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Combine two of the most popular tours in Arenal Costa Rica! A full day of fun, adventure and relaxation, what could be better?
Your day will start with a pick up from you Arenal hotel in our comfortable a/c Desafio van. You will be then driven to the Rio Balsa and taken to our private put-in, equipped with changing rooms for your convenience. Your experienced bilingual guides will give you a safety talk with paddling instructions, NRS life jackets, and Pro-Tech helmets. You will have a chance to ask any questions about the tour!
Your group and guide will paddle through fun & safe rolling rapids with names like "Congo Loco" & "Rock around the Croc" and the very technical and challenging “Las Dragas” section. You will padde along 10 kilometers of lush Costa Rican rainforest and have a chance to play around in tranquil river pools in an isolated rainforest river canyon, whilst having a tropical fruit break.
You’ll be on the water for about 2 to 2.5 hours, during this time hopefully you'll get to see lots of wildlife like monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds such as Ospreys, Oropendolas and Toucans. The Río Balsa is dam-controlled, so good water levels are available all-year long! Afterwards you will be treated to a delicious home-cooked meal! When you are ready, we'll take you to the hotsprings where you can just relax. There is a small bar where you can treat yourself to a delicious cocktail (not included).
Paradise Hot Springs is surrounded by beautiful gardens, waterfalls and tropical flowers. There are a number of different pools to choose from, all a variety of temperatures. Also on the property are free-lockers and a lovely restaurant. When you are done soaking in the pools, change your clothes and prepare yourself for an evening meal in the restaurant to top the night off!
What to Bring?
Secure shoes (tennis or water shoes)
change of clothes
swimming gear and towel
Fun, Bilingual Guides!
Hot Springs Visit
Round Trip Transport included from most hotels