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Fortuna's Best - The Riverbank 1 & 2 - Your Oasis in La Fortuna

The Riverbank: An oasis of calm in the middle of everything!
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
65 reviews
The Riverbank: An oasis of calm in the middle of everything!
Riverbank 1 open concept living and dining room with fully equipped kitchen.
Riverbank 1 Master Bedroom: Queen size bed, large window opens to yard and river.
Even the corners are pretty... more art, little touches to add to your stay.
Riverbank 1 bathroom with laurel wood counter.
Riverbank 1 Second Bedroom: Custom designed full size bed and single bunk.
Riverbank 1 Dining table and living room leading to balcony with volcano view.
The first meal on the new, hand made, laurel dining set;  chicken/spinach salad w/ caviar and
Rare Black Laurel wood, used in the creation of hand made furniture just for The Riverbank
Rustic, hand made end tables and bedroom units add to the unique comfort and charm of The Riverbank.
Very tranquil, secluded backyard full of iguanas, humming birds, exotic fruit trees and flowers!
So many different flowers, and so beautiful!
This is a Cherrie's Tanager perched in the back yard.
Riverbank 2 Master bedroom: Queen size bed, colorful artwork and yard view.
Riverbank 2 Second bedroom: Unique full size bed with single top bunk.
Riverbank 2: Wide shot of large fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
Riverbank 2: Bathroom
Riverbank 2: Clean, elegant, fully equipped kitchen and dining room.
Riverbank 2: Spacious living room with volcano artwork and cable tv.
The view from the balcony this morning.
Volcano and Sleeping Indian, shot from balcony of The Riverbank at dusk.
'Trumpet of Angels' blooms bi-weekly, flowers a foot long fill the night wth incredible fragrance.
Huge iguanas in the trees in the backyard. Every day!
My absolute favourite flower; a rare type of Parrot Flower growing in the back yard.
An old wheelbarrow's retirement: Used during the building's construction now it holds bansai trees!
Check out this little guy who showed up in the backyard!
The Arenal Volcano makes its own weather and changes constantly.
Mosquito nets donated to the orphanage by thoughtful guests.
Some of the projects that we have funded in whole or in part at the Hogarcito...
More playground equipment...
The water tower helps to maintain both water pressure and and supply 24/7.
Classroom supplies and equipment
Thank you banners to some of our guests for their generous donations to the Hogarcito
Presented by the Director of the shelter, received by us on behalf of our generous guests!
It's true, we really do make the extra effort. :-)
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 65 reviews
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Aura E
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Best possible location. Close to everything. Especially all the excursions. Great view of Arenal. Great choice overall.

Management response:

It was great to have you stay with us! One of the best features about the Riverbank is the view of the volcano from the balcony. Guests tell us all the time that they really enjoy being able to sit there and watch the clouds change :-)


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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This apartment is spacious with everything we needed, full kitchen, air conditioning and plenty of room. I got good advice from William and Nohelia regarding excursions and restaurants. This unit is right on the edge of town so is located perfectly for those without a rental car. The only thing I regret is that I did not discover how cool...

Management response:

Hi there, thanks for posting your review! We're sorry about not pointing out the bird feeder when you checked in, is that why you gave us 4 stars in your review instead of 5? We're glad that you enjoyed the fresh artisanal bread, rum and other welcome gifts and we'll be sure to point the feeder out right away to...


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High River, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

William, Laura & Nohelia truly are wonderful people. They made us feel like family. Location is great, close to everything we needed.

Management response:

You guys were fantastic guests! We love having fellow Canadians stay with us! As the saying goes; location, location, location. The Riverbank is in a truly great location. It is only 50 steps (yes we counted ;-) ) from the park in the middle of town so you are close to everything but you still have the river right next...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Ask about smoking
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Additional Rate and Availability Information

Rates apply to the first 2 guests per unit. Each guest after the first 2 guests incurs a $10/night fee. This fee doubles to $20/night during December 15 to Jan 5.

This is a two year old, very popular property in one of the best locations in all of La Fortuna. These prices are subject to change, so please contact us with your travel details and we'll happily prepare a quote just for you!

Stays of one night are possible, however a cleaning fee of $30 per unit will be required.

Additional fees may apply:
- Hotel Tax Rate | 13% of rent | This rate is charged on all accommodations in Costa Rica.
- Additional Person Fee | 10 USD per day
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About the neighborhood
Transportation is easy. If you are on a short vacation, then look into flying to La Fortuna instead of driving; flight schedules are published by Sanza and Nature Air and a 20 minute flight is always better and easier than a drive after your international flight. If your international flight arrives too late for you to connect to a local one, then private vans with drivers are also available for almost the same price as a car rental by itself, so contact us for a quote. They make the start and finish of your trip much more relaxing and much SAFER with door to door service. Plus, cars are less expensive to rent here than they are in Liberia or San Jose.

If you do decide to drive here from San Jose or Liberia, then remember to review the traffic laws and signs before renting and to downlo...
Car not needed
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