Make a splash with this perfect combination of adventure, nature, and relaxation. This white water rafting combo followed by a relaxing visit to the volcanic hot springs at Tabacón Thermal Resort and Spa is the perfect one-day Arenal experience. Start your day with a fun-filled trip down the class II & III tropical Balsa river and spend the evening relaxing in the thermal volcanic waters of the iconic Arenal hot springs.

The exciting class II & III rapids are perfect for everyone from beginners to experienced rafters. This family-friendly white water rafting adventure begins with a scenic drive through the Arenal valley to the put-in at the Balsa river where the action begins. You will meet your guide, review safety commands, and get geared up before heading downriver. Our whitewater adventure takes guests through 11 km of beautiful tropical scenery. Have fun navigating through rapids such as Magnetic Rock and Dredges with a rainforest backdrop. Keep an eye out for resident monkeys, toucans, and sloths as you paddle your way downstream. A delicious Costa Rican lunch awaits guests after we finish paddling.

After a fun-filled day of high-intensity white water on the Balsa River, an evening visit to the world-famous Tabacón natural hot springs is well deserved! Your body will thank you as you pamper yourself with a relaxing visit to Costa Rica’s most beautiful hot springs. Discover and explore a network of naturally flowing thermal mineral springs nestled in a private rainforest reserve. Guests can enjoy river pools and rushing waterfalls with the thermal waters heated by the Arenal Volcano. To top off the evening indulge in a delicious outdoor dining experience at the Ave restaurant with Costa Rican flavors surrounded by the rainforest.


DEPARTURE TIME 10:30 am to 7:00pm aprox

Entrance to Tabacón Hot Springs

Delicious outdoor dining experience

Snacks on the river

Lunch and ice cold drinks

Transportation Bilingual guide

Minimum age 8 years old

Where to meet: We pick you up at any Hotel near the region for free. Just let us take care of you.

What to bring:

Rafting – Swimsuit, Quick-drying clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, dry clothes and towel for after your trip, Money for additional items such as guide gratuity, photos, or souvenirs.

Hot Springs – Swimsuit, Dry Clothes to change into for dinner, Credit Card or cash for the towel and locker deposit – Dinner Sitting is casual, but we do request guests to wear a top, dry clothes and shoes or sandal

Important: Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of the tour as we do start on time.

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