds, 3 different species of monkeys, as well as iguanas, sloths, turtles, and lizards.
Itinerary You day will begin when you are picked up from your hotel and driven about 20 minutes to Mistico Hanging Bridges, a beautiful hanging bridges park with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the Arenal Volcano.