Starting at $83 per adult


If you enjoy sit on top kayaking you will love kayaking on Lake Arenal. Imagine gliding across a lake surrounded by emerald green colored mountains and a volcano in the background!

After being picked up from your local area hotel you will be brought to the scenic Lake Arenal. Your guide will provide you with a life jacket and brief safety and instructional course. Then you will be on your way gliding across the beautiful lake.

Lake Arenal was dammed in the 1970s to produce electricity for the country. It is now three times the size of the original lake with a total area of 85 kilometers sq or 33 miles sq. There are a handful of islands. Beautiful natural scenery surrounds the lagoon. The gigantic Arenal Volcano can be seen to the east of the lake on clear days. The Talamanca Mountains rise to the south providing an emerald green picture perfect backdrop.

The tour will take you across the eastern portion of the lake. You will pass by the dam and then into a few backwater estuaries. If time permits you will also stop at an island or two. The guides will always go at group speed and you are expected to be on the water for about two to three hours with a total tour duration of around four hours including transfers.

While this is not a highly physically demanding kayaking tour such as whitewater kayaking, it does require shoulder and arm strength to maneuver the sit on top kayaks which can be susceptible to cross winds and choppy water on the lake.

After the tour you will be returned to your local area hotel. In addition to transportation this tour includes guide, equipment and snack.


  • Kayaking on Lake Arenal
  • Possibility of seeing Arenal Volcano from an angle that few are privileged enough to see

What to Bring

  • Clothes That Can Get Wet
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof Camera
  • And Sunblock

Location and Availability

The Kayaking on Lake Arenal is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, and Arenal Zone 3

Tour Times

  • 8:00am
  • 1:00pm

Tour Type

  • Adventure
  • Nature

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

6 and up


Latitude: N 10° 28' 27.21"
Longitude: W 84° 45' 50.65"


  • Overall 91.4% (13 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 91.7%
  • Expectations: 90.8%
  • Guides: 90%
  • Logistics: 93.1%
  • Value: 92.5%


he did a great job cutting our pineapple


The tour filled a rainy morning. It was fine but not exceptional.


Very serene and beautiful sights


Would be nice if it includes some animal watching.