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Fortuna's Best - The Riverbank; Your Oasis in La Fortuna

The Riverbank: An oasis of calm in the middle of everything!
Very good
69 reviews
The Riverbank: An oasis of calm in the middle of everything!
Riverbank 1 open concept living and dining room with fully equipped kitchen.
Riverbank 1 Master Bedroom: Queen size bed, large window opens to yard and river.
Even the corners are pretty... more art, little touches to add to your stay.
Riverbank 1 bathroom with laurel wood counter.
Riverbank 1 Second Bedroom: Custom designed full size bed and single bunk.
Riverbank 1 Dining table and living room leading to balcony with volcano view.
The first meal on the new, hand made, laurel dining set;  chicken/spinach salad w/ caviar and
Rare Black Laurel wood, used in the creation of hand made furniture just for The Riverbank
Rustic, hand made end tables and bedroom units add to the unique comfort and charm of The Riverbank.
Very tranquil, secluded backyard full of iguanas, humming birds, exotic fruit trees and flowers!
So many different flowers, and so beautiful!
This is a Cherrie's Tanager perched in the back yard.
Riverbank 2 Master bedroom: Queen size bed, colorful artwork and yard view.
Riverbank 2 Second bedroom: Unique full size bed with single top bunk.
Riverbank 2: Wide shot of large fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
Riverbank 2: Bathroom
Riverbank 2: Clean, elegant, fully equipped kitchen and dining room.
Riverbank 2: Spacious living room with volcano artwork and cable tv.
The view from the balcony this morning.
Volcano and Sleeping Indian, shot from balcony of The Riverbank at dusk.
'Trumpet of Angels' blooms bi-weekly, flowers a foot long fill the night wth incredible fragrance.
Huge iguanas in the trees in the backyard. Every day!
My absolute favourite flower; a rare type of Parrot Flower growing in the back yard.
An old wheelbarrow's retirement: Used during the building's construction now it holds bansai trees!
Check out this little guy who showed up in the backyard!
The Arenal Volcano makes its own weather and changes constantly.
Mosquito nets donated to the orphanage by thoughtful guests.
Some of the projects that we have funded in whole or in part at the Hogarcito...
More playground equipment...
The water tower helps to maintain both water pressure and and supply 24/7.
Classroom supplies and equipment
Thank you banners to some of our guests for their generous donations to the Hogarcito
Presented by the Director of the shelter, received by us on behalf of our generous guests!
It's true, we really do make the extra effort. :-)
Here's what some recent guests had to say.
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4 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Another amazing CASA de COSTA RICA property! To see a detailed VIDEO of this property and its surroundings, go to youtube and search for 'casadecostarica The Riverbank'. Also contact us for our free LA FORTUA VACATION PLANNER!

Price breakdown for the different seasons.
Jan 5 - Apr 30, High Season: $80/night, 2 night minimum stay
May 1 - June 30, Off Season: $70/night, 2 night minimum stay
July 1 - Sept 7, High Season: $80/night, 2 night minimum stay
Sept 8 - Nov 30, Off Season: $70/night, 2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 - Dec 14, High Season: $80/night, 2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 - Jan 4, Holiday Rate: $200/night, 3 night minimum stay
Prices are per condo and apply to the first 2 guests. Each additional guest is $10/night/person, which increases to $20/night/person during the holidays.

The Riverbank is situated on what is abs...
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About the Owner, William W
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Apr 2012
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 132 reviews and 8 properties
Interaction with guests
We have a full-time customer service specialist and a full-time tour coordinator available to help you throughout your stay.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This two-bedroom unit gets high marks for cleanliness, location, security and outstanding customer service. After my initial inquiry, the customer service manager Nohelia called me rather than emailing me! She answered my questions and then over the weeks that followed, she made our reservations for...More

Thank mamakittel
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you took the time to write such a detailed and positive review. Our only criticism is that we ask all of our guests to tell us immediately if anything isn't up to par so that...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

Great location to walk around town. Friendly and helpful staff. They lined up tours and transportation for us and we're very knowledgable of things to do and not to do in the area.

Thank Trevor N
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

For a family of 5 this was a good rental. It is in a nice apartment a minute's walk from downtown and close to supermarkets/ restaurants etc., but rather quiet. William, the owner, lived next door to us and was helpful whenever we needed anything....More

Thank danelran
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Thank you for the kind compliments about the property. Just a few corrections for the benefit of future travelers, however, as there are some very blatant untruths in your review of The Riverbank #1. 1. The bathroom works just like any other bathroom in North...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We will send you a copy of our rental agreement which outlines the check in/out procedures, included amenities, your responsibilities and the directions. Late night check-ins...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
5 Jan 2018 -
30 Apr 2018
High Season
2 nights
1 May 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
Green Season
2 nights
1 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer Rate
2 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $277 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information

Rates apply to the first 2 guests per unit. Each guest after the first 2 guests incurs a $10/night fee. This fee doubles to $20/night during December 15 to Jan 5.

This is a two year old, very popular property in one of the best locations in all of La Fortuna. These prices are subject to change, so please contact us with your travel details and we'll happily prepare a quote just for you!

Stays of one night are possible, however a cleaning fee of $30 per unit will be required.

Additional fees may apply:
- Hotel Tax Rate | 13% of rent | This rate is charged on all accommodations in Costa Rica.
- Additional Person Fee | 10 USD per day
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About the neighbourhood
This area is the adventure capital of Costa Rica. We're so impressed with it that we live here ourselves! There is an endless variety of activities here ranging from white water rafting to zip lining to guided hikes around the volcano, to close up encounters with wild animals, to caving to world famous hot springs and spa facilities... the list goes on and on! Ask us for our vacation planner to help you get a handle on what your options are!
Getting around
The condo is two blocks from the center of town and a short walking distance to restaurants, banks, grocery stores and shops. Some of the activities include transportation from the condo or downtown.Taxis are easily accessible and affordable. We can also arrange private van service to and from the airport or beaches.
Car not needed
How to get there
We can arrange private van service to and from the airport or beaches. We can also save you on your car rental if you prefer to have the flexibility of your own transit.

If you do decide to drive here from San Jose or Liberia, then remember to review the traffic laws and signs before renting and to download updated Costa Rica maps for your GPS as there are few street signs here. In particular, you need to know when to yield on one lane bridges.

If you are on a short vacation, then look into flying to La Fortuna instead of driving; flight schedules are published by Sanza and Nature Air and a 20 minute flight is always better and easier than a drive after your international flight.
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