Tortuguero departure by boat and road
Depart in the morning by boat, back to the dock at La Pavona, journey of approx 2 hours. On the way look out for three species of monkey (howler, white faced capuchin and spider), sloth, aninga and macaws among other birds and mammals.
After disembarking from the boat, transfer of approx 1 hour 15 minutes to Guapiles where lunch is included before embarking on the next stage of your trip.
Self-Drive from Guapiles to Arenal
Pick up hire car in Guaplies and drive to Arenal, a journey time of approximately 3 hours.
Arenal is an area of stunning scenery, waterfalls, forest and lake but the undoubted star attraction is Arenal Volcano. This perfectly conical volcano is currently entering a quiet phase with little volcanic activity but this huge geological feature has a very imposing presence and offers wonderful walking trails through the tropical forest that cloaks its base. Its geothermal activity also warms the hot springs that sooth many an aching joint.
As a centre for adventure sports, Arenal offers white water rafting, zip lining, canopy walkways, horse riding, canyoning, mountain biking, windsurfing and challenging hikes, all which can be enjoyed in the middle of some outstanding scenery.
You will be staying at Arenal Observatory Lodge, Bed & Breakfast