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Gray Line One Day Tour: Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

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Address: 500m North from the Best Western Irazu Hotel, San Jose P.O. Box 72-1017 La Uruca, Costa Rica
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+506 2220 2126
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It is no coincidence that the Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs is one of...

It is no coincidence that the Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs is one of the most popular tours in the country; visiting the most active volcano in Costa Rica and relaxing in its hot springs is an unforgettable experience!En route towards Arenal, you will pass by the picturesque town of La Fortuna and, in a clear day, you will have the opportunity to admire this majestic colossus. You may also have the chance to witness a small eruption, causing red lava to pour down the mountain and clouds of smoke and ash to fly into the sky. At night, the spectacle is like a magnificent display of fireworks. At the nearby thermal hot springs you will be able to relax in naturally heated Jacuzzis charged with healthy minerals, or you may take advantage of the resort’s additional services such as Tabacón’s award winning spa.

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Well organized, but long

Definitely a long day, as I read in previous reviews. But, I was told these were must-see locations, so I went for it - and it seems everyone else on vacation to CR did so as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Christa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a long day, as I read in previous reviews. But, I was told these were must-see locations, so I went for it - and it seems everyone else on vacation to CR did so as well! It was very busy, with multiple tour groups. I am thankful to have gone, but if you have the means I highly recommend... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only drawback of this tour is that you leave and return to San Jose during peak traffic hour. Other than that, the coffee plantation, and especially the visit to the volcano are spectacular. On the other hand, the tour was a little oversold with their advertising of a "delicious breakfast" at the coffee plantation that was no more than... More 

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Temple Hills, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guide was thorough and hilarious! He kept us entertained at all times. He spoke about their culture and history as we drove through many different places. It was awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A drive circa 3 - 31/2 hours each way and on route could have fewer stops as those stops were fair only; general group commentary was to get strait to the volcano / springs. The springs were exceptional and were the highlight of the day - the dinner at Tabacon was also also solid. So overall, great value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

graylines offers good prices, expériences guides, pickup at your hotel and return. there knowledge makes the tour come alive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Going up to the mountain he's beautiful jungle you can have a good day to spend in nature it cost $99 to pick you up from the hotel they give you a nice lunch

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were staying close to el Centro in San Jose, so the drive to the volcano was about 2.5 to 3 hours. The actual volcano was visible from about half way down due to the could coverage. We went to a scenic look out area near by for photos. Our guide was happy to tell us as much as he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Gray Line Tours is one of the oldest tour companies in Costa Rica. It is part of the Marta Group which owns and operates several franchise hotel brands in Costa Rica. It s a good, solid firm with great service at reasonable prices.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was a long day, but the hot springs were worth it in the end. The volcano area was nice, it was cloudy. Max the guide was very informative of the history and area, just wished he spoke more in English than Spanish, I am sure I missed a lot being said. I don't speak Spanish.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Where to begin? They picked us up on time at the hotel, but then it was another hour or so of other hotel pickups, transfer to a bigger van/bus, and more roadtripping before we were actually under way. The description of the trip is VERY poorly done, bordering on deceptive. Pick up was before 8AM, we didn't see the first... More 

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