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Volcanoes of Costa Rica

 

Costa Rica is known for the natural beauty of its volcanoes. In Guanacaste, you have the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano with its various ranches dotted on and around the volcanic craters and plugs of this spectacular landscape. Arenal volcano in the Central Valley of Costa Rica is famous for incredible beauty and teems with a myriad of options for days of fun. Below, you'll find some of our most popular volcano tours. Don't see what you are looking for? Just ask us, we are always happy to help shape your unforgettable Guanacaste experience.

Arenal Hanging Bridges

This adventurous combo tour is an amazing way to spend the day in Arenal exploring the beautiful treetops of the tropical rain forest exploring hanging bridges. Start with the famous hanging bridges at Mistico. Our experts will introduce you to a wonderful world of flora and fauna on this volcanic tour that will take you back in history. Our experienced guides are there to help you every step of the way with instruction and safety checks. We recommend wearing quick drying clothing, tennis shoes, hiking shoes or multi-sport sandals, to bring a spare change of clothes, and insect repellent.

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Arenal Hiking and Hot Springs Combo

Spend a day at the world famous Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy stunning views as you drive along Lake Arenal, closing in on one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world. You will have front row seats for one of the natures natural wonders, then put on your hiking shoes for the walk of a lifetime around Arenal volcano.Here your guide will show you wildlife in its the natural environment as well as spectacular hidden waterfalls that you can swim in. Once you have worked up an appetite enjoy the Observatory Lodge's famous dining room with stunning plate glass window views of Arenal and traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Then spend the afternoon soaking in the natural hot springs at the base of the volcano at the world famous Eco-Termales that has numerous natural hot springs and waterfalls from warm to piping hot! Soak those tired and aching muscles and breathe a sigh of "Pura Vida" relief before your guide drives you back to your accommodation safe and sound.

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Arenal Sloth Discovery Trip

There is nothing cuter than a baby three-toed sloth, especially when you are observing it in its natural habitat. Explore the rainforests near Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano, where you can observe sloths up close and personal in their natural environment; there also is an area of 3 hectares of accessible trails to explore, great for all ages. During the daytime walk trail runs 600 meters in circular shape and accessible to all audiences, where you can appreciate a diversity of plants, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, insects, among others. The ecological reserve additionally has another path of about 350 meters of natural regeneration that culminates in a tree nursery. During this tour you can see the butterflies farm and  a natural lagoon, Maleku Indigenous Cultural House, a garden  of medicinal plants and orchids and then you will end with  little bird watching.

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Arenal Tabacon Hot Springs All Day Pass

Spend a day at the world famous Arenal Volcano Tabacon. Enjoy stunning views as you drive along Lake Arenal, closing in on one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world. You will have front row seats for one of nature's wonders, then put on your hiking shoes for the walk of a lifetime around Arenal volcano. Discover Costa Rica´s largest network of naturally flowing thermal mineral springs in Arenal’s largest and most beautiful private, rainforest reserve. Tabacon is flanked by the beautiful Arenal Volcano at one end and the Arenal Volcano National Park on the other. The road here literally takes you to the heard of the jungle, so expect the sounds and sights of the native flora and fauna to flood your senses. This is where the thermal experience begins. There are five main springs source highly mineralized water that is heated underground by the Arenal Volcano’s magma. Thousands of gallons of this perfect water naturally emanate every minute. The thermal water flows throughout the resort, forming the Tabacon River. You will find dozens of cascading waterfalls and warm pools along the riverbed, of varying temperatures, water flows and degree of privacy. Tabacon is set on more than 900 acres of lush tropical reserve, home to Costa Rica’s largest network of naturally flowing hot springs. Tabacon offers 103 luxurious guest rooms and suites; two restaurants; four bars and a world-class spa.

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Arenal Volcano and Rain Forest Tour

Experience Costa Rica’s world-renowned Arenal Volcano and Rain Forest on this adventure-filled day trip. This destination is a must see while visiting Costa Rica. You will discover the enormous and breathtaking Arenal volcano. Arenal is one of the most active volcanoes in the western hemisphere. You will visit the Eco Termales Hot Springs, with multiple pools and waterfalls to relax and enjoy mineral hot springs where you will be rejuvenated and relaxed by the various naturally occurring salts and minerals in the water. A delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch is also included. Next, you will go to the Arenal Observatory Lodge where you will be able to explore miles of trails through the rain forest around the Arenal volcano and visit the Volcanic Activity Center. Here, you’ll walk by the remains of the historic 1968 eruption and – depending on the weather – have the chance to see the volcano in action. You will also have a chance to see waterfalls and a large variety of bird and animal wildlife. This trip can also include a short shopping trip in La Fortuna for souvenirs if you would like.

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Arenal Volcano Bird Watching Experience

One respected catalog recently posted a count of 930 species observed in Costa Rica, one of the highest such counts for any country. Many birding groups have identified over 100 species in a single day's outing in various Costa Rican locations; 150-species days have been reported. Some highlights are Quetzals, Macaws, Toucans, Tanagers, Eagles, aquatic birds, hummingbirds and Manakins. The position of Costa Rica as a bridge between North and South America and its national policies for nature conservation offers visitors the opportunity to spot an extensive variety of birds and wildlife. Our certified naturalist guides can take you to great areas by Arenal Volcano forest to add to your bird count. 

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Heliconias Hanging Bridges & Canopy Hike

Nestled in between Miravalles Volcano and Tenorio Volcano is Heliconias Rain Forest and it's famous hanging bridges. Enjoy a nature lover’s paradise, where you will view fascinating scenery with tropical flowers, stunning trees and crystal clear streams while you hike for 2 hours through exciting trails, over hanging bridges while viewing some of the most stunning geology in Costa Rica. You should also spot many animals, potentially such as sloths, coatis, spider-monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, peccaries, deer and some 260 bird species, including toucans, curassows, bellbirds, parrots, hummingbirds, owls, woodpeckers, tanagers, motmots, eagles and many others. Lunch included.

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Overnight Arenal Volcano Journey

Spend one night the fortune of San Carlos, with the beautiful landscape volcano sand, is the perfect opportunity to enjoy many of the activities that can be done in the area. Day 1: You will have front row seats for one of the natures natural wonders, then put on your hiking shoes for the walk of a lifetime around Arenal volcano. Here your guide will show you wildlife in its the natural environment as well as spectacular hidden waterfalls that you can swim in. Once you have worked up an appetite enjoy the Observatory Lodge's famous dining room with stunning plate glass window views of Arenal and traditional Costa Rican cuisine.  Then spend the afternoon soaking in the natural hot springs at the base of the volcano at the world famous Eco-Termales that has numerous natural hot springs and waterfalls from warm to piping hot! Soak those tired and aching muscles and breathe a sigh of "Pura Vida" relief before your guide drives you to the hotel to check in, have a dinner a la carte and rest for the next day that is full of adventures. Day 2: After a portion of really good and healthy breakfast, there is nothing cuter than a baby three-toed sloth, especially when you are observing it in its natural habitat. Explore the rainforests near Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano, where you can observe sloths up close and personal in their natural environment; there also is an area of 3 hectares of accessible trails to explore, great for all ages. On the trails, you will appreciate the wide biodiversity of the wildlife and tropical plants native to the area, including heliconia, orchids, and palms. During the tour, you can spot the famous two- or three-toed sloth, Guatusas, large numbers of birds (there are more than 150 different species) basilisks, iguanas, insects, red frogs, and others. Additionally, there is a butterfly garden with a special exhibit for the display of larvae, pupae, and eggs. There is a reproduction facility for some 30 different species of butterflies and it is one of the most popular attractions in Arenal. In the middle of the property, there is a lake that is a natural habitat for many species of animals, among which are the Chocuaco (Boat-billed Heron), the red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) and the caiman (Caiman cocodilus) among others. The medicinal plant garden is another attraction. To date, the facility has over 60 different species of medicinal plants being cultivated. When you are done exploring the trails, we will take you back to where you are staying.

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"Cerro Pelado" Guided Hiking Challenge

  This outdoor adventure to explore the mountains and volcanoes of Costa Rica start by trekking the hills of the Guanacaste range. Before reaching Cañas town, From there take the dirt road to the base of the mountains. Once you park the car each person begins their own challenge to reach the peak of Cerro Pelado. This hike starts walking through some rough terrain and uphill to a little forest area and right before the dryer plains and along small hills, but be patient and you will discover the unique and spectacular views once at the top. You will treasure this experience for the rest of your life. The majestic scenario provided by Nature is completely unforgettable. Catching the sunset to one side and off in the distance, the Tilarán wind turbines; and at your back, green hills and plains that extend for what seems like an eternity. From then on, everything is magic.

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ATV Volcano & Hot Springs Tour

Get to experience enchanting forests, listen to the roaring waters of rivers and waterfalls, discover the legacies of ancient cultures and spot rare species of birds, lizards and mammals. Ride your ATV up hills and mountains for 1.5 hours while observing the serene horizon that changes with the hours, magically capturing your attention and taking you on a fantastic daydream. Afterward, let's spend the rest of the day relaxing in the thermal pools and taking volcanic mud baths that surely will rejuvenate your body.

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Borinquen Hot Springs Eco-Tour

Experience enchanting forests, listen to the roaring waters of rivers and waterfalls, discover the legacies of ancient cultures and spot rare species of birds, lizards and mammals. Ride your horse up hills and mountains while observing the serene horizon that changes with the hours, magically capturing your attention and taking you on a fantastic daydream. Afterward, let the adrenaline rush through your body as you fly high over the tree tops on over 1.5 km of canopy zip lines. After this exciting adventure, spend the rest of the day relaxing in the thermal pools and taking volcanic mud baths that surely will rejuvenate your body.

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Buena Vista Mega Combo Day Pass

Mega Combo is an action pack day of adventure. Do you want to enjoy the most fun activities in front of the volcano? The day experience provides you Canopy Tour-Zipline,1,4000 ft waterslide, Costa Rica Cultural demonstrations, Costa Rican Lunch, horseback riding and finally but not least, sauna/steam room, mudbath, and hot springs in the jungle. Apart from being an adventure park, it is also a mountain lodge and also a preserve nature area. There are thousands of acres of forest, a vast ocean of trees. This place is located in front of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. 

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Cañon de la Vieja Adventure Day Pass

Cañon sits at the base of the Rincón volcanic range. Enjoy rafting and tubing down river canyons, rappelling, zip-lining, spa, mud bath, buffet lunch, horseback riding and more. White Water Tubing This trip is about 3 kilometers (1.864 miles) long, and it takes approximately 1:30 hours to complete. We leave the hotel in a jitney bus and in about 10 minutes we arrive to the river bank where the tour starts. We use the safest equipment, helmets and life vests. Everyone will get their own tube and a guide will follow with the group as well. We offer class II and III rafting depending on the condition of the river and the weather conditions at the mountains in the Rincón de La Vieja volcano. The recommended outfit for this trip is shorts or bathing suit, water shoes, and a t-shirt. It is not recommended to bring objects or items that might become loose and get lost. Canopy Tours (zip-lines) The canopy has a total of 9 cables and 17 platforms which crisscross the canyon of the Colorado River. It offers an amazing view of the zone's nature. The zip-lines range from 150 mts. (492 feet) to 360 mts. (1181 feet) and 45 mts. (147 feet) high. Just like in our other activities, special safety equipment is used, as well as expert guides making sure the experience is safe and enjoyable. The trip lasts about 1:30 hours. Recommended accessories for this trip are: shorts, sneakers, a t-shirt, and a camera. Rock Climbing & Rappelling At the river bank, you can enjoy the adrenaline rush of rappelling down the natural stone wall, which is about 20 mts. (65 feet) high. Once you reach the bottom, you can climb up again.Helmets, safety harnesses, and leather gloves are used. The time of this tour depends on your individual ability. Our guides will accompany you at every moment of the activity. The recommended accessories for this activity are: short or pants, sneakers, and t-shirt. AQUETZALLY SPA Aquetzally Spa was created in an attempt to make our facilities even more relaxing. Here you can enjoy different and unique treatments that use the region’s natural products. The spa is in the vicinity of the Colorado River and the Rincón de La Vieja Volcano.

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Cortez Waterfall and Lunch

"Llanos de Cortez" waterfall. This beautiful, hidden gem is located down a short, steep trail, whose cascading waters you'll be able to hear from the parking lot. The falls drop into a tranquil pond with a white sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Go "backstage" and relax on the rocks behind the waterfall curtain. During this tour we will stop at a local restaurant called a soda to try the typical Costa Rican dish called casado. A casado is a traditional Costa Rican meal with rice, black beans,sweet plantains, salad, a tortilla, and an optional main dish that may include chicken, beef, pork, or fish.

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Guachipelin Adventure Day Pass

Adventure beckons at Hacienda Guachipelín, positioned at the foot of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Guachipelín Ranch and Spa is an eco-tourism hotel and a working horse and cattle ranch, celebrating the Guanacaste region’s cowboy heritage in the heart of the savanna. Guachipelín Ranch and Spa offers one of the most popular family tours currently available in Costa Rica. Natural hot springs, jungle forests, pristine waterfalls, and bubbling volcanic mud pools are just some of the many attractions you can enjoy during a stay with us at the Adventure Park in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano.  Hacienda Guachipelín Hotel is the ideal place in Rincón de la Vieja for an active vacation. Adventurers will thrill to swinging like Tarzan on the many cables and rappel ropes of the Canyon Canopy Tour, or shooting the rapids of the Rio Negro River on a Tubing Adventure. Ride Costa Rican ranch horses to natural volcanic thermal hot springs or spectacular waterfall pools. Transform yourself on our “cowboy-for-a-day” tour. Have fun bird watching, hiking trails, and trekking to the active craters of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Beautiful views and a great location awaits at Guachipelín Ranch for the day and enjoy tubing, zip-lining, horseback riding, rappelling, hot springs, mud baths, and a buffet lunch. One of the best zip line canopy tours available in Costa Rica —miles of incredible zip lines over rivers and canyons.

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Half Day Hot Springs & Waterfalls Tour

An easy half day relaxing threat! Want to see a waterfall without spending the entire day on a bus? Oropendola Waterfall is waiting for you. Once you are done refreshing yourself, then you will visit the thermal mineral spring waters pools and also mudbath. Finally, Costa Rican traditional lunch is served. 

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Miravalles Volcanic Eco-Center

Las Hornillas Volcanic Activity Center is located in the volcano slopes of Miravalles; here you can observe hot water springs, bubbling mud holes, fumaroles and steam boilers that attracts national tourists as well as foreigners. This is the only place in Costa Rica where you can take a walk inside the crater, watch and feel steam coming out from the boiling mud. Prove the therapeutic properties of the famous mineral clay and the hot springs warm water, meanwhile, you enjoy a wonderful landscape of this typical region of Costa Rica.  Our tour includes a visit to the Volcano's Miravalles rainforest.  The horseback ride and the tractor tour leave from the Volcanic Activity Center and starts moving into the Volcano's Miravalles private reserve. Enjoy this two hour tour in the primary rainforest, with very safe hanging bridges, trails with waterfalls and a visit to Catarata Escondida (Hidden Waterfall).  This stunning and isolated mountain is a reserve for all nature lovers who do not like crowded places. What to bring:  T-shirt, long pants (Horseback Riding), walking shoes, swimming suit, towel, sandals, insect repellant, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, and a hat.

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Nicaragua Volcano & Culture Day Tour

We visit the crater of Masaya Volcano where depending on weather conditions you are able to see lava. Tour Guanacaste gives you the opportunity to visit a second country while you vacation in Costa Rica. When we visit Nicaragua. we should expect to discover colonial cities, lakes, and volcanoes. The beautiful Maderas and Conception volcanoes are truly a sight to behold as you take a journey back in time visiting Central America's colonial past.Granada is Central America's oldest European-founded cities. More than 20 colonial-era churches a sited throughout the city, notable for centuries-old colonial buildings. Come with us to discover Nicaragua, when you come to Dreams Las Mareas, you might want to apart a day to visit our neighbor country; a truly unique experiene.   

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Rincon de la Vieja Bird Watching

Our certified naturalist guides can take you to great areas in Rincon de la Vieja National Park to add to your bird count.  Central America, in general, and Costa Rica, in particular, are in a privileged geographical position, making the region a planetary birding paradise. The equatorial country is inserted between tropical areas, making it an important host for a wide variety of fauna and flora species: birds are one of the biggest animal groups in Costa Rica - both resident and migratory from many parts of the world.

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Rincón de la Vieja National Park Hike

Enjoy a nature lover’s paradise, where you will view fascinating volcanic attractions like fumaroles, bubbling mud pots and boiling hot springs at the foothills of the active Rincón De La Vieja Volcano. Experience this wonderful scenery with tropical flowers, stunning trees and crystal clear streams while you hike for 2 hours through exciting trails, viewing some of the most stunning geology in Costa Rica. You should also spot many animals, potentially such as sloths, coatis, spider-monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, peccaries, deer and some 260 bird species, including toucans, curassows, bellbirds, parrots, hummingbirds, owls, woodpeckers, tanagers, motmots, eagles and many others. Lunch included.

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Rio Celeste Blue Waterfall Trip

In the midst of the rainforest lies one of the most spectacular rivers of Costa Rica: Rio Celeste. On your way to this amazing place, lies yet another amazing place: the "Llanos de Cortés" waterfall. This beautiful, hidden gem is located down a short, steep trail, whose cascading waters you'll be able to hear from the parking lot. The falls drop into a tranquil pond with a white sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Go "backstage" and relax on the rocks behind the waterfall curtain. Next, you'll visit “Los Teñideros,” where two streams of crystalline water merge into one; the mix between the minerals of the river and the minerals from the volcano create the famous celestial blue hue that gives the river its name. On your descent, you will discover the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall, whose color makes it a one-of-a-kind. This is definitely an experience you will never forget!

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Rio Perdido Exploration Day

Experience mother nature at her finest. Rio Perdido is located at the base of Miravalles Volcano, the first volcano in Costa Rica used to build a geothermal plant and produce electricity. Rio Perdido is an eco-tourists dream. The adventure starts driving through the dry Guanacaste lowlands, and then off road exploring the various landscapes of the Rio Perdido Canyon and mountains. Once you arrive at our ranch enjoy quietly zip-lining on the high-tech carbon fiber zip-lines that will take you silently over the canyons and ravines below. There is also an excellent bike park, with 20 km of trails especially for mountain bike use at all the levels. You can also enjoy hot springs and water fun topped off with a buffet lunch with a view that you will never forget.

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Sensoria Land of Senses

Sensoria lands are located on the Caribbean slope of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, and this special positioning is the reason of its Magical Rainforest,  You will hike through the jungles and enjoy beautiful waterfalls, bathe in natural springs. Enjoy several hiking trails through the rain forest to discover hidden waterfalls & witness amazing views of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Lake Nicaragua if the weather conditions are just right. A traditional Costa Rican lunch is included. Sensoria is a beautiful little paradise in the middle of nowhere where you can discover natural blue water rivers in an amazing virgin rainforest, full of exotic wildlife of Costa Rica: SLOTHS, snakes, frogs, tropical birds and mammals such as monkeys, raccoons, and on a lucky day a tapir or felines like Jaguars and Pumas.

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Vandara Paradise Combo Tour

Vandara is located northeast of Liberia, surrounded by tropical dry forest. This is the perfect place for those seeking rest and relaxation. At the hot springs area, you'll discover a variety of pools with differing temperatures where you can relax and rejuvenate your body after a long day of activities, such as horseback riding, canopy zip lining and watersliding. You will enjoy beautiful views and also admire a variety of birds and other wildlife, including monkeys and sloths. You will love this combo tour, for sure!

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  • "Cerro Pelado" Guided Hiking Challenge

      This outdoor adventure to explore the mountains and volcanoes of Costa Rica start by trekking the hills of the Guanacaste range. Before reaching Cañas town, From there take ...
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  • Arenal Hanging Bridges

    This adventurous combo tour is an amazing way to spend the day in Arenal exploring the beautiful treetops of the tropical rain forest exploring hanging bridges. Start with the famous ha...
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  • Arenal Hiking and Hot Springs Combo

    Spend a day at the world famous Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy stunning views as you drive along Lake Arenal, closing in on one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world. You wi...
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  • Borinquen Hot Springs Eco-Tour

    Experience enchanting forests, listen to the roaring waters of rivers and waterfalls, discover the legacies of ancient cultures and spot rare species of birds, lizards and mammals. Ride your hors...
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  • Buena Vista Mega Combo Day Pass

    Mega Combo is an action pack day of adventure. Do you want to enjoy the most fun activities in front of the volcano? The day experience provides you Canopy Tour-Zipline,1,4000 ft waters...
    From USD 62
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  • Miravalles Volcanic Eco-Center

    Las Hornillas Volcanic Activity Center is located in the volcano slopes of Miravalles; here you can observe hot water springs, bubbling mud holes, fumaroles and steam boilers that attracts nation...
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  • Rincón de la Vieja National Park Hike

    Enjoy a nature lover’s paradise, where you will view fascinating volcanic attractions like fumaroles, bubbling mud pots and boiling hot springs at the foothills of the active Rincón ...
    From USD 99
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  • Vandara Paradise Combo Tour

    Vandara is located northeast of Liberia, surrounded by tropical dry forest. This is the perfect place for those seeking rest and relaxation. At the hot springs area, you'll dis...
    From USD 79
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