Travel Blogs from La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Waterfall hike and kayak tour, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Waterfall hike and kayak tour

A travel blog entry by globalshepherds

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This day started with the short 2KM drive to the entrance of the La Fortuna waterfall.  The walk to the waterfall was a lot easier than the hike to the volcano crater lagoon!  It had very civilized steps down to the waterfall.  My legs were ...

Wild River Rafting, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Wild River Rafting

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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Yee-haw!!!  Down the Sarapiqui River we went, and boy did we went!!  If our guide, Sevi, had not been so skilled there is no telling.  This Class 3 to 4 river did not disappoint in terms of thrills and OMGs.  And a few other phrases. ...

Tur til Vulkan  Arenal, La fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Tur til Vulkan Arenal

A travel blog entry by tanjahvid

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... vil skrive lidt om nu. Sndag morgen havde Doro og jeg lejet en bil, da vi gerne ville se Arenal vulkanen som er her i Costa Rica. Vi havde lejet en bil som havde store ridser p front partiet fordi nogle amerikanere var krt galt i den.. vi ...

"Is there a box that i can tick that says u suck?"

A travel blog entry by gabbie

... our tour company and told to "pay up". Errr. i thought we had. No, the "beautiful night hike around the bottom of La Fortuna Volcano, finishing off in some fantastic natural hotsprings" that G.A.P made out was included as part of the tour actually cost us ...

Volcan Arenal and Hotsprings, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan Arenal and Hotsprings

A travel blog entry by rlarose

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Booked a tour that took us to La Fortuna to checkout a active Volcano and to soak in a hot spring.  Volcano was disappointing since there was very little activity and the hot-springs was nice but just a big resort type ...

Canopy (zip line) tour and Tabacon hot springs, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Canopy (zip line) tour and Tabacon hot springs

A travel blog entry by globalshepherds

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On this day, I finally got to try the obligatory zip line.  We lucked out because the previous night it had started to rain and it continued into the morning.  By 9AM however, it cleared up and we had a great view of the Arenal volcano on the ...

Ausflugsstadt am Vulkan, Regen u heier Flu, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Ausflugsstadt am Vulkan, Regen u heier Flu

A travel blog entry by srworldtrip2015

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La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by jennyh64

... in the night there were more people our age enjoying the warm water, yummy cocktails, and elaborately decorated atmosphere. Our second day in La Fortuna we spent horseback riding on a trip to go see some waterfalls. It reminded me a lot of a similar trip ...

Look kids, its Big Ben, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica travel blog

Look kids, its Big Ben

A travel blog entry by jay_and_joann

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... before lockdown.  This is as close to life behind bars as I ever want to get.  Its an early night for us, we depart on a 5:30 AM bus to head north for the Nicaraguan border.  Pura Vida Costa Rica! Who loves volcanoes, Jay and ...

The Search for the treasured toucan, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Search for the treasured toucan

A travel blog entry by nellems

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... lakeside town of San Carlos, Nicaragua, where our heroes only just make it in time to get the early boat across the border to Costa Rica. Their journey is one of peace yet also chaos, with the peaceful nature of the River Frio, and its variety of animal ...

Costa Rica, Costa  Lot!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica, Costa Lot!

A travel blog entry by jill.and.manuel

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... the vibrant colours, the lush vegetation, brilliant flowers, butterflies and birds - falls short of our imaginations, with one exception: Costa Rica! We have only just scratched the surface, but it does not disappoint. We have camped on a beautiful beach ...

Costa Rica: You Can Forget About The Shoestring, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica: You Can Forget About The Shoestring

A travel blog entry by doove

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... Usually I’m on the lookout for noticeable changes between countries when you cross the border towns. It’s weird that Costa Rica, a country sandwiched right in the middle has been the one chosen and aimed for American retirees with bare dollar. ...

At the Foot of Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

At the Foot of Arenal Volcano

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana

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... our tour guide, that it is now used as the coloring agent for red M&M's. In the past, some of the indigenous peoples of Costa Rica would use it to color their bodies red. Christian selected Melanie, one of the women of our group, and used the seeds ...

Day 9: La Fortuna waterfall and Arenal volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 9: La Fortuna waterfall and Arenal volcano

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... clear day, and we had the best view yet of Arenal from town. We could see almost the entire peak of the volcano. Arenal is Costa Rica's most active volcano. A few decades ago, nobody knew it was even a volcano; it was thought to be dormant. But in ...

Arenalvulkanen, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenalvulkanen

A travel blog entry by helguth

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... . Vi fly Businessclass.  Fikk sitte med snobbene i VIP-loungen.  De rike har det godt ... i grunn....  :) Ved ankomst Costa Rica leide vi bil, Helge ble sterkt anbefalt leie en GPS, men takket pent nei til det.   komme seg til ...

An active day, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

An active day

A travel blog entry by jb1961

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Up early for breakfast as Gill, Emily and Yann were off zip wiring. I stayed back to have a wander through the extensive gardens. I am not one for hanging off wires above jungles. Anyway they had an amazing time , completing 12 different wires, one over ...

A kingdom for a horse, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

A kingdom for a horse

A travel blog entry by eeyore82

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La Fortuna has a lot of activities to offer- hiking the volcano, zipline tours, rafting and so on...the problem is when it rains it rains and it rained! nevertheless we decided to do a horse riding tour to a waterfall and a "village" of indigene people. ...

Eco Roller Coaster, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Eco Roller Coaster

A travel blog entry by soooz

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We had an interesting afternoon arriving here. Shaken by a 5.9 on the Richter scale earthquake. Thankfully it was more bemusing than serious. We called it the Eco Roller Coaster. Thankfully no casualties, no injuries, no major damage, , although we can ...

Serious jungle, serious volcano, no lava, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Serious jungle, serious volcano, no lava

A travel blog entry by matt81

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... the first place that a promoter recommends in order to get their commission then you can keep your costs down somewhat.  La fortuna and the Arenal lake are serious jungle country, way wetter and cooler than nicaragua.  Unfortunatley the Arenal ...

From San Jose to La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

From San Jose to La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... on curvy roads we arrived in La Fortuna! We chose our hotel and made our way to the center of town. The primary feature of La Fortuna is the Arenal Volcano. When I came to CR eight years ago, the visibility did not allow us to see the massive volcano. ...

The growing volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The growing volcano

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... and rocks and gas exploded out the side of the original volcano, destroying villages and killing around 80 people. The town where La Fortuna is today was unscathed and was renamed La Fortuna to reflect its lucky escape. Today the volcano is one of the ...

Home Sweet Home, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by margreet98

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I caught the 8 am boat from Sabalos Lodge to Sand Carlos and from there boarded the boat to cross to Costa Rica - another 1 1/2 hour trip. In  Los Chiles I found an overpriced hotel and went looking for a tour of Cano Negro which is a wetlands ...

Fellowship of the ring, Volcn Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

Fellowship of the ring

A travel blog entry by megusta

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... Volcanoe looked much like the vast barren lands of Mordor. So enjoy this amazing recount of an awesome weekend - our very first weekend in Costa Rica.   Satruday at the break of dawn 7 of us boarded this shuttle taxi to a bus depot to take the local ...

La Fortuna et le volcan Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna et le volcan Arenal

A travel blog entry by otherguru

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... Valle centrale, c’est beaucoup plus sympa mme si on se trane derrire les camions. J’arrive assez fatigu La Fortuna, une charmante bourgade pose au pied de l’imposant volcan Arenal, haut lieu du thermalisme au Costa ...

Hot Lava, Hot Springs and Hot Girls, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Hot Lava, Hot Springs and Hot Girls

A travel blog entry by travel.junkie

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Day One on the Volcano. we awoke early for our zipline tour. We ate fruit platters and drank delicious coffee and a bus picked us up. We drove to a ranch-type place where we put on helments and borded a tractor. The tractor pulled us up the ...

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal Volcano

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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... saw nothing but the most spectacular thunderstorms!!  Well, we sort of knew that it might be like this as we have come to Costa Rica in what they call "Green Season" - to be honest thats just excellent marketing talk for "Rainy Season" !!  ...

drumetie la vulcanul Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

drumetie la vulcanul Arenal

A travel blog entry by tudormaxim

... plin de entuziasm sa negociez inchirierea unei motociclete Honda,rosie si frumoasa pentru a descoperi mai usor imprejurimile din La Fortuna, cascadele, vulcanul Arenal si lacul Arenal.motocicleta avea schimbator manual si in cele din urma am luat un ...

catching up to Tico Time, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

catching up to Tico Time

A travel blog entry by katywade

... up early the next day to head to into  BriBri Indigenous territory.  The BriBri are the largest of Costa Rica's eight remaining indigenous groups. While the Maleku only have 600 members, the BriBri number well over ...

Our cabaa and awesome hike to the crater lagoon, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Our cabaa and awesome hike to the crater lagoon

A travel blog entry by globalshepherds

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... is the best we've had yet), fried plantains and toast.  Of course, it includes coffee and it's great. Another nice thing about Costa Rica is that the milk that comes with the coffee is hot.  No need to ask to have the milk heated!  Today, ...

From San Jose to La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

From San Jose to La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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... ; They live in this tree beside a river because tourists feed them, apparently very well.  We said adios to Alex in La Fortuna at our hotel, Magic Mountain Hotel and Spa.  From our window and balcony we can see closely the active Arenal volcano ...

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