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Kayak in Arenal Lake

$ 63.00

5.00 out of 5

This adventure will take you to Costa Rica’s biggest lake, right at Arenal Volcano’s feet, and it gets amazing right from the moment you leave your hotel. Sometimes surrounding the Arenal Volcano, sometimes through a tropical forest, that’s the picturesque road you will follow with us, which by the way; hides more treasures than you would imagine.


Kayak Costa Rica (On Arenal Lake)


To kayak Costa Rica is more than an adventure, it is a way to see places that are not discovered unless you are in the water and on a small boat. There are unknown corners in the rainforest, small havens that can be enjoyed through paddling and breathing in the aromas of the great Arenal Lake.

The tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel and take you on a pleasant drive to the area of the Arenal Lake where finally, you will know why kayak Costa Rica is a good idea.


The Arenal Lake is an artificial body of water created in 1974 as a hydroelectrical generator. Even though, it is hard to imagine the view before it was made, as it matches amazingly well in the colorful landscape of the Northern Plains.


As you arrive at the put-in, our team will give you a brief security briefing and some kayak techniques that will make this experience much easier.

If you have never done kayaking before, don’t worry. Our team will look for the easier and flat waters for your tour to be pleasant and memorable.

Once you know what to do and what not to do in the ride, you will start paddling in the different areas of the lake depending on weather and wind conditions.


In the Arenal lake, you will see an abundance of birds, flycatchers, tanagers, and warblers are usually on the surrounding trees, however, on the edge of the water, you will delight in an abundance of aquatic species such as anhingas, cormorants, herons and egrets of all sorts.


As well as you may get to see or at least hear, some of the howler monkeys in the area.

The tour lasts a little over four hours and it is quite recommended to come in your bathing suit so that you can take a swim in the freshwater of the lake.


As you will see, to kayak Costa Rica is not only a great way to see it, but, again, it is definitely for those who want to go beyond to see the hidden treasures.


  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Kayak
  • Life jacket
  • Fruits, snack and drinks


Approximately 4 ½ hours.


8: 00 a.m.
1:30 p.m.


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    Bathing suit
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    Sun block
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    Strap sandals
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    Waterproof camera.

2 reviews for Kayak in Arenal Lake

  1. 5 out of 5

    What a great day. Two separate activities and dropped back to hotel between them. Guides were good and informative, and kept things varied and interesting Kayak was in the rain but this added to the atmosphere! Went across the lake and then skirted the far shore where lots of birds and fauna and also a swimming snake seen! Afternoon hike was a couple of miles and a modest climb. Really interesting history of the volcano and also seeing the nature Tabacon springs are a great way to finish the day with a good quality dinner after part of the arrangement. Pick up and transport back via adventuras arenal and good and punctual. Always had a new cold bottle of water waiting I’d use this firm again and recommend

  2. 5 out of 5

    I loved kayaking at Arenal Lake. I could not see the volcano, because it was raining a lot. But still it was great.

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