by Roam & Thrive
The best time to visit La Fortuna is during the dry season which runs from November until May. La Fortuna has a spring-like climate with average temperatures of about 28°C/82°F throughout most of the year.
La Fortuna waterfall is one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Costa Rica and in the Arenal area. It’s a must-visit and it’s very easy to just pack a picnic and spend the afternoon here. Here you can swim in the plunge pool and bathe in the cool waters. Further downstream you’ll find a tiny beach and some rocks to relax on. READ MORE HERE
For some of the best hiking in Costa Rica and for the chance to get close to Arenal Volcano, the National Park offers a number of different trails to hike in a day or even half a day. Hike on a clear day and you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of Arenal volcano and the surrounding countryside. The trails aren’t particularly strenuous and suitable for all.
With Arenal volcano being the real showstopper in this area, La Fortuna is the place to be for anything ‘volcanic’ which includes hot springs. Groundwater is heated by the active volcano and flows to the surface making the water incredibly mineral-rich. While visiting hot springs is a must, there are a few different options in the area depending on your budget. Read more here
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park is a dense jungle landscape trail filled with hanging bridges. The concept of the park allows you to experience life in the Costa Rican jungle canopy and its surrounding area. It’s the perfect place to get up close and personal with nature and Costa Rican flora and fauna.
El Salto is a small waterfall located just to the south of La Fortuna town. You can walk there in about 15 minutes. It’s a great place to visit if you’re got a couple of hours to spare. While the waterfall itself is very small, the main attraction here is the rope swing. Attached to a tree right on the edge of the rock, locals use it to swing off the rocks and jump into the pools below FIND OUT HOW TO GET THERE HERE
La Fortuna is also known to be one of the best areas in Costa Rica for white-water rafting and if you’re looking for a little more adrenaline during your trip this is the thing to do. If you’re just starting out then the nearby Balsa River offers Class II & III rapids that’ll get your adrenaline going from the getgo.
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