We had the best day on our 4-1 tour with Canoa Aventura, and specifically our guide Abner!! (Shoutout to our driver, Antonio as well!). A few days before the tour, I realized I had booked the wrong one, and they were quick to respond and help me change it to the 4-1! We learned so much from our bilingual tour with Abner - about the volcano Arenal, Lago Arenal, the wildlife, plants and flowers. We loved the Volcano hike and visit to La Fortuna waterfall in the morning. The day’s events and logistics were smooth and the timing of the events was great. We had a fantastic pre-arranged lunch at pizzeria Cava - much needed heading into the rest of the activities! We continued onto the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges tour - it was lightly raining and even storming a bit during our 2-hour walk through this beautiful park, but the views and flora / fauna were not to be missed, even in the rain. After this hike, we were dropped off at Baldi hot springs for 3 hours - a dinner included and access to their 25 pools. I think the hot springs you go to depends on the day, but we LOVED Baldi. We capped off a fabulous day with tropical drinks in a hot (104 degrees) hot spring swim-up bar. Then, Canoa Aventura picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel. Absolutely fantastic day!
If you have more time in La Fortuna, you could do the half day tour and save the hanging bridges or hot springs for another day. It was a LOT to do in one day, but for us it was great. If you’re short on time, go for the 4-1 tour!!