Kayaking on Lake Arenal Costa Rica

Have Fun Kayaking in Costa Rica on Lake Arenal

Kayaking on Lake Arenal - bring your camera becouse this 2.5-hour paddle on Central America’s second-largest lake gives you the best views of the behemoth Arenal Volcano and Costa Rican wildlife!

During your trip on Arenal Lake, you may observe different species of birds like the “flycatcher”, “kingfisher”, “great blue heron” and “anhinga” whilst on the shores you may hear or see howler monkeys! The view is spectacular with the lake on one side of you and the Arenal Volcano on the other.

The tour in total is 5.5 hours with transport, paddling time and breaks.

Duration: 5.5 hours

Min: 1 person

Recomenned ages: 8-65

Departs: 8.00am and 1.30pm

NEW!!  Ask about our new tour that goes from Arenal to Monteverde (or vice versa) with transport, guides, kayaking and snacks, for a day of adventure! 

Kayak on Lake Arenal and Transport to Monteverde COMBO ( OR VICE VERSA)

The first part of this adventure starts by traveling by a comfortable van from La Fortuna  to Costa Rica's largest lake, the famous Arenal Lake.

Here you will meet up with a private boat and knowledable guide with all the necessary gear for the day,. The captain will look after your bags and help throughout the activity. You will be using high quality, modern kayaking gear inclduing lifejackets.  Your friendly guide will paddle alongside you to keep you safe and encourage you!

The route will cross parts of Arenal Lake and it's stunning bays and views of the Arenal Volcano. On your journey you may have a chance to see  and during different species of tropical birds and with luck, howler monkeys. There will also be quick stop at a pretty viewpoint. 

In total you will paddle for about 2.5 hours and stop in the small town of El Foforos (near El Castello). At the office you can change into your dry clothes and enjoy a homemade snack.before boarding the boat to finish crossing the lake to Rio Chiquito, Here you will take a comfortable vehicle to take you directly to Monteverde.

Price per person is $95 (includes kayak equipment and paddling instructions, experienced guide, snack and drink, transport via van and boat)

Duration: 7.5 hours

Min: 2 people 

Recomenned ages: 8-65

Departs: 8.00am 


What to Bring?

  • Bathing suit or clothes that can get wet

  • sandals

  • sun block

  • waterproof camera


  • Transportation

  • kayak

  • life vest

  • paddles

  • tropical fruit snack

  • beverages

  • bilingual naturalist guide


  • 8.00am

  • 1.30pm


  • 5.5 hours (or 7.5 hours if doing onward transport to Monteverde or Arenal as well)

Please take in consideration before booking

  • Recommended for Children Over 8

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