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La Fortuna de San Carlos

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce. Named for the bounteous harvest provided by the area's rich volcanic soil--and perhaps for the fact that the town has never been destroyed by the volcano--La Fortuna enjoys a warm but not overly hot climate, with temperatures ranging between 20 C (68 F) and 26 C (78 F). Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos include whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and visiting the area's famed volcanic hot springs. Plan your tour of La Fortuna de San Carlos and Costa Rica travel itinerary using our Costa Rica trip planner .
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Where to stay in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Options consist of hotels, guesthouses, and backpacker hostels, most of which sit near the town's main road--Route 142--and the bus station. You can expect a swimming pool and complimentary breakfast at most mid-range accommodations there. If you're feeling more adventurous, choose to stay at one of the spas or eco-resorts at the foot of the volcano, where you'll also enjoy onsite access to natural hot springs.
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