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Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

In 1968, the Arenal Volcano changed everything about the small town of La Fortuna, when it erupted after a long period of inactivity. Before this time, it was known as Mount Arenal and none of the neighbors considered it a volcano or threat of any sort.

Since the '68 eruption, the now Arenal Volcano, has maintained active and has had enormous influence on the surrounding towns, especially La Fortuna of San Carlos, which has become the Costa Rican destination associated with the Arenal Volcano. Today, La Fortuna is a town whose inhabitants have developed their economy around the tourism, mainly attributed to the Arenal Volcano.

Nonetheless, this destination offers many other attractions such as hot springs, theme and ecological parks, adventure activities, and of course a large variety of accommodation options to meet each person’s individual needs.

Where to stay?

Arenal Hotels
Arenal area budget accommodations, room rates from $20 to $80 per room/night.

Arenal Hotels
What to do?

Tours in the area
Enjoy the best activities and tours around the Arenal Volcano, such as canopy, rafting, safari, horseback rides and rappel.

Arenal Tours

Did you know that...
It is said that only 10 people of each 3 millions of habitants in the world, have opportunity to see, during their life, some volcanic eruption.

Explore the Volcano

Photos of the area

Volcán La Fortuna Cavernas Catarata Rana Laguna
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What our visitors have to say

I love Fortuna. If you come to Costa Rica don't forget to visit La Fortuna, I reccommend the hot springs and other attractions.
Jessica Smith, United States
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