La Fortuna is a city in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. La Fortuna is home to Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica's most active volcanoes. In addition to the volcano, La Fortuna also attracts visitors to its 70 meter high waterfall, La Catarata de la Fortuna, and its natural hot springs.

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Crestview

Great place to visit and explore. I would recommend to the different local restaurants called "Sodas". Great food at very reasonable prices.

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Great little town below Volcan Arenal (Arenal Volcano). There are hot springs at the various luxury hotels (you can pay a daily entry fee for access), as well as free hot springs in a lush rain forest river setting.

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Puerto Vallarta

I loved my visit to the volcano! There is so much to do! Mainly there is the volcano and hot springs from the volcano but there is also a bunch of eco-tourism adventures to have!

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Local from La Fortuna

Welcome!!!
Thousands of North Americans are visiting La Fortuna each year, making it one of the most popular destinations in the world. Costa Rica is a small village, but there is an endless supply of awe-inspiring attractions,hotsprings,Waterfalls and exotic species of plants and animals. It would be impossible to explore La fortuna in just one visit, that’s why most visitors frequent this country 1-2 times per year. Costa Rica is becoming the “go-to” destination for those seeking adventure, tranquility and beauty. If you want to support the Local Business and make the best trip in your life let me know!!!! http://naturalistguidecr.wix.com/naturalistguidecr

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Local from La Fortuna

If you are planning to visit Costa Rica a good place would be La Fortuna, here we offer you a House for rent and many options for tours.

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Oakland

La Fortuna is only a few hours from San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica and anyone with a lust for lava should not miss this destination. Imagine Hawaii - only take out all the bad (loud tourists, spam, and people you don't want to see wearing grass skirts). The small town of La Fortuna boasts plenty of touristy charms but none greater than the Arenal volcano that entrances all with lush jungle foliage and hypnotic orange-red lava! Stay at a hidden resort, go on a tropical hike, wake up to wild animals with a cup of the world's best coffee, and soak in natural hot springs, ok you get the idea...better start looking for cheap flights. Pura Vida!

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Los Angeles

3 days in La Fortuna was my favorite part of my Costa Rican vacation. Friendly people, great food, tremendous natural hot springs and plenty of opportunity for adventure. I joined a tour that including rappelling down 4 waterfalls despite my fear of heights and inability to swim. That was my favorite part of the trip!

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Los Angeles

I got married at the foot of the active Volcano there. The area is truly unique and on clear days you can see the top of the volcano. Perfect town for backpackers as there are alot of fun adventure friendly hostels there. And if you aren't into the backpacker thing - there are lots of lovely reasonably priced hotels with heated pools from the volano itself. The town has a nice collection of bohemian cafes, art galleries, and restaurants. On the other side of the Volcano there is a giant man-made lake that is gorgeous to drive around. Definitely one of the most beautiful places I have been.

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Myrtle Beach

If you want to feel secluded from city life, come here with your honey and enjoy some hot springs and some hiking. We really enjoyed time away from too much electronics and technology. People are so nice here!

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Nairobi

Not much to do in town, and everything closes pretty early. It is a perfectly fine place to find a hostel though, and then go poach or pay for a day pass at the Tabacon hot springs. Also a place to sleep if you are going to hike around the volcano.

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