The Arenal Volcano Area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, as it is blessed with surrounding natural beauty, including the imposing Arenal Volcano and the amazing Lake. Placed in a unique transition area between the rain forest and the Monteverde Cloud Forest you will find the Arenal Reserve. Experience the most spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano & Lake from the Sky Tram, the Sky Trek (zip lines) or take a nice hike through trails full of flora and fauna of the Sky Walk.
The slow-paced Sky Tram gondolas soar smoothly through the rainforest, offering up endless views during their mountainous ascent. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, tour takers will have the ability to stop the tram at any point, a feature that allows for magnificent, one-of-a-kind photographs to be captured and tropical birds to be spotted.
Extraordinary views of the Arenal Volcano's southern face
Once the top is reached, visitors are invited to explore the observation deck, where they will enjoy magnificent views of the Arenal Volcano’s southern face. From here, one can also see Lake Arenal and the rolling hillsides that surround it. Visitors can spend as much time as they please on the observation deck before heading back down.
There are two ways to return to the Sky Trams base. You can ride the tram down the same route that you ascended or sign up for a fast-paced zip line tour to the bottom. Those seeking an adrenalin rush would be wise to choose the second option, which will have them flying along a series of secure cables connecting one mountain to another.
At the trams base there is another large observation deck as well as a restaurant. The views from this deck compliment and contrast the one from the mountains peak.
Sky Tram is a 45-minute drive from the town of La Fortuna. The trip is shorter if you are staying in hotels like Arenal Observatory Lodge, Montana de Fuego or Arenal Paraiso, for example.
We offer a shuttle service with door-to-door transportation from your Arenal hotel. Cost is $8 a person. Please note that children under 8 years of age are not allowed on Sky Trek.