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Original Arenal ATV #1 Arenal Volcano Experience

Original Arenal ATV #1 Arenal Volcano Experience

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Experience the thrill of riding an ATV along tracks in the Costa Rican rain forest during this exhilarating half-day activity from La Fortuna. You'll be transferred to a private farm situated next to Arenal Volcano National Park, and receive instruction from your guide on operating the ATV. Then follow your guide on a fun mud-splattered ride over rugged terrain, stopping for photo ops and an optional natural facial treatment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00

Cooking and Salsa Dance Lesson Combo

Cooking and Salsa Dance Lesson Combo

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The perfect way to get to know Costa Rican culture and take part in some of our most important activities in Costa Rica: cooking, eating and dancing!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding

Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding

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Soak up the beauty and biodiversity of Arenal by horseback on a ride through the family-owned nature reserve at Mistico Park. Known for its hanging bridges, the thoughtfully developed park also features a new riding trail that winds up to hilltop pastures boasting fantastic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake. The slow and natural pace of a horse allows you to appreciate the surrounding flora and look for native wildlife on this relaxed and memorable tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna

Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna

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Experience the thrill of rafting down Costa Rica’s Rio Balsa on this white-water adventure! Following the lead of an experienced guide, you’ll navigate Class II and III rapids as you pass through a lush rain forest landscape. After working up an appetite paddling down the river, enjoy a traditional lunch at a local eatery. Round-trip transport from your La Fortuna hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4

Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4

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Take advantage of some of northern Costa Rica’s best white-water rafting on this full-day, guided tour with traditional lunch included. Paddle through the rainforest and over the rapids of the Balsa River stopping along to swim and rest in nature. After your adventure is done enjoy a Costa Rican style lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.67
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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Chocolate lovers flock to this incredible tour from La Fortuna that includes the sweetest rainforest experience and unearths the hidden secretes of local chocolate production. Visit a farm where cocoa is grown, processed and produced. This hands-on experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about history, culture and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

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As one of Costa Rica's biggest exports, coffee plays a big role in Costa Rica's economy—and its culture, too. Learn about artisanal Costa Rican coffee from bean to cup complete with harvesting, roasting, and grinding on this tour of a family-owned coffee farm near Arenal Volcano. As a bonus, try other favorite Costa Rican crops such as chocolate and sugar cane.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Costa Rica Cooking Class

Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"

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Get a taste of authentic Costa Rican life and cuisine as you join a local family for a cooking class and home-style meal. Along with a guide, visit the home of your hosts outside of La Fortuna and learn about household customs and cooking techniques. Join in the preparation of a typical meal, and then savor the fruits of your labor alongside new friends.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings

Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings

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Discover the natural beauty of the La Fortuna region on an action-packed full-day tour that is ideal for people who enjoy outdoors activities. Go on hikes through lush rain forest; visit a butterfly garden and Maleku Indian village; take a dip at La Fortuna waterfall; look for wildlife; and view the Arenal Volcano. Top off the day with a cocktail and a relaxing soak in a natural hot water river.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Full-Day Rio Celeste Tour From La Fortuna

Full-Day Rio Celeste Tour From La Fortuna

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Lace up your hiking boots for this full-day immersion in the wild beauty of Tenorio Volcano National Park. Look for wildlife on the drive from La Fortuna, and feel like a jungle explorer on the trek to Rio Celeste, known for its mystical aquamarine waters. Take a dip in warm volcanic river pools, admire a cascading waterfall, and reward your efforts with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.00
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$87.00

Arenal Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Arenal Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

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Feel like a jungle explorer as you venture into the lush rain forest around Arenal Volcano on a horseback ride from La Fortuna. Climb atop a tame and trusty steed to follow a guide along a scenic trail that hugs a river canyon, stopping to admire the cascades of the Pino Blanco Waterfall and the famous La Fortuna Waterfall. Cool off with an optional swim at the base of the falls, and learn about Costa Rica’s indigenous culture with a visit to the Maleku Indian Cultural Rescue Center.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.10
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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

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Combine three adventurous activities in a single tour: a hike to Arental Volcano, visit to the Hanging Bridges, and exploration of La Fortuna Waterfall. This full-day tour from La Fortuna, perfect for nature lovers, includes hiking and swimming amidst Costa Rica's beautiful natural scenery. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Eden Chocolate Tour - The best chocolate tour in La Fortuna

Eden Chocolate Tour - The best chocolate tour in La Fortuna

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In Eden Chocolate Tour you'll experience an hour and 45 minutes tour. A first part is held in our cocoa organic plantation where the visitor can see the cocoa flower, the cocoa trees, the fermentation and sun-dried process of the cocoa beans. A second part is inside the Ranch where the visitor can roast and grind the cocoa beans; also the conching and refining process of the chocolate. At the end, the visitor can make his own chocolate bonbons.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.20
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Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting

Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting

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Two popular Costa Rica adventures come together into one adventure-packed day with this white-water rafting and canyoning tour from La Fortuna. During the canyoning portion, rock climb, rappel down a waterfall, and zipline—all under the watchful eye of your guide. Then, head down to the Balsa River for a 2-hour white-water rafting tour with class II to III rapids. When to action ends, wind down with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.00
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$167.00

North Fields Cafe: Craft Specialty Coffee and Chocolate Tour

North Fields Cafe: Craft Specialty Coffee and Chocolate Tour

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Aromatic coffee, sweet sugarcane, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate are three of Costa Rica’s top agricultural exports—and its favorite products among locals and visitors alike. Learn about these three crops first-hand on this tour of a family-owned farm near La Fortuna. See how coffee is created from bean to cup, and then taste other delicious crops along with a guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Two Volcanoes Extreme Hike in Arenal

Two Volcanoes Extreme Hike in Arenal

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Challenge yourself with an intensive hike around the old lava fields and craters of Arenal Volcano. Experience two different peaks up close and from different angles on a strenuous trek through the Costa Rican rain forest. Cool off along the way with a swim in a lake and waterfall pools, and reward your efforts with a tasty picnic lunch and relaxing soak in volcanic mud pits and hot springs. The hike ends around sunset, offering a chance to see nocturnal animals emerging in the jungle.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

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Discover the sounds and sights of the rainforest after dark with a 4-hour night hike and dinner tour from La Fortuna, and visit a  frog sanctuary in the Costa Rican countryside. Follow your guide along an easy trail, and watch for the bats, nocturnal birds and mammals that rustle through the treetops and on the forest floor. Search for red-eyed tree frogs and glass frogs in their natural habitats, then enjoy a traditional dinner prepared on a wood burning stove before returning to your hotel in La Fortuna.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.32
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Arenal Volcano Hike

Arenal Volcano Hike

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Hike Arenal Volcano National Park with a guided tour from La Fortuna, and discover lava formations, lush forests, and thriving wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and sloths that live within the park’s protected zone as you walk along the active, western edge of the volcano, then take a rainforest trail to Arenal’s most recent lava flow. Enjoy views of Arenal Lake and the rugged volcanic landscape, catch a glimpse of glowing fresh lava, then finish your day with an optional stop at a thermal hot spring (entrance fee not included).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.60
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Pure Trek Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling Tour in La Fortuna

Pure Trek Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling Tour in La Fortuna

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Rappel down waterfalls and zipline across canyons in the shadow of Arenal Volcano on this exciting rain forest adventure just outside of La Fortuna. Ride a 4x4 into the forest, where guides will help you gear up for a thrilling course featuring a rock climb and five rappels, including the ‘Monkey Drop’ canyon zipline and four waterfall descents. After conquering this natural playground, freshen up in a well-equipped ranch house and reward your efforts with a delicious lunch of organic Costa Rican cuisine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00

Morning Volcano Hike, Lunch & Hot Springs River

Morning Volcano Hike, Lunch & Hot Springs River

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Head into the rain forest of Costa Rica and discover the Arenal Volcano on a half-day tour. Trek past lava formations, swim in a lake created by the volcano, and take a dip in the warm hot springs of the Tabacon River. Enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch while taking in the views of the volcano and enjoy your day in the rain forest.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Combo La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike & Hotsprings

Combo La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike & Hotsprings

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Explore the waterfalls and rain forest near Arenal Volcano with the benefit of a guided full-day tour from La Fortuna. Go on nature walks, cross hanging bridges, and visit the indigenous Maleku Village. Your guide points out wildlife, views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, and places where you can take a dip in natural pools and hot springs. Ideal for moderately active people who enjoy the outdoors.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Coffee and Chocolate Tour (Regular)

Coffee and Chocolate Tour (Regular)

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Learn about two of Costa Rica’s biggest (and tastiest) exports on this tour of a coffee and chocolate farm from La Fortuna. Not only do you go to a side of Arenal volcano that most visitors miss in order to see the coffee and cacao crops, but you also get to taste the final products—it’s as fresh as it gets. Your guide shares insight into the industries throughout the tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Two Volcano Extreme Hike in La Fortuna

Two Volcano Extreme Hike in La Fortuna

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Spend your day on a private hiking adventure through the Arenal Volcano National Park. Experience the natural beauty of La Fortuna as you navigate the trails and passes that wind through its stunning landscapes. When the day is done, relax and unwind with a dip in a natural hot water river before returning to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Sloths Watching Tour through Sloth's Territory

Sloths Watching Tour through Sloth's Territory

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Sloth’s Territory is a private reserve located in El Tanque, less than 10 minutes away from La Fortuna downtown (Arenal Volcano). The place, managed by the Rodriguez Perez Family, it’s a truly gem with vibrant flora & fauna. The observation hike, a truly enigmatic experience is developed through a safe path. this trail runs the reserve along La Havana River, and offers the opportunity to observe many kind of animals in it’s natural habitat. Two & three-toed sloths, opossums, red frogs, porcupines, different kind of birds such as; Toucans, Tanagers, Royal Flycatchers, Hummingbirds, Parrots, Honeycreepers, Cinnamon Woodpeckers, enrich the activity. Our expert guide will carefully show you, all our different attractions and will give you through a unique lifetime experience. The tour includes a trained guide during the whole hike with professional telescope and it finish with a break to enjoy our more selected seasonal fruits (most of them from our organic field).
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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What people are saying about Hiking in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Original Arenal ATV #1 Arenal Volcano Experience
"So much fun! Andres is friendly, informative and a great guide. It's a great ride/trails. The face mask is an added perk. The views are absolutely breath taking."..."
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Cooking and Salsa Dance Lesson Combo
"The cooking class was great! We learned delicious Costa Rican dishes. Our teacher/ chef (Ellie) was the best!"..."
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Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding
"Amazing trek, even raining, the guides were funny, made sure we had a good time, and kept us safe! Definitely do it!"..."
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Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna
"Great day on the rapids with Noel and Roland who entertained the group from start to finish, told us about the wildlife along the river expertly traversed the rapids and made an amazing looking fruit snack"..."
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Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4
"Best. Rafting. Trip. Ever. Roberto was our guide and he was amazing. He pointed out wildlife, made corny jokes and made sure our entire family was smiling at all times. The rapids were perfect. We are a family of 6 - four kids between the ages of 12 and 17. It's hard to please everyone but Roberto did. They can't stop talking about it!"..."
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna
"The tour guide was amazingggg! So knowledgeable and so friendly and so patient with all of our many questions. It's so cool to know about where chocolate comes from. Even my 8 year old daughter liked the tour! At the end we got to make our own flavors of chocolate which was very cool too! Great for families."..."
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Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience
"Our guide Rafel. He made everything memorable. This was one of the best tours I have ever been on. I learned so much and he made it extremely interesting. I loved the tastings of both the chocolate and coffee and the homemade bread was special"..."
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Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"
"Great food and great teacher. Got the recipe afterwards right away. Very delicious meal that we made!"..."
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Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings
"Anthony and Carlos are fabulous guides. They have a good sense of humor and are very knowledgeable. Took the group to the most scenic views."..."
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Full-Day Rio Celeste Tour From La Fortuna
"So worth it! We pulled over and saw a sloth, Tucan, and the guides were amazing and so knowledgeable. We wouldn't have seen nearly half of the stuff had I gone without a guide."..."
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Arenal Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall
"Loved this excursion. My boys thought this was the best thing we have done since being in Costa Rica. The horses were fun our guide was super friendly and the water fall and the surroundings were beautiful."..."
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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
"We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the hike was spectacular."..."
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Eden Chocolate Tour - The best chocolate tour in La Fortuna
"Excellent tour with a full overview of the process. Our guide was great and had a lot of patience with the kids. She did the explanation, dance and kids actually got to create the chocolate which we were eating for next few days. Highly recommend !!"..."
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Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting
"There was a little miscommunication on the transportation to the excursion, but the guides were very accommodating and made sure we were taken care of. The rappelling was amazing and maybe the best part of our trip to Fortuna."..."
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North Fields Cafe: Craft Specialty Coffee and Chocolate Tour
"We learned so much on this tour especially about coffee. We definitely consider ourselves coffee experts now and will never make or store coffee the same way again. Thanks for many great cups of coffee in our future"..."
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Two Volcanoes Extreme Hike in Arenal
"We had a fabulous adventure! Raoul and Nolan were excellent guides as we hiked the volcano, visited the observatory, swung on rope swings into lakes and experienced incredible wildlife ! Highly recommend!"..."
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Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna
"What a unique experience, we really were sure what to expect but the guide and staff were incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I have been to la fortuna a few times but learned more in this trip about the sustainability and habitat of the local rainforest than in previous tours."..."
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Arenal Volcano Hike
"We greatly enjoyed our hiking tour with our very knowledgeable guide who explained much particularly about the flora as we climbed the side of the volcano to the lava deposits from the 1968 eruption. We certainly would not have had the same experience had we taken the trail on our own. We were with one other couple who were birders so this became an interesting focus also , enhancing our trip. It was interesting to learn how this eruption in Costa Rica was so different to eruptions in areas like Hawaii. Despite the inclement weather which must be expected in a rain forest, the experience was nevertheless well worth our anticipated adventure. We were even treated to a viewing of a sloth as we were returning to our accommodation. Though he was high up in his tree, with the aid of a telephoto lens on a tripod which our guide had, we were able to see him quite clearly. He placed our phones next to his device to produce clear pictures as keepsakes. This was definitely a worthwhile tour. Though we were not able to see the top of the Arenal Volcano this particular day due to low clouds, we saw her in all her glory the following day."..."
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Pure Trek Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling Tour in La Fortuna
"AmaZing! This was super organized and well run. They made things easy to follow and I had a blast. Got wet, got lots of pictures, and got lunch."..."
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Coffee and Chocolate Tour (Regular)
"Fun, informative, and tasty! As much about chocolate as coffee, which was unexpected but delicious! Don't skip the unlimited coffee tasting in the gift shop :)"..."
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Two Volcano Extreme Hike in La Fortuna
"This was an exceptionally awesome tour that I didn't expect. Unfortunately the original "extreme" hike portion was revised to a similar tour (due to cancellations by others). And the tour included a relatively easy hike at the foot of Arenal volcano, a visit and swim at La Fortuna waterfall, and a visit to the hot springs. It was a FULL day of constant new activities with extremely knowledgable and interactive guide who knew tons about the wildlife we encountered - he went out of his way to enthusiastically show us new things and discuss their history in the area. As there isn't much to do in La Fortuna town, a tour that fills up the whole day with exploration and activities is ideal. One of my favorite tours in Costa Rica and not to be missed!"..."
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Sloths Watching Tour through Sloth's Territory
"This place did not disappoint. We saw many sloths and learned a lot about them. Guide took amazing pictures with our phones."..."

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