The town of La Fortuna at the base of the iconic Arenal Volcano is surrounded by lush rainforest, wild rivers, deep canyons, an impressively-large, freshwater lake, natural hot springs, swimming holes, waterfalls and a robust hospitality sector on par with any top-tourist destination elsewhere in the world.
La Fortuna and the famous Costa Rica volcano Arenal is considered the Epicenter of Adventure of the Americas with more than 150 different adventure activities available and the largest natural hot springs aquifer in the world.
The town of La Fortuna is a lively, adventure town with fun, streetside coffee shops, delicious local cuisine and specialty souvenir stores.
Even if you are short on time, you can pack in a lot of action into your trip because the Arenal Volcano Costa Rica area has everything close-by. Try whitewater rafting, kayaking, canyoneering or canyoning (rapelling tropical waterfalls), mountain biking, horseback riding, bird watching, hiking, stand up paddling, kayaking and much more!
And the hotels in the area range from humble, family-owned cabins ideal for backpackers or adventurous travelers to some of the world's most, high-end, luxurious hotels, natural hot springs spa treatments and much more. The Arenal Volcano is a must-visit destination on your Costa Rica vacation!