Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Top Things to Do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Things to Do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna's must-do: hiking to La Fortuna Waterfall. Soaking in the natural springs is a close second—Baldi Hot Springs or Ecotermales Fortuna are the popular picks.


Top Attractions in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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What travellers are saying

  • Radiohead319
    Olveston, UK177 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a brilliant, relaxing and educational tour of their animal sanctuary. We learned all about how they rehabilitate the animals that come to them, and why some that have been raised as pets cannot be rehabilitated. A really engaging presentation style which was pitched just right for adults and children.

    I don't think they are big enough to accept coach tours, so this tour is with just a few people, so no crowding to see the animals. Lovely gardens too. Paths are level with loose stone - so mostly suitable for wheelchairs and baby buggies, except the odd patch where stone is deeper/looser.

    A really lovely trip. Although it seems expensive I think overall it was good value compared to other tours, plus it is supporting a great project
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Pura Vida Concierge Services
    Costa Rica45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been to La Fortuna numerous times and we always make time to visit La Fortuna Waterfall . You can drive there yourself and buy a ticket (cheap) at the park entrance. The hike down is about 15 minutes or so and it's gorgeous. The waterfall is stunning and the sound of the water . You can swim at the waterfall beware it's cold but the water is so refreshing
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Companion44632722680
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As soon as we claimed our loungers and walked into the first pool, we felt all our cares and stresses just fade away. The lunch was amazing and the presentation beautiful. We watched the antics of two Great Currasows and we just didn't want to leave.
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • deb927
    Frisco, Texas4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Juan was prompt, reliable and personable. He was patient and made sure to find Sloths looking for the best angle so that we could get the best photos snd videos possible. Juan was extremely knowledgeable and we finished the tour with incredible photos and videos of Sloths, lizards, bats and birds. Well worth the private tour. Highly recommend the tour and Juan as a guide.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Ary De Moor
    Edmonton, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide Ashley did a great job in showing us around. She was much appreciated and very knowledgeable. Crocodile Poncho and spouse need a nicer environment than the mud hole.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • RGH
    Los Angeles, CA187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went early morning around 8 am on a Wednesday to beat the crowds; there were still several people but far less than evenings. Paid for parking "guards." We walked up the river past a pipe across the river to a more secluded area. We did so -- and were warned nicely by the resort guards on the shore to not go further -- but hen sat and had a peaceful, secluded, and FREE hot springs experience. Sat and chatted and enjoyed. It was terrific!
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • annika_lucky13
    Salamanca, NY482 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had another great stay at Arenal Oasis. Our cabin was comfortable and we loved the jungle setting. We had lunch and dinner at the restaurant and walked around the garden. All our food was excellent. We saw some great wildlife right on the property. The staff was always friendly and helpful.

    We did the Night Walk and saw a lot of nocturnal species. We would highly recommend this tour.

    We had a great visit and will definitely be returning in the future.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • Lee L
    Valhalla, NY2,143 contributions