Travel Blogs from La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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Day 4, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by bell.costarica

Day 4 Today we slept in after hanging out with our new roommates, Allie and Amanda.  They are two really cool girls that are orginally from California but now live in Portland, Oregan. Since it was a georgous day, and actually not raining we ...

Volan Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volan Arenal

A travel blog entry by amz8op

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Hello all! Things are still great here in Costa Rica, but the posts are becoming less frequent because my patience with the dial-up connection here is deteriorating. Since my last post, I have been to Volcan Arenal which was beautiful, we even had the ...

Volcanos are, uh, wow!!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcanos are, uh, wow!!

A travel blog entry by joshuared

Well, I have just enjoyed a wonderfrul trip in the central part of the country to La Fortuna where the volcano Arenal lives and is currentyly growing. In 1968 this volcano was a mere mound of earth with Intense jungle, a few villiages and some cows and ...

La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by dstears

La ...

Waterfalls and an adrenaline rush, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Waterfalls and an adrenaline rush

A travel blog entry by sarahs_travels

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... is any escaping it! In the group I´m traveling with about 5 of us have been hit with it already!  I arrived in La Fortuna yeasterday at 11am and after sleeping half the day away once I felt somewhat better I went to the travel agent and booked ...

A fortunate find in Fortuna..., La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

A fortunate find in Fortuna...

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... ; most people just use it as a base from which to visit the nearby highly active Volcan Arenal. Like most of Costa Rica, Fortuna is a real gringos playground, with more english spoken than spanish. However despite being super geared-up for tourism, it ...

Wet & Wild (but mostly just wet), La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Wet & Wild (but mostly just wet)

A travel blog entry by chicas-latinas

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We took the 'jeep-boat-jeep' option from Monteverde to La Fortuna. This involved a rather bumpy hour long mini bus ride (so not really a jeep then!) through stunning scenery until we reached Arenal Lake. At which point we hopped on a mini/ferry/speed ...

Sliding through cables and waterfalls, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Sliding through cables and waterfalls

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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O grande divertimento da Costa Rica chama-se Canopy. A montanha russa sem loopings que invade a selva, cascatas e dorsos de vulcões. Quem é que espalhou aquela série de cabos de aço com piada, em forma de teia, a torto e a direito pelo meio ...

La Fortuna/ Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna/ Arenal Volcano

A travel blog entry by caldrich

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Hola from La Fortuna, a small town at the base of Volcan Arenal, the largest active volcano in Costa Rica. We arrived yesterday afternoon via a private shuttle, which was more expensive but well worth it...air conditioning and room to lay out and sleep ...

Jour 3  Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Jour 3 Arenal

A travel blog entry by gringos

... dans l'autobus pour tout le monde. Ils ont donc fait venir un 2e autobus express pour transporter les touristes directement vers La Fortuna. Pour l'expérience typique de l'autobus de ticos (costaricains), on repassera. Par contre cela a pris une heure ...

Arenal, Costa Rica Day 2, Arenal, Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal, Costa Rica Day 2

A travel blog entry by blobby

... then we finish with a swim at Tabacon thermal hot springs which is the thing to do when you are here apparently in La Fortuna. This Five star resort is an impressive place and well worth a visit. The pools and thermal waterfalls were amazng. The ...

Rain, rain go AWAY!!!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Rain, rain go AWAY!!!

A travel blog entry by travelrama

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... throw the cards back at me :(... other then that evevything is swell here and im anxiously waiting for the next adventure k, group and costa rica have ahead for us all... anywho love to all and well talk to u in a few with hopefully some ...

La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by mariejeanwilson

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... to San Carlos (different one) where we just caught our connection to La Fortuna by running for it - not easy with a 15kilo rucksack! Costa Rica is very different from the other Central American countries we have visited so far. As soon as you cross the ...

Road Trip to Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Road Trip to Arenal

A travel blog entry by calivoodoo

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... out of the capital. Next stop: Sarchi. Sarchi is known for the beautiful hand-painted oxcarts that are famous throughout Costa Rica. The town is adorable, with an elegant church crowning its tallest hill and an equally pretty central square. ...

Pura Vida!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida!

A travel blog entry by katbromhall

We had heard the border crossing from Nicaragua into Costa Rica could take a while as it is a busy border, with lots of Nicaraguans crossing over into the richer Costa Rica for work. It was fairly stress-free in the end, the only thing that delayed us was ...

Tuna and Bananas????, La Fortuna, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Tuna and Bananas????

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... watched the futbol game and went to bed to get ready for our 6 am hike through El Silencia, followed by another walk to the Fortuna Waterfall. We tipped the guy who works there to wake us up if the volcano cleared up or erupted, which it does every day ...

Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Arenal

A travel blog entry by jenbenz

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... interesting to get a close look at the different plants and creatures, including sloths, butterflies and frogs. Next, we went to the La Fortuna waterfall, a steep hike down to the picture-perfect waterfall into a blue pool of water. The swimming was a bit ...

Boat Border Crossing, 15 Hours Of Travel, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Boat Border Crossing, 15 Hours Of Travel

A travel blog entry by inoursuitcase

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... luck.We took the boat 3.5 hours up the river back to San Carlos in the rain to find immigration would open at noon. Yippieee! Into Costa Rica. We are all running out of money due to no ATM´s anywhere in these parts. We had our passport stamped at san ...

Krokodile, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Krokodile

A travel blog entry by asci

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... ne einheimsche sagte uns da gibts absolut kein transport...also sind wir weiter nach sueden, befinden uns jetzt aufm touri trail...costa rica ist schwer bereist-vor allem von amis... aber spanisch sprechen macht menschen nett...selbst ohne sind sie keine ...

Arenal Volcano Experience in La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal Volcano Experience in La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by roberte

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... by quick!! The four of us went out for pizza up on the mountain and caught the tail end of the big futbal game where Costa Rica won the championship!! Back home and all to bed early! Danny and Jackie left Monday morning to the airport at 5:19. Their cab ...

Xmas with good friends, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Xmas with good friends

A travel blog entry by sandramcnicol

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... hot springs and it turned out to be quite a luxurious spa! So a great way to warm upand relax, before heading out for a traditional costa rican dinner!!! Best off all spending the day with such a good friend!!!!!!!!!!!!  Very nice ...

Soggy Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Rainforests, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Soggy Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Rainforests

A travel blog entry by chadsteph

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... of Tabacon, Pueblo Nuevo, and San Luis were buried under debris. 87 people had lost their lives. Out of this catastrophic tragedy, La Fortuna (The Fortune) was born as the town center and village for the Arenal Volcano area as it was the only town ...

Backpackers Raid The Gourmet Tabacon Hot Springs, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Backpackers Raid The Gourmet Tabacon Hot Springs

A travel blog entry by inoursuitcase

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We immediately changed hotels to a small family run hotel called La Choz Inn then went shopping and got sorted in civilization. I bought some ivory nut jewelery and a little wooden Olive Ridley turtle to satisfy my obsession with them. It was a rain ...

Costa Alotta, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Alotta

A travel blog entry by millarmotortour

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... ziplines, highest one 130 m, longest one 870 m, fastest 60 km/hr. Great time!! Then we followed the popular trip to La Fortuna where Central America´s most active volcano Arenal stands 1633 m above the city. In 1968 an explosion killed 80 people and ...

Volcan Arenal., La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan Arenal.

A travel blog entry by lankylizards

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... to unless you have to. But, the bus ride we took yesterday went rather smoothly, and we are now in the lovely town of La Fortuna. Today we hiked 6km to the falls here in Fortuna. They were awesome, and the hike was amazing. We went swimming and ...

Not really roughing it., La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Not really roughing it.

A travel blog entry by wyoming20

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... there. We started our La Fortuna adventures by going swimming in the hostel swimming pool... yes, my hostel has a swimming pool. I love Costa Rica hostels! Yes, it was a bit more expensive than I had been paying (a wooping $10), but sometimes you just ...

Adventures galore in La Fortuna!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Adventures galore in La Fortuna!

A travel blog entry by natandcraig

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Next stop was our final destination with our wonderful GAP group...and what a way to end the tour! We continued our Costa Rica adrenaline rush by heading on to the town of La Fortuna. We had three days here and we signed up for as many activities as we ...

Christmas Day 2008, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Christmas Day 2008

A travel blog entry by stix_na

... -directed kaleidoscopics. Large black predatory birds - hawks? vultures? - with wingspans of three-four feet http://www.1-costaricalink.com/costa_rica_fauna/black_vulture.htm soared like Afghan kites, dove within a few meters of us, then back out into ...

busride to La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

busride to La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by dreamteam

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... Bus  gings dann weiter richtung Vulkangebiet nach La Fortuna. Nach zirka 5 Stunden Fahrt erreichten wir dann erschoepft La Fortuna. Der Vulkan Arenal ist allgegenwaertig hier. Eine kleine Rauchsaeule steigt aus seinem Krater in die Luft. Ein sehr ...

Sleepless in La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Sleepless in La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by swyla.travel

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... the volcano has been dormant for the past month. Oh well. The hostel was offering tours at some of the cheapest rates in La Fortuna we could find. The zip line tour was incredible. Sang looked great with all the gear on: And I looked spectacular ...

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