Day Trips & Personal Splurges

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Chocolate & Coffee Tours

There are many Coffee and Chocolate tours available. Don Juan is one of the best and least expensive. Learn all about how these crops are grown harvested and prepared, and most tours offer treats or samples.
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Caño Negro Wildlife Extravaganza

If you are into seeing an abundance of wildlife in one place or an avid bird-watcher, this is the tour for you! You’ll discover the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica on a 2 hour boat ride on the Rio Frio as you glide through the Caño Negro Nature Preserve. Traveling by boat enables you to get an up-close view of Monkeys, Iguanas, Egrets, Herons, Turtles, Cayman and an array of other wildlife. Although many animals are easily spotted, your excellent guide will point out animals you might otherwise overlook. This is a full day tour ask for details.
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La Fortuna Town

La Fortuna is a small tourist-oriented town, northwest of San José. It’s known as the gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park, comprising 2 volcanoes. The active Arenal Volcano is laced with Hot springs that dot the foot of the volcano, on the thermal Tabacón River. La Fortuna has all the necessities, such as banks, restaurants, souvenir shops, gas, ATM’s and grocery stores, as well as the spectacular the La Fortuna Waterfall.
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Take a Day at The Spa

There are so many choices for Spas and Hot Springs in the Arenal Area, that range from free with no services, to glamourous and expensive. It really depends on what you are looking for. Most of the larger places have hotels and full-service Spas.
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Serenity Spa

Exclusive to the guests of Encantada, our onsite Serenity Jungle-side Mini Spa, offers excellent therapeutic massage, facials, and age defying Gua Sha facial treatments, at a mere fraction of the cost of the resort spas. Our open air Mini Spa is fully screened for your comfort.