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The Best Things to Do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Top attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs , La Fortuna
Soak in the volcanic surroundings at Tabacon Hot Springs, a spa resort in the heart of Costa Rica's rainforest. The five-star complex provide
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River Rafting & Tubing , La Fortuna de San Carlos
Plunge into the largely unexplored Costa Rican wilderness on a river rafting and tubing trip from La Fortuna de San Carlos. Equally appealing
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours , La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Arenal Volcano , Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal Volcano attracts nature lovers and adventurers with its lush scenery and wide range of outdoor activities. Hike through the jungle and
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Hot Spring
Ecotermales Fortuna , La Fortuna de San Carlos
With only a hundred visitors allowed in at any given time, Ecotermales Fortuna offers a haven of rest and relaxation. The family-run hot spri
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La Fortuna de San Carlos

Hot Springs · Waterfalls · River Rafting & Tubing
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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