From relaxing soaks in natural hot springs to adventure activities guaranteed to get your adrenalin pumping, there are infinite possibilities when it comes to things to do in Arenal, Costa Rica. Arenal begs to be explored and discovered, and with towering volcanoes, welcoming towns, spectacular lakes and jungles brimming tropical flora and fauna, the area is practically a natural amusement park in itself. That’s why Arenal draws in people from all walks of life, ranging from youth to retirees, from solo backpackers to luxury travelers and from honeymooning newlyweds to families filling albums with unforgettable memories. One thing is for sure, no matter your travel style and budget, an unforgettable experience is in your future.
One of the most popular things to do in Arenal is to indulge in a little rest and relaxation in one of the many spas and hot springs sprinkled across the area. Every vacation should have at least a little time carved out to replenish your mind, body and soul, and there are fabulous options where your mind, body and soul are the top priority.
The majority of the area’s spa resorts have day passes available for non hotel guests to enjoy their hot springs, spas, restaurants, bars and other amenities, but keep in mind that some resorts limit the amount of day passes per day, so book yours as soon as you have a date with your wellbeing in mind!
Adventurous, outdoorsy types both young and old will be downright giddy when it comes time to pick and choose activities, as Arenal is home to an unparalleled array of sports and adventure opportunities that range from canoeing serenely on the lake to hurtling through treetops on a zip line… and, of course, everything in between. Many tour companies will even combine several activities into combo packages, making for activity-packed experiences that you’ll never forget.