Arenal Lake Island Blue Pass

The Ultimate Arenal Lake Experience

Welcome to the enchanting Arenal Lake, a jewel in Costa Rica’s crown and a symbol of sustainable energy.

As you delve into this magnificent landscape, you’ll find yourself surrounded by breathtaking views and a deep sense of peace.

Here, every activity is a doorway to a deeper connection with nature and an opportunity to ignite a sense of wonder within.

With FlexiPass, your adventure at Arenal Lake becomes a customizable experience, allowing you to orchestrate a day filled with the activities that most resonate with you and your group.

Learn how you can enjoy a full day of activities here.


Brief Overview of Arenal Lake

Arenal Lake: A Blend of Natural Beauty and Sustainable Energy

Established in 1974, Arenal Lake stands as Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. A hub for sustainable energy initially created for hydroelectric power, the lake has evolved into a multifaceted haven for water sports and exploration.

It’s a sanctuary for diverse birdlife, where you might also spot mammals like deer, peccaries, and monkeys along the shores.


Activity 1: Boat Ride and Wildlife Watching and Birding

Begin your FlexiPass tour with an enchanting boat journey on Arenal Lake, a highly recommended starting point for exploring the area’s natural beauty. This activity immerses you in the diverse wildlife and vibrant birdlife that the region is known for.

The adventure begins with a scenic boat ride that takes you to the foothills of the impressive volcano. Here, you’ll have the chance to witness breathtaking views and gain a unique perspective of the landscape. After enjoying these sights, the boat will return to the entrance of the peninsula sector of the national park.

Our tour guides suggest this boat ride as an ideal introduction to Arenal Lake, setting the stage for a journey of tranquility and discovery. It’s more than just a boat trip; it’s an opportunity to engage with nature and observe wildlife in their natural habitat

Activity 2: Arenal National Park Hike – Peninsula Sector

Combine a peaceful boat ride on Arenal Lake with a hike through the diverse landscapes of Arenal National Park.

After the boat ride back from the volcano foothills, embark on a leisurely walk through the peninsula sector of the national park. This hike is designed to cater to various fitness levels, typically lasting between 30 to 40 minutes.

The hike offers a chance to explore the park’s unique ecosystems up close, enhancing your understanding of the local flora and fauna. It’s a seamless continuation of your adventure, allowing you to transition from water to land while remaining immersed in the natural beauty of the area.

Activity 3: Kayaking on Arenal Lake

The adventure begins at Blue Pass Hub storage deck, where a friendly staff member will provide you with equipment and guidance.

Whether it’s your first time kayaking or you’re a seasoned paddler, Arenal Lake’s serene waters offer a perfect setting for an unforgettable experience.

Dive into our detailed guide by clicking here and get ready to navigate Arenal Lake like a pro!

Kayaking Arenal Lake
Kayaking experience at Flexi Pass

Activity 4: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Master the art of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) on the serene waters of Arenal Lake. This activity is accessible to everyone, with no prior experience required. It offers a unique opportunity to glide over the water and take in the breathtaking scenery, including the majestic Arenal Volcano.

It’s important to note that this activity is dependent on wind conditions. Calm waters are ideal for paddleboarding, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience. Our team closely monitors the weather to ensure optimal conditions for your adventure.

Whether you’re a beginner or have paddleboarded before, this experience offers a tranquil yet exhilarating way to explore the beauty of Arenal Lake.


Paddle Boarding
Paddle Boarding

General Recommendation for FlexiPass Holders

When planning your day, consider the exciting activities available: serene boat rides, explorative hikes, or thrilling stand-up paddleboarding. Discussing with your group ensures that everyone’s preferences are taken into account, leading to a more enjoyable experience for all.

Safety, Convenience, and Comfort

At the Blue Pass platform, we prioritize your comfort and security. All your belongings will be securely stored in a safe place, allowing you to enjoy your adventures without worry. Additionally, we provide convenient facilities for your comfort:

  • Changing Rooms: At the platform, there is a designated room for you to comfortably change clothes before or after your activities.
  • Bathrooms: There are also bathroom facilities available at the embarkation point (embarcadero), ensuring you have everything you need for a comfortable experience.

Dedicated Staff Support

Throughout your journey with us, a member of our staff will always be present to support you. Whether you need assistance, guidance, or just a bit of local knowledge, our team is there to enhance your experience.


  • Shuttle (From La Fortuna): 8:30 am (Return: 1:00 pm), 12:30 pm (Return: 4:30 pm)
  • Boat Ride Departure: Every hour from 8 am to 2 pm

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Join us on the FlexiPass adventure for a journey that’s as much about the experiences you choose as it is about the destinations you explore.

From paddling through tranquil waters to hiking amidst lush landscapes, your FlexiPass adventure is waiting to be tailored to your preferences.

Embark on this adventure together, and let FlexiPass be your guide to an unforgettable experience!

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