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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close... more » Owner description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close to La Fortuna. Wild animals which have been found wounded, forsaken or are rescued from the black market by the local forest rangers are brought here. Those that cannot be released are used within our educational programs. In order to finance our shelter, we offer daily tours and volunteer activities. Schedules: Monday to Saturday at 8:30 am or at 1:00 pm. Sundays Closed. Easy access facilities and trails for all ages. « less
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Owner description: El Ecocentro Danaus es una Reserva Biologica donde se desarrollan programas de conservacion, capacitacion, educacion... more » Owner description: El Ecocentro Danaus es una Reserva Biologica donde se desarrollan programas de conservacion, capacitacion, educacion ambiental y produccion sostenible. Cuenta con senderos a traves de un bosque secundario, donde es posible observar en su habitad natural a una gran variedad de plantas y animales. Uno de los principales atractivos del lugar es el zoocriadero de mariposas, con un sitio especial para la exhibicion de larvas, pupas y huevos, en donde reproducimos cerca de 30 diferentes especies de mariposas diurnas. En el Ecocentro Danaus protegemos una naciente de agua natural declarada como sitio de importancia nacional para la anidacion y observacion de colonias de aves acuaticas, asi como caimanes, basiliscos, iguanas, anfibios, entre otros. « less
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Ranked #6 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Spas
Owner description: In the Costa Rican´s rainforest heart Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a true tropical paradise of nature, adventure and... more » Owner description: In the Costa Rican´s rainforest heart Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a true tropical paradise of nature, adventure and relaxation. The resort´s unique thermal mineral springs emerge directly from the majestic Arenal Volcano, cascading to form waterfalls and tranquil pools and ponds. « less
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Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Owner description: Paradise Hot Springs is a Geo-Thermal Water Resort that combines nature's natural mineral waters, heated and mineralized by... more » Owner description: Paradise Hot Springs is a Geo-Thermal Water Resort that combines nature's natural mineral waters, heated and mineralized by the Arenal Volcano Magma Calderon. Enjoy different types of hydrommassage, 13 diferent types of natural minerals, underwater ergonomics,calm music, and tropical lush environments, all to help you create experiences of total relaxation.Discover the place where "Water meets Relaxation". « less
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #9 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #10 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hiking Trails; Parks
Owner description: GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park, Trails & Gardens Preserve within its 400... more » Owner description: GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park, Trails & Gardens Preserve within its 400 Acre-Property. It is the closest property to the Extinct Cerro Chato Volcano, its Crater's Green Lagoon and the Fortuna Waterfall. There is a $10 Fee charge at the GreenLagoon InfoCenter or at the GreenLagoon Lodge to take this Hiking Tour. Parking facilities at no cost are available at the lodge. The Trails also lead to the Wildlife and Rainforest Preserve within the 400-Acre private property. You will have magnificent Views to Mountains, Arenal Volcano and the Valley of San Carlos here. If you decide to hike to the summit of Cerro Chato, the Lagoon or to the view point of Arenal Volcano at the summit, you will do it under your own risk and responsibility. « less
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Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Equestrian Trails; Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: This adventure begins at the foot of the volcano on our private estate, surrounded by natural beauty and farm animals. Then... more » Owner description: This adventure begins at the foot of the volcano on our private estate, surrounded by natural beauty and farm animals. Then you will meet our beautiful, healthy and safe horses, which for years have been trained to perform this activity safely. You will receive the basic training to manage your horse from our guide.The horses are trained so you can enjoy your tour without worries. You can admire the impressive craters caused by ancient volcanic eruptions. As you travel through our pastures you will search for beautiful birds like orioles, toucans and other surprises. You will see beautiful organic gardens where you will be impressed by the size of our vegetables and defferrent varieties as well. During the tour you will enjoy beautiful scenery of the volcano and the lake as you immerse yourself in the beautiful forest and hopefully will be surprised by some of the animals that inhabit this amazing place. All from the top of your partner on this two and one half hour tour.At the end we will take you to our beautiful veranda where you will learn the history that lies behind the impressive Arenal Volcano and its beautiful lake. « less
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Ranked #13 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a whole new way, where beautiful frogs, birds,... more » Owner description: At Arenal Natura Ecological Park you will experience the natural world in a whole new way, where beautiful frogs, birds, reptiles, and their natural habitats will have the starring role.We are located in a section of the tropical rainforest, at the base of the Arenal Volcano, home to a large quantity of species which, with the help of our guides, will give you a new way to view and enjoy these impressive, complex worlds. « less
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Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #15 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Art Galleries
Located on the road to Fortuna Waterfalls, 2Km from Fortuna town.
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Ranked #16 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Equestrian Trails
Owner description: The tour, which is carried out 100% on horseback, begins in the modern stables of Don Tobías’ farm. There, a professional... more » Owner description: The tour, which is carried out 100% on horseback, begins in the modern stables of Don Tobías’ farm. There, a professional team of guides prepares visitors with pertinent information. Child-sized equipment is also available. Nearly all of the tour takes place on private lands, crossing through second generation forest and primary forest, as well as beautiful pastures, some of which were used for cattle, and, of course, visitors will see the magnificent Arenal Volcano that accompanies visitors throughout the trip.Departure: 8:30 am or 1:30 p.mDuration: 3 hoursIncludes: Transportation, guide, equipment, water.Suggested Equipment: Long pants, cool shirts, binoculars, cameras, sunscreen, and insect repellent. « less
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Ranked #17 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #18 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Water Parks
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Ranked #19 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Lets do horseback riding in a farm on the base of the arenal volcano, where you can swim in the fortuna´s waterfall on the... more » Owner description: Lets do horseback riding in a farm on the base of the arenal volcano, where you can swim in the fortuna´s waterfall on the rain forest also visit an indian village (the malekus)they will show you how the live and what they do and a butterfly farm. Great for families, couples and kids the tour takes around 4 hours. One at 8:00am and 1:30pm « less
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Ranked #20 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Ranked #21 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Owner description: Costa Rica Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization based in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, that helps rescue, care, and place... more » Owner description: Costa Rica Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization based in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, that helps rescue, care, and place homeless dogs from Costa Rica into loving homes. At Costa Rica Dog Rescue we are always in need of volunteers! We offer morning and afternoon volunteer programs where you can walk, play, and spend time with our dogs, as well as assist with the care of our facilities. « less
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Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: In an environment full of flora and fauna in a primary rainforest, you will find one of the most beautiful places to visit in... more » Owner description: In an environment full of flora and fauna in a primary rainforest, you will find one of the most beautiful places to visit in La Fortuna near to the Arenal Volcano.The Motmot Jungle & Mabewa Butterfly Garden!! Here, you will find trails in and out of the rainforest and the best Butterfly Garden area having the opportunity to observe mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and most colorful butterflies of Costa Rica recognized, within these, the Morpho Butterfly that has large size and striking color for visitors. We have a great offer for all those who visit us, an incoming package to Arenal Hanging Bridges and The Motmot Jungle & Mabewa Butterfly Garden in the same entrance price of Arenal Hanging Bridges, obtaining not only the opportunity to see animals in our facilities but also in the Arenal Hanging Bridges for one price. Call us or email us, we will be more than happy to help you! Your satisfaction is our passion! « less
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Ranked #23 of 24 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Great Green Macaw Sanctuary is a 268 ha crossed right in the middle by the river we explore floaring, where is possible... more » Owner description: The Great Green Macaw Sanctuary is a 268 ha crossed right in the middle by the river we explore floaring, where is possible to see hauler, white face & spider monkeys, coaties, caimans, turtles, toucans and of course the endangered Great Green Macaw; a place where people and nature found the way to coexist in harmony. Owned and protected by a self-sustainer agricultural cooperative this place gives you an authentic rural experience in which you can plant a tree, visit the school & high school, go biking or horse back riding or simply visit the people & talk about the experience & their history. « less
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Owner description: Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park is the most recent attraction in Arenal, and it is the only one in its type.It has diverse... more » Owner description: Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park is the most recent attraction in Arenal, and it is the only one in its type.It has diverse aquatic attractions for all the family. Discovers the emotion in our three toboggans, the Cyclone, the Tornado or the Avalanche with 34.45 ft. high.For the bravest there is the Mammoth that is 41.34 ft. height and the smallest will have a good time in the Interactive Game zone. « less
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