Arenal Things to Do

  • Arenal Natura Eco-Park
    Arenal Natura Eco-Park
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    Entrance to the Reptile House
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    Hanging Bridges

    by doogienj Written May 22, 2004

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    Hanging Bridge

    The hanging bridges is a series of bridges that are suspended in the rain forest of area or vegetation or creeks. Some of the bridges are 80 meters long, and a good 30-40 meters above the ground.

    The bridges are connected with a walking trail which is narrow enought that you cannot walk next to each other. Being in the rain forest and hearing everthing was pretty amazing. I did not really see too many animals. If you do this, make sure to do it with a guide, wear proper hiking shoes, and bring water to drink, as it's pretty hot and extremely humid.

    I made a big mistake and did this walk alone, and in my boat shoes. If I would to it again, it would do it with a group and guide. I have a huge snake fobia. And I thought every sound, branch and root was one of the 136 species of snakes.

    I almost ran the last 1/2 to get out, and was very happy to see my car. And I didn't see any snakes:)

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    • Birdwatching

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    Tabacon Hot Springs

    by doogienj Written May 3, 2004

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    Hot springs waterfall

    If you visit Arenal, you must go to the Tabacon hot springs. The admission is free if you stay at the Tabacon restort. It's open from 8M-10P. The first two hours each day is only for resort guest.

    The springs has a main pool which is very warm with a wicked fast water slide, and a swim-up bar and tables.

    The hot springs consists of a series of waterfalls and pools that are natrually heated by the volcano. The best one might be on the other side of the bridge right across the dressing rooms.

    On the grounds you will also find a gift store, restaurant for lunch and dinner, and a full service spa. Yoga classes are also offered.

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  • Thermal springs complex

    by Spudzinabag Updated Feb 14, 2004

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    Thermal spring

    The Tabacon hot springs complex is set in lush gardens at the foot of Arenal Vlocano. The springs are fed by several naturally magma heated mountain streams. You can take a dip in several natural and man made jacuzzis and streams. Temperatures vary, the warmest of streams about 40 degrees. Afterwards unwind with a massage or rehydrate/dehydrate at one of the poolside bars

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    The sounds are unbelievable

    by Matt420 Written Jul 31, 2003

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    Rainforest Waterfall

    This is a waterfall located at the Mt. Arenal Observitory Hotel. With only about a 20 minute hike from the main lobby through the rain forest and down a single lane train, you will end up at a beautiful waterfall. The sound of the water is LOUD which makes it even more enjoyable. Along the trail, we were able to see a couple of monkeys and a lot of tropical birds.

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    • Family Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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    Hot Springs

    by amybrooke Written Mar 12, 2006

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    This for me was better at night. I went during both day and night, but thought it was more enjoyable at night with the volcano erupting in the pretty red.

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    Horse Ride

    by amybrooke Written Mar 12, 2006

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    We took a horse ride up to Lake Fortuna to see the waterfalls. This is a picture of two locals we passed on the way up.

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    Roman Catholic Church

    by travelgirl3 Written Dec 28, 2004

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    Catholic Church, Tilaran, Costa Rica

    About 15 minutes away from the Eco-Lodge is the town of Tilaran. This beautiful church is located right in the center of the town, in the town square.

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    How can plants grow this big!?

    by travelgirl3 Written Dec 5, 2004

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    Huge Plants in the Rainforest, Costa Rica

    So much of what we saw here amazed us! It was incredible to see many of our houseplants living in their natural environment, and to realize how big they can really get, given the perfect conditions.

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