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La Fortuna de San Carlos

The small city of La Fortuna de San Carlos is best known for the nearby Arenal volcano that looms in the background and dominates the vista. A sleepy village for most of its history, La Fortuna only became famous after the 1968 volcano eruption. On a trip to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as horseback riding and whitewater rafting, as well as day trips to the volcano area, Lake Arenal, and the scenic La Fortuna waterfall. Plan your tour of La Fortuna de San Carlos and Costa Rica travel itinerary using our Costa Rica trip planner .
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