Points of interest in La Fortuna

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Whenever we head towards La Fortuna it is normal that anyone even those who do not know La Fortuna can identify that they are already approaching their destination due to the imposing silhouette that reflects the Colossal Arenal Volcano. And traveling from the northwest of the country from the province of Guanacaste to La Fortuna you can observe from a distance its enormous presence when you enter the La Fortuna. If you travel from the central area through the canton of San Ramón towards La Fortuna it is also possible to see the imposing Arenal Volcano.
From the center of the country towards La Fortuna taking as route Naranjo, Zarcero and Ciudad Quesada it is also possible to see the Arenal Volcano in the distance on the road. Needless to say if you travel from the north of the country through Upala, Guatuso and Katira, it is inevitable not to notice the presence of the mighty Arenal Volcano welcoming you. As you get closer you can enjoy the abundant tropical rainforest vegetation that surrounds La Fortuna, in addition to all the wildlife that abounds in the area such as:

Mammals: Armadillos, ocelots, peccaries, peccaries, stink foxes, coatis, sloths, deer, anteaters, among others.
Reptiles: Iguanas, coral snakes, velvet snakes, boa constrictors, among others.
Birds: Hummingbirds, woodpeckers, black guans, toucans, scarlet macaws, among others.
Amphibians: Blue jeans frog, red-eyed frog.
Insects: Morpho butterfly.

On arrival to La Fortuna during your stay you can visit the following points of interest that the area offers:

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Arenal Volcano National Park

Arenal Volcano National Park

The magnificence of the Arenal Volcano is undeniable and this is the first thing we think of when visiting La Fortuna de San Carlos, where this natural wonder is located.
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Arenal Lake

Arenal Lake

Lake Arenal is an artificial reservoir located in Costa Rica formed after the construction of a dam in 1979 taking advantage of the existence of a small lake of the same name.
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Cerro Chato

Cerro Chato

La Fortuna Chato Volcano is an inactive stratovolcano located in Costa Rica. It is located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, on the southeast side of Arenal Volcano.
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Chollín River

Chollín River

Enjoying free hot springs in La Fortuna is possible.
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La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna Waterfall

The Fortuna River Waterfall is located in a biological reserve with an area of 210 hectares of tropical rainforest, part of the Arenal Volcano National Park, where the springs of our mountains and the waters of the Fortuna River emerge.
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Mirador El Silencio Natural Reserve

Mirador El Silencio

Mirador El Silencio is a Wildlife Reserve located 12 km from the center of La Fortuna and only 5 km from the Arenal Volcano National Park. We have 225 hectares of protected land with more than 100 hectares of primary forest.
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