Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Top Things to Do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Things to Do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Top Attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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  • County-Hunter
    Tacoma, WA2 996 contributions
    We wanted to see the La Fortuna Waterfall, but we are older and not in the best of shape so decided to pass on the 533 step climb back up. We were able to see the waterfall from a platform before the downhill and we also took a short, paved nature walk called the Orchid Trail where we saw orchids. Maybe not enough to justify the entrance cost but when you are in La Fortuna only once in your life, you take advantage of such things.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • RachelRoamsAround
    Tacoma, WA217 contributions
    I am so glad I chose to visit Ecotermales! With multiple hot springs in the area, you have choices and I think I made the right one! I booked the evening time, 5-9. You can enter anytime between then. I arrived about 6 pm. My mom was with me but doesn’t swim but she could enter the property and just enjoy the grounds.

    Everything was very clean. You get a towel and a locker and there’s bathrooms with showers and toilets so you can change.

    All of the pools were amazing. When I first arrived there was more people but not enough to feel crowded. By 7:09 it had cleared out and I was one of the few left. Very relaxing. My only regret is not going every day I was in Fortuna!
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Miyoshi M
    Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
    This hotel was so beautiful. The rooms look ok. It's the outside and hotsprings that are the best. The food at the bar was good. The resturant was whatever. The staff was really serious about towels, so I suggest, bring your own towels foreal! I would come back to the hot springs but I would stay in a different hotel.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Miyoshi M
    Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
    They do amazing work here at Proyecto Asis. My friend and I bought donations. The customer service is awesome, the workers are friendly and very knowledgeable about the animals. I will be back!
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Karl Nicles
    Spring Lake, MI10 contributions
    We really enjoyed this tour. Local ownership with better pricing.
    Our tour guide Alex, was fantastic! He went out of his way to make sure we saw as much wildlife as possible. We saw quite a few sloths including a baby, an owl, poisonous dart frogs, lots of different birds, bullet & leaf cutter ants.....
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • bryney
    columbus10 contributions
    A great view of the volcano. Lots of activities. Perfect spot in CR. Our food at La Mansion was the best. It was hard to find a good local restaurant so ask a local tour guide. We could not find any ATM to dispense dollars. They had two banks but neither could allow us access to cash.
    Written 8 January 2022
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  • County-Hunter
    Tacoma, WA2 996 contributions
    Right before my trip to Costa Rica, I came down with plantar fascitiis which made walking/hiking quite painful, especially over uneven surfaces. Since we had already prepaid for our guide and hike, we modified it. We were able to drive up high to a viewpoint where we walked around absorbing the views and then walked back down the road to the parking lot. So, we were able to get some good pictures and enjoy a little bit of what the full hike offered.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Gerhard67
    8 contributions
    Easy access after parking the car on the side of the road (current "parking fee" of the type "official inofficial": 2000 colones ). We walked up a little and found some nice pools and places where we spent a couple of hours. Pleasantly warm and lots of water coming down! Clean.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • ARNPceleb
    Miami, FL13 contributions
    This was part of a tour to The Arenal area. The facility is very good, clean and comfortable. They have different jacuzzies, pool, wet bar pool area. The nature is beautiful here with flowers and trees to decorate the area. The service was very good. You can use the full bathrooms, towels and lockers
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Trina
    1 contribution
    Great swimming in the hot springs but Gustavo at the wet bar was the best! Good bar food, great cocktail selection and fun atmosphere
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Tenkster
    Paddock Wood, UK69 contributions
    Well worth a visit if you’re in the area, after all it is free! Quite busy but plenty of spots to seek out. Parking on the side of the road with a local to guide you in and will keep an eye on your car for a few dollars. Water shoes or similar a must.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • chaletaria
    London, United Kingdom522 contributions
    Although the frogs (bats, snakes, etc) are all wild, they are protected in this well set out sanctuary. The area feels very natural with a selection of pools, and I got the impression most visitors saw some of the most iconic frogs of Costa Rica; we certainly saw Red-eyed Tree frogs, Glass Frogs, Rain frogs and even watched a Fer-de-Lance capture a bullfrog. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful (ask if she/he will take photos using their scope + your phone for amazing pictures). Obviously this is a night tour, so dress accordingly. Transport to/ from the hotel was provided.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • MARK P
    12 contributions
    We did the night tour with Brandon as many of the animals are nocturnal. It was amazing and Brandon helped my 17 year get some unbelievable photos that his fiends tagged as National Geographic. I think what made the tour even better was Brandon's passion as a guide. He LOVES his "office"! It was pitch black and he would say look over here and there was a viper hanging on a big leaf and the same color as the leaf. Great tour.
    Written 26 June 2021
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  • CiscoTax
    Lexington, SC15 contributions
    With American teens used to water parks this is not the place. Small kids and couples would be perfect. It’s a very good price and very clean. The fact that you can bring your own food and drinks make it enjoyable. We spent about 3 hrs.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Chad W
    Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic312 contributions
    This is a great and very economical option for getting into Natura and viewing Arenal. Trails are well maintained and well marked. Several options for the more adventurous. I would return. Great view of the volcano.
    Written 29 June 2022
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