The Alajuela town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, often called La Fortuna, connects the magnificent Volcan Arenal region with the Santa Elena and Monteverde cloud forests. This quiet town is a great place for travelers who want panoramic views of the most active volcano in Costa Rica. When researching accommodations, do not confuse this town with another of the same name located 70 km to the northwest.
Volcan Arenal is a mere 10 kilometers from La Fortuna and is the top tourist attraction in Costa Rica. It regularly puts on a show for visitors, spewing ash and smoke. La Fortuna has become a more popular designation spot in the area, leading to the development of additional accommodations. Several resort spas surround the volcano and hotels in the main plaza area offer excellent views of the natural wonder.
The 70-meter high waterfall called La Catarata de La Fortuna is just a short hike away. The Tabacon Hot Springs allow visitors to relax and unwind amidst greenery, waterfalls, and fragile orchids. Those who are ready for adventure should go on a canopy tour, do some whitewater rafting, or take a Cano Negro Boat Tour.
The Arenal Waterfall Lodge is located on a mountaintop and features ten rooms, each with air conditioning, a private shower, and a refrigerator. From here, guests can see the Cerro Chato and Arenal volcanoes. The five-star Springs Resort & Spa hosted The Bachelor season filmed in Costa Rica. Accommodations include rooms, suites, and villas, as well as pools, waterfalls, and hot mineral springs.
The family-oriented Baldi Hot Springs Hotel & Spa has 25 natural mineral pools, one with a fully stocked bar. This deluxe resort features 32 rooms and offers therapies like massage, exfoliation, and volcanic mud wraps. Hotel Lands In Love features 33 rooms, live music, a pool, Jacuzzi, and a pet hotel for animal guests.