Desafio Expeditions is the creation of two eco-visionaries Christina and Suresh, whose pioneer work in eco-tourism has set high standards for the area. Desafio offers plenty of options such as week-long adventure schools, surf lessons, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. Sometimes horseback riding tours can be more than a hobby. They can get you places! Rather than take a bus or car, take the faster route with Desafio Expeditions and ride horse-back from Lake Arenal to Monteverde. Shorter, more scenic horseback rides are available too. Located behind the church in downtown La Fortuna. Phone: 2479-9464.
Pure Trek Adventures offers great canyoning expeditions in La Fortuna. In addition, they have recently built an outdoor climbing wall at their base of operations, located just behind Volcano Lodge! Keep your climbing skills honed while on vacation or just try climbing for the first time, right under the active Arenal Volcano! Phone: +506-2479-9940. Sunset Tours offers sport fishing, horseback riding, hiking, cave tours, ATV adventures and more. You’re bound to find something to light your fire. Phone: +506-2479-9585.
Windsurf the one of a kind waves!
Hotel Tilawa offers windsurfing lessons, board rentals, and instruction. Lake Arenal is considered to be one of the best three windsurfing spots in the world. Don’t worry, even beginners are welcome to experience these world class conditions. Board rentals including instructions are $45. Phone: 2695-5050
Take a dip in the hot springs!
Tabacon Resort has the most popular, upscale hotsprings, featuring hot tubs, water slide, swim-up bar, waterfall, and 12 pools of varying temperatures. Various spa treatments such as massages, manicures, and aromatherapy are available, as well as a restaurant. Admission is $35, $19 after 7pm for children. Hours: 9am-10pm. Phone: 2519-1900.
Baldi Termae is another option if you choose not to spring for Tabacon. There are many pools of varying temperatures surrounded by flowers and foliage. There is also a swim-up bar and restaurant. Admission is $20. Phone: 2479-9652.
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Filed under: Arenal on May 20th, 2008