Due to the fact that the Hotel is located in an area of great touristic attraction and has a privileged geographical site, it allows the development of countless tours and activities around the area.
Among the main activities that can be booked directly with Lomas del Volcan Hotel we find:
Arenal Volcano National Park Hiking & Hot Springs
The Arenal Volcano tour starts with a short drive to the western side of the Arenal Volcano, which is the one that has been mostly affected by the initial activity since 1968. Once there, you will be immersed on a very informative hike on the Park trail´s. We can choose one of the trails depending on the client´s preference. We have Las Coladas trail which traverses the rainforest and goes over a large lava flow from year 1992, where we can observe all the impact of the past eruptions, or Los Tucanes trail which goes mostly thru the recovered forest of the past activity and where we can see more wildlife.
It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife and magnificent lava rock formations. Once on the top of the petrified lava flow field you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. The hike ends up at a view point, where if the weather allows you will see the volcano very close and feel like it is possible to reach with your hands. You will be able to feel some rocks rolling down, some seismic activity and some smoke from the main crater. During the tour, our experienced guide will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. The tour concludes with a relaxing stop at the mineral hot springs and where dinner will be included.
Full Day in Arenal (4 Activities in 1 day)
This tour gives you the opportunity, in a single day, to see the attractions that have made the Arenal region famous. To start the tour you will visit the hanging bridges option consists of a hike on a 1.9 mile (3.1 km) trail on which you can enjoy the rainforests flora and fauna. The trail crosses nine fixed bridges and six suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of seven degrees so that anyone can walk it. Our next stop is the La Fortuna Waterfall, a place with rich natural scenery and a pristine river where you can go swimming
From the trailhead you will hike approximately 15 minutes before reaching this majestic waterfall where you can swim or just enjoy its beauty. We have a delicious lunch waiting for you at a restaurant in the town of La Fortuna.
Following lunch you’ll have the opportunity to rest until 2:30 pm before going on the volcano hike. We will walk in one of the trails in the national park to see a wide variety of plants and wildlife. As you walk on the trail to get to the petrified lava fields. Once on the top of the petrified lava flows you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. The hike ends up at a view point, where if the weather allows, you will be able to see the Volcano.
You'll end the day with your choice of a relaxing dip in one of the world-famous hot springs resorts where dinner will be included. After this visit you return to Lomas del Volcán.
Safari Float Trip on the Peñas Blancas River
Experience the peacefulness of the forest sailing on Peñas Blancas River, and have the opportunity to observe many animals like: monkeys, sloths, iguanas, tortoises, crocodiles, and several types of birds. Our boat doesn't have motor, this way you will enjoy this tour quietly paddling and taking photos, while you enjoy a cold drink and tropical fruits without disturb the animals.
In this tour will be accompanied by experienced naturalist guide, who will explain to you many fascinating details about trees, plants, birds and other animals. This is a half-day tour especially designed for people with a very limited time.
The Arenal Hanging Bridges tour takes place on a 600 acre forestry reserve filled with lush vegetation and a variety of birds and animals which your experienced guide will help you to spot. The trail itself is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) in length, crossing nine fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of 7 degrees so that anyone can walk it.
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered one of the richest sites in the continent for the observation of birds. Beside an abundance of birds, Caño Negro is also refuge of many other animals like: sloths, three types of monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and dense flora typical of the wet lands.
The tour leaves from Lomas del Volcan early in the morning, driving for about one hour and a half until Los Chiles, which is a rustic town that sets at only five kilometers of the border with Nicaragua, it is here where we take the boat down to Río Frio for about three hours. From the beginning of the trip, our professional guide will explain to you each one of the plantations that we will see on the way, as well as the flora and fauna of the region.
Night Walk (Frog Watching Tour)
The night walk begins just before dark, the most common species types includes insects, reptiles, amphibians, nocturnal mammals, moths and more. One of the main features of the Night Walk is the "Cantarrana" or "frog song" where you learn about the amphibian history and some of the most popular nocturnal species such as the glass frog, the red eye tree frog, bull frog and the facemask fringe among others.
Canopy Tour (zip line)
It is a perfect combination of adventure, nature and adrenaline, just at the foot of the Arenal Volcano.
We count with 13 Cables, 15 Platforms and a Tarzan Swing we stand out because of our privileged location, our primary forest and for offering the highest standards of security for this adventure sport; we are in the small group of canopy operators that incorporates a second security cable for taking care of our visitors.
Hiking to Celeste River and Volcán Tenorio National Park.
This tour leaves early to Rio Celeste, located into the Tenorio Volcano National Park, near the mountain range. There is a hike of 5 miles approximately waiting for us, through the tropical rain forest. We will arrive to “Los Teñideros” of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly blue tint that gives to the river its name. We will continue our hike through the jungle to seek out the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On our decent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind! Our final reward is an exquisite lunch at the end of our journey.
White Water Rafting Class II -III & III-IV at Balsa River
The northern zone of Costa Rica is blessed with the most beautiful landscapes and incredible rivers for rafting. With an excellent level of water throughout the year “Balsa River" will allow you to enjoy the best rafting experience while you look at the most beautiful surroundings. Challenging white waters and good waves will keep you busy and will required from you to be a good maneuver from time to time all the way down river
Our experienced, professional bilingual guides will give a safety speech and instruction for this adventure on the river, and then we will equip you up with life jackets, helmets and a paddle. There are many possibilities to see a lot of wildlife, including monkeys, iguanas, sloths and many tropical birds such as ospreys, hawks, kingfishers, orioles and toucans. Definitely a unique day to combine adventure and nature!
Early Bird Walk
Birds are more active early in the mornings. Join us for one of the most out standings walks in the La Fortuna area or near your hotel, for an amazing display of tropical birds. You are likely to see toucans, parrots, oropendolas, colorful tanagers and parakeets.
For the more experienced birdwatcher, we can focus on seeing, Royal Flycatchers, White-fronted Nun birds, Cinnamon Woodpeckers and other less commonly seen species. We will tailor the tour for you. "Early Bird Walks" includes coffee and a fruit snack.
Venado Caves Tour
This tour is for those who not mind get wet and muddy, in this fascinating adventure underground at only 45 minute drive from La Fortuna, we will take you through narrow passages and incredible labyrinths, chambers where we will see the famous formation of rock named "La Papaya" and other stalactites and stalagmites that they surely will astonish you. Also you will see spiders and bats which are frequent in this place. Come and share with us this exceptional adventure and don´t miss the opportunity to discover the life underground.
Cerro Chato Hike
For those who are looking for a physical demanding hike, Cerro Chato Volcano, which has had no volcanic activity for the past 3,500 years, is the perfect choice. One can appreciate the changes from rainforest to cloud forest while climbing the peak, measuring a height of approximately 3,700 ft. A naturalist guide will accompany you during your hike and will teach you about the geological history as well as the surrounding nature that inhabits Volcano Arenal’s older brother. We will start the steep hike to the summit of “Cerro Chato” crossing a very compact, primary rainforest on our way. From the summit, we will walk down to the green lagoon (an old volcano crater) where we can take pictures, or simply enjoy our surroundings.
This tour begins with a pick up at Lomas del Volcán, with a short drive to the beginning of the trail, after a little explanation of how to drive, the security rules and a driving practice, we will go to a private farm, through a beautiful natural scenery plenty of flora and fauna, we will enjoy all the way to the a very high point on the base of the volcano, there you can see the Arenal Volcano from a viewpoint and the surroundings, the tour will continue to the Arenal River where we will have a break to have some drinks and a very refreshing dip in the river. After going to the river we will return for a delicious lunch or dinner depending on the schedule you have booked the tour.
The tour begins with one short rappel to get your adrenalin pumping, which, as it turns out, is also a good way to familiarize yourself with our equipment and start enjoying this fabulous tour. Hold on tight to the rope as you ease yourself over the cliff face and make your way slowly down its side. Once you land, you’ll stomp through small streams and watery ripples as you make your way to the next adventure – the hanging bridge. This bridge offers great views into the rainforest, so keep your eyes keen for birds, insects, and reptiles. One of the tour’s most exciting features, the zip line, comes next. You should be ready to enjoy during this new adventure, it you’ll hold onto a carabineer (which is secured safely to a steel cable), lift your legs up, lean forward and fly across the forest on floor. The tour ends with a mellow hike down a slow-flowing river at the exit point, fresh fruit and drinks await.
Private Transfer Service from or to Lomas del Volcán Hotel
- From or to San José Airport (Juan Santamaria - SJO), one way service from 1 up to 6 people $170
- From or to Liberia Airport (Daniel Oduber - LIR), one way service from 1 up to 6 people $190
- For transportation to other destinations in Costa Rica please quote, we will be glad to attend your demand