Lunch and dinner
Entrance to Baldi
Duration: Arenal, North Region
Estimated departure from San José: Between 7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
This is one of the most popular walks among our tourists.
This tour takes you to the propitious site of the majestic Arenal Volcano where you will enjoy the relaxing thermal waters of Baldi, as well as appreciate the exuberant vegetation and places that make this place an unforgettable place.
The impressive Arenal Volcano is a natural wonder found in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela, offering thousands of tourists the opportunity to appreciate the columns of white smoke, ash and fumarolic activity emanating from the conical colossus. It is important to bear in mind that the volcano had remained asleep for at least 450 years, until on July 29, 1968, it experienced a great eruption, beginning a new period of pyroclastic activity which has been decreasing in the last years.
En route to the Arenal Volcano, we will make a stop in the famous town of Sarchí, known as the cradle of the artisans of Costa Rica, where they will have the best opportunity to acquire souvenirs such as wood, clothing and souvenirs in general.
In Sarchì, it is very possible that you see a bullock cart that bears the title of being the largest in the world, which is made of wood (cedar) and decorated with surprising colors, like a bright orange color. The design is typical and complex, it has two levels of height and it took 70 days to complete, it also has an honorable mention in the guinness world record book.
The trip continues, crossing forest areas, as well as plantations of various agricultural products, including coffee plantations, pineapple, ornamental plants, cattle farms, until you reach the beautiful town of La Fortuna, to stop and enjoy a lunch in a Cozy restaurant with spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano.
After lunch, we visit a viewpoint that is closer to the base of the volcano, which in turn shows the view of Lake Arenal.
Eventually, the tourist will enjoy and relax in one of the best hot springs in the area, where you can enjoy the rejuvenating effects of them, as well as a massage (optional activity) or other special treatments that must be reserved in advance.
The Baldi facilities offer tourists, 25 pools of thermal water, which flow naturally from the volcano. The medicinal waters are certified by L.N.A (National Water Laboratory), and the temperature ranges from 33 to 66 degrees Celsius (93-152 Fahrenheit) providing customers with a wide range of options that suit the taste of the person.
And for a perfect ending, before returning to San José, a delicious dinner is served with a great view of the volcano so you do not miss any opportunity to appreciate it once again.
What to Bring:
- Insect Repellent