Starts in: San Jose | Available: Every day
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
12 hour tour
$206/ person
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Sloth Experience and Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano from San José Highlights


Hike through the lush forests of Costa Rica with the expert guidance of a naturalist


Play and relax in the world's largest complex of natural hot springs


Observe some adorable sloths up close while you learn about them from a sloth specialist


Enjoy stunning vistas of the Arenal Volcano and the forests that surround the park

Why we chose this tour

Sloth Experience and Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano from San José gives you a chance to explore the vast and stunning wilderness of Costa Rica, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. From decadent lunches with delicious cuisine Costarricense to hikes through the verdant forests, this tour has something for everyone! Learn about the sloths, their behavior, their habitat, and the many other animals that call this area home from an expert local naturalist. Relax and play in natural hot springs on the slopes of the beautiful Arenal Volcano. You won't want to miss this! Our tour is available every day and leaves with guaranteed departures.

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Sloth Experience and Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano from San José Itinerary

5:00-5:45 - Pickup from San Jose
  • We will pick you up from centralized locations in San Jose.
6:00 - Breakfast
  • The first stop of the day is in San Ramon for a decadent, traditional Costa Rican breakfast buffet, a tour of the surrounding gardens, and a view of the hazy Pacific Ocean before heading off.
  • The road that you'll take from Fortuna to the Sloth Observatory is a winding mountain road, surrounded on both sides with lush vegetation and rolling hills.
9:30 - Sloth Observatory
  • Begin your journey into nature with a hike through the lush and verdant forests that the sloths and a number of other interesting wildlife calls home with our expert naturalist.
  • You'll have the chance to get up close and personal with these smiling cuties, with plenty of opportunities to snap photos, while you learn about just how intelligent, loving, and hard-working these animals are.
  • Be aware, you will be observing them in their natural habitat and not touching them as to not disrupt them.
  • You'll then take a tour of the quaint town of Fortuna before heading to the hot springs for lunch and some free time on your own.
12:00 - Lunch and free time at the Arenal Hot Springs
  • After the volcanic eruption in 1968, a huge array of thermal pools were created on the slopes of the Arenal, and today it is the largest complex of hot springs in the world.
  • After a buffet lunch overlooking the forests below you and the volcanoes surrounding you, you'll be given the chance to explore the pools on your own.
  • Whether you're looking for a romantic and intimate pool to connect with your partner, or some fun slides for the kids, you'll find something that's perfect for you!
19:30 - Drop off in Jose
  • On your way back to the city, you'll have the chance to get our and stretch your legs or grab lunch in a quaint local cafe before heading back.
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
NB - all timings on Sloth Experience and Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano from San José are approximate
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Important Details

Luxury round trip transportation with A / C
Guided tour of the Sloth Sanctuary
Entrance fees to the Hot Springs & the Sloth Sanctuary
Travel Coordinator
Typical Costa Rican breakfast buffet
Buffet lunch
Sanitary items (Alcohol Gel, Kleenex, Wet Towels)
All taxes
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Clothes to change
Hiking shoes
Flip flops
Essential Information
The minimum age required is 3 years old
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