Arenal Volcano may be the most popular attraction in the Arenal area of Costa Rica but another way to discover other beautiful sights here is by kayaking and biking. Explore the forests, mountain and hiking trails as well as the springs of the Arenal by taking this combination tour that will surely get your adrenaline pumping.
About Lake Arenal
Known as the most spectacular and largest lake in the country, Lake Arenal is located adjacent to the Arenal Volcano in the lowlands of North Costa Rica. Lake Arenal gives you panoramic views of the hills and mountains as well as lakes plus it is a good spot to see birds, reptiles, amphibians and other animals passing by.
Not only does it offer a grand time of kayaking and biking, you can also do some windsurfing and fishing while you’re in the area.
This park is the smallest in the county and but is very famous for its rich and abundant wildlife. It’s located around the Arenal area and this is where you get the chance to see three-toed sloths, capuchin monkeys, colorful parrots and toucans, Jesus Christ lizards and many more as you ride your bike.
The Kayaking and Biking Tour
The entire one-day tour will last you about 6 hours but don’t worry because there are more than enough in-between breaks and beautiful views to make you forget any body aches and tiring moments you may have.
First part of the tour is you’ll be kayaking in the Lake Arenal for about 2 hours. This is where you’ll be able to visit various islands and you’ll be searching for different reptiles, amphibians, birds and the like. The most famous creatures found in this area are howler and spider monkeys, sloths, coatis, osprey, kingfishers only to name a few.
To top it all off, as you kayak along the Lake Arenal, be prepared for a breathtaking view of the Arenal Volcano which is known to be the tallest volcano in the country and one of the world’s most active.
After a couple of hours kayaking, you’d be able to relax and have some snacks before you hop on your mountain bikes to see what else the Arenal area has to offer.
The biking trails here are pretty much passable. These natural trails lead you to small Costa Rican neighbourhoods where friendly locals greet you. You’ll be able to cross rivers as well and enjoy sight-seeing along the way.
- It’s going to cost you $85 for both kayaking and biking and $60 if you only want to get on your bike.
- The kayaking is about 6km and biking is 16km.
- The tour price includes hotel pick-ups and drop-offs, water and snacks as well as a bilingual expert guide.
- You’ll need to bring tennis shoes or sandals that can get wet, insect repellent, bathing suits, extra light clothes and a hat plus sunglasses.
Kayaking and biking in this area may be quite a work out so make sure if you’re up for this sport, not only should you bring your friends along but also, be certain your body is physically ready for it. Once you’re all geared up, these two thrilling rides rolled into one tour is an adventure to remember.
|Getting To Your Destination
There’s no need for you to worry about getting to the Arenal area when you want to do the kayaking and biking tour. They do hotel pick-ups and drop-offs to make everything easier for you.
|Places to Stay:
Los Iguana Resort
Arenal Springs Resort