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About La Fortuna
La Fortuna, Costa Rica, is a very touristy town set in the middle of the country just two hours north of San Jose. The town is an adventure-lovers paradise. Tour guide offices line the streets and offer such a wide variety of exceptional tours that the question is not, "What would you like to do?" but rather, "What do you not have time to do?". Tours range from hiking Volcano Arenal, horseback riding, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip lining, fishing, nighttime animal hikes, volcanic hot springs, spas, and ATV tours. Due to the high competitiveness of the tour agencies, prices are easily negotiated and often come with free meals, t-shirts, or other perks.
The hostels in La Fortuna are as plentiful as tour agencies and are often one in the same. Many La Fortuna hostels have discounted rates on their tours if you stay with them. Kitchens are rare here but the streets are fulled with restaurants that range from typical Costa Rican food to pizza and pasta. The town offers all the amenities you could want, from laundry to banks to artisans and craft markets.
Getting to and from La Fortuna can be tricky and a long process if you are not willing to splurge on expensive shuttles. The local and coach buses are few and far between if not traveling from San Jose and it will, in most cases, take the entire day to reach La Fortuna.
La Fortuna is an excellent place for anyone seeking adventure, wilderness, and world-famous Costa Rican wildlife.
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La Choza Inn
"Terrible! - Absolutely do not book any tours with the tour company that runs through La Choza! The tour company is called Eagle Tours. We paid them $88 to go to Monteverde for a canopy tour and they failed us every step of the way. They forgot to hire enough vans to drive us to Monteverde on the "Jeep-Boat-Jeep" part of the tour so were stuck sitting on the dirt road for an hour waiting for one to come and pick us up. Then they forgot to book...
Jardines Arenal Lodge
"very noisy place (on the road). No possibility to close hermetically the windows, so, lot of noise from heavy circulation on the road." … "Very Clean, Excellent Breakfast! - The only reason I didn't give this a five is because of the traffic noise. We had a private room (No. 2) which was close to the main road so we got a lot of truck noise around 4 or 5 a.m. My son had the Room No. 3 and did not notice (but then he lives on a busy...
Arenal Volcano Hostel
"… and a balcony overlooking the mountains and river. They have a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. At Arenal Volcano Hostel Lodge you will find a garden and a shared terrace where guests can have coffee, we offer commun kitchen in for all guests. Arenal Volcano Hostel Lodge is truly the best place to stay in La Fortuna and will really give you that tropical fresh feel that you except from Costa Rica. Enjoy our hostel...
Arenal Backpacker's Resort
"Bright and shiny as a new dime, Arenal Backpackers is less like a hostel and more like a motor lodge, which it may well have been in a previous incarnation. The Location Just about three blocks from the bus stop and La Fortuna's downtown, it's easy to get to and easy to get around to all of the local attractions. Rooms and Bathrooms Each eight-bed dorm room has lockers and a bathroom with a hot shower. Everything is clean and...
Arenal Hostel Resort
"Arenal Hostel Resort is a hostel with the feel of a small hotel with a great view of Arenal Volcano from the second floor. The Location The hostel features a really convenient "downtown" location near La Fortuna's central plaza, within a few minutes' walk of several shops, a few sodas/diners (like La Parada and Lava Lounge), banks, and a grocery store (Super Christian mercado). The hostel is set back several meters from the street, so...
Estancia Eco Lodge
"… waters. We can even get you a massage therapist to help you relax. Yoga you want? we have it in our Yoga tree, or just meditate. Our grounds cover 83 acres of pure enjoyment but if you want more excitement, just ask our managers to arrange a tour to the Mud Baths, canopy, Fast water Slide, horseback and lot more. Just come to Ailanto Eco Resort and enjoy the est time of your life We have Bungalow/Hostels that can accommodate...
Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna
"A clean, fun hostel with helpful staff - Hostel Backpackers is a great option for budget travelers visiting La Fortuna. We stayed in a dorm room, which was clean and had a small en suite bathroom with hot water. There were also decent-sized lockers for everyone to use. The kitchen was well-equipped, and there was a good spacious seating area as well. The central garden is lovely, with grassy areas and hammocks to relax in. There's also a pool...
Hostel Backpackers La Fortuna
"A Hostel - Premium backpackers located near all the facilities, services and attractions in La Fortuna. A quiet place surrounded by gardens with hammocks, ranchos a bar, kitchen and the best atmosphere. Our rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with private bathroom, hot water and cable TV. The rooms have terraces with rocking chairs. private rooms are provide by ; cable tv, prvate ensuite bath room with hot water, air conditioning and a...
Hotel La Amistad
"Located in the center of La Fortuna, Hotel La Amistad offers shared as well as private rooms. All our rooms have private bathroom, hot water, we also have a shared kitchen, billiards table, private parking, wireless connection among other. In addition, we offer nature lovers a large variety of activities. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h advance notice Late cancellation or noshow – one night charge Payment upon arrival by...
Hotel Central Loft
"… enjoy delicious dishes at the on-site restaurant.Hiking in the Arenal Volcano National Park, visit the Baldi hot springs 4 km away and horseback to La Fortuna Waterfall 5 km away are activities that Hotel Arenal Jireh can arrange. Hotel Central Loft is located just south of La Fortuna Central Park and 17km from Arenal Volcano National Park. It features free WiFi and a private swimming pool. The rooms offer a basic decor with...
La Fortuna Hostel Resort
"La Fortuna Hostel Resortl: A special and unique place in La Fortuna. Our Hostel is a true tropical paradise surrounded by large tropical gardens filled with beautiful native Costa Rican plants and plenty of room to tan, play games and run around. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 ....
Tamarindo Hostel Resort
"… moments of comfort in our hammocks and have a good time alone or with friends or go to enjoy drinks in our snack bar. We also have a kitchen where you can cook for yourself and save some money on your trip. The Hostel has amazing views of the city, and also towards our tropical gardens and only Hostel Tamarindo Resort has them. We have several types of rooms: Tamarindo Sunset deluxe and standard rooms, which have air conditioning,...
"… property where you will be able to see animals such as sloths and more. Mayol Lodge offers a full kitchen with kitchenware. The property offers different types of accommodation, private rooms (with private bathroom) and dorms (mixed, male and female). Mayol Lodge policies & conditions: Check-in time is from 1 pm to 11 pm. Check-out time is 12 am. Payment types accepted at this property: credit cards, debit cards and...
"… supermarket, and La Fortuna central Park. Arenal Volcano National Park is 8 km from where we are located, while the Arenal Laguna can be reached in 20 min. Every single room has fan and two bunk´s, in this way you can share the room with three more people. Or we have the choice to give you a private room with a queen bed. Eco Hostel Policies and Conditions. Check in from 13:00 Check out before 12:00 Cancellation...
Backpackers Tierra del Fuego
2kms west of Down town La Fortuna
Pura Vida Guesthouse Hostel
"… but in a way, the road is one of the reasons this is such a wonderful place. Come for a day, a week or stay for a lifetime. However you discover El Castillo, you’ll find us Super! Natural! Local Activities That can be booked onsite here at the guesthouse Include - Thermal Hot Springs (Tabacon, Baldi and others) - Hiking in the forest - Arenal Volcano National Park - Night Hikes - Waterfalls - Mountain Biking - Boat Tours - Bird...
Gringo Pete's - La Fortuna
"Poor - it was so noisy, not very friendly, and the gringo is very racist. Cheap, but for a couple dollars more you can find better hostels in town." … "Great - This was a fantastic place to stay -- four dollars a night and a great social setting where you will meet people from all over." … Right off the main road, 350m from public bus stop heading away from volcano.
Luigi's Hotel & Backpackers Lodge
"… service at a hostel price. There is also a dormitory option at an even lower price. All our upstairs rooms have an stunning view of the volcano and the downstairs rooms and dorms are situated near the swimming pool and hot tub area. Rooms have AC, safety box, TV, orthopedic beds and bathrooms with a tub and 24h hot water. In our restaurant you can enjoy excellent food or you can get a drink in our next door bar. We have a...
La Fortuna Backpackers
"… 200 mts from the banks, couple of meters from supermarkets, drugstores, little “sodas” and restaurants. The building where is located the hostel, is the house built from our parents 24 years ago, we extended and conditioned part of the house for placing the restrooms, equipped the kitchen and our father built all the bunk beds, every single member of our family has collaborated in remodeling our childhood house, and make it become...
Chill Out Backpackers
"Chill Out Backpackers is located right in the center of La Fortuna de San Carlos where you can stay cheap, stay safe, secure and comfortable at our international hostel. Conveniently located just 200 meters west from the La Fortuna bus station. We offer the ultimate chill out atmosphere here in La Fortuna. La Fortuna is the epicenter of tours and activities in Costa Rica. We have onsite tour office, internet cafe, restaurants beside...
"Each apartment comes completely equipped including: kitchen, utensils, furniture, bedrooms with private baths and Internet connection, cable television, hot water, parking. We also offer private rooms with shared bathrooms. Come stay with us - we are perfect for a family vacation or small groups. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 1 day before arrival Check In: 2.00 pm Check Out: 12.00 noon Method of Payment upon the...
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge
"We found the owners to be extremely friendly and helpful and enjoyed our stay greatly. The lodge is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible service before. Elizabeth Danielle USA / New Haven firstname.lastname@example.org" … "Just as a follow up, after my one star-recommendation the proprietor attempted to post a counter in my name with my e-mail! Kudos to hostelz.com for requiring verification (another site...
Cabinas Lumbres Del Arenal
"BREAKFAST INCLUDED We offer 6 cabins all including air con, cable tv, fresh towels, fridge, private balcony with tables and chairs and spacious bathroom all with hot water. All guest will receive breakfast of a typical Costa Rican dish that is served in our dining area every morning. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 24 before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay....
"We are located in downtown La Fortuna very close to the bus station, restaurants, etc. Our rooms are comfortable, very clean, built with fragrant cedar wood Four private rooms with bathroom for 2 and 3 persons Very affordable Familiar atmosphere. Advice about arrival time. Credit Card Facilities. Check out at 12 pm Check in time from 12pm to 9pm" … "75 m south from fire station (about 0.75 block ) south, after the...
"… is rich in flora & fauna, which can be appreciated in amazing jungle sites and trails. With a strategical location for adventure and eco-activities! Amenities - Restaurant with breakfast, lunch & dinners - Demo Cuisine Restaurant - Jacuzzi with spectacular view - fireplace - Organic Farm - free internet - laundry service - tour desk Essence Demo Cuisine is a meat free restaurant that gets everyone involved...
"… a tour to get to know the Arenal volcano and its surrounding jungle, mountains, hotsprings and lake. We work together with Red Lava tours that offers the best excursions to the volcano and has plenty of other activities they can help plan. They are also the ones we work with for the transportation to our hotel (see directions). They speak German, Dutch, Spanish, English and some French so communication is never a problem. Im...
Cabinas la Catarata
"… short hike to get to La Fortuna waterfall. All cabins are very well equipped and have their own kitchen with all cooking appliances. There are several fans in each cabin and they all have satellite TV. They all have a big bathroom with 24hrs hot water. When you come with a car it's good to know that you can park it right at you cabin. We offer free internet in the reception and we have laundry service available. At $3 you can...
Las Colinas Arenal Hotel
"… town to get immerse in the typical life of La Fortuna. Flor and Ivette are the proprietors of this family run hotel and have many years experience in tourism and hotels and will personally supervise all your arrangements during your holiday or business trip. Las Colinas Arenal Hotel goes green At Las Colinas Arena Hotel, we work hard to be a true eco friendly hotel. That’s why we have a proactive environmental policy, train our...
Sleeping Indian Guesthouse
"Really nice hostel! - Really nice hostel. Spacious and airy with a bathroom in every room. It was a little dirty and our bathroom wasn't clean but it was a super nice hostel. The owner, Peter, is a bit strange and the locals warned us against taking rides with him. All in all a really nice place to stay." … "… pass the central park and the church, you'll see phone booths and Alamo rent a car. Make a right, and at the following...
Los Tres Gatos Vegetarian Bed & Breakfast
"… springs, airport pick up, vacations packages, tour deals, students discounts, etc. We have budget cabins to spend your vacation in Costa Rica, these cabins are clean, comfortable and most importantly for the budget traveler, very economical. There is plenty to do around the Arena Volcano area. For example; lake sport fishing, canopy tours, bird watching, horse back riding to the fortuna waterfall, arenal volcano night hikes,...
Hotel La Fortuna
"This budget hotel was perfect: clean, safe, and cute, with hot water and comfortable beds. The family who owns the hotel was incredibly friendly and helpful." … "… lines over the tropical forests or view them from a comfortable cable car, ride horses, or rappel waterfalls, peacefully float your canoe or kayak the fierce rapids on Costa Ricas magnificent rivers, Hotel Fortuna is here to bring you the very best in natural...
"Hotel Dorothy is a nice hotel located in La Fortuna, in the Arenal Volcano National Park area. Hotel Dorothy gives you the oportunity to rest in a quiet place where you can meet new people and make new friends from all over the world. We offer 20 rooms with private bathrooms, hot water, fan, kitchen, laundry service, free internet, green areas, all in a peaceful and quiet environment! From $9 p/p!!! Our friendly staff will be pleased to...
Lands In Love Hotel & Resort
"I visited Lands in Love in June. Great place. They gave me a discount when I showed them my student card. It came out very cheap because we were three friends, all students, and we shared a room. Beautiful rooms, amazing view and all the good staff- coffee maker, mini bar, twenty-nine inch cable TV, free fast internet (my friend had his laptop and he send mails to about half the world). The price included a large breakfast (you can order...
Hotel Campo Verde
"… surroundings of the hotel, where we find rivers, waterfalls, a very varied fauna and the panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano. You will be enchanted by the magical murmur of the river mixed with the sound of a great variety of birds and other wild life, you can see Tucans, Oropendolas and many other species of birds as well as a Congo-monkey. Campo Verde Hotel can arrange tours and activities like to Horseback riding to the Arenal...
Hotel Las Colinas
"… us you can visit the Arenal Volcano Hot Springs, the Volcano itself, interesting attractions the Fortuna Waterfalls, the hanging bridges or enjoy the adventure tours as zip-lines, horseback ridings, raftings or rappelling and much more. Las Colinas Arenal Hotel is conveniently situated to visit both tourist attractions and shops. We are minutes walk from center; Enjoy a walk into town to get immerse in the typical life of La...
Castillo del Arenal
"… and 700 from the Lake). Very accessible for all types of vehicle. With more and more travelers choosing to skip the crowded resorts of La Fortuna, Arenal El Castillo in the Arenal Volcano is now becoming the place where you can find the best and quiet hotels in the area. One of the first hotels in El Castillo overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal 25 minutes from the town of La Fortuna. accommodations with...
Villas Vista Arenal
"… can go to our restaurant for breakfast which is included in the price. The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, so if you just want to hang out at the hotel you´ll have everything you need. What makes us different from most cabin hotels is that we are very near the town center. You´ll have all the restaurants, bars, supermarkets, shops, tour offices and other facilities at only 5 minutes walking distance. To get to...
Brisas del Arenal
"… you the personal attention that you wish and it ensures that all remains nice and tranquil. If you wish we can make you breakfast and we have laundry service you can use. For those who come with a car its good to know that all cabins have their own very safe private parking space. Our place is located on the lower slopes of the volcano at about 10 minutes away from the La Fortuna town center. The easiest way to get to us is by...
Posada del Arenal
"… are a hotel located in La Fortuna, 200 meters from the central park in the main street. We offer comfortable facilities at cheap and affordable prices. Hotel Posada del Arenal offers our a guests warm, comfortable and friendly environment, where you can rest and relax. We have laundry service, communal kitchen where you can cook up a snack, lunch or dinner, internet, Wi-Fi access throughout the place, private parking lot,...
Jardines Arenal Hotel
"… everyday. The hotel has it's own garden, provides amenities, security and comfort for anyone wishing to stay in peaceful, calm surroundings after a exhausting day sightseeing in the most exciting and beautiful town in the world. Jardines Arenal have a wide selection of private rooms for the really price conscious traveler with 2 - 6 beds, a/c, safe deposit box, hot water, volcano view, radio clock alarm and...
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