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Chato and Arenal Volcanoes Hike
Activities in Arenal

Chato and Arenal Volcanoes Hike

  • English and Spanish
  • 10 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Hanging bridges, volcanic craters and hot rivers are waiting to be explored. Enjoy an adventure-filled day in the Costa Rican rainforest. 

Chato and Arenal Volcanoes Hike

After picking you up from your hotel we’ll start our 45-minute journey to the valley located between the Arenal and Chato volcanoes.

You’ll be accompanied by various naturalist guides that will tell you more about the area, and we’ll head into the rainforest via a hanging bridge. This might seem like a challenge, but it’s the only way to enter!

We’ll explore the black lava fields at the base of the Arenal Volcano. You’ll see an imposing canyon that will enable you to see the different layers of volcanic material. We’ll continue walking along a path until we reach a viewpoint, where we’ll see a spectacular view of the valley, the Arenal volcano and the lake with the same name.

Before reaching the dry lava river, we’ll pass by “the devil’s comb”, made up of seven canyons defined by their volcanic activity. We’ll take a path which will lead us to the River Caliente, where we’ll take a refreshing dip and replenish our energy with a complete Costa Rican meal.

We’ll continue until we reach the Arenal Observatory park and its information centre. If luck is on our side, we’ll see some of the area’s wildlife, such as monkeys, frogs, white-nosed coatis and different birds. 

We’ll then cross a hanging bridge which will take us to the Danta waterfall, and we’ll reach another viewpoint from which will see the sunset over the Arenal volcano and lake.

Before returning to your hotel, you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing cocktail.

Important Information

  • You’ll be served a complete Costa Rican lunch, including fruit salad, two sandwiches, cereal bars, sweets and a natural drink.
  • The tour includes hotel pick up and drop off from the hotels around Arenal. If your hotel is further than La Fortuna or the main road leading to the Arenal volcano, the local tour provider will get in touch regarding a convenient meeting point.


Adults Children between 6 and 11 years old
Chato and Arenal Volcanoes Hike
US$ 68
US$ 34

Chato and Arenal Volcanoes Hike

  • Adults

    US$ 68
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old

    US$ 34

More Information


10 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English and Spanish speaking guide.




When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Arenal local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 68
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.