Travel Blogs from La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan Arenal

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... that we passed through, the zocalo was literally covered in topiary(?), all forming strange arches. Not for the weak-of-stomach. La Fortuna is a small (7,000) town situated at the base of Volcan Arenal. Mostly, gringos go there to stare at the ...

The rumbling volcano., La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

The rumbling volcano.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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The small town of La Fortuna is the gateway to Lake Arenal as well as Volcano Arenal (1633 meters), one of the most active volcanos in the Western Hemisphere. The place is booming with tourists, most of them here to watch the spectacular lava flow down ...

The Clearing of Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Clearing of Arenal

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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BRIGHT AND EARLY I met Doña Zoraida a few days after Carolina left back to the US. For the last few weeks she's been a great walking buddy through the steep trails of Piedades. Her son was going to San Carlos for a work trip and they invited ...

Last chance for lava, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Last chance for lava

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Weather brightened up so booked on tour this afternoon on the way we could see the debris and smoke coming down the side of the top of the volcano.  First off we did a shortish hike up to a mirador to see the volcano and Lake ...

Episode 18:  Rafting el Rio Toro (The Bull River), La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Episode 18: Rafting el Rio Toro (The Bull River)

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Paid to Play Epsisode 18:  This will be the place for my photo collection from rafting the Rio Toro near La Fortuna in Costa Rica.  Photos only.  ...

Miy Ticos, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Miy Ticos

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... town called Canas in Northern Costa Rica. The change in lifestyle is apparent when crossing the border, Nicaragua very poor and Costa Rica, almost a first world country. The buildings on the Costa Rica side were brick and air conditioned rather than ...

Adios Nicaragua, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Adios Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... Costa Rican immigration process, and another 5 hours of buses, I have finally arrived at Gringo Pete's hostel in La Fortuna, Costa Rica!!!! The main attraction here is Volcan Arenal ... Central Americas most active volcano which has been erupting daily ...

Volcano's and Natural Hot Springs!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano's and Natural Hot Springs!

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Arenal was another dormant volcano, until 1968. A huge explosion triggered 4 rupture points and resulted in disaster. As a result, Arenal has little vegetation (unlike her sister Cerro Chato). We began our hike at the rangers station, the trail was only ...

Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Arenal

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... out that's exactly what it was! We decided to leave Saturday morning on the first bus out at 6:15....we arrived in La Fortuna around 11, we were immediately greeted by someone offering accommodation for $6 a night each, with our own bathroom and tour ...

11 Hot Spring Pools with a Bitchin´ Water Slide, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

11 Hot Spring Pools with a Bitchin´ Water Slide

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... bad for the price considering what is all contained in the hotspring .  The following day we went to the Arenal waterfalls at La Fortuna , feeling pretty cheap we walked 6km up the hill and then down the 400 stairs to the fall, this saved us about ...

Waterfalls and animals, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Waterfalls and animals

A travel blog entry by myjob

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After a quick jaunt in San Jose, Peter and I traveled to La Fortuna. Which is famous for its Volcano, waterfalls and hot springs. Catarata de la Fortuna This way by far the highlight of La Fortuna. We began our hike at 830 am, in total it was a Meier 2 km ...

Arenal volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal volcano

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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We are on our way to our last stop on this trip: the Arenal Volcano. It´s active and if we are lucky we ll see some nice lava ...

La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... we said goodbye to our gracious host at the Quetzal Inn and took the bus-boat-bus ride from Monteverde to La Fortuna, a touristy town known for Costa Rica´s most active volcano, Arenal. We had a relatively clear day to cross Laguna de Arenal which gave ...

Final thoughts about Nicaragua, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Final thoughts about Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... and efficiently and cattle farming seems to be a major part of agriculture in this region and throughout Costa Rica. Now I am in La Fortuna which is a very touristy place with tour operators in every corner and hawkers swarming around the bus stations ...

Guestbook posting, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Guestbook posting

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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Hey girls and boys! We would love to hear from you on the guestbook associated with our travelblog! It appears all that is necessary to post, which is apparently more efficient than forwarding messages through email, is registering a free accoun with ...

machu picchu and the amazon, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

machu picchu and the amazon

A travel blog entry by evabong

no longer in peru, i am in the little town of la fortuna, costa rica!... and finally with some downtime and internet connection i can do a little update!... seriously, it is so hard to believe that three weeks has already gone by and that this coming week ...

Volcano Fail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Fail

A travel blog entry by georgiemoule

At the weekend, we went to La Fortuna. It's a very touristy town, famous because of its proximity to Volcan Arenal, a very active volcano. The bus from San Jose took 4 hours, and left at 8.40am meaning a 6am start.. The bus had literally no leg room. ...

Volcano? What volcano?, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano? What volcano?

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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... Arenal an active Volcano that reportedly spews lava (although this has not happened for around 10 months). It wad a quick trip to La Fortuna arriving at around 1pm and leaving at 6am the following day. We managed to have enough time to take a tour of ...

The Story of Team Money, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Story of Team Money

A travel blog entry by travel.junkie

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It's great to have nicole with us. Suzi, Nicole and I have been friends for a long time, part of a group called Team Money (hence the tag line for this part of the blog). The name isn't what you think. We all went to the same Youth Group. YG is like ...

Packed to the Brim Adventure Day - The Morning, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Packed to the Brim Adventure Day - The Morning

A travel blog entry by excitethesoul

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... its urban development, and Stephan being involved in the IT field.  These guys gave us some intimate, local info regarding La Fortuna (recommended restaurants and bars), and provided an additional splash of color on our trip.  At first, Freddie ...

The Fortunate, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Fortunate

A travel blog entry by deni367

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La Fortuna means, "the fortunate" which is the name of the town and the volcano in the area. El Borio was renamed La Fortuna after the 1968 eruption which killed many people, but narrowly avoided El Borio and its inhabitants. The town of La Fortuna is ...

Day 8: La Fortuna and rafting on Rio Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 8: La Fortuna and rafting on Rio Arenal

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... got moved to the afternoon, leaving us the morning free. We walked into town for some breakfast, and mostly just bummed around La Fortuna browsing for souvenirs and exploring. The weather was rainy and chilly, and we got soaked a few times by downpours. ...

Volcán Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcán Arenal

A travel blog entry by amz8op

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... TV, and it was only $18 per person for the whole weekend, you'll never find that in the states. Haha. We arrived in La Fortuna at about 4pm on Friday afternoon. We checked into our hotel and just kind of explored the town, found some dinner, and played ...

Adrenaline Pack I, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Adrenaline Pack I

A travel blog entry by weltwanderin

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Volcanic Eruption?, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcanic Eruption?

A travel blog entry by julianstauffer

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... I was pumped for my first adventure in which I have no plan or don't know what I'm doing.  As we were driving to La Fortuna and Vulcan Arenal, I was talking with Victor and learning about the land (solamente en espanoll).  I was asking about the ...

just in bed, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

just in bed

A travel blog entry by riege

This time I got the Montezumas revenge really bad (travellers diarrhoe) and was the whole two days that we were in La Fortuna just in bed. Thanks to my room mates I was provided with the necessary water, electrolytes and crackers. I managed to ...

All bruised and banged up, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

All bruised and banged up

A travel blog entry by reece_k

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From Monteverde it was of to La Fortuna to take a look at the volcano and some hot springs. Pretty much everything in La Fortuna is catering for tourists, so it all costs a whole bunch of money. Fortunatly there is a nice little swimming hole with some ...

Day dos. Possibly the best day of my life, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day dos. Possibly the best day of my life

A travel blog entry by giedre-sha

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... (that's his dog's name!!!), and hang out till the morning hours. If only we knew what was waiting for us the next day... Adventure tour Costa Rica Quest (including all transport and accommodation) operated by G Adventures, booked through STA ...

Horseback riding in the rain!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Horseback riding in the rain!

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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We went horseback riding in the rain!! Brrrrr!!! In about an hour, we will be leaving to ...

From Hereidia to Flamingo VIA Arenal, Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

From Hereidia to Flamingo VIA Arenal

A travel blog entry by tamzyn

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The Journey to Playa Flamingo - I went via Volcan Arenal - even though I couldnt get any shots of the volcano - I did see the lava running down the mountain at night. 4th & 5th November ...

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