La Fortuna

La Fortuna

Things to do - general

La Fortuna’s history is intimately connected with the Arenal Volcano. When the volcano violently erupted on the morning of July 29th, 1968, it spewed ash, rocks and gas for three consecutive days. As the smoke cleared, the villages of Tabacon, Pueblo Nuevo, and San Luis were found buried under the debris, with 87 people dead. Out of this tragedy, La Fortuna (The Fortune) was born as the central town in the Arenal Volcano area.
La Fortuna is situated 16 miles (26 km) from Ciudad Quesada and 75 miles (120 km) from San José. The drive from San José takes around 2.5 to 3 hours. There are, however, several side trips along the way that are worth exploring, including the Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens (see our Driving Map to Arenal). Within La Fortuna there are many hotels to choose from, most of which are conveniently located near restaurants, internet cafes and the town center. The hotels that are outside of the town’s boundaries are more expensive, but they offer great volcano views and more amenities than those near the center of town. La Fortuna has a number of good restaurants and bars, as well as banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, gift shops and more.
The La Fortuna and Arenal area has a wide range of activities, including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, hiking, canopy tours, cave explorations, and more. Visitors will sure enjoy relaxing at the La Fortuna Waterfall or at the area’s various hot springs. Arenal is the adventure center of Costa Rica, and as such it’s difficult to get the full experience in less than three days.

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Arenal Kioro

Arenal Kioro

, La Fortuna
Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano.The hotel has 27 More info
Arenal Lodge

Arenal Lodge

, La Fortuna
Without a doubt what truly impacts you about Hotel Arenal Lodge is the incredible panoramic view to More info
Arenal Manoa

Arenal Manoa

la palma, la fortuna, La Fortuna
The Hotel Arenal Manoa is the result of a huge family effort. The Cedeño family moved from the town More info
Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Observatory Lodge

, La Fortuna
Arenal Observatory Lodge is one of the closest hotels to the Arenal Volcano. The view to this coloss More info
Arenal Paraiso La Fortuna

Arenal Paraiso La Fortuna

, La Fortuna
Arenal Paraiso Hotel has a unique charm, combined with the Paradise of the majestic Arenal Volcano a More info
Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

, La Fortuna
Arenal Springs Hotel is located just 5 miles away from the town of La Fortuna on the way towards the More info
Arenal Volcano Inn

Arenal Volcano Inn

, La Fortuna
The Arenal Volcano Inn is a 25 room hotel surrounded by exotic nature that can be admired from the t More info
Casa Luna Hotel

Casa Luna Hotel

, La Fortuna
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa concept derives from a 100% nature loving consciousness, and the vision of More info
Heliconias Nature Lodge

Heliconias Nature Lodge

, La Fortuna
  Heliconias is a hotel in the area of Arenal Costa Rica, we have 6 Bungalows and 4 Treehouses More info
Hotel Destinos Arenal

Hotel Destinos Arenal

, La Fortuna
Enjoy the best accommodation in La Fortuna at Hotel Destinos Arenal. The Hotel Destinos Arenal is lo More info
Hotel La Fortuna

Hotel La Fortuna

, La Fortuna
ECO-FRIENDLY · ACCESSIBILITY · GREAT LOCATION · BEST PRICE · ARENAL VOLCANO Visiting Costa Rica For More info
Hotel Linda Vista

Hotel Linda Vista

El Castillo , La Fortuna
  La Fortuna Costa Rica Hotel Linda Vista, Arenal Volcano and Lake View, Immerse yourself in th More info
Hotel Magic Mountain

Hotel Magic Mountain

, La Fortuna
This property offers a prime location, panoramic Volcano views, luxury accommodations and unrivaled More info
Hotel Nayara

Hotel Nayara

la palma, la fortuna, La Fortuna
Nayara Hotel & Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel located in the area of the Arenal Volcano Nati More info
Hotel Sueño Celeste

Hotel Sueño Celeste

, La Fortuna
Situated close to the Volcano Tenorio National Park and the Rio Celeste, Hotel Sueño Celeste is an i More info
Lomas del Volcan

Lomas del Volcan

, La Fortuna
Hotel Lomas del Volcan offers the coziness of a mountain hotel, far from the main road and completel More info
Lost Iguana Resort

Lost Iguana Resort

, La Fortuna
Lost Iguana Resort is a luxurious mountain hotel; you can expect special detail and attention not of More info
Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa

Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa

, La Fortuna
Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa offers the ultimate vacation experience for those seeking a tropic More info
Royal Corin Resort

Royal Corin Resort

La Palma, La Fortuna
Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxuri More info
Tabacon Resort & Spa

Tabacon Resort & Spa

, La Fortuna
Boasting beautifully landscaped gardens, elegantly designed hot spring fed swimming and soaking pool More info
The Springs Resort and Spa

The Springs Resort and Spa

, La Fortuna
The Springs Resort & Spa is a hotel that opened its doors in the middle of year 2008. Since that More info

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Arenal Monkey Tours

Arenal Monkey Tours

La Fortuna
La Fortuna San Carlos Costa Rica info@arenalmonkeytours.com Mobile Phone Number:     (506) 8322 9369 More info
Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour

Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour

La Fortuna
Arenal Volcano and Termals Baldi ( 3 PM ) Leaving from the town of la Fortuna we will head towards t More info
Bird Watching

Bird Watching

La Fortuna
Costa Rica has long been famous among serious bird watchers, but many people who would never conside More info
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

La Fortuna
Eagle Tour invite you to share with us one the best wildlife Refuge:The Caño Negro it is one the bes More info
Combo Tour Arenal Volcano

Combo Tour Arenal Volcano

La Fortuna
Combination Hinging Bridges – Water Fall – With Arenal Tabacon And Dinner At Arenal Hinging Bridges, More info
The Celeste River

The Celeste River

La Fortuna
We will leave La fortuna at 7:30 AM on one of the most interesting adventures in the region. Breakfa More info
The Venado Caves

The Venado Caves

La Fortuna
Another option for a half-day tour are the Venado Caves where in between the darkness, the bats, the More info
Tour Hanging Bridges

Tour Hanging Bridges

La Fortuna
We’d love to invite you all to visit our beautiful facilities near one of the most active volcanoes More info
White Water Rafting La Fortuna

White Water Rafting La Fortuna

La Fortuna
 Tel: (506) 2479-7215 Cel: (506) 8939-9239 info@arenalrafting.com www.arenalrafting.comBalsa River More info
Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

Price per day $ 55
Car typeSedan
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No