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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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$81* and up
Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #4 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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$137* and up
Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Spas
Owner description: Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa... more » Owner description: Nestled in the heart of the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in the northern Region of Costa Rica. This five-star resort offers a unique blend of nature, adventure and relaxation. The resort's unique healing thermal mineral spring river emerges from the volcanic earth, cascading to form waterfalls, streams, tranquil pools and ponds surrounded by lush tropical gardens. « less
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Ranked #6 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
Owner description: If you talk with the locals they will tell you to go to Scratch River or the Free hot springs. This is perfect if you are... more » Owner description: If you talk with the locals they will tell you to go to Scratch River or the Free hot springs. This is perfect if you are travelling on a shoestring budget as it is FREE! To get there go to the yellow gate next to Tabacon Springs. You can park on the road shoulder and you will definitely see it. Walk down the path behind the gate and in a very short walk you will arrive at a bubbling hot creek. You can go 24 hrs a day but keep your items in your site. Leave your valuables at the hotel and just bring a towel and prepare to relax. « less
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Ranked #7 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The family owned and operated natural hot springs, which allow only a limited number of guests each day, provide a private,... more » Owner description: The family owned and operated natural hot springs, which allow only a limited number of guests each day, provide a private, relaxing oasis during your vacation.There are five pools, one with a cascading waterfall, which reach up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no better way to unwind after a long day than by visiting the hot springs and treating your body to its naturally replenishing effects. When taking a break from the soothing hot springs, you can dine in the authentic, home-style Costa Rican restaurant. « less
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Ranked #8 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Equestrian Trails
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 #9 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
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 #10 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails
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 #13 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement 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 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Other ranches and farms; Landmarks
Owner description: If you are a fan of gardens, trees, animals...Nature, Del Bosque is your place... We have 15,000m2 of trails, wild, exotic... more » Owner description: If you are a fan of gardens, trees, animals...Nature, Del Bosque is your place... We have 15,000m2 of trails, wild, exotic and farm animals, beautiful gardens and much more... « less
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Ranked #16 of 29 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 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks

A nice off the beaten path destination for a day, or half a day, which visiting La Fortuna is the Baldi Hot Springs.  These natural springs and geysers are the result of the... more »

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Ranked #18 of 29 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 #19 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #20 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Other
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 #21 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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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Ranked #22 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Art Galleries
Ranked #23 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Coco Loco is a FAIR TRADE work shop & gallery for fine local crafts & artwork with a special focus on Costa Rican indigenous... more » Owner description: Coco Loco is a FAIR TRADE work shop & gallery for fine local crafts & artwork with a special focus on Costa Rican indigenous culture. It is located 14 km SE of La Fortuna on national route 702 (La Fortuna-San Ramon). Besides indigenous arts & Boruca masks Coco Loco also exhibits the original artwork (arte DK) of the owner, Ruth Deiseroth-Kweton, who works in her studio next to the gallery. As a mixed-media artist Ruth uses any kind of material of the surrounding rainforest to paint and work on: wooden artefacts and surfaces, plant leaves, stones etc. She creates masks, vases, mirrors, crosses and paintings. « less
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Ranked #24 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Fun and relaxing! 03/12/2014
Category: Hot Springs/ Geysers; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Titoku ...meaning water from the gods, in Maleku (Costa Rican native language). It's located at only 4km west from La... more » Owner description: Titoku ...meaning water from the gods, in Maleku (Costa Rican native language). It's located at only 4km west from La Fortuna. We offer 8 different hot springs pools. Every pool comes with different temperature and size (6-20 people), Titoku has a total capacity of 80 people. Titoku's other services: - Front desk. - Waiting room. - Lobby Bar (30 people). - Lunch or Dinner at Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa. - Bathrooms. - Dressing room. - Lockers and towels are included. - Parking lot. Our schedule: From 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. « less
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Ranked #25 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Walking tours; Eco tours; Tours; Climbing tours; Adrenaline & extreme tours; Nature and Parks
Ranked #26 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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 #27 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Safari Float 11/04/2011
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This is the ideal rain forest river float for those looking for peaceful encounter with the plentiful wildlife that abounds... more » Owner description: This is the ideal rain forest river float for those looking for peaceful encounter with the plentiful wildlife that abounds along the Peñas Blancas River. You will spot monkeys, maybe some allusive sloth, iguanas, crocodiles and caimans, plus a large variety of species of tropical birds such as the sun bittern, keel, billed toucan, herons, kingfishers and our favorite, the Montezuma Oropendula.. « less
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Ranked #28 of 29 attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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Owner description: It has 1 km of trails between cocoa trees and 37 species of fruit trees and many medicinal plants, they will have access for... more » Owner description: It has 1 km of trails between cocoa trees and 37 species of fruit trees and many medicinal plants, they will have access for people with disabilities and seniors, all paths are completely flat, for a better route to people of all ages and all fitness. They will be given chocolate bars and a cup of hot chocolate, freshly ground ourselves during the tour, everything is consumed during the tour is produced on the farm, completely organic and natural, without chemicals. « less
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