We get it, geography isn't everyone's strong point. If you're unsure where La Fortuna lies on a map, you might want to look into its location before you take off!
It lies about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Quesada and 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Tilaran.
At last count, the population of this part of San Carlos was 3,000.
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There's nothing quite like crawling into bed after an epic day of seeing the sights. With an impressive 71 properties in La Fortuna, you can have your pick of the coziest of them.
Your vacation is here! It's the ideal time to indulge in the finer things in life. Book a room at the Nayara Springs - Adults only (Arenal Volcano National Park) or The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal (Arenal, 9 Km West and) and enjoy excellent service and a decadent room. More of a cost-conscious traveler? The Hotel Vista del Cerro (2 km west of Fortune Park) and the Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna (50 metros este de la Iglesia Catolica) may be the ideal properties for you.
Get set for some serious exploring! The middle of La Fortuna is approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).
Planning to explore the surrounding regions of La Fortuna? A rental car will no doubt come in handy here. Look through your options on Travelocity, take your pick and remember to buckle up!
Alamo Rent A Car can be found in the downtown area at La Fortuna, San Carlos, On Main Street Behind Church. If you're staying nearby, this is a great place to go.
Watch water gurgling and bubbling beneath a blanket of steam at Baldi Hot Springs. This geothermal marvel, produced by heated water rising from the earth's crust, is literally one of the area's hottest spots! Need some more options? There's something hypnotic about witnessing water pouring down the edge of a cliff. Try to position yourself as close as possible to La Fortuna Waterfall and feel its cool mist settle on your skin. But that's not all. Get up close to one of the area's geothermal phenomenas and immerse yourself in some gorgeous scenery at Los Lagos Hot Springs. Take some time to learn about how this natural body of water is heated by the earth's energy.
So you've stepped off the plane in an exotic new destination — what's next? Well, why not kick back and see what fantastic experiences and once-in-a-lifetime adventures roll your way? After all, isn't that what traveling's all about?
There are so many cool activities to pick from in La Fortuna. Here are our top recommendations:
La Fortuna is only 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Guachipelin. Use this place to access a range of tourist attractions, including the Museum of Costa Rican Art and the National Theater. Just 55 miles (89 kilometers) away you'll discover San Jose, another neighboring area that's well worth a visit. It's a handy base to access great attractions such as the Gold Museum and the National Center of Art and Culture.
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This family-friendly La Fortuna lodge is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Arenal Volcano National Park and Ecotermales Fortuna. Ecoglide Arenal Park and Arenal Adventure World are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This family-friendly resort is located in La Fortuna, close to Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Area attractions also include Arenal Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservatory.
This family-friendly La Fortuna hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Arenal Volcano National Park. Arenal Volcano is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.
Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park. Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Costa Rica Chocolate Tour are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This family-friendly La Fortuna hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park. Arenal Natura Ecological Park is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.
This family-friendly La Fortuna resort is located on the riverwalk, 3 mi (4.8 km) from Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ecoglide Arenal Park and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato Lake are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Arenal Natura Ecological Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park.
Situated in a national park, this spa lodge is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Arenal Volcano National Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. Lake Arenal and Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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