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What to Do in La Fortuna:

A photo of the majestic Arenal volcano located in Costa Rica

A Guide to Costa Rica’s Natural Paradise

La Fortuna, nestled at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, is a haven for adventurers and nature lovers alike. With its lush landscapes, thermal springs, and rich Costa Rican traditions, it’s no wonder this destination is a must-visit. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to do in La Fortuna, including a special recommendation for an authentic organic farm tour.

1. Arenal Volcano National Park Start your journey with a hike through the Arenal Volcano National Park. The trails offer stunning views of the volcano and the surrounding rainforest. While the hike to the top is illegal, the lower reaches provide ample opportunities for exploration and wildlife spotting.

2. Soak in the Hot Springs After a day of hiking, relax and rejuvenate in one of La Fortuna’s famous hot springs. These thermal waters, heated by the volcano’s energy, offer a luxurious experience amidst nature.

3. La Fortuna Waterfall This 70-meter waterfall is a sight to behold. Take a refreshing dip in its cool waters or simply admire its beauty from the viewing platforms.

4. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park Experience the rainforest from a different perspective. Walk through a series of suspension bridges, spotting wildlife like toucans, sloths, and monkeys along the way.

5. Culinary Adventures at Arenal Organic Tours For a unique and authentic experience, join the Organic Farm Tour at Arenal Organic Tours. Learn about sustainable farming practices, harvest fresh ingredients, and indulge in a hands-on cooking session, preparing traditional Costa Rican dishes.

6. Wildlife Safaris and Birdwatching La Fortuna is teeming with biodiversity. Opt for guided wildlife safaris or birdwatching tours to spot some of Costa Rica’s most iconic species.

7. Whitewater Rafting and Adventure Sports For adrenaline junkies, La Fortuna offers thrilling activities like whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and waterfall rappelling.

8. Local Eateries and Nightlife The town of La Fortuna boasts a plethora of restaurants and bars. Enjoy local and international cuisines with a backdrop of the Arenal Volcano.

9. Explore Other Attractions From the vibrant Río Celeste to the serene Peñas Blancas River, there’s no shortage of attractions around La Fortuna. Plan day trips to explore these natural wonders.

10. Stay Recommendations La Fortuna offers a range of accommodations, one of our favorites is Heliconias Nature Inn & Hot Springs.

At Heliconias Nature Inn, experience a unique family getaway in the Arenal rainforest. The treehouse accommodations, equipped with modern amenities, immerse you in nature without sacrificing comfort. Mornings begin on the balcony with coffee while observing the wildlife.

Immerse yourselves in natural hot springs under the starry sky, a rejuvenating experience suitable for all ages. At Heliconias Nature Inn, you become a part of the rainforest as a family, while our attentive staff takes care of all the details for an unforgettable stay.

In conclusion, La Fortuna is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast or someone seeking tranquility amidst nature, this destination has something for everyone.

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