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La Fortuna Waterfall
La Fortuna Waterfall(La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Owner description: La Fortuna Waterfall Ecological Reserve Our fortune of crystalline waters Located in Central America, Costa Rica, in the northern plains, just 4 kilometers from La Fortuna, a... more Owner description: La Fortuna Waterfall Ecological Reserve Our fortune of crystalline waters Located in Central America, Costa Rica, in the northern plains, just 4 kilometers from La Fortuna, a piece of nature is hidden, a bit of green gold, which sustains our community and makes us proud of its beauty: The La Fortuna Waterfall. A place so near, and yet so far from the sounds of the quaint town. The Waterfall Ecological Reserve is complete with a parking lot, souvenir shop, restrooms, changing rooms, and a snack shop. The reserve is visited by more than 1000 tourists a year, who come to enjoy this piece of heaven, a continuous water flow which fascinates all who behold it. From the time of your arrival, the staff will treat you with the full attention that you deserve. The initial bridge will allow you to observe the marvelous flora and fauna as you reach the first observation point, giving you a preview of what you will discover after descending 600 meters. Once you begin your journey down, you will observe all kinds of birds, including the ever popular toucan, which is often found in this area, feeding on insects. Along the expedition, you will discover the true colors of nature and the adrenaline felt climbing down and back up 480 natural steps, with appropriate rest areas along the way. Later, the view will clear, allowing you to admire our true fortune of crystalline waters. As you continue down, you will discover a dry waterfall, over 5000 years old, in which water flows only during the rainy season, in addition to our waterfall with a constant water flow, both of which are studied each year by Canadian geology students. Both rock formations were formed by the magma poured out of the Arenal Volcano, thousands of years ago. Finally, we can fully enjoy this splendid touch of nature; the pure waters of the La Fortuna Waterfall and its 70 meters of height, which reflect the magnificent power of Mother Nature. More than 100,000 tourists from around the world have come for a simple visit, to film movies and TV programs, and even to celebrate their wedding, each leaving with incredible memories. Once you climb down to the base of the waterfall, you can fully enjoy the refreshing crystal clear waters, a desire of all human life. Take the time to enjoy safe and fun recreation in harmony with our natural resources, including coexistence with the fish which nurture this piece of heaven…our fortune of crystalline waters. We are non-profit organization runs the waterfall, using the entrance fee to help maintain different projects for improving the life of the population of La Fortuna. Our work are focus on social projects, infrastructure improving and protection and maintenance of natural resources of La Fortuna. less
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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Proyecto Asis
Proyecto Asis(La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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... 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
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Tabacon Hot Springs
Tabacon Hot Springs(La Fortuna de San Carlos)
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... 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
Attraction type: Hot Springs & Geysers; Spas
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Arenal Mundo Aventura
Arenal Mundo Aventura(La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Tours; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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Ecoterra Costa Rica
Ecoterra Costa Rica(La Fortuna de San Carlos)
Owner description: Ecoterra Costa Rica is an excellent option to discover the wide variety of attractions that are available to you in the Northern Region of Costa Rica, with the highest safety... more Owner description: Ecoterra Costa Rica is an excellent option to discover the wide variety of attractions that are available to you in the Northern Region of Costa Rica, with the highest safety standards, and a highly trained, responsible staff. We invite you to review the variety of services we offer, and to travel with us to discover the many amazing wonders of this region. Naturalist walking tours, bird watching, walking tours, visits to all the atractions near the Arenal Volcano. Private transportation all around Costa Rica. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Eco Tours
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Tierra Mia
Tierra Mia
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pizza John's Jardin Escondido
Pizza John's Jardin Escondido
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in El Castillo
Price: $2 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
La Parrilla de Maria Bonita
La Parrilla de Maria Bonita
Price: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill, Lebanese, Latin
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Chifa La Familia Feliz
Chifa La Familia Feliz
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Asian, South American, Central American
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Red Frog Coffee Roaster
Red Frog Coffee Roaster
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel
2.0 of 5
Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel
$33 - $57
Ranked #1 of 5 El Castillo B&B and Inns
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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge
3.0 of 5
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge
$42 - $60
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Arenal Hostel Resort
2.0 of 5
Arenal Hostel Resort
$18 - $236
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul
3.0 of 5
Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul
$62 - $144
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Hotel Lomas del Volcan
3.0 of 5
Hotel Lomas del Volcan
$77 - $214
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San Bosco Inn
2.5 of 5
San Bosco Inn
$49 - $98
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Nayara Springs
5.0 of 5
Nayara Springs
$521 - $959
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Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
4.5 of 5
Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
$306 - $725
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The Springs Resort and Spa
5.0 of 5
The Springs Resort and Spa
$347 - $868
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.