We always recommend you spend your first full day at the resort down at our Club Rio Adventure Center which offers eight soft adventure experiences without leaving the property. Traveling to the Arenal area can leave you tired, so this way you don’t have to leave the property the next day and spend time in a bus for an off-site tour. You will also find that you might want to repeat some of the popular Club Rio tours and this allows for you to plan them into your future days. Also, many of our guests like to practice Rappelling on our Climbing Wall so that they are more prepared for the very popular, off-site Pure Trek Canyon Waterfall Rappel.
The Arenal area is not just famous for the magnificent views of the Volcano, but it is also known as the “Tour Capital” of the country. This relatively small region offers a tremendously diverse and unique collection of nature based, adventure tours. Whether it’s ultimate adrenaline you seek or communing quietly with nature there are many tours that offer both of those experiences or something in between. We emphasize that you should plan these off-site tours on your second and third day at the property. IMPORTANT NOTE- These off-site tours are not operated or owned by The Springs Resort and Spa.
Your trip begins with a 30-minute four-by-four drive into the tropical rainforest outside the town of La Fortuna in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano. We trek through the forest on magical trails that lead to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica, a place very few people get to experience.
If you’re up for the challenge, this tour will make you experience the most amazing outdoor adventure that you have ever had. While you’re driving your own four-by-four ATV between farms, muddy areas, little creeks and trails in the middle of the forest, you’ll have a lot of fun and you’ll feel the adrenaline to the top. So prepare to get wet and dirty!
This adrenaline filled adventure tour allows you to glide along cables as high as 524 feet (50 stories) at speeds reaching 40 miles-per-hour with continuous runs of up to 2,500 feet (one-half mile). On the longest cable, it takes 50 seconds to complete the run.
Enjoy the sights and the sounds of the rainforest and experience its peacefulness as we quietly paddle the Peñas Blancas river. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous tropical birds await us! Our professional, bilingual guide will share with you educational and interesting explanations of the plants and animals we encounter on the float.
Located just 6 km outside the town of La Fortuna, this stunning waterfall provides visitors with a wonderful place to swim and relax. Situated at the base of the dormant Chato volcano amidst a thriving rain forest, the location for this waterfall couldn't get any better.