Top 5 Things To Do In La Fortuna, Costa Rica | Arenal Tour Deals


Top 5 Things to do in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Boasting the famous Arenal volcano and hot springs in Costa Rica, La Fortuna is the number one tourist destination in Costa Rica for those seeking both adventure and relaxation.  But don’t get stuck in your resorts hot springs all day!! Amongst cascading waterfalls, lush rainforest, abundant wildlife and of course the Arenal volcano, there are so many fun things to do in La Fortuna you would never have time to fit them into one vacation.  So to help you plan your Costa Rica vacation, our Activities Specialists have gathered a list of the most popular tours in Arenal based on both their personal experience and the valuable feedback from our most trusted clients.  

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs – The Quintessential Arenal Experience

Obviously the star attractions in La Fortuna, a volcano hike and a soak in the natural hot springs are an absolute must do activity in Costa Rica.  Even if you have chosen to stay at one of the many luxury resorts in Arenal with their own hot springs, with so many different hot springs to choose from, why would you want to experience just one? Need help choosing which Arenal hot springs to visit? Click here for help. 

With the abundance of wildlife thriving around Arenal, you also cannot miss the opportunity to explore the Arenal Volcano up close. There is no better way to explore nature than with a telescope toting biologist or naturalist guide. Our clients seem to agree as the Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs tour is our most booked excursion in Arenal. 

La Vista Arenal ATV Tour – Action-Packed Off Road Adventures in Arenal 

If you don’t mind getting a little dirty (or downright mud-soaked for that matter), any one of the Arenal ATV tours will satisfy your lust for some off road action.  With a challenging trail ride and amazing views of the Arenal Volcano stretching all the way into Nicaragua, the crowd favorite in La Fortuna is the La Vista Arenal ATV tour.  Due to the perfect mix of rainforest, rivers, waterfalls and ranches, riding ATVs anywhere around Arenal is always fun, but the 360° viewpoint of Monterrey Towers is what separates this tour from the rest of the pack.  

Rafting & Rappel Combo Tour – Arenal’s Wet n Wild Adrenaline Adventures

Trekking into canyons, rappelling down waterfalls and white water rafting sound like fun to you? If so, this adrenaline pumping rafting & rappel combo is the best deal in Arenal for thrill seekers like yourself.  Arenal is the adventure capital of Costa Rica, and arguably the adventure capital of the world, so it only makes sense that you can fit both waterfall rappelling and white water rafting into the same day.  Be sure to fuel up with a good hearty Gallo Pinto before you head out, you will need the energy!

Caño Negro Pontoon Safari – Family Friendly Wildlife Safari

Well off the beaten path, the Rio Frio carves out the Caño Negro creating the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  Caño Negro is also home to some of the most diverse and abundant wildlife you will find in one place.  Exploring Caño Negro on a pontoon boat makes getting up close and personal wildlife accessible for the whole family.  It is our most popular tour with families, but Caño Negro is a real crowd pleaser for anyone visiting the Arenal region.  Be sure to bring your cameras!  We guarantee you will have several opportunities to capture wildlife photos to impress your friends back home.  For more info about the Caño Negro Pontoon Boat Tour, check out our team member’s personal experience.

Los Cañones Canopy Tour – The Most Picturesque Canopy Tour in Costa Rica

You can’t go anywhere in Costa Rica without finding a zipline tour, and La Fortuna and Arenal are definitely no exception.  There are plenty of canopy tours in Costa Rica to choose from, and there are plenty of Hot Springs in Arenal to choose from, but at Los Cañones you get the best of both! With the Arenal Volcano looming above the canopy, Los Cañones one of the most picturesque zip line tours in Costa Rica.  

The best part of the Los Cañones Canopy Tour is coming down from the adrenaline rush and relaxing in the hot springs pools of Los Lagos Resort.  There is even a waterslide with hot water…so cool!  There is horseback riding and spa service on site as well for the less adventurous. It easy to see why this tops our list for the most popular canopy tour in Arenal. 

That sums up our list of the top 5 tours in Arenal, Costa Rica.  There are a million different activities to choose from in La Fortuna, so be sure to plan ahead and save time to check them all off your bucket list!


  1. More than a million visitors come to Costa Rica every year to explore the lush rain forests, enjoy the unspoiled coastline and sample the rich local culture. The landscapes and scenery of this small nation is almost as varied as the wildlife. From stunning beaches to dense jungles.


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