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Things to Do in Alajuela

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Alajuela and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Alajuela activities? We have 14 tour ideas.


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Canyoning

Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 99.00


Arenal Volcano tours Canyoneering in the Lost Canyon with Desafo Adventure Company in Costa gives you the perfect chance to absorb the magic of the rainforest and experience the exhilaration of canyoneering in a pristine, isolated canyon!

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Canyoning

Arenal Volcano Raft and Rappel Adventure

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 158.00


Combine two great activities into one amazing action-packed day on this full-day rafting and rappelling adventure from La Fortuna. Take a 4x4 ride to rappel through waterfalls, and raft along the Balsa River in the shadow of Arenal Volcano.

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Hiking

Cerro Chato Extreme Volcano and Waterfall Hike

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 85.00


Take a thrilling hike up the dormant Cerro Chato Volcano through lush rainforest, learning about the local animal and plant life along the way. At the top, reach the crater lake and swim next to a waterfall that spills 200 feet into the emerald water.

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National Park Tours

Arenal Whitewater Rafting Family-Friendly Tour

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 75.00


Experience the excitement of whitewater rafting on this adventure to the class 2 and 3 Balsa River. Get your adrenaline pumping as you raft some of Costa Ricas best whitewater rapids on a half-day, family-friendly excursion.

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National Park Tours

Arenal Rafting En Route from San Jose and La Fortuna

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 85.00


Enjoy a great day of rafting on the way from San Jose to La Fortuna, or vice versa. Avoid losing a day traveling as you raft some of Costa Ricas best whitewater rapids in the beautiful Balsa River.

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Nature & Panoramic Tours

Arenal Volcano: 6-in-1 Nature Activity Combination Tour

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 150.00


Make the most of your trip to the Arenal Volcano area with this special combination of 6 activities in a full-day package! See the volcanoes and visit a nature preserve. Luxuriate in soothing hot springs and enjoy traditional Costa Rican cuisine.

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Paddleboarding

Lake Arenal Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Lesson & Tour

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 65.00


Learn the exciting new skill of Stand Up Paddling on Lake Arenal at the base of the Arenal Volcano. See the picturesque lake from a new perspective as you discover beautiful flora and fauna, and get an excellent workout as well.

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Riding Tours

Half-Day Horseback & Hiking Tour: La Fortuna Waterfall

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 65.00


Travel through the green Costa Rican rainforest on a horse! This half-day horseback and hiking tour takes you past the Arenal Volcano to visit the grand Rio Fortuna waterfalls. Costa Rican cowboys will lead you through the rainforest on this fun trip.

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River Rafting

Costa Rica: Ro Balsa Half-Day Rafting Adventure

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 69.00


Enjoy an exciting rafting adventure on this half-day tour in Costa Rica and discover Ro Balsa, a beautiful river surrounded by rainforest near the Arenal Volcano. The class 2-3 rapids are ideal for families and first-timers who want a bit of adventure.

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River Rafting

Rafting Class 3-4 "Jungle Run": Ro Sarapiqu, Costa Rica

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 89.00


Enjoy the Costa Rican rainforest on this adventure. Join a whitewater rafting trip on the Sarapiqu or Toro River with Desafo Adventure Company. View the Arenal Volcano as you cover 12 continuous class 3-4 rapids on this gorgeous stretch of river.

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River Rafting

Desafio Adventure Connection Rafting Ro Tenorio Guanacaste

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 125.00


Take on one of Costa Rica's best rafting experiences. Paddle down the class III-IV rapids of the Tenorio River, and enjoy the lush scenery of Guanacaste on this adventurous full-day rafting adventure.

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River Rafting

The Mambo Combo! Rappel + Raft in Costa Rica

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 159.00


See the best of Costa Rica as you rappel down waterfalls, river trace along a rainforest canyon, and then raft on the beautiful Ro Balsa. Enjoy the perfect day of adventure while in tropical Costa Rica.

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Safaris & Wildlife Tours

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour along Rio Frio

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 75.00


Enjoy a peaceful boat ride through Costa Ricas Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, and see thousands of migratory and resident birds, such as wood storks and roseate spoonbills, as well as monkeys, caimans, and other local wildlife.

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Walking Tours

Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Jungle Walking Tour

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 67.00


Travel through the Arenal Volcano area's tropical rainforest on 16 hanging bridges through a network of trails. Experience Costa Ricas popular eco-tourism destination by travelling 2 miles into the tropical rainforest to witness rare plants and animals

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