La Fortuna Hikes and Trails

La Fortuna Guide Walk

La Fortuna Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the wonderful nature of our daytime tour. Explore short trails filled with endangered native species, and a variety of things to see in the area, from birds to sloths. Our expert guide will share fascinating details about arenal wildlife. At the end, enjoy a cultural experience, where you will make your own tortilla and savor the avor of Costa Rican cuisine.

  • Diverse Nature Exploration: Immerse yourself in the wonders of the rainforest with short trails that showcase endangered native species. From vibrant birds to elusive sloths, the tour offers a diverse array of flora and fauna, providing a rich and immersive nature experience.

  • Expert-Guided Wildlife Discovery: Led by our expert guide, delve into the fascinating details of Arenal's wildlife. Gain insights into the behaviors, habitats, and significance of the diverse species that call the rainforest home. The tour is an educational journey, deepening your appreciation for the local ecosystem.

  • Cultural Culmination: Wrap up your adventure with a cultural experience. Engage in the traditional art of tortilla-making and savor the flavors of Costa Rican cuisine. This hands-on activity adds a delightful and authentic touch to your nature exploration, creating a well-rounded and memorable tour experience.
  • Price
  • Departure
  • Tips
  • FAQs
  • Included

children: $25

Adults: $32

Seniors: $32

  • Monday        8:00 am and 1:00pm
  • Tuesday       8:00 am and 1:00pm
  • Wednesday     8:00 am and 1:00pm
  • Thursday      8:00 am and 1:00pm
  • Friday        8:00 am and 1:00pm
  • Saturday      8:00 am and 1:00pm
  • Sunday        8:00 am and 1:00pm
  • Comfortable Clothing: Wear lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for the weather. Consider moisture-wicking fabrics to stay cool.
  • Sturdy Walking Shoes: Choose comfortable and supportive shoes suitable for the terrain. Sneakers or hiking shoes work well for easy walks.
  • Sun Protection: Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to shield yourself from the sun.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated by carrying a reusable water bottle. It’s crucial, even on shorter walks.
  • Snacks: Pack some energy-boosting snacks like nuts, granola bars, or fresh fruit.
  • Daypack or Bag: Carry a small backpack to keep your hands free, where you can store your essentials.
  • Weather Appropriate Gear: Check the weather forecast and bring a light jacket, raincoat, or umbrella if needed.
  • Bug Repellent: Depending on the location and time of day, insect repellent can be useful.
  • Camera or Smartphone: Capture the beauty of your surroundings with a camera or smartphone.
  • First Aid Kit: Include basics like band-aids, pain relievers, and any personal medications you might need.

Remember, the key is to keep it simple and enjoy the walk!

  1. What emotional connection can I expect from a Guided Tour in La Fortuna that I wouldn’t get exploring on my own?
    • Our Guided Tours in La Fortuna offer more than just information; they weave stories, share local insights, and create emotional bridges between you and the enchanting landscapes, turning every moment into a cherished memory.
  2. How do guides enhance the emotional depth of the tour experience in La Fortuna?
    • Our guides aren’t just experts; they’re storytellers, adding layers of emotion to your journey. Their passion for La Fortuna’s history, nature, and culture creates an immersive experience that goes beyond the ordinary.
  3. Can families with children find emotional value in Guided Tours in La Fortuna?
    • Absolutely! Our Guided Tours cater to families, ensuring that every member, from the youngest to the oldest, feels emotionally connected to La Fortuna’s wonders. It’s an opportunity for shared discoveries and lasting bonds.
  4. Are there specific moments during Guided Tours that evoke strong emotional responses from tourists?
    • Yes, many! Whether it’s the first glimpse of the Arenal Volcano, the sounds of the rainforest, or the shared laughter during cultural experiences, each moment on a Guided Tour in La Fortuna has the potential to stir deep emotions.
  5. How do Guided Tours contribute to the emotional impact of exploring La Fortuna?
    • Guided Tours create a personalized and emotionally rich narrative of La Fortuna. By connecting you with local stories, traditions, and the breathtaking scenery, these tours turn a visit into an emotional journey that stays with you long after you leave.

Embark on a Guided Tour in La Fortuna and let the emotions of discovery, connection, and wonder unfold at every turn!

  • Specialized Tour Guide
  • Water bottle
  • Typical Snack
  • Park entrance
  • Parking
  • Explanation of the route and its main hotspots
  • Explanation of our conservation and protection project

Free Cancelation 24 hours Before your Departure Time

Client 1 of La Fortuna Hikes and Trails

Johanna Meier

This tour was one of the highlights of any vacation I’ve been on. Sergio and Don Claudio gave us a tour of the property and showed us a variety of rare animals and plants we would have otherwise missed. They were so knowledgeable and truly personalized the tour to our interests. We love that it felt like a genuinely immersive local experience and it was a wonderful intro to La Fortuna. The baby sloths wegot to capture in their natural habitat was an incredible experience. We also got to make our own tortillas with Grandma Elieth which were delicious. We felt so welcome by everyone and were lucky enough to have a private tour. We couldn’t recommend this experience more!

Ronja Ehmann

Forget any other “sloth spotting” tour. This is the real deal. I booked a spot on the 8.30am tour the day before and as I was the only one got a private tour by guide Sergio and the owner himself, don Claudio. Sergio is crazy knowledgable about the flora and fauna (turns out history as well) and don Claudio has eagle eyes for spotting even the best hidden animal. Saw 5 sloths in total, including ababy. The tour concluded with some freshly pressed cane juice, making my own tortilla with the owner’s lovely wife Eliette, and being served the cooked tortilla together with a full meal and fresh lemonade. Enjoyed my feast while watching the different birds enjoy ripe bananas. The property is so well taken cared of and cherished by the owners, who are the most humble and friendly people you’ll meet. It is and feels like a family business, super warm and welcoming. I cannot recommend this tour enough. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, the whole 2,5-3h experience only costs US$32.

Rachel Van der Werf

What a wonderful experience! Our concierge recommended this family run business due to the natural environment the animals are kept in. Our guide Andre and his granddad (aka Eagle Eye because he can spot so many animals) were terrific tour guides. So much knowledge about the flora and fauna, we could not have asked for a better tour. We saw different sloths, very colorful andpoisonous frogs, birds and so on. Our tour ended with a very tasty local lunch with tortillas we made ourselves. Highly recommended!

einat cohen

This was definitely a highlight in our trip. We came here because of the rain and were so happy to land here. We saw sloths, frogs, birds, basilisks and a bat. Don Carlos knew all the right places to look at and our guide was knowledgeable and patient to answer all question. He brought a telescope so we could see all animals up closed and all members of the family gave us the most welcoming experience.
Highly recommended!

Erin Obermeier

Wonderful tour with a private, not crowded, authentic experience. We loved our tour — we saw lots of sloths and birds, frogs, lizards, flowers, etc. This is a family-run business and everyone was so kind and knowledgeable, took their time, and made sure my daughter could see out of the telescope each time, etc. We loved making our own tortillas and sugar cane juice at the end, and the food wasdelicious. We would definitely recommend you visit Mariolas!

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