La Fortuna is a rural city located in San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.
La Fortuna is the gateway to the Arenal Volcano. A quiet town, La Fortuna is accessible from the capital city San José, and offers views of the Arenal, Costa Rica's most active volcano. Sitting around 10 kilometers away from town and regularly spewing smoke and ash for some time now, the Volcan Arenal is the country’s top-rated tourist attraction.La Catarata de la Fortuna.
Over the last few years in particular, La Fortuna has become quite a bustling town. However, there are plenty of accommodations, hotels and resorts here. Resort spas surround the volcano. When in town try to stay in the main plaza area, as the hotel rooms here offer some of the best views of the Volcan Arenal in the distance. On a clear day you can watch the volcano erupt and if you wait for nightfall, the Arenal puts on a brilliant show with bright red rocks tumbling down its sides.
Beside the volcano, this town has other great tourist attractions like the La Catarata de la Fortuna, a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall that falls from a dizzying height of 70 meters. A stunning sight to see and a lovely short trek away, this beautiful waterfall makes for a picture perfect moment.
Another attraction nearby is the Tabacon Hot Springs in the area, where one can go to relax. They are set amidst lush greenery, orchids and waterfalls.
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