Hike The Arenal Volcano Trails!
There’s no better way to get up close and personal with the Arenal volcano than to walk along its lava trails!
Your group will hike along trails on hills formed by lava during the volcano’s 1968 eruption. Not only will you learn more about the volcano and its eruptions, you’ll also see some of the incredible wildlife that inhabits the area.
Arenal is Costa Rica’s most famous volcano and, until recently, its most active. It now plays an important role in power generation for the country, with geothermal, hydroelectric and wind power all generated here.
Did you know? Arenal is considered a relatively young volcano, as it’s thought to be less than 7,500 years old, and it was also one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world until 2010, when it became dormant.
Bathe in the Baldi Hot Springs!
Relax and unwind here at the largest hot springs resort in the world, where there are 25 pools of thermal water rich in minerals and healing properties!
Take a dip in one of the hot pools which is said to help eliminate germs and viruses. But remember, your core temperature will rise after nearly 20 minutes in the hot pools, so make sure you cool down regularly with dips in the cold pools, which are usually very close by.
Not everyone enjoys quiet relaxation so, for those who like a little more action, there are some extreme water slides to enjoy too!
Did you know? Although you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, the hot springs are outside the volcano’s risk zone, so you really can relax and enjoy your surroundings!
Visit Monteverde Cloud Forest!
There’s a huge variety of flora and fauna to be found in Monteverde Cloud Forest, where moisture from the low-hanging clouds that sit permanently on the treetops trickles down the trees to sustain life.
Monteverde’s Cloud Forest alone makes the trip to Costa Rica worth it – your students will have an unforgettable experience of one of planet Earth’s most precious natural habitats.
Climate change could seriously affect Monteverde’s Cloud Forest – as temperatures rise, the low-level cloud coverage that produces the life-giving moisture could be reduced, changing the forest’s hydrological cycle drastically, perhaps even drying it up altogether.
Did you know? The Monteverde Cloud Forest is famous for its incredible biodiversity and is home to over 2,500 plant species, 100 mammalian species, 400 species of bird and 120 species of reptilians and amphibians, as well as thousands of species of insects. It’s also home to the largest number of orchid species in any one place.