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Casona Rio Fortuna

Sonafluca, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Casona Río Fortuna is a traditional country estate located in the La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano area that aims to let visitors experience the genuine and peaceful way of country life in Costa Rica. Located in the rural surroundings of the Arenal Volcano yet only 7 km from La Fortuna, Casona Río Fortuna is surrounded by green pastures, plantations, woodland,... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We experienced Casona Rio thanks to Desafio who brought us here after white water rafting and we were not disappointed. We were greeted with "moonshine" and then treated to a home cooked traditional Costa Rican meal served on banana leaves which was very tasty to say the least. All the ingredients we either grown in and around the premises or... More 

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Muri, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Casona and no one was there...just three kids...the room was ok but there were cats just the door next and the smell was terrible. We also did not know that the shower are out of the room but we arranged. The food, the abient and the view are great!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

So far, the best thing we've done for the kids. We arrived at noon and received a warm welcome from the mistress of the estate...Eli and their adorable son. Sitting on the front porch in rocking chairs she explained the history of the estate and how she and her husband became the keepers of the history of it. A lovely... More 

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Thank SwissMagnolia
North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stopped here as part of our Mambo Combo tour package. We had no idea this was to be included and were pleasantly surprised with the experience. We signed up for the Lost Canyon Jungle course and the Arenal Rio Balso River rafting. Desafio (the company who conducted the tours) told us a meal would be provided. They took us... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I came to La Casona as part of a traveling group with my family and was thoroughly unimpressed. The food was mediocre, and the entire event seemed forced and only offered a cheap tourist's perspective of Costa Rican culture. To top it off, when we were leaving my husband saw a rat running towards the kitchen. Eww! La Fortuna is... More 

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Thank Ashley W
Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

we are a family from Israel (couple and 4 kids). on July 2013 we took a cultural tour in casona Rio Fortuna. we met a charming couple who was eager to explain and show us everything about their lives. we went to a farm and learnd about different local plants and also visited in the school, where qute children performed... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a wonderful place! Milton and Eli were fabulous hosts. We went for the afternoon Cultour experience. The food was AMAZING! Our best meal in Costa Rica. (Make sure you go hungry because the portions are huge and so delicious you want to eat every bite!) Everything from the meal, learning about making sugar, visiting the farm and school were... More 

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Thank lilbsmom
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We spent the day filming here and what a wonderful experience. Eli and Milton were so welcoming and we had a fun filled day with them. The food is out of this world and I cannot wait to come back to learn more about their culture and way of life. A must do if you are in Costa Rica.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a real gem of a place. I haven't stayed in their rooms but I have eaten here and visited twice now and would definitely go back. I'm certain their rooms are as charming as the rest of their establishment. This is a small family run place that has exceptional food, friendliness and demonstrations of the typical Costa Rican... More 

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