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Tours and Activities at La Pradera Hotel
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Fourtrax Adventure

Fourtrax Adventure

We start at La Pradera Hotel, after a little explanation of how to drive, the security rules and a driving practice, we will go to a private farm, through a beautiful scenario of nature, trees, birds and animals, we will enjoy all the way to the a very high point on the base of the volcano, there you can see the all area of the Arenal and of course the Majestic Arenal Volcano, there we will have a drinks and after a break we are all set for the rest of the adventure. We will drive to the Arenal River going through La Guaria town, once at the river you can tale a shower rest for a while and come back to the restaurant to have a delicious lunch or dinner.

Included: Transportation from and to your hotel near La Fortuna. The equippement. Bilingual guide. Lunch or dinner. Drinks.
Departure time: 07:30 AM 11:00 AM 02:30 PM - Approx 3 hours. We pick up 15 minutes before the tour begins.
What to bring: What to Bring:Tennis shoes Camera,Towel Bating Suit.

Arenal Volcano Tour

Arenal Volcano Tour

The Arenal Volcano tour transports guests to the active northwest side of the volcano. The tour begins with a hike and depending upon which side of the volcano the lava is flowing, we go either to the trail " The National Park or Mirador El Silencio..It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the Arenal Lake just in time for sunset!

During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. The tour concludes with a relaxing stop at the mineral hot springs (optional). Note: Entrance to hot springs is not included.

Departure time: 8:00a.m. or 3:00p.m. from La Fortuna.
Returns: 12:00m.d. or 6:30p.m. to La Fortuna.
Included: Comfortable transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, park fee and cold beverages.
What to bring?: Shorts, swimsuit, camera and insect repellent.
Recomendations: For adults and children of all the ages.

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Caño Negro wildlife refuge Tour

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered one of the richest sites in the continent for the observation of birds. Beside an abundance of birds, Caño Negro is also refuge of many other animals like: sloths, three types of monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and anative flora of the wet land.

Our tour to this beautiful region, leaves from La Fortuna, driving for about an hour and a half until Los Chiles, which is a rustic town that meets to only five kilometers of the border of Nicaragua, it is here where we take the boat down to Río Frío for about three hours. From the beginning of the trip, our professional guide will explain each one of the plantations that we will see on the way, as well as the flora and fauna of the region.

Departure time: 7:30 a.m
Returns: 3:30 p.m. approximately.
Included: Transport, bilingual naturalist guide, lunch, and cold drinks.
What to bring?: Fresh and comfortable clothes, tennis shoes or sandals, camera, hat, binoculars, sunscreen.
Recomendations: For adults and children of all the ages.

Venado Caves Tour

Venado Caves Tour

For those people that would not matter get wet and muddy, in this fascinating adventure under ground to only 45 minute from La Fortuna, we will take you through narrow passages and incredible labyrints, chambers where we will see the famous formation of rock named "La Papaya" and other stalactites and stalagmites that they surely will astonish to everybody. Also you will see spidersand bats which are frequent in this place.

Departure time: Optional.
Included: Comfortable transport, bilingual guide, flash light, helmet, and cold drinks.
What to bring?: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, insect repellent, extra clothes.
Recomendations: For people in good physical condition and for old of 14 years.

Rafting Tour Rio Toro Class 4

Rafting Tour Río Toro Class 4

We are the only company to raft the exciting class 4 Rio Toro -located about 1 hour to La Fortuna. The Rio Toro explodes with a series of over 45 continous rapid- you´ll spend more than 2.5 hours rafting through unexplored tropical wilderness.

Included: Equipment, guide, typical "casado" lunch and fruit
Departure time: 08:30am
Returns: 3:00pm

White Water Rafting Class II & III at Balsa River

White Water Rafting Class II and III at Balsa River

The northern zone of Costa Rica is blessed with the most beautiful landscapes and incredible rivers for rafting. With an excellent level of water throughout the year “Balsa River" will allow you to enjoy the best rafting experience if you're novice, if you are an expert you will enjoy it the most, thanks to its beautiful surroundings, challenging rapids and good waves that may request you a good maneuver from time to time. Best of all: just 30 minutes from your hotel in La Fortuna.

Our experienced, professional bilingual guides will give a safety speech and instruction for adventure on the river, then we will equip you up with life jackets, helmets and ready for fun... There are many possibilities to see at a lot of wildlife, including monkeys, iguanas, sloths and many tropical birds such as ospreys, hawks, kingfishers, orioles and toucans. Definitely a unique day to combine adventure and nature. We have a saying in Jacamar Naturalist Tours: just live it!

Departure time: 10:30am (Depending of your hotel).
Included: Transportation, guides & safety kayaker, tropical fruits, Best Lunch in town & a real exclusive, small group tour experience.
What to bring?: Comfortable clothes to get wet in, water shoes & dry clothes for after the trip.
Notes: Children must over 9 years old. For people in regular physical shape. Photographer service available.

La Fortuna Waterfall Tour

La Fortuna Waterfall Tour

A good combination of horseback riding and hiking with beautiful scenery.

On waterfall foot we will have plenty time for a swim and relax. Recommended for people in good physical condition.

Bike Tours in La Fortuna

Bike Tours in La Fortuna

This ride takes us on an old road connecting Arenal Dam with the main entrance to Arenal Volcano National Park. From there we go towards the Arenal Observatory Lodge and the village of El Castillo. The ride goes mostly through secondary forest first and then catle farm. We often see monkeys, toucans , coatis ,etc. We stop for snacks on the shore of Lake Arenal.

Included: Helmet, Gloves, Water Bottle - Bilingual guide / mechanic - Transportation from your hotel in Fortuna - Arenal Area - Support vehicle during all the tour - Picnic stop: fruit and snacks on half day tours, lunch on full day tours. - Water, snacks and drinks available during all the tour.
What to bring: 1-Biking shorts or other comfortable shorts. 2-Sneakers or tennis shoes 3-Sunglasses

Arenal Canopy Tour

Arenal Canopy Tour

The Arenal Canopy Tour is located in "Finca La Orquídea" at La Fortuna town. The adventure begins when you arrive to the stables and the guides give you an idea of your tour, then you get part of the equipment and your horseback ride for approximately 40 minutes. When we arrive at our destination, we give you the rest of the equipment necessary then we continue with a short walk through the transitional forest where a guide points out things that prevail in the rain forest. Some times it is possible to see several species of animals, such as white faced and howler monkeys, rodents, snakes and a great diversity of birds. As well as an enormous variety of orchids and canopy plant life. The trees we use are adults that tower above, the plataforms are at an elevation of 150 feet (46 mts).

All the plataforms are designed for observation of life rather than damage of it. Trees like cocora (bilia hippocastanum), monkey comb (apeiba membranacea) and capulin (mortoniodendrum apetala) just to name a few. After the hike, we arrive at the first plataform where the ride begins. You can´t help but be overwhelmed by the beauty as you glide through the forest on the seven cables. Our shortest cable is 195 ft (60 mts) and our longest is 650 ft (203 mts).

All the equipment we use is safe and simple for using, and will be handled by the guides, so you sit back and enjoy the day. The construction (rigging) of the tour meets the safety regulations specified by the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology), considering our tour one of the safest in Costa Rica.

Included: Transportation from and to the hotel, beverages, equipment, professional guides and horses.
Departure time: 8:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:15pm
Returns: 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm
What to bring: Long pants, comfortable and closed shoes, camera, binoculars, apply insect repelent.

Arenal Canyoning Tour

Arenal Canyoning Tour

Pick up and drop off at your hotel (La Fortuna-Arenal area only). A 30 minute 4x4 drive will bring all clients to the ranch house. We will give you a safety talk, put your gear on, and then embark on a short trek to the top of the first waterfall where we start our descent. There are 4 rappels ranging in height from 50 to 20 meters, all are guaranteed to get your blood moving! We have constructed trails that lead you from waterfall to waterfall through the canyon; It's like being in a National Park. Then a short trek out of the canyon will lead you back to the truck and back to our base for lunch in view of the famous Volcan Arenal. (lunch served after the 7:00am tour and before the 12:00 noon tour)

Included: -Professionally trained bilingual guides. -trekking along magical trails in a pristine canyon. -rappelling down 4 amazing waterfalls. -lunch served on both tours. -all transportation.

Hiking to Celeste River

Hiking to Celeste River

We leave early in route to Rio Celeste (Light Blue River), located into the Tenorio Volcano National Park, near the montain range. There is a hike of 5 miles approximately waiting for us, through the tropical rain forest. We will arrive "Los Teñideros" of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly color blue that gives the river its name.

We will continue our hike through the jungle to seek out the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On our decent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind! Our final reward is an exquisite lunch at the end of our journey.

Included: Transportation, naturalist guide, beverages, lunch and entrance fee to park
What to bring?: Long pants, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.
Recommended: For people in excellent physical shape. Park rangers are not allowing to enjoy the waters for safety measures.

Pure Nature Safari (Floating Experience)

Pure Nature Safari (Floating Experience)

Experience the peacefulness of the forest floating down the Frío River with the opportunity to observe plenty of wildlife along it. Many different animals such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, turtles, caimans and numerous bird species can be spotted. Our boat doesn’t use a motor, so, you can enjoy the sounds of nature as we paddle down the river offering you the best opportunity to take marvelous photos. Our naturalist guide will help you to find the secret living treasures of this world and describe them to you. At the end we will share a very unforgettable experience with a real Costa Rican Family while eating some homemade snacks at their farm and practice some Spanish with them (Spanish Lessons are free!!!).

Departure time: 07:30am and 13:00pm
Returns: 12:00md and 17:00pm
Included: Bilingual naturalist guide, transportation in an A/C bus, lifejacket, beverages, fruits, homemade snacks and some surprises.
What to bring?: Long pants, comfortable and closed shoes, camera, binoculars, apply insect repelent.
Recommended for a family trip

Horseback Ride La Fortuna to Monteverde

Horseback Ride La Fortuna to Monteverde

(either direction) Travel the old-fashioned way to or from Monteverde. We take a very scenic and safe trall along Lake Arenal where you'll get several glimpses of the famous and very active Arenal Volcano and ride beside lush and beautiful rainforest. Try and spot toucans, Montezuma oropendulas, sloths, the elusive tepotzquintle and other tropical creatures. The lake trail is safe all year round.

Included: Horses, guides, tropical fruit, transportation from La Fortuna to the Arenal lake, boat ride on Lake Arenal to the town of El Castillo, beautiful horse ride from El Castillo to Rio Chiquito, ground transportation to Monteverde
Departure time: 8:30am
DURATION: 5 ½ hours

Sky Tram Tour

Sky Tram Tour

Sky Tram is an all ages tour, even people with physical problems can enjoy of this tour, our cabins have enough space for a wheelchair without folding it. The tour begins at the principal reception office and ends at the observation platform in the Arenal Reserve highest point of view, where you can watch the forest, the Arenal lake and the Volcano.

The trip in one way last approximated 18 minutes. In the observation platform we have naturalist guides for the public attention and soon there will be a multimedia room for video presentations with 1968 Volcanic eruptions images, images of the towns that flooded for the Lake Arenal creation as electric generation source, and images of the rain forest flora and fauna.

Rapel - Canyoning

Rapel - Canyoning

We start off the adventure by assisting you into your "Petzl" harness and giving you your "Piranha" rappelling gear, "Pro-Tec" helmet and gloves. Next, your professionally-trained bilingual guides will give you a thorough safety talk about proper techniques and rappelling moves. Then we do a practice rappel down an easy, 15-ft. waterfall, so you can get the hang of it.

Keep in mind, you'll be using some rock climbing moves as we make our way through this gorgeous slot canyon - some parts of the canyon are less than 5-ft. in width! Remember to use your arms, legs and "bum!" You'll descend down 5 more waterfalls until you get to the grand finale... the biggest waterfall over 210-ft high. The water will splash all around you as you make it to the bottom, feeling incredibly exhilarated. It's then a short 10-minute walk up the side of the canyon to where your tropical fruit and water await you and then you get treated to a delicious home-cooked lunch.

Included: Transport to/from your hotel, professional & very fun, bilingual guides; high-quality, brand-name equipment; gloves & water.
What to bring?: Secure shoes (tennis shoes, Keen or Teva-style,) clothes to get wet in & change of clothes for after the tour.
Recomendations: Good physical shape.

Early Bird Walk

Early Bird Walk

Birds are most active early in the morning and become active again as the day cools into evening. Join us for one or both of these walks in the La Fortuna area or near your hotel, for an amazing display of tropical birds. You are likely to see toucans, parrots, oropendolas, colorful tanagers and parakeets.

For the more experienced birdwatcher, we can focus on seeing, Royal Flycatchers, White-fronted Nunbirds, Cinnamon Woodpeckers and other less commonly seen species. We will tailor the tour for you. "Early Bird Walks" Included coffee and a fruit snack. We will wrap up both by listing and discussing the birds we have seen.akes it very special. After a refreshing swim we will return to La Fortuna town by car.

Departure time: 5:30 a.m. / 10:00 a.m.
Returns: 3:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
Included: Transportation, book guide and bilingual guide.
What to bring?: Binoculars, insect repellent, camera, light clothes.
Recomendations: Good physical shape.

Night Walk

Night Walk

The night walk takes place at the Ecocentro Danaus a small reserve whose focus is conservation and education. A visit to the center at night will afford you the opportunity to see some of the areas more prominent nocturnal animals in action such as sloths, caimans,spiders, frogs, bats, butterflies and and also the way these species interact with each other and the center's vegetation.

Departure time: 5:30 pm
Included: Transportation, guides, entrance fee and drinks.
What to bring?: Hiking boots, insect repellent and long pants.
Recomendations: For adults and children of all the ages.

Hanging Bridges

Hanging Bridges

The Arenal Hanging Bridges tour takes place on a 600 acre reserve filled with lush vegetation and a variety of birds and animals which your experienced guide will help you spot. The trail itself is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) in length, crossing nine fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of 7 degrees so that anyone can walk it.

Departure time: 8:00am. 1:00pm.
Included: Transportation, naturalist guide and drinks.
What to bring?: Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, sunscreen (sunny days) or rain gear (rainy days).
Recomendations: For adults and children of all the ages.

Safari Float Trip on the Peñas Blancas River

Safari Float Trip on the Peñas Blancas River

Experience the peacefulness of the forest traveling on Peñas Blancas river, with the opportunity to observe many animals like: monkeys, sloths, iguanas, tortoises, crocodiles, and several types of birds. Our boat doesn't have motor, this way you will enjoy of the journey quietly rowing and taking photos, while you enjoy of drinking and tropical fruits without disturb the animals.

In this tour will be accompanied by experienced naturalist, who will explain many fascinating details about trees, plants, birds and other animals. This is a half-day tour especially designed for people with the limited amount time.

Departure time: 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Returns: 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Included: Comfortable transport, bilingual naturalist guide, snacks and cold drinks.
What to bring?: Short pants, bathing suit, camera, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellent.
Recomendations: For adults and children of all the ages.

Tour Kayak on Lake Arenal

Tour Kayak on Lake Arenal

Depart from La Fortuna at 8:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to enjoy a pleasant morning of kayaking on Lake Arenal and breath taking views of the Arenal Volcano. On your trip you may observe different species of birds like the "Flycatcher", "Kingfisher", "Great Blue Heron" and "Aninga" and may also possibly hear the Howler monkeys!

Departure time: 8:00am.
Returns: Approximately 12:30pm / 6:00pm
Included: Transportation, kayak, life jacket, oars, tropical fruit snack, beverages, and bilingual naturalist guide.
What to bring?: Bathing suit , strap sandals, and sun block and waterproof camera.
Recomendations: For adults and children of all the ages.

Inflatable Whitewater Kayaking

Inflatable Whitewater Kayaking

We have one of the most beautiful river canyons right in our own backyard -full of birds, tropical waterfalls and plenty of rainforest wildlife– experience the independence of your own kayak through class 2-3 rapids –perfect for beginners and those looking for a half day river fun and adventure.

Included: Lunch and fruit.
Departure time: 8:30am and 1:00pm
Returns: 12:30pm and 4:30pm

Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

This is a good combination of horseback ride and hike and a beautiful stage. Those are trained horses that will take you until the entrance of the waterfall through pastures, forest and tall hills. The views of the Valley of San Carlos and the tropical forest that enclose it are spectacular. At the end of the road, we will leave the horses and we will descend walking for a natural trail until the base of the waterfall. This fantastic area is very quiet and special to relax and swimming for a while.

Departure time: Optional
Included: Entrance to the waterfall, horses, local guide.
What to bring?: Long pants, hiking shoes, towel, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, camera.
Recomendations: For adults and children of all the ages.



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