Attractions

Waterfall in La Fortuna

Catarata Río Fortuna

You can glimpse the sparkling 70m ribbon of clear water that pours through a sheer canyon of dark volcanic rock arrayed in bromeliads and ferns with minimal sweat equity. But it’s worth the climb down and out to see…
Nature Reserve in La Fortuna

Ecocentro Danaus

This center, 2km east of town, has a well-developed trail system that’s good for birding, as well as spotting mammals such as sloth, coati and howler monkey. The price of admission also includes a visit to a butterf…
Park in La Fortuna

Arenal Natura

Located 6km west of La Fortuna, this is a well-manicured nature experience that includes frogs, turtles, snakes and crocs, all in their appointed places. The birdlife is also prodigious here. Excellent naturalist gu…
Nature Reserve in La Fortuna

Mirador El Silencio

Set on 555 acres, this private reserve is a mix of primary and secondary forest, located about 7 miles west of La Fortuna. This place is filled with life, from vibrant blue morpho butterflies to three species of mon…
Gardens in La Fortuna

Jardín Botánico Josipek

On the grounds of the same-named cabinas in Chachagua. The gardens range from the wild and beautiful tropical garden to the fern-filled prehistoric garden. Birds and butterflies flutter around this place, while slot…
Church in La Fortuna

Catholic Church

This prominent landmark oversees the central park of La Fortuna. The landscaped green is often dotted with outdoor art exhibits and souvenir stands, and the church is a good refuge when it suddenly starts to pour (a…