Hiking at Hule Lagoon Volcanic Crater

La Fortuna
7:30 AM
9 hours ( approx. )
Starting from
$108 Per person

Tour overview

  • 5 mile hike encircling the volcanic crater with pristine lake
  • Lush rainforest and beautiful viewpoints
  • Visit two lagoons of volcanic origin
  • Delicious traditional lunch with a local Costa Rican family
  • Dedicated guide and small groups to assure the utmost attention and service

Nestled in the lush rainforests of Costa Rica, the Hule Lagoon captivates visitors with its breathtaking beauty. This pristine crater lake is formed within the remnants of an ancient volcano, offering a serene and awe-inspiring setting for hiking enthusiasts.

We leave La Fortuna around 7:30 am and drive 1.5 hours to begin our hike of 5 miles. The first trail leads us to a viewpoint overlooking the Hule Lagoon. Enjoy the unobstructed panorama, breathe in the fresh air, and relish the sheer beauty of nature's canvas.

Then we start our descent into the crater. As you venture deeper into the lush rainforest surrounding the crater, prepare to be immersed in a world teeming with biodiversity. The Hule Lagoon Volcanic Crater is home to a myriad of plant and animal species, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and avid birdwatchers alike. Keep your binoculars handy to catch glimpses of colourful toucans, playful monkeys, and elusive frogs.

On the 5 mile circuit we will also visit Congo Lagoon with its beautiful green waters and reach the shore of the Hule Lagoon. Take a moment to marvel at the interplay of light and shadow as the sun filters through the clouds. As we continue navigating through dense vegetation and start our ascend on the other side of the crater, we will encounter again breathtaking viewpoints that offer panoramic views of the lagoon.

After the hike, we certainly deserve the delicious traditional lunch before heading back to La Fortuna.


  • Equipment
  • Snacks
  • Experienced bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation from/to the hotel with A/C & Wifi on vans
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Entrance fee

Things to bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat



Hiking at Hule Lagoon Volcanic Crater
La Fortuna

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  • - Price is per person
  • - 13% sales tax will be added upon booking
  • - Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
  • - Child rate ($65) is for children 8-11 years old
  • - Minimum age: 8 years
  • - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • - Good physical condition is required for this tour
  • - Due to the uneven terrain, this tour is not suitable for guests with walking disabilities or other motor impairments.
  • - Vegetarian option available for lunch, please specify when making reservations.
  • - The tour is bilingual in English and Spanish
  • - Transportation from most hotels is included in the price. If your hotel is far from downtown La Fortuna or the road to the Arenal Volcano, additional pick-up costs may apply. Please inquire at the time of booking.
  • - The departure times are approximate and we will send you the exact pickup time.


  • - Cancellations or changes to the booking are possible until 24 hours before departure. After that, the full booking price will be charged in any case.
  • - If a participant does not appear at the agreed time at the agreed place, we can wait a maximum of 5 minutes. In case of non-appearance, the full booking price will be charged.


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