Cloud Forest Hike at Juan Castro Blanco National Park

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

Tour overview

  • 2 mile hike through moss-covered & fairytale-like cloud forests
  • Glistening streams and waterfalls
  • Impressive variety of plant and animal species
  • Qualified naturalist guide and small groups for best experience
  • Lunch included

Juan Castro Blanco National Park is a true paradise for nature enthusiasts, boasting an impressive range of biodiversity. From lush cloud forests to crystal-clear rivers, this park provides a habitat for an incredible variety of plant and animal species. Towering trees, vibrant orchids, and delicate ferns adorn the landscapes, creating a botanical paradise. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the park's avian residents, including the resplendent quetzal, toucans, and a multitude of hummingbird species. 

After a 90 minute drive from La Fortuna we embark on our 2 mile hiking adventure through one of Juan Castro Blanco National Park's well-maintained trails. The trail leads us through a serene cloud forest, offering a tranquil atmosphere and enchanting views. We hear the sounds of nature as we traverse the moss-covered fairytale-like terrain, surrounded by glistening streams. Our knowledgeable guide informs us about the characteristics of the cloud forest and keeps an eye out for animals.

The park is also known as "National Park of Water". The primary rivers of the Northern Zone originate here and it's categorized the tenth most important fresh water body on earth. We are now at more than 5,400 feet above sea level, so bring a jacket as it can get chilly.

After the hike we enjoy a delicious lunch and a stunning view over the plains of San Carlos (if weather conditions are good), before returning to our hotels in La Fortuna.


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

Things to bring

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


Cloud Forest Hike at Juan Castro Blanco National Park
Arenal La Fortuna de San Carlos

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  • - Price is per person
  • - 13% sales tax will be added upon booking
  • - Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
  • - Minimum age: 8 years
  • - Child rate ($65) is for children 8-11 years old
  • - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • - Moderate hike (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.


  • - Any cancellation or modification of the reservation made less than 24 hours before departure will incur a penalty of 100%.
  • - The customer shall be at the agreed time and place and we will wait a maximum of 5 minutes. In case of no show, the reservation will be charged to 100%.


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