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Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costa Rica

Jacamar is a company based in northern Costa Rica dedicated to offering a wide variety of tourism related services, the majority of which involve the Arenal area's world famous attractions.

Costa Rica, where besides the Arenal Volcano they have numerous attractiveness among those we find The Arenal Lake, The beautiful Fortuna river waterfall, The Peñas Blancas River full with wild life, The Caño Negro Wild Life Refuge, the Arenal National Park...

Jacamar Tours also operates several activities in Guanacaste area, mainly from hot spots such as Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo, Conchal, Papagayo and Liberia city.

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We focus our business on showing all the natural wonders that we have and at the same time teaching our customers how important it is to conserve our environment.

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The Arenal Volcano tour starts with a drive to the western side of the volcano, which is the one that has been mostly affected by the initial activity since 1968. Once there, you will embark on a very informative hike on the Park trail´s. We can choose one of the trails depending on the client´s preference. We have Las Coladas trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1992 where we can observe all the impact of the past eruptions, or Los Tucanes trail which goes mostly thru the recovered forest of the past activity and where we can see more wildlife.

It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife and magnificent lava rock formations. Once on the top of the lava flow you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. The hike ends up at a view point, where if the weather allows you will see the volcano very close and feel like it is possible to reach with your hands. You will be able to feel some rocks rolling down, some seismic activity and some smoke from the main crater. During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. The tour concludes with a relaxing stop at the mineral hot spring. (Stop at hot springs is optional, entrance fee not included).

Departure Time: 8:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.
Arrival Time: 12 noon & 6:30 pm (longer if you stop at the hot springs).
Includes: Bilingual naturalist guide, transportation in an A/C bus, park entrance fee and beverages.
What to bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots or tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent and rain gear (during rainy season).

Extra charges for droping off at zone 2 & 3.
Zone 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory, Arenal Lodge, Tilajari, La Garza, Arenal Vista, The Springs Resort.
Zone 3: El Tucano, Los Héroes, Mansion Inn, Rancho Margot, Nuevo Arenal.
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We leave early in route to Rio Celeste (Light Blue River), located into the Tenorio Volcano National Park, near the montain range. There is a hike of 5 miles approximately waiting for us, through the tropical rain forest. We will arrive “Los Teñideros” of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly color blue that gives the river its name. We will continue our hike through the jungle to seek out the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On our decent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind! Our final reward is an exquisite lunch at the end of our journey.


Children Rack: $96
Included: Transportation, naturalist guide, beverages, lunch and entrance fee to park.
What to bring: Long pants, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.
What to bring: Shorts, swimsuit, camera and insect repellent.
Recommended: For people in excellent physical shape.
Park rangers are not allowing to enjoy the waters for safety measures.


Extra charges for droping off at zone 2 & 3.
Zone 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory, Arenal Lodge, Tilajari, La Garza, Arenal Vista, The Springs Resort.
Zone 3: El Tucano, Los Héroes, Mansion Inn, Rancho Margot, Nuevo Arenal.
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The Quads Adventure ATV tour not only gives you the opportunity for adventure and fun but also includes nature and unique views of the majestic Arenal Volcano (visibility permitting). The trail you will traverse goes through pastureland at the base of the volcano from which you will have numerous opportunities to view the volcano before eventually arriving at Lago de Los Lirios (Lilly Lake) which has the distinction of being the only lake in the area that contains sulfur residues from the volcano.

From there you will continue on the trail passing through Tropical Humid Forest giving you the opportunity to observe the area′s flora and fauna before arriving at lookout point where we will have drinks and fruit for you. From this lookout point you will enjoy one of the best views of the volcano and some of its most recent flows as your expert naturalist guide tell you about the volcano′s history and characteristics. After two hours of combining adrenaline with nature you will return to where you started on the ATVs. Enjoy your stay in Costa Rica.

Departure: 7:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. / 2:30 p.m.
Includes: Bilingual naturalist guide, transportation, picnic lunch and entrance.
What to bring: Extra clothes, comfortable clothing, tennis or hiking shoes, swimming suit, camera, sunscreen lotion and insect repellent.

Extra charges for droping off at zone 2 & 3.
Zone 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory, Arenal Lodge, Tilajari, La Garza, Arenal Vista, The Springs Resort.
Zone 3: El Tucano, Los Héroes, Mansion Inn, Rancho Margot, Nuevo Arenal.
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We start off the adventure by assisting you into your "Petzl" harness and giving you your "Piranha" rappelling gear, "Pro-Tec" helmet and gloves. Next, your professionally-trained bilingual guides will give you a thorough safety talk about proper techniques and rappelling moves. Then we do a practice rappel down an easy, 15-ft. waterfall, so you can get the hang of it.

Keep in mind, you′ll be using some rock climbing moves as we make our way through this gorgeous slot canyon - some parts of the canyon are less than 5-ft. in width! Remember to use your arms, legs and "bum!" You′ll descend down 5 more waterfalls until you get to the grand finale... the biggest waterfall over 210-ft high. The water will splash all around you as you make it to the bottom, feeling incredibly exhilarated. It′s then a short 10-minute walk up the side of the canyon to where your tropical fruit and water await you and then you get treated to a delicious home-cooked lunch.

Children Rack: $98
Includes: Transport to/from your hotel, professional & very fun, bilingual guides; high-quality, brand-name equipment; gloves & water.
What to bring: Secure shoes (tennis shoes, Keen or Teva-style,) clothes to get wet in & change of clothes for after the tour.
Recommended: For people in good physical condition.

Extra charges for droping off at zone 2 & 3.
Zone 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory, Arenal Lodge, Tilajari, La Garza, Arenal Vista, The Springs Resort.
Zone 3: El Tucano, Los Héroes, Mansion Inn, Rancho Margot, Nuevo Arenal.
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