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Forest bathing in the Arenal Volcano


We all know that getting out in nature and breathing in the scent of fresh air is good for us, and yet so many of us put off this vital activity in favour of work or screen time. This is where forest bathing steps in to offer us an alternative, immersive experience that helps us unwind from the stresses of daily life while reconnecting with nature.

If you experience feelings of stress, anxiety or being overwhelmed, consider trying forest bathing. Forest bathing can be as simple as taking 10 minutes out of your day to focus on nothing other than nature or can be a fully immersive 2-3-hour experience which allows you to totally switch off from urban life and discover the magic of the natural world. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your mood improves and how much easier it is to focus on simplicity and gratitude when you’re not distracted by the buzz of daily life.


Forest bathing, also known as The Japanese Art Of Shinrin Yoku, is essentially dedicating time spent outdoors in a calm, forest environment to help connect with both nature and yourself through the use of your five senses. Forest bathing is a therapeutic, immersive, wellbeing activity that aims to bring peace and connection while also having long-term benefits for your mental and physical health.


Costa Rica accounts for only 0.03 percent of the earth’s surface (has only 51.100km2). However it contains nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Its natural wealth, both in species and ecosystems, is partly explained by its geographical position.

The geographical position, surrounded by its two coasts with a mountainous system, provides numerous and varied microclimates that give rise to this natural wealth, both in species and in ecosystems. About 500,000 species inhabit this small territory and represent about 4% of the total estimated species worldwide.

So, can you image how spectacular could be practice a forest bathing walk while you visiting Costa Rica? An amazing experience!

Prepare your senses!


Rather than simply taking a walk in the woods, forest bathing is about having a deeper sensory experience through mindfulness and meditation techniques. While anyone can easily try forest bathing themselves, it can be beneficial to join a dedicated group activity the first time you try it so that you can fully immerse yourself in the practice, receiving professional guidance along the way. This will allow you to learn the best techniques to quiet the chatter in your mind and to open your senses in a new way which will allow you to experience the forest on a deeper level.

Forest bathing is not about how far you walk or how much you learn (intellectually) about the forest, but rather about the connection you have to nature and the peace and stillness you can find in the moment.

If you do want to try forest bathing yourself, take yourself off into the woods, finding a quiet spot where you won’t be interrupted. The key is to go slow. Rather than covering a great distance, focus on a small section of forest, taking time to feel, see and experience each element of nature, stopping regularly to simply sit and take it all in.

Instead of thinking about how beautiful things are, try to go one step further and feel the beauty of light, textures and sensations. This is best experienced when you try to use all of your senses; spending time looking around, breathing in the scent of the forest and listening out for sounds of birds and wildlife as well as the delicate noises of leaves falling or twigs underfoot. If you feel comfortable, consider taking off your shoes; feeling the moisture and texture of soil beneath your feet, or touching and hugging leaves, trees and branches.


woman walking in the forest for health benefits

Forest bathing is thought to have many health benefits including:

  • Lowering cortisol levels, blood pressure and heart rate
  •  Boosting our immune systems.
  • Increases parasympathetic nerve activity, the signifier of a relaxed biological system and a general sense of calm.

All the world need ‘green care’ to support those suffering from mental ill-health after Covid-19. Not only do forest bathing and other green experiences allow you to reap the benefits of being out in nature, but it also allows you to improve your mindfulness techniques which will come in handy even when sitting at your desk!

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Wellness in Costa Rica


Wellness is, by nature, a journey; a multi-chapter story; a lifelong physical, mental and spiritual seeking; a personal and emotional quest.

Simply say “Costa Rica” and vivid images of paradise instantly flood the imagination. Our wellness services let you connect with the country’s charming people. Your spirits will be lifted with a visit to the indigenous Maleku village, a Montaña de Fuego Mountain Resort&Spa project supporting indigenous native people, where you can learn about Maleku’s tribe cosmovision, experience an ancestral dance, walk and learn about medicinal plants and active your creativity painting your own handcraft. After an amazing experience, you will enjoy a regenerative massage with volcanic mud & stones and

Here you’ll be treated to a world of wellness, with yoga sessions, healthy food and beverage overlooking the Arenal Volcano, hiking, free time for meditation, and rejuvenating thermal hot springs with outdoor volcanic mud baths ritual that will give your mind a sense of clarity you may have previously thought impossible.


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La Fortuna waterfall, adventure in Costa Rica




The Fortuna River Waterfall is a natural area managed sustainably by Integral Development Association of La Fortuna (ADIFORT), a non-profit organization founded since August 31, 1969, having as its main objective to ensure the well-being and growth of La Fortuna community, through the work execution of road infrastructure, environment, education, promotion of sport and culture, community beautification and strengthening of public safety; projects that are possible to run thanks to funds raised by the visit of each tourist to this natural space.

The Fortuna River waterfall is located in a biological reserve with an area of 210 acres of transition premontane tropical wet forest, part of the Arenal Volcano National Park and is located at 520 meters over the sea level, where there are sources of our mountains and the waters of the Fortuna River. Within this sector is the Cerro de los Perdidos, Placas de Mayo and Cerro Chato, which are based on rocky foundations of great geological value, causing in turn a lush and scenic beauty.

To observe this splendid 70 meters high waterfall, visitors must pass a path of approximately 530 steps, which offers greater security to its passage and comfortable areas for rest and hydration through a forest with native trees of the area. Once in front of the waterfall, you will find a spacious and comfortable vantage point from which you can freeze your memories using unique and previously unpublished photographs, and finally take a refreshing swim in the clear waters of the Fortuna River

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Top 5 best activities in Arenal Volcano


The area around the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, about 80 miles north of San Jose, in the center of the narrow country, La Fortuna is known as the adventure capital of Costa Rica. With a diverse landscape that has an active volcano, forests full of life, and waterfalls.

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We select a list of 5 of the best activities in La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano

1- Hike in the Arenal Volcano National Park
Without a doubt you can not miss the visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park, this is the home of the great father of the volcanoes of Costa Rica. With its perfectly formed cone imposes its presence and its energy on all who visit it. Around the park, there are different marked trails that will take you to different areas of the park, including the most recent volcanic lava trails. Our guides will lead you on a hike through the tropical forest around the base of the volcano, where you will be very close to the colossus! It is everything you expect a volcano to be!

2- Hanging bridges
Hanging bridges, a set of raised walkways above the tree canopy, provide a bird’s eye view of the jungle. The walk is not strenuous (maybe with the exception of those who are afraid of heights) and can be done during the day or night. During the walk, you can look over the jungle.

3- Canopy/ Zipline
The Go Adventure Park offers unforgettable fun, you will fly on a zip line through the tropical forest canopy. The nine 9 cables will make you spend a moment with a lot of adrenaline, in addition, you will be able to enjoy the unlimited use of time in thermal mineral water pools, an excellent option to live this area to the fullest.
Each cable line is different and presents a new challenge. In some, it glides slowly along an almost flat line of a platform as it is apt to look for toucans, howler monkeys. Other lines are much more pronounced and fast, which becomes a stimulating walk on the green forest landscape.

4-Water activities: Tubing tour, Rio Fortuna waterfall, and rafting
The tubing tour is a different activity that is carried out on the Arenal river current, you will enjoy an individual activity in class 1 and 2 streams, downstream while having fun floating by the river, you will be able to observe monkeys, a big variety of birds and some mammals.

The Fortuna River falls are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Costa Rica, this impressive place is accessible to all explorers, during the visit you can explore the trails that will take you to the crystalline pools where you can swim and enjoy the wonderful view of mother nature.

The rafting is a sport and recreational activity that consists in traversing the bed of rivers in the direction of the current (downstream) with a degree of turbulence, usually on an inflatable raft. The raft will be accompanied by a specialist of the activity who will guide the raft throughout the course, while his team attends paddling. An activity with a lot of adrenaline!

5- Hot Springs / Hot springs
Arenal is also known for its thermal waters. Relaxing in a pool of hot water is not exactly an adventure activity – but it is an unmissable activity that will make you spend a very relaxing time on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano; In addition to having great health benefits, check it out!


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Volcanic mud baths


The secret of a forever young skin

Volcanic mud is an element of nature that can give you beauty and health thanks to its almost magical properties. They consist of a mixture of volcanic mud and thermal water resulting from geological processes over many years. Its components are mainly various mineral salts such: sulfur, magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, iodine, iron, aluminum, zinc. Scientific studies have shown that it’s chemical composition contains high cleansing properties and possess the main mineral salts that help humans to nourish and regenerate their body.

They can be used in body baths, compresses, full body wraps and faces masks.
Among the therapeutic and derma-cosmetological properties of volcanic mud, the following stand out:

• Anti-inflammatory action, soothing and great absorption power.
• Acts as a stimulant of cutaneous formation, not only purifying and healing the skin but also promoting the expulsion of uric acid.
• Encourages cell reproduction.
• Chemically possesses mineral salts and trace elements that the body needs.
• It Powerfully stimulates circulation.
• Acts as tissue restorative.
• Remineralizes and balances the pH.
• This volcanic thermal mud is the only one that can be placed on the eyelids without any reaction.
• It produces an organic hyperactivation.
• Performs a deep polish on the skin.
• It has immediate inflammatory and calming action.
• Acts intensely on skins that have very large pores, as an unbeatable astringent, eliminating excess oil and sealing pores.


• Prevention of skin aging
• Treatment of dry and dehydrated skin
• Restorative of skins exposed to chemotherapy
• Stains
• Flaccidity and Cellulite
• Anti-acne
• Deep cleansing of the skin
• Varicose spills
• Lymphatic drainage
• Hair loss

• Arthrosis and arthritis
•Varicose veins
• Psoriasis and eczema
• Rosaceae

During your stay at Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa, you can enjoy outdoor volcanic mud baths totally free in our thermal facilities, which will help you obtain beautiful and vital skin. Or you can also perform different professional treatments in our Engadi spa, which will guarantee immediate results.

We recommend you to make several volcanic mud baths in the whole body and let it act for half an hour. This procedure will help to tone and re-activate the enzymatic development of the skin and tissues.


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The incredible 30 benefits of Volcanic mud baths of Montana de Fuego Resort&Spa


” Young skin forever”

The Volcanic mud is an element of nature that can give you beauty and health with its almost magical properties. They consist of a mixture of volcanic mud and thermal water resulting from geological processes over many years. Its components are mainly various mineral salts such as: sulfur, magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, iodine, iron, aluminum, zinc. Scientific studies have shown that its chemical composition contains high cleaning properties and possess the main mineral salts that help humans to nourish and regenerate their body.

Arenal Volcano facts Costa Rica


The amazing Arenal Volcano. Located in La Fortuna, a unique town in the North plains of Costa Rica, one of the best places in Costa Rica for relaxing and have fun, serves as the principal gateway for visiting  Volcán Arenal National Park, and it’s one of the top destinations for travelers in Costa Rica.

ALL INCLUSIVE Vacations in Costa Rica


All inclusive Costa Rica.

Forget the stress, just relax and enjoy.

When it’s time to escape Costa Rica offers a unique ALL INCLUSIVE experience.  Here we present the pros of traveling all inclusive. You will have all the comforts that you can imagine.


It’s easier: Our an all-inclusive packages gives you all the basics, a room, food and activities on site.

One payment: Advance payment helps keep you on budget.

Charming stay:  Our All-inclusive mountain resort is known for being charming place with many attractions to amuse the guest.

Mineral Pools & Sauna: The pools are designed to relax and enjoy the nature.

Private Pleasures: The rooms are luxurious and have all the amenities you can imagine.

Food and drinks included: Dinner, lunch and  drinks included.

Activities: Our packages have a variety of activities ( Spa or adventure) included

Take a look at these packages that include adventure, relaxation and rest.

All inclusive Green Package

Price: $ 125 I.V per person, per night.

  • Includes:
  • Bungalow Standard or Superior Bungalow.
  • Full board plan : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • One activity among: Arenal river or volcano slopes horseback ride tour– Selected Spa treatments: reflexology, volcanic clay mask or tired legs massage.

** Add a special alcoholic beverage package for $40 per person, per day.
** Adventure activities subject to official schedule. Spa treatment must be booked 8 hours in advance. Room category subject to availability. No guarantee category

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  • Full board plan: Breakfast- Lunch – Dinner
  • Couple Massage
  • Lava Hot Springs Entrance
  • Special decoration in room

* Room category subject to availability
Spa treatmets must be booked 8 hours in advance

Arenal Therapeutic

Price: $ 180 i.v.i per person, per night.

  • Includes:
  • Bungalow Standard Room or Superior Bungalow and taxes.
  • Full board plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Arenal Volcano slopes or Arenal River horseback ride tour .
  • Unlimited selected Spa treatments: back massage, foot reflexology, volcanic mud facial mask or tired legs massage.
  • Unlimited Alcoholic beverages consumption from special menu.

* Room category subject to availability
** Activities under official schedule. Spa treatmets must be booked 8 hours in advance.
* Spa treatments may not exceed more than 1 hour.


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Top 5 mejores actividades en el Volcán Arenal


Top 5 de las mejores actividades de aventura en La Fortuna, Volcán Arenal

Si viaja a Costa Rica entusiasmado por realizar todas las actividades de aventura, no se puede perder el destino de La Fortuna de San Carlos. Aquí usted encontrará la más amplia variedad de tours especializados que le harán vivir una experiencia inolvidable. Esta zona es especial para los viajeros que buscan de un poco de adrenalina.
El área alrededor del volcán Arenal en Costa Rica, cerca de 80 millas al norte de San José, en el centro del estrecho país , La Fortuna es conocida como la capital de la aventura de Costa Rica . Con un paisaje diverso que cuenta con un volcán activo, bosques llenos de vida , y cascadas .
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Seleccionamos una lista de las 5 de las mejores actividades en La Fortuna, Volcán Arenal

1- Caminata en el Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal
Sin duda usted no se puede perder de la visita al Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, este es el hogar del gran padre de los volcanes de Costa Rica .Con su cono perfectamente formado impone su presencia y su energía en todos los que lo visitan. Alrededor del parque existen diferentes senderos señalizados que lo llevarán a diferentes zonas del parque, inclusive a los más recientes caminos de lava volcánica. Nuestros guías le conducirán por una caminata a través del bosque tropical alrededor de la base del volcán, donde estarán muy cerca del coloso !Es todo lo que esperas que sea un volcán sea!

2- Puentes Colgantes
Los puentes colgantes, un conjunto de pasarelas elevadas por encima del dosel , proporcionan una vista de pájaro de la selva. El paseo no es extenuante (tal vez con excepción de aquellos que tengan miedo a las alturas) y se puede hacer durante el día o la noche. Duranmte la caminata , usted puede mirar por encima de la selva .

3- Canopy
El Go Adventure Park ofrece una diversión inolvidable, usted volará en una tirolesa a través del dosel del bosque tropical . Los nueve 9 cables le harán pasar un momento con mucha adrenalina , además usted podrá disfrutar del uso sin límite de tiempo en las piscinas de agua termo.minerale, una excelente opción para vivir al máximo esta zona.
Cada línea de cable es diferente y presenta un nuevo desafío . En algunos , se desliza lentamente a lo largo de una línea casi plana de una plataforma a medida que es apta para buscar tucanes, monos aulladores . Otras líneas son mucho más pronunciadas y rápidas, lo que se comvierte en un estimulante paseo sobre el paisaje del bosque verde .

4-Actividades acuáticas: Tubing tour , catarata Rìo Fortuna y rafting
El tubing tour es una actividad diferente que se realiza sobre la corriente del río Arenal, usted disfrutará una actividad individual en corrientes clase 1 y 2 , río abajo mientras se divierte flotando por el río, usted podrá observar monos, gran variedad de pájaros y algunos mamíferos.

Las cataratas del río Fortuna son una de las caídas de agua más bellas de todo Costa Rica, este impresionante lugar es accesible para todo explorador, pues cuenta con senderos en muy buenas condiciones que los llevarán a las posas cristalinas donde podrá nadar y disfrutar de la maravillosa vista de la madre naturaleza. Es una excelente opción de tour económico.

El rafting es una actividad deportiva y recreativa que consiste en recorrer el cauce de ríos en la dirección de la corriente (río abajo) con un grado de turbulencia , por lo general sobre una balsa inflable. En la balsa lo acompañará un especialista de la actividad quien será quien guíe la balsa en todo el recorrido , mientras su equipo asiste remando. ¡Una actividad con mucha adrenalina!

5- Hot Springs/ Aguas termales
Arenal es también conocida por sus aguas termales. Relajarse en una piscina de agua caliente no es exactamente una actividad de aventura – pero es una actividad imperdible que lo hará pasar un momento muy relajante en las faldas del volcán Arenal; además de tener grandes beneficios para la salud, !compruébelo!

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