A charming and quiet town, La Fortuna is easily accessible from the capital city San Jose (3-hour drive or 30 minutes flight from the main airports), and offers some panoramic views of the spectacular Arenal Volcano.
Beside the volcano, this town has other great tourist attractions like the La Catarata de la Fortuna, a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall that falls from a dizzying height of 70 meters.
A stunning sight to see and a lovely short trek away, this beautiful waterfall makes for a picture perfect moment. Another key attraction nearby are the Hot Springs Waters in the area, where one can go to relax and unwind after a long tiring vacation.
Set amidst stunning lush greenery, rare orchids and superb waterfalls, the Hot Springs Waters is among the many here that offer the ultimate indulgence for those who just want some peace and quiet.
For the more outdoorsy person, this region of the country has plenty to offer. White water rafting, hiking excursions, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, canopy tours and Caño Negro Boat Tours are just some of the many activities that one can enjoy while you are here.
The Arenal Volcano is located in Costa Rica’s San Carlos Valley in the Northwest. This is the “bread basket” of Costa Rica and receives a large amount of rainfall all year round. Take advantage of a visit to Arenal National Park for a closer look and feel for the volcano and the area surrounding the base.