What time do the activities start on each day?
This will depend on the itinerary for the day. The guide will decide the exact time based on their experience and the weather.
How long is each activity?
This may vary according to the activity, however, the Tineri app will give you a rough idea of how long each activity is and your guide is there to advise locally.
Do I need to wear insect repellent in the National Park?
Yes, it’s a good idea to wear insect repellent in the National Park.
Are there any risks of poisonous bites/stings?
We won’t be encountering any poisonous critters.
I don't know how to swim; can I go canoeing?
Yes you can, there will be safety guidelines, life jackets and a trained guide with you throughout the activity.
Will life jackets be provided?
Yes, safety equipment will be provided.
What shoes should I wear for the hike?
Hiking boots are recommended, but not essential, you should have sturdy, comfortable, closed shoes that support your ankles.
It’s a good idea that they’re not brand new, you don’t want to be breaking in shoes on your hike, that’s the fastest way to blisters.
What clothing is recommended for the hike?
You should wear comfortable, lightweight clothing, definitely not jeans.
What do I need to carry with me on the hike?
You will need to carry your day-pack which should include, sunscreen, lip balm, sun-hat, sunglasses, water bottle, camera, battery and a light rain jacket.
What is the gradient of the hike?
Arenal National Park offers two hike types. The longest one is 1.7 miles on a gradual incline, it can be dirty and muddy depending on the weather, so don’t forget your rain jacket.
How long does the hike take?
The length of the hike is dependent on the groups ability and pace. But generally it takes anything from 2-3hrs.
How dangerous it is to hike near an active volcano?
This incredible hike follows a trail that lets you admire the views and lava flow but from a safe distance.
Is there anywhere to change at the hot springs?
Yes, there are bathrooms with shower and changing facilities.
Do I need to bring hiking boots?
Although hiking boots are recommended, they are not required if you bring sturdy, comfortable, closed shoes.
What is there to do during the free time in La Fortuna?
If you’re up for more adventure in your free time you can go on a Rainforest night walking tour, visit the hanging bridges or just chill in the natural hot springs.
How do I book the Cloud Forest trip?
You can ask your tour guide for recommendations or book through the hotel when you arrive in La Fortuna.
I've never been tubing before, is this an activity for beginners?
Yes absolutely, tubing is a relaxing activity, there is no hard-physical effort involved. All safety guidelines will be explained prior to the tour by your expert guide.
I don't know how to swim, can I go tubing?
Yes, absolutely. There will be life jackets available and an expert tour guide on hand, so sit back and take in the sights and sounds of the forest, knowing everything has been taken care of.
Will there be rapids?
Although the river’s flow can be a little faster after rainfall, there are no rapids.
What do I need to bring with me for the tubing?
You’re going to get wet, so bathing suits/lightweight clothes you don’t mind getting wet, sunglasses, sun block and sandals.
What facilities does the boat have?
The boat at Tortuguero is a pretty basic mode of transportation, it’s lack of luxury will be outweighed by the stunning sights and sounds as you meander down the waterways.