Arenal Area Activities


The Lake Arenal area has many activities ranging from walking tours to canyon rapelling adventures. Our area is famous for its zip-line tours, where you are strapped to a cable strung above the jungle canopy and fly from one end to the other. Most zip-lines have six to eight cables in a tour, and are run by reputable companies. There are two zip-lines in the La Fortuna area, one in El Castillo, and one in Nuevo Arenal.

Lake Arenal area tours include:

  • Fishing tours on Lake Arenal
  • Volcano hikes--old lava flow areas and inactive flanks
  • Hanging bridges and nature hikes
  • Organic garden and farm tours, self-sustainable living
  • Butterfly and serpentarium conservatory tours
  • Cultural home-stays and Spanish school
  • Horseback riding tours, easy to experienced
  • Hot springs and therapeutic massage
  • Sky-tram canopy tours
  • Zip-line canopy tours
  • World-class bungee jumping agency
  • Bicycle tours -- offroad and onroad
  • ATV off-road tours
  • Lake and river kayak tours
  • White-water rafting for Class I, II, III, and IV rapids
  • Canyon rapelling
  • Spelunking (cave exploration) the world-famous Venado Caves
  • Tours of nearby Volcanos Tenorio and Rincon de la Vieja
  • Cano Negro wildlife preserve tours
  • Rio Celeste Waterfall hiking tours
  • Costa Rican community volunteer opportunities