Jeep Boat Jeep Tour – La Fortuna / Monteverde – Departure 8am and 2pm

La Fortuna is a popular tourist destination located in Costa Rica. It is primarily known for its proximity to Arenal Volcano, which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. La Fortuna is also home to several hot springs, which are a popular attraction for tourists looking to relax and unwind. In addition to these natural wonders, La Fortuna also offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, ziplining, and white-water rafting, making it a popular destination for adventure-seekers.

Discover the magic of La Fortuna de San Carlos, a paradisiacal corner in Costa Rica that captivates with its impressive natural beauty. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano, the landscape offers a symphony of lush vegetation, imposing waterfalls and hot springs that invite you to relax.

Nature lovers will find the Arenal Volcano National Park a perfect setting for adventure, while adrenaline fans can enjoy zip lines and hanging bridges that offer unparalleled views.

La Fortuna not only delights the senses with its amazing landscape, but also with its delicious gastronomic offer. Local restaurants serve authentic Costa Rican dishes, highlighting gallo pinto, casado, and ceviche. The combination of fresh ingredients and traditional flavors creates a unique culinary experience that reflects the cultural richness of the place.

By exploring local markets or participating in community activities, visitors will experience the genuine good feel of this Costa Rican gem. At La Fortuna de San Carlos, each encounter becomes a warm, welcoming embrace amidst natural beauty and vibrant culture.

La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano


The attractive beauty of the district’s landscape, its forests, the wide variety of tourist activities available, such as canopy, rafting, bird watching, sport fishing, hiking, its hot springs, and in particular its proximity to the Arenal volcano, make it one of the most important tourist destinations in Costa Rica.

La Fortuna was created on February 5, 1952 by Executive Decree 15.3.

Little is known about the original inhabitants of this, since by the arrival of the first white settlers in the mid-1930s, only regions of what seems to have been a large population will remain. Its first permanent settler, Marcial Jarquín Bellorín, dedicated himself to rubber extraction and subsistence agriculture. The community of La Fortuna began to define itself in the early 1940s, after the arrival of peasants from Ciudad Quesada, Grecia, Alajuela and other regions of the San Carlos canton.

These first settlers dedicated themselves to agriculture, hunting and livestock mainly. It was originally called “El Burío”, but at the end of the 1940s, its inhabitants changed its name to the one it currently bears. Since 1950, La Fortuna has been the 7th district of the canton of San Carlos, as a result of a referendum.

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